All Is Vanity


The Vanity. By Charles Allan Gilbert, American Illustrator, 1873 - 1929

And so we’ve arrived. What Jonathan Swift wrote as satire in 1729 as A Modest Proposal, and Hollywood presented as science fiction (Soylent Green and The Twilight Zone’s “To Serve Man”) has come to pass. Only instead of ingesting flesh we are putting it on our faces to serve that vile master Vanity. How very Bathory-esque. How disgusting. How evil.

So let me get this straight. Do not use whale blubber. Check. Do not perform testing on animals. Check. Use embryonic cells and fetal tissue to make those unwanted frown lines disappear? Check.

I can barely process this.

Neocutis, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and skin care is using aborted fetal cell lines to produce several of their anti-aging skin creams.

Neocutis’ key ingredient known as “Processed Skin Proteins” was developed at the University of Luasanne from the skin tissue of a 14-week gestation electively-aborted male baby donated by the University Hospital in Switzerland.  Subsequently, a working cell bank was established, containing several billion cultured skin cells to produce the human growth factor needed to restore aging skin. The list of products using the cell line include: Bio-Gel, Journee, Bio-Serum, Prevedem, Bio Restorative Skin Cream and Lumiere. 

Just in time for Christmas! I can’t wait for the commercials. Neocutis – It’s the only anti-aging cream that makes two people stop aging.

On the Neocutis web site they have an eye cream which is made with “Formulated with 30% more PSP®, the most complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

PSP being fetal cells.

This is a Swiss company and the only way you can get this product in America at the moment is through a physician. I’m assuming it must be already approved by the FDA if a physician can prescribe it unless they’re using some sort of loophole.

Definitely the slippery slope showing its ugly face. I know people who supported Embryonic Stem Cell Research on already aborted fetuses because they figured some rare and brutal diseases could possibly be treated. Research that to this moment has still yet to yield a single tangible result. Yet adult stem cell research has produced 73 cures and treatments.

For me this is affirmation that the fetal cell supporters LIED. They lied and continue to lie in their quest to legitimize abortion in their eyes. I say in their eyes because deep down they know it is wrong and must justify it as a selfless rather then selfish act.

Those who defend Neocutis say it was merely an insignificant four centimeter piece of tissue removed from a 14-week old fetus. Four centimeters on an unborn baby of 10-12 centimeters in total length at that time is not “insignificant.”

They say it was a one-time occurrence, and that no “additional fetal biopsies will ever be required.” How, you ask? Because with the one-time “medical termination” a dedicated cell bank was established for developing new skin treatments. On the National Center for Biotechnology Information website it is reported that

it is possible to produce several hundred million fetal skin constructs of 9 x 12 cm2. Fetal cells grow three to four times more rapidly than older skin cells cultured in the same manner and these banked fetal cells are very resistant against physical and oxidative stress when compared to adult skin cells under the same culture conditions.

In other words, a living bank of human cells. Victor Frankenstein, anyone?

The Cartharginians sacrificed their children to Kronos, a sun god whose main aspects were wealth and pleasure. We claim to be more enlightened than our ancient relatives and wrinkle our noses in disgust or laugh them off as superstitious beings who didn’t know any better. Yet here we are. Can we  really say that we know better? It would seem not. Not when it comes to wealth and pleasure. Byproducts of our vanity.

From Plato’s Republic:

“There stands in their midst a bronze statue of Kronos, its hands extended over a bronze brazier, the flames of which engulf the child. When the flames fall upon the body, the limbs contract and the open mouth seems almost to be laughing until the contracted body slips quietly into the brazier. Thus it is that the ‘grin’ is known as ’sardonic laughter,’ since they die laughing.”

Plutarch wrote in De Superstitiones 171:

… the whole area before the statue was filled with a loud noise of flutes and drums so that the cries of wailing should not reach the ears of the people.

It’s time to turn down whatever flutes and drums are distracting us from what is now taking place right before our very eyes.

Carthago delenda est.


2 thoughts on “All Is Vanity

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