This looks familiar in a horrifying way

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studentofearth's picture

It was limited to his jacket.

Disturbing trend as more people are without hope. USA propaganda has made heroes of individual protestors doing the act in countries we would like to see changes in government.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.

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@studentofearth

Disturbing trend as more people are without hope. USA propaganda has made heroes of individual protestors doing the act in countries we would like to see changes in government.

And now Americans are doing it because increasing numbers of us are without hope.

A certain colloquialism involving chickens, returns, and roosting comes readily to mind.

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by 10AM EST, 9/11/2001.

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Anja Geitz's picture

in the absence of any further commentary, but the topic of suicide through the lens of politics distorts a very sensitive subject in a way that belies it's complicated motives.

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@Anja Geitz
Another victim of the system has self-enilated. This time in a very public place. Desperation aimed at the ones in power. Had we more hope, caring, mental health services or whatever, the act may have seemed more indecent. As it is, a fitting indication of how we are treated.

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I couldn't say with any certainty what led up to this man's suicide. He may have believed the President was to blame in the same way my Father believed his wife was to blame. But as I learn more about the act of suicide, it becomes clear that nothing is ever that clear.

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@Anja Geitz
All that can be inferred is that it was political because of where it was done.

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@Anja Geitz

It's difficult to infer the message of this essay in the absence of any further commentary, but the topic of suicide through the lens of politics distorts a very sensitive subject in a way that belies it's complicated motives.

The essay and its comments are about one kind of suicide amongst many. We're talking about suicides who immolate themselves because, due to the actions of the power and wealth bearing classes, they have no hope.

They should have found less drastic ways to turn it up, at least in my humble opinion.

If there's something you find to believe in
Then the message must get through
So don't just sit in silence
When you know what to do

Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

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