Attention Suicidal People

For people thinking it’s all just not worth it, and looking to check out, I have a bit of advice for you: have the guts to put a bullet in your head yourself, throw yourself in front of a train, or off a bridge.  What possesses someone to take the route of suicide by cop?  Or to “go out in in style”?

People argue that we live in a society that glorifies violence, glorifies guns, or any matter of depravity.  The truth is we live in a society that abhors personal responsibility. Murder-suicide is the ultimate escape from that, and it’s not surprising it’s become more common.  No longer do you have to worry about ending your own life.  You can “go out in style” by making yourself a celebrity, and, in the end, dodge the ultimate responsibility of having to off yourself.

Surely there will be an endless parade of people who will blame a countless number of things for this recent happening in America’s Heartland.  I don’t want to offer anything that will help the perpetrator evade responsibility and shame for these kinds of actions.

The perpetrator of this latest mass murder-suicide is a coward, plain and simple.  Society would do itself a favor by simply curing his name, and spitting on his memory.  Maybe some public shame, rather than deflecting blame, might do more to discourage other disturbed people from doing the same thing.

5 Responses to “Attention Suicidal People”

  1. - says:

    Someday, when I get too full of years or too sick of sickness, whichever happens first, I too plan on going out in style. I just happen to have a dramatically less antisocial sense of style than that teenage hoodlum did.

    Really, we’re not bringing up our kids right if they think there’s anything at all to admire in running amok or acting the berserker. Their fathers should take them hunting, camping, or hiking more.

  2. Ian Argent says:

    When I first saw this, I asked myself whether this was a case of “suicide by cop”

  3. casmithasl says:

    Please don’t suggest suicide-rs throw them selves in front of a train. There is a crew on that train. I have known many Enginmen traumatized by such “accidents”.

  4. Sebastian says:

    True. But given the choice between that, and shooting up a mall….

  5. random says:

    I would say they shouldn’t use a gun to kill themselves at all. Then it is used as an example of why guns should be banned. Why can’t you just hang yourself or OD or something like that?


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