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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Commiting Suicide... "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That?"

Speaking of the knee jerk revulsion to certain matters but the PC insistence that they are not wrong, or repellent -
How do the chattering classes decide amongst themselves when a suicide is "tragic", and when it is "courageous" and "inspiring"?
And what about The Powers That Be in, say, Belgium?
Do they have suicide prevention hotlines?
Or suicide encouragement death with dignity hotlines?
Are any suicides there officially tragic? Are there some suicides out of which the government and the society try to talk people?
Which are which?
I'm sure they know, and I'm sure they are right, and I'm sure that I am just too obtuse to comprehend on my own the differentiation between the hunky-dory ones and the bad ones, but how do our betters determine who goes on which list?
It's not just the method, is it? Is it how useful or useless the dead might have been in the eyes of the chatterer?
  Story image for suicide from TMZ.com Story image for suicide bbc documentary simon from The Independent Story image for dominique venner from New Yorker (blog) Media image for alexander mcqueen suicide from New York MagazineStory image for MarShawn McCarrel from NBCNews.com Media image for Junior seau from NBC 7 San Diego Relied on each other: The twins, pictured here on Belgian television before they were named, had lived together their entire adult lives and could not communicate with the outside world Media image for suicide jutra from National Post Story image for suicide cobain from Alternative Press  Image result for nancy verhelst

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