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From: Grant Callaghan <email@example.com>
> We have a new meme going around over here in the U.S. called suicide by
> People who, for any number of reasons, decided they want to end their
> lives and go out in a blaze of publicicy, walk out in front of a group of
> policemen waving a gun and stand there grinning when told to put it down.
> Seconds later they are dead. Who is there to blame for their actions but
I agree up to the point that we also can say, that if a guy is ' forced ' to
end his life in such a way, that there is something wrong with the society
he lives in.
" Such things, [ like suicide by cop ] or like prostitution/ abortion etc
to stick around in any order/ set- up, universal or socially if the former
makes it necessary that people living within that order are forced to grasp
for such !
That says a lot about the community though ! This is the image of the
' hate- able ' society_ one who likes it more to sacrifice its children
in the suicide by cop example) than to dispose of its conformity.
To keep up the so- called social standards, any community will resist
any attempt to allow suicide as being a proper way of dieing ( except
Japan that is). "
Louis- Ferdinand CÚline
What in a sense Noam Chomsky tries to explain when he writes about
the extreme right- winged, armed movements in the US....
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