LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire to protest usage of fossil fuels

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by TheWobbler, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. TheWobbler Brown Belt

    TheWobbler
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    2,672
    Likes Received:
    3,577
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...awyer-commits-suicide-in-brooklyn-public-park

    A prominent LGBT rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday.

    David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, explaining his intention to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment.

    “Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote the Times in an email. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”



    “A life of privilege requires actions to balance the harm caused, and the greater the privilege, the greater the responsibility," Buckel added.

    "For if one does not leave behind a world better for having lived in it, all that remains are selfish ends, sometimes wrapped in family or nation.

    What the actual fuck. Why kill yourself over such a matter. Did he really think this idea would make people stop lol
     
    #1
  2. kahiljabroni Brown Belt

    kahiljabroni
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,829
    Likes Received:
    2,462
    All that smoke was definitely not helping the environment
     
    #2
    Legumes, Brodels, Cuauhtemoc and 43 others like this.
  3. M3t4tr0n Suave

    M3t4tr0n
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    19,431
    Likes Received:
    29,536
    Location:
    Flat Earth
    Who's album cover will it be on?
     
    #3
  4. bobgeese Yellow Card

    bobgeese
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    8,322
    Likes Received:
    9,530
    Mentally ill man upset at environmental pollution makes his last act on earth, polluting the environment...
     
    #4
  5. KnightTemplar Infinity Belt

    KnightTemplar
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    28,585
    Likes Received:
    25,306
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    What a hero. His sacrifice has saved the entire planet!
     
    #5
  6. spin_ Silver Belt

    spin_
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    13,037
    Likes Received:
    6,895
    unlike several of our suicidal who turned homicidal, he didn't take anyone with him.


    for that i am thankful, and say i hope it was as quick as possible.
     
    #6
  7. Dober4 Blue Belt

    Dober4
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    950
    Was going to say this, at least he didn’t go the unabomber route
     
    #7
  8. Neph Green Belt

    Neph
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    1,551
    Location:
    Australia
    That seems a bit extreme
     
    #8
    Prime Rib and salamander like this.
  9. M3t4tr0n Suave

    M3t4tr0n
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    19,431
    Likes Received:
    29,536
    Location:
    Flat Earth
    I guess you could say he was "flaming"

    <Oku03>

    I'll see myself out.
    <34>
     
    #9
  10. KnightTemplar Infinity Belt

    KnightTemplar
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    28,585
    Likes Received:
    25,306
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    <{anton}>
     
    #10
  11. Trotsky Red Belt

    Trotsky
    Joined:
    May 20, 2016
    Messages:
    8,477
    Likes Received:
    17,750
    Well, he obviously felt that ecological destruction of the planet was worth laying down his live over.

    It probably won't budge people who are lazy, stupid, or greedily interested in the profitability of fossil fuels, but self-immolation does have a history in political protest.

    I'd be hard pressed to maintain that preserving the planet is less important than Tibet monks' protests for religious and cultural freedom.
     
    #11
  12. ShinkanPo Gold Belt

    ShinkanPo
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    23,658
    Likes Received:
    12,885
    Location:
    Strange Realm
    I hope no kids soh it. That is terrible
     
    #12
  13. ShinkanPo Gold Belt

    ShinkanPo
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    23,658
    Likes Received:
    12,885
    Location:
    Strange Realm

    I am sorry my English is very bad so I have ask just clarify.

    Are you saying that the Monks protest for religious/culture freedom is the more important issue.?
     
    #13
  14. chubbman Yellow Card

    chubbman
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    7,943
    Likes Received:
    6,327
    Location:
    UK
    Im pretty sure everyone who lives within this LBGT123 bubble is mentally ill
     
    #14
  15. chubbman Yellow Card

    chubbman
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    7,943
    Likes Received:
    6,327
    Location:
    UK
    He should not have set himself on fire, that was the retard thing to do.
     
    #15
  16. DespicablePeep Brown Belt

    DespicablePeep
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Mental health, he could have gone postal shooting a gas station.

    But its funny how he used petrol to burn himself, he could have used wood which is far more enviroment friendly
     
    #16
  17. Tropodan Red Belt

    Tropodan
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    7,610
    Likes Received:
    6,380
    Location:
    Canada eh!
    I told you guys it's a mental illness!!
     
    #17
  18. The Russian Blue Belt

    The Russian
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    839
    Location:
    Not the US
  19. KnightTemplar Infinity Belt

    KnightTemplar
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    28,585
    Likes Received:
    25,306
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    <escalate99>
     
    #19
  20. Bloodworth Yellow Card

    Bloodworth
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    14,261
    Likes Received:
    4,800
    Location:
    Long Island
    His mind and body were always in conflict. He was deranged
     
    #20
    Contra-dictator and glennrod like this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"