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Guy who set himself on fire
 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-28 22:13 [#02632923]
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1. I looked up this guy. was absolutely no surprise that
he's a terminally online redditor that constantly posts
about white privilege. I mean who else would be enough of a
moron to think such a "protest" would make a difference? You
don't even live in Isreal or Gaza, clown. Who ARE you
talking to? You think nettin yahoo gives a fuck about a
woketard setting himself on fire in the US?

2. With this in mind, I thought it would be OK to watch the
video of him setting himself aflame. Cause hes a fucking
moron, right. Boy, what a serious mistake. I watched it and
the color drained out of my vision, I felt sick to my
stomach. Dizzy. 2 days layer and I sorta can't get the image
out of my mind. I don't care who you are, It's very bad to
watch someone die like that. I don't think we're really
equipped for it. If I could take it back I'd probably rather
suffer a minor burn (picking up a too hot pan) than watch
that or anything like it ever again.

And that's today's Aphex Twin newz


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2024-02-28 22:17 [#02632924]
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Well, it's the Internet isn't it?


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-28 22:20 [#02632926]
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Yeah I learned the lesson ages ago that I personally don't
wanna click stuff like that. I guess I needed a refresher,
but it was a very unpleasant one.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-28 22:31 [#02632927]
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Also it didn't make me respect his position even one ioata
more. Rather I just wish he died in vain with his camera
critcally malfunctioning.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-28 22:40 [#02632928]
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First thought was he was severely depressed and mentally ill


Did you see the cop pointing a gun at him saying "get on the
ground" and the guy is completely consumed by flames
screaming


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-28 23:58 [#02632934]
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Yeah, no training for that situation.

Honestly he was so badly fucked up so fast the cop with the
gun SHOULD have just shot him to put him out any potential
misery. There was no coming back from that.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 00:00 [#02632935]
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dont watch the video bros im not memeing. it's bad.


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2024-02-29 07:36 [#02632936]
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It sounds horrible and no, I can't take that sort of thing.
At the end of it all it's just a sad story. He's no martyr,
if anything it'll reinforce people's opinion that the
Pro-Palestine, anti-White/Colonialism lot are whack jobs.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 11:51 [#02632940]
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Yeah thinking about it the Cop must have been in shock. He
should have done a mercy clipping but your mind doesn't work
in situations like that, total mindfuck


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 11:55 [#02632941]
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Yeah I get the distinct feeling this was the last in a long
line of things that pushed that guy over the edge. You don't
self immolate unless you're mentally unstable I think for
the simple reason that its an extremely unpleasant way to
die.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 11:57 [#02632942]
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And yes I know there have been principled martyrs throughout
history but I think perhaps most of they were suicidal to
begin with or had no way out of the situation they found
themselves in.

I think this is just indicative of the mental health crisis
they have in the armed forces


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 12:45 [#02632947]
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I know its mental illness because I used to spend all my
time listening to ideologues on social media myself


 

offline mermaidman on 2024-02-29 13:29 [#02632949]
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you watched it without the blur?


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2024-02-29 14:21 [#02632956]
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fire Rage Against the Machine cover


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 16:17 [#02632961]
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also the Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here album cover


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 16:18 [#02632962]
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merm: yeah I did. I made a mistake and googled the full
video. Like it would be funny or something. It wasn't at
all.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2024-02-29 16:21 [#02632963]
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if you want an odd one to watch without the blur, try the
new zealand mosque shooter guy. he's all cheery and chipper
throughout and sounds exactly like the EEVBlog guy narrating
as he shoots people in the street

[sort of like a croc hunter voice, you know]


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:23 [#02632964]
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the worst bit was after the camera panned away and he was
screaming in torment, that's why I'm of the opinion its not
worth burning yourself to death even over a pile of bombed
dead babies


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 16:25 [#02632967]
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hype-flakes: It'd be hard to call him a martyr under any
conditions cuz I feel martyrs have to already be an icon,
already directly connected to this situation. A father who
lost all his children in a war, a political dissident etc.
This guy lived across the damn globe and had no involvement
in anything relevant. Reddit 24/7 It was just a misguided
play for attention, imo-- clearly he wanted to be SEEN as a
martyr but he didn't understand the logistics.

He may well have been mentally ill, but I read a bunch of
his reddit posts (powers that be locked up his account now),
up to and including the day he pulled his stunt. He had all
sorts of interests related to racial and economic
inequalities. Relatively few recent things to say
specifically on Isreal and Palestine, though they were
mentioned. His posts were cogent and full of the regular
extreme progressive talking points; that is to say he was an
easily identifiable reddit archetype. He was even talking
about the Elden Ring DLC which is coming out, and it
genuinely makes me sad that he won't get to play it. What
could have made him snap in the course of a few hours?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:25 [#02632968]
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Just waiting till someone does a slow motion grey scale edit
with that "Sad World" acoustic cover over the top


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 16:26 [#02632969]
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I definitely skipped that mosque shooting bullshit.

Did that video fuck you up in anyway? I'm being really
honest here, this video fucked me up a bit.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:27 [#02632970]
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Oh yeah i mean people who can do this can seem completely
lucid, and rational on the run up to actions like this, but
I don't think the act itself is capable from someone of a
sound mind, i think you have to be on the way out mentally
to even attempt it.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:28 [#02632972]
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Its the act itself IMO that negates everything else, the
rationalisations of the action, his personal beliefs


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:28 [#02632973]
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I could be wrong of course thats just how I feel about it.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:30 [#02632974]
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I genuinely feel terrible for the guy, I know its a sick
world and he must have felt it was an act of utter
desperation cos he has no agency otherwise to do anything
else that might help but it wasn't worth it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2024-02-29 16:36 [#02632977]
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it's actually quite entertaining if you emotionally distance
yourself from what's going on. which is not hard; it was
just so utterly surreal

didn't mess me up at all. it's like watching counterstrike
vids on youtube. just pop and someone crumples

there's no gore, really. watching someone burn will mess you
up though, i don't watch that


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:37 [#02632978]
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Yeah i wonder how much it was like a snap decision to go
though with that plan, someone might have said the wrong
word to him that day, and that was the straw that broke the
camel's back

I think about these things quite a bit. If it passed his
life would have just continued


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 16:43 [#02632979]
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I totally agree. I feel really bad too.

Having read some of his posts, it's like--- if he JUST cared
about this one thing thing, ok. I kinda get it. But
motherfucker was talking about the price point value of the
Elden Ring DLC (out june 20th) like he was gonna play it.
Makes you wonder if at the last moment he realized what a
catastrophic fuck up he made, and that is a very, very
unpleasant thought. Even if he was a total idiot, I hope his
conviction never wavered at the end.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2024-02-29 16:46 [#02632983]
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these things are never a snap decision. people nurse these
plans over weeks, months. the confusion arises from the fact
that yes, there is something that pushes them over the edge
to finally do it. there was some high-roller gambler that
started shooting up a concert from comp'd a las vegas hotel
room one day, no one could figure out a reason, and it's
like "well we think he was basically out of money and
someone said something to him in the lobby after he lost a
lawsuit slipping on a drink" and so it's kind of YES to
everything: YES he planned this for ages, YES it's because
he ran out of money YES it's because he was mad over some
lawsuit, and YES some random trivial shit finally triggered
the actual event. where he shot 50 people at random

the problem is no one cares about these people until they go
over the edge. oh, you're not suicidal? then fuck off it
can't be too bad

and one day it is


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:50 [#02632984]
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Yeah I agree i suppose what I meant to say is snap to go
into full action rather than putting it off again, he must
have had the idea for a long time, but there can be instance
where people are either committed to doing it for a long
time or are still wavering and something my push them over
the edge, i just wonder which one it was


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 16:52 [#02632985]
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Yeah if it came out a while sooner he might have just played
that and tried to put Gaza/reddit to the back of his mind. I
know there is the old adage where that say "The only thing
necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing" but whoever wrote that quote didn't take into
account the utter intractability of the middle east issue.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 17:18 [#02632986]
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yeah "Idle hands do the Devil's work."

Good expression. Take those idle hands and make a tune. Or
play The Case of the Golden Idol. (Directly recommend, Obra Dinn
Fill-In-The-Blanks like)

I have to put my idle hands to work taking my wife for her
blood tests (routine, all is well aside from her bum knee
and that's cuz were all just getting old). Always nice to
have a chat w u hyperflake.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 17:38 [#02632990]
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Thanks mate, yeah i think everyone is of the same mindset
that its a tragic thing and wish it didn't occur it was
quite harrowing to see the vid I must admit and I've seen
loads of bad shit on the net.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 17:40 [#02632991]
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the only one I laughed at was when the Chinese guy jumped
into a crucifix of motel metal to commit suicide. Wife must
have been nagging him and home. Anyway he instantaneously
exploded into smithereens and it was so unexpected you
couldn't help but laugh in a dark way. Life is utterly
absurd half the time


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 17:56 [#02632997]
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i meant crucible of molten metal


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2024-02-29 17:57 [#02632998]
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oh yeah his name was Wang Long no joke and he lost money on
the stock market


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-02-29 17:58 [#02633000]
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your error brings his family *great shame*


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2024-03-01 01:16 [#02633042]
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"To burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one is saying
is of the utmost importance. There is nothing more painful
than burning oneself. To say something while experiencing
this kind of pain is to say it with utmost courage,
frankness, determination, and sincerity."

- Thich Nhat Hanh in a letter to MLK Jr. regarding the
self-immolation of Vietnamese Buddhist monks


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-03-02 12:16 [#02633098]
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i thought he was just some mindfulness guy


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-03-02 12:19 [#02633099]
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Rest in power Aaron Bushnell

this is a good article from a source he probably read, because he
send the link to his stream to them

"If your heart is broken by the horrors in Gaza and you are
prepared to bear significant consequences to try to stop
them, we urge you to do everything in your power to find
comrades and make plans collectively. Lay the foundations
for a full life of resistance to colonialism and all forms
of oppression. Prepare to take risks as your conscience
demands, but don’t hurry towards self-destruction. We
desperately need you alive, at our side, for all that is to
come."


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-03-02 12:25 [#02633100]
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somewhat of a different kind of take, by Bad Empanada:
LAZY_TITLE


 


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