The gay rights lawyer who was the lead lawyer in the transgender murder case in the “Boys Don’t Cry” movie killed himself by self-immolation to protest fossil fuels.
That’s kinda gross.
The guy left a suicide note labeled “for the police” near his corpse – here’s what it read:
“My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide,” read a hand-written message left at the scene. “I apologize to you for the mess.”
“My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves,” he wrote. “A lifetime of service may best be preserved by giving a life … Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purchase in death.
“I hope it is an honorable death that might serve others.”
In his note, Buckel invoked the images of protesters setting themselves afire to protest the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
“This is not new, as many have chose to give a life based on the view that no other action can most meaningfully address the harm they see,” he wrote.
“Here is a hope that giving a life might bring some attention to the need for expanded actions, and help others give a voice to our home, and Earth is heard.”
Wow. SO that’s a little delusional huh? I could see why a liberal might think this would make a difference – the “Arab Spring” was [ostensibly] begun by a street vendor who lit himself on fire because of injustice by the state in Tunisia. But that just doesn’t do it in America. I am more persuaded by this guy’s lunacy after his self-immolation, than I am moved any iota towards believing fossil fuels will doom the human race.
In any case, there’s a very graphic image of his remains. We won’t post it for obvious reasons, but for those curious, it’s on twitter.