It's all over the news: A group of what authorities believe to be 32 people from around the world planned to kill themselves as a group this Valentine's Day while conversing in a chat room. One man in particular was arrested for organizing the grisly event.
Apparently, the group planned to travel to the man's home in Oregon where they intended to hang themselves from a large beam. According to various news reports, a college student in Portland, Oregon "became suspicious" (umm... What do you think her first clue was???)of the plans when a woman told the chatroom members that she intended to first kill her two children and then herself.
Ok, people. There was a period of time in my life in which I had reached the point of not wanting to live. Trust me, I got over it and am in a much better place in my life. But frankly, I don't give a flying rat turd how damned depressed you are, you simply leave your kids out of it.
Love them so much you can't bear to leave them behind? Then don't! Get help! How stupid could you be to even think about involving an innocent in your little whine-and-cheese plans?
Yes, I understand post-partum depression - and from a personal perspective, believe me. But if you really want to die that badly, haul your ass over to a neighbors or a sitters to care for your kids and do your DUMBASS deed on your own.
What really fries my ass in all of this is the creep who was so "tired of being alone" (spare me the crap - a LOT of us are lonely, moron) that he had to arrange, Jim Jones-style, to have a couple of dozen other down-and-outs do this with him. Coward.
I have experienced the sense of loss (understatement of the millennium), anger, frustration and pain that results from a suicide. And I have also been on the other side of the issue, so I don't want to hear any bullshit comments on how insensitive I sound. Get over it.
The world might be a really fucked up place, but it's because of this type of thing that it is. If you feel so damned badly about the way things are, then get up off your dead asses and do something about it.