[Marxism] The Suicide Epidemic

Dan R proletariandan at gmail.com
Sat May 25 18:38:18 MDT 2013


Has there ever been a society that does more than our own to make people
feel like ineffective animals? Whole neighborhoods are caught in federal
catch nets, incarcerated or snared in a cycle of government benefits.
Millions more are poor or near poor, most likely stuck that way. And never
have Americans been heavier, or sicker. One in five people in middle age
suffers multiple chronic diseases, double the rate of a decade earlier. If
Joiner is right, all these developments are as hard on the mind as on the
body. As one of the suicide notes Joiner quotes puts it: “Survival of the
fittest. Adios. Unfit.”

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