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Seattle Airplane Suicide Is A Barometer of Culture

In a society where most people have lost hope in a worthwhile future, the creep of nihilism gains ground in human hearts.
A mild-mannered airport worker with an affably broey affect commandeered a huge prop plane in a daring last act on earth rather than eke out another four to five decades as a wage slave in a drab and pointless neo-liberal society.

What is most telling about this event is not the actions of a single man, but the overwhelmingly positive public reaction I’ve seen so far on social media. Some are even calling him “Sky King.”
People often identify with the motives of mass shooters more than they admit but selfishly taking the lives of others dampens any sympathy they may feel. Even in the darkest and angriest periods of my life I was disgusted by the thought of petulantly lashing out against people I didn’t even know.
Sky King Russell sets a new precedent by going out in a stoic and affable manner while harming no one.

This may be a natural reaction to incentives as mass shootings are now so common that like car crashes, they cease to be of much note. It now takes some more flair and creativity to get the mass society’s attention and hold it for a news cycle or two as one’s final legacy to the ages. A fleeting reward but still better for a few than to labor a whole lifetime away, appreciated by no one.

In this time of constricting internet censorship, this suicide is an important indicator of the culture. The more the system takes away from people, the less they have to lose. Isolated suicidal people and nutjobs are harmless on their own, but the crowds regard the Sky King as almost a Robin Hood kind of figure. He hurt no one else, showing millions a glimpse of real freedom, while putting a dent in some impersonal corporation’s bottom line. When crowds begin to support this kind of behavior, the real trouble for elites is just beginning. It is a sign that under certain circumstances, certain targets are seen as legitimate by most people.

Very tellingly, Russell was a European-American, especially when most airport workers I see running around are minorities. Suicidal behavior, especially that requiring real initiative and planning is endemic to higher-agency Euros and Asians. The Africans and Indios of this world may groan from time to time under the lash of their overlords but they resign themselves to the grimmest slog of daily life and always manage to push out progeny just the same. I honestly cannot completely blame the world elite for wanting to replace a troublesome population with more pliant and domesticable strains. If that task were completed, there would be no more airplane thefts and no more flamboyant aerobatic maneuvers born from heightened existential consciousness.

5 responses to “Seattle Airplane Suicide Is A Barometer of Culture

  1. deltahedge August 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Russel was not only a blue-collar white worker, not only was he aware that he was systemically discriminated against and put at a disadvantage because of his race – but he had even accepted it as being part of an unchangeable way the world just works and thats just the way it is.

    “Nah, I’m a white guy” – no anger, no frustration, but instead an internalized understanding and acceptance of the fact that the system treats you worse because you are white.

    The way he said this gives me the chills. The discrimination of whites seen by whites themselves as that’s just the way the world works. Someone like Trump seems to have a good understanding of the general workings of society and seeing the things the way they are, but I wonder whether he is able to pick on this as evidence of a completely broken spirit among the white working class. If nothing happens top-down to fix the disgusting treatment of whites there will be a bottom-up reaction.

    And the bottom-up reaction is that either whites accept this discrimination against them like Russel did, and consequently will be treated worse than black slaves until they commit more or less fancy suicides – or there will be a full-blown civil war.

    • lalit August 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      You’re missing the point. You are already in a cold civil war it is a civil war between Prog whites and the non-prog whites with the progs using the minorities as a proxy. As Jim says, it is always whites Vs whites except now and then when the Mongols or the Japanese burst upon the scene

      • deltahedge August 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm

        What non-prog whites are doing is barely resisting to be pushed even further by prog whites, but non-progs are certainly not fighting yet. Ain’t a civil war if only one side is fighting.

      • lalit August 13, 2018 at 8:28 pm

        Agreed, it is not a civil war if only one side is fighting. Let’s call is a civil massacre, then. After all, peace is rarer than war and war is rarer than a massacre.

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