Skip to comments.Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels
Posted on 04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyns Prospect Park earlier today.
From the New York Post:
"In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using fossil fuel to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.
He left the note behind in a manila envelope marked To The Police, recovered from inside a black metal push cart he discarded at the scene.
Witnesses report the scene was horrifyingly gruesome.
It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach, said Irena Ryjova, 44, who rollerbladed past at around 7 a.m., less than an hour after the immolation.
Its a shock; its a shame, said mom Dana Lall, as she shepherded a crowd of Catholic school kids past the gory scene, en route to a baseball game.
According to the New York Daily News, the note started off "My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 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," he added.
Buckel's suicide in the name of political demonstration may be the most radical, and saddest, protest in recent memory.
Author's note: Suicide for any reason is always a tragedy and never the answer. If you or somebody you know are contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buckel family.
Can a Krispy Kritter receive a Darwin award?
I bet he didn’t buy carbon credits to cover the pollution caused by his death!
He added carbon to the atmosphere when he sat himself on fire. This is a bit hypocritcal. He had to use some kind of FOSSIL FUEL to get himself to burn. Proud of him. Good ending.
A genuine flaming faggot?
I hate grease fires!
Maybe insane, but I hope it’s contagious.
That was so moving that I think I’ll quit harming the environment.
This guy was 60, I'm sure Millennials would classify him a "Fossil."
Here’s to hoping this becomes a bigger fad than eating Tide Pods and snorting condoms. Oh, and gay rights lawyers setting themselves on fire.
Least he wasn’t hugging a tree and catch the whole damn forest on fire....
Any way we can encourage some more of them to do this? I’ll supply the petrol and matches.
Liberal activist contributes to climate change.
Ironic when you think about it.
Hopefully he used biodiesel.
Drama queen will wish to do some ‘splainin’ about why he worshiped the creation rather than the Creator when he kneels before the Lord, but it will be too late.
Darwin wins again.
It’s not over for him. He’s still burning.
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