Dept. of Unintentional Irony

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae speaks out on the issue of suicide prevention as an important public health matter.

Needless to say, committing suicide is a topic about which the Liberal Party of Canada has considerable first-hand knowledge and expertise.

9 Replies to “Dept. of Unintentional Irony”

  1. Suicide is never ironic. It’s appalling, as anyone who has ever suffered with depression or known someone who suffered with it. As for the men and women who have served in the horror that is war, as well as the people suffering the after effects of residential schools and the discrimination they face because of their race, there is a lot that needs to be corrected. I’d suggest, as a start, that we stay the hell out of imperialistic wars, expend some energy thinking of ways to provide real hope in aboriginal communities and realise that depression is not a character weakness but a biochemical problem – most lilkely caused by severe stressors, just as Diabetes is. (Several kids in a friend”s school recovered from a flu epidemic, only to discover they now had Type 1 Diabetes. Adults I know I have developed Type 2 after severe stressors, like a divorce.)

  2. I’m not suggesting that suicide is a laughing matter, but having been down the road to the abyss a few times myself, I won’t apologize for using it as the vehicle for a joke.

    “The ego refuses to be distressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself be compelled to suffer. It insists that it cannot be affected by the traumas of the external world; it shows, in fact, that such traumas are no more than occasions for it to gain pleasure.” — Freud, on “Gallows Humour”

  3. Hey Karl Marx.
    Hey asshole.

    I see McGuinty is still teaching kids HIS morals and values.

    “Men had better be without education than be educated by their rulers.”

    — Thomas Hodgskin

    “Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling has been to stifle variety and institute social control.”

    — Jack Hugh

    “The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind.”

    — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    –Thomas Jefferson

  4. I’ve come to the conclusion that God must love crazy nutjobs. Otherwise he wouldn’t have made so many of them, like Thomas Jefferson here.

  5. Ironic. Absolutely. I imagine everyone there was thinking the very same thing when he was talking.

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