In yet another sterling example of the American psyche, when we see suicides are becoming alarmingly prevalent, and decreasing in average age, at the Golden Gate Bridge — America’s suicide Mecca — what do we do? We build a net under it! Treat the symptoms. Shoot the top of the flame.
Four people jump off in a single day in July? Passing motorists yelling “Jump!” and “Go, Dude!”? This society we’ve created is an irredeemable shithole. The Dollar God, whose only sermon is sociopathy and narcissism, reigns supreme. And guess what, folks? We’re not going to remediate the Dollar God’s horrible shithole. AND we’re not going to let you exit it. We’re literally going to trap you in a net.
That way, we can put you in a private hospital, which funnels in public funds and treats you with those public funds, minus X. X, of course, being the profit for the investors who have just become richer off your thwarted suicide attempt. Maybe we can get you on some pills, too — we shouldn’t neglect enriching the pharma investors. That wouldn’t be fair.