RAW DOGMA written by Nkrumah Steward
|An Asian Proclivity For Drama Has Lead To "Suicide Sites" in Korea
|Two teenaged girls and a 34-year-old man leaped 28 floors to their deaths after making a suicide pact over the internet.
The two girls, aged 15 and 16, were found in an embrace below the 28th story balcony they leapt from with the 34-year-old man.
Let's be honest, shall we? Do you really think suicide sites could catch on here in the states? If my memory serves me correctly, Koreans were also leaping to their deaths when the battery in their Tamagotchi would get reset in the early 90s.
If it’s not one thing, it's another.
Let me go out on the limb for a second here and suggest that suicide sites are just a symptom of a much deeper issue here.
Not that I am the poster child for mental health or anything, but I didn't slit my throat when my little brother broke the second Nintendo controller when I was a kid. I also didn't drink a cup of liquid Drano when he lost the little piece of paper that I had the Contra code written on.
I am under the impression that if I was a kid in South Korea, the appropriate response to a losing a cheat code would've been leaping off an overpass into a bus.
South Korean authorities are trying to clampdown on internet sites that aid people contemplating suicide. More than 20 people are now known to have killed themselves over the past 18 months after making plans on the web.
South Koreans apparently are the world's biggest users of the internet and "suicide sites" have been one of many bizarre Internet phenomenon that has caught on there.
I am blaming the usual suspect, an Asian cultural proclivity for being too fucking "dramatic".
Apparently there was a fourth guy, a 26-year-old that was supposed to be involved in the suicide pact, but he changed his mind at the last minute.
Fucking poser. He probably was a troll just fucking with them to see if they would do it.
According to him, he is the one that actually drove the girls to the apartment where they would eventually leap to their deaths. The man, 26, was quoted as saying: "I could not dissuade them from killing themselves. They didn't listen to me and I returned home after driving them to the apartment at 2 am (local time)."
The 15-year-old left a simple 6 word note behind: "Cremation. Take care everybody. Goodbye, sorry."
Just like the chicks in Germany who leapt off a building with their fucking cat, no reason was given for the suicide.