(Trigger Warning for…everything)
Terrorist: Let everyone on this list of political prisoners free by midnight Friday or I will blow myself up in a public place and kill innocent bystanders.
Society: We don’t negotiate with terrorists!
Abused wife: He says if I ever leave him, he’ll kill himself, and I believe him.
Society: Girlfriend, you cannot let him blackmail you into spending your whole life with an abuser just because he says he’ll kill himself. He’s accountable for his own decisions, and you need to do what’s right for you and your kids.
LGBT Activists and Fellow-Travelers: If you don’t change your whole belief system to accommodate every conceivable sexual orientation and paraphilia, teenagers will kill themselves and their blood will be on your hands!
Society: Sounds serious, you’d better give them what they’re asking for unless you want kids to kill themselves. (more…)