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Derb Suicide Watch—Please Set Your Minds At Rest!
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July 24, 2012, 05:53 PM
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I never cease to be amazed at the capacity of the human brain`s pattern-recognition module to see things that are not there.  My own columns seem to be especially prone to over-interpretation.

The other day I did a column for Taki`s Magazine about taking apart the Derb family shotgun.  Not long previously I had done a different column on end-of-life decisions for helpless old people, in which I`d declared my intention to quit before I get fired:

I have a good selection of guns and have made up my mind that if it comes to diapers, I shall see myself out with a gun. I will not wear diapers—that’s the end point for me, the milestone I am determined not to pass.

Perhaps putting the two topics together, readers ? well, at least two readers: one at Steve Sailer`s site and one at Taki`s Mag ? have taken this to mean that I am contemplating self-destruction.

I absolutely am not. The family shotgun worked perfectly well.  If planning to use it mischievously, why would I disassemble it, with a starting-estimate probability of no more than seventy percent I`d be able to put it back together correctly?  (It`s still in pieces, and the current estimate is down to about thirty percent.)

It is true that, being irreligious, I don`t believe there is any large point to human life, nor anything following it. It is also true that I am afflicted with the rather melancholy temperament all too common among the English.

On the other side of the scales, I am very well-socialized, with a strong sense of duty, honor, and responsibility.  I adore my family and would not knowingly bring any distress upon them short of the diaper scenario, at which point it`s a matter of weighing different distresses.  I am also cheap, and experience pain when I think of all those life insurance premiums going up in smoke, which they would ? my policy does not pay out on suicide.  

And then:  Why give satisfaction to one`s enemies?

So please set your minds at rest.  I hope to continue making myself useful to the immigration-patriot and race-realist movements, and to continue making leftists squeal with indignation, into the indefinite future.

(And if anyone wants my thoughts on suicide in general, I once did a column on the subject.  At this point, I have done a column on pretty much everything.)