While most paying attention know that sound minds do not often go with far-left political beliefs this example is even beyond the bounds of “normal” liberal insanity…
A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.
He left the note behind in a manila envelope marked “To The Police,” recovered from inside a black metal push cart he discarded at the scene.
Passersby were horrified to see Buckel’s blackened, prone remains.
“It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach,” said Irena Ryjova, 44, who rollerbladed past at around 7 a.m., less than an hour after the immolation.
Clearly, Mr. Buckel was suffering some mental/emotional issues. Mental illness is no joke, though, the irony of someone protesting global warming/ecological destruction by setting themselves on fire is considerable. Let’s hope his example doesn’t lead to a series of equally tragic copy-cat “protests.”