Suicide - a message

John Ford (John.Ford@JCU.EDU.AU)
Sat, 22 Oct 1994 08:12:26 +1000

Killing ones self is

I'm not sure about that. Apparently by killing myself my genes (?) will not
be passed on. But I'm already 52 without offspring. Does that make me

Besides the body, our body, is the very thibk we CAN do what we like
with. A very expensive Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custory
failed to 'rationally'idrentify the 'reason'. However., many
anthropologists point out - that by removing the body from social
control, i.e. police arrests and trumped up charges, is a very effective
device and a political statement. It places the body beyond the reach of
society. Suicide can be a powerful political statement. Look at the
furore over the mass deaths and suicide of cult members.

John Ford