A few years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a positive right in the Canadian Charter (constitution) to euthanasia.
We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
The perpetuation of Darwinian ideology comes at the cost of truly grappling with the profound nature of the question of biological origins.
The harsh fact is that Buckel’s suicide was futile. It won’t make a whit of difference toward improving the environment.
If we really want to reduce suicide — and sometimes I wonder if we do — we will increase our focus on mental health as a top-tier societal priority.