Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
There are historical precedents. Self-immolation is the most extreme form of protest but it is an established one.
Not in our culture. If you're going to give up your life for a cause, it better accomplish something, like at least try to save a life or vanquish a powerful enemy. This guy affected nothing. What was going on in his life that this was the most positive goal he could come up with? He was not thinking straight. Did he not have friends or family? Sad that he killed himself, but he's not a hero.