Think about a black man hanging from a tree, and what do you imagine happened? You of course imagine he was lynched, and that’s the story the media is running with after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park:
The case of a black man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park has been referred to the FBI, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said.
Reed’s statement was issued Thursday afternoon, hours after social media users expressed outrage about the Atlanta Police Department’s contention the scene was consistent with a suicide. An autopsy has not been performed. Piedmont Park became a trending topic on Twitter, where some users called the death “another modern-day lynching.”
While the media’s goal is to divide the races to create a race war, there are otherwise sane people who believe the man must’ve been lynched. This is due to the cognitive bias know as narrative bias.
When the narrative bias hijacks your brain, you tell yourself that a story happened without looking at any facts.
For example, there have been zero lynchings in the U.S. in over 50 years. Suicide is common, and is the #2 cause of death of all men aged 25-34. A rational person would therefore presume the man found hanging from a tree killed himself.
Suicide is #2 cause of death of men aged 25-34. Ever hear the "compassionate left" bring this up? Nope. pic.twitter.com/KwJfezq56O
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 5, 2016
Further rational analysis shows that suicide is the most likely cause of death:
The study found that hanging and suffocation were the most common suicide methods, accounting for 78.2% of the suicide deaths. Shooting was the second most common method, involved in 17.7% of the cases.
Of course a rational person would point out that blacks have among the lowest rate of suicide of any group:
In 2014, the highest U.S. suicide rate (14.7) was among Whites and the second highest rate (10.9) was among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Figure 5). Much lower and roughly similar rates were found among Hispanics (6.3), Asians and Pacific Islanders (5.9), and Blacks (5.5).
While it’s true that black men do not commit suicide at rates as high as white men (who make up 73% of all suicides), there are still thousands of suicides vs. 0 lynchings each year.
When I explained to Twitter that the Piedmont Park hanging was almost certainly not a lynching, people were outraged.
Yet a basic search shows that hanging one’s self via a tree is common, and one woman was outraged that her husband’s death was wrongly called a lynching by “civil rights activists.”
BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The wife of a man found hanging in a tree in Beachwood said she knows her husband committed suicide.
Lennin Johan Torres-Sepulveda, 38, of Atlanta took a picture of himself with a noose around his neck and sent it to his wife right before he hanged himself, the widow Patricia Lane said in an interview with cleveland.com.
Lane said she is outraged that pictures of her husband’s dead body are circulating online, and organizations and news outlets across the country are calling it a lynching.
If you expect humans to be rational, then your expectations of reality will rarely be met.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 7, 2016
Suicide is a huge problem in the U.S., but people think lynching rather than suicide because the media doesn’t care about suicide.
Some facts about suicide:
- “On average, there are 117 suicides per day.”
- “Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women.”
- “White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.”
If you’ve been paying attention, you realize why the media doesn’t care about suicide. Suicide is a male – and primarily white male – issue.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 17, 2016
Thus the media will spread hoaxes about lynching rather than open a much-needed discussion of suicide among men.
While it may seem grisly to mention Gorilla Mindset within the context of suicide, the fact is that several people have said they were considering suicide before finding my writing.
“I contemplated suicide on a few occasions due to the nervous feeling I constantly was experiencing and the severe brain fog.” – Reader email
People can hate on me or attack me all day, and it means nothing to me because I save lives every day through my writing.
"Since I can't refute Cernovich's logic, he must have an *unconscious* bias that only I see." – Shitlibs pic.twitter.com/Gg9tHj58nO
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 7, 2016
What do my haters do other than cry about how successful I am and try bringing others down?
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