January 29, 2020
Some people ask the question: “why are White working class men killing themselves in record numbers?”
But that’s a stupid question.
The real question here is “why wouldn’t White guys kill themselves nonstop?”
The fact that some White men are still enduring and manage to overcome the urge to jump headfirst into the nearest industrial woodchipper is what’s amazing here, and is a testament to our mental fortitude.
After all, as White men, we’re faced with the following issues:
- No jobs
- No future
- No women (landwhales and skanks aside)
- No respect
- Increasingly shitty video games
- Axe duels are illegal
- There will probably never be a second season of Sam Hyde’s World Peace
Why even live?
For the lulz?
Actually, that’s a pretty good reason. Also, Cyberpunk 2077 and Doom Eternal aren’t out yet, so…
Even if I were suicidal, I’d definitely wait until after I’d played this baby.
In any case, the CDC has a study about this now.
The suicide rate has surged 40% in the U.S. over less than two decades, with blue-collar workers — particularly mining, oilfield, construction and auto-repair workers — at a significantly higher risk, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC analyzed suicide rates by industry and occupational groups by gender using data from the 32 states that participated in the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. Researchers examined the suicide rates by profession for 20,975 people between the ages of 16 and 64. For both men and women, construction and “extraction” workers, mostly in the mining or oil and gas fields, had the highest suicide rates, the CDC found in research published Thursday.
“Previous research indicates suicide risk is associated with low-skilled work, lower education, lower absolute and relative socioeconomic status, work-related access to lethal means, and job stress, including poor supervisory and colleague support, low job control, and job insecurity, the CDC wrote.
The total suicide rate among all men was 27.4 individuals per 100,000 people, but the rate among those in the construction field was 49.4 per 100,000. For women, the suicide rate for the total population studied was 7.7 per 100,000 individuals. The suicide rate for women in construction and extraction, however, was 25.5 per 100,000 individuals — the highest among any profession.
Among industry groups, mining, quarrying and oil and gas workers had the highest suicide rate for men at 54.2 per 100,000.
In 2017, nearly 38,000 people between the ages of 16 and 64 died by suicide in the U.S., according to the CDC. The overall suicide rate rose by 40% from 12.9 per 100,000 people in 2000 to 18 per 100,000 people in 2017. In response to the rising rate, the public health institute launched the industry and occupation study to help inform suicide prevention.
All these professions have a high ratio of White men. So this study might as well be about the suicide rate of White men, who form the core of working class, blue-collar workers – at least, those who are working legally.
When Mexicans feel depressed, they don’t kill themselves – they move to America instead.
There’s also the opioid epidemic, which is ravaging middle America and creating countless victims.
But while institutions like the CDC are making note of these epidemics of suicide and drug addiction among White men, they don’t seem particularly concerned or panicked about it. No one is crying that something must urgently be done to remedy the situation.
After all, White men committing suicide isn’t nearly as grave of a situation as, say, trannies offing themselves.