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originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
Buddhist monks have been known to do this. Maybe he was a monk from Thailand who didn't want to see his peaceful existence destroyed. We can only speculate.
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: seasonal
I don't expect you to get it, people like you want revolution and all that but don't want to die for it.
If I'm going to die for a revolution, I want it to be doing something meaningful toward revolution. This accomplishes nothing except turning myself into a flaming bacon of futility.
It's like deciding that instead of fighting and dying, he's just going to skip the fighting and proceed directly to the dying. Fighting is too hard, man!
originally posted by: Junkheap
a reply to: burgerbuddy
His name was Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi.