Why Did ‘Young Adult’ Author Commit Suicide?

Foxnews.com recently reported:

Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32. …Vizzini’s autobiographical novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” was adapted into a feature film of the same name. A resident of Los Angeles in recent years, he was a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction and spoke around the country about mental health and the healing effects of writing. On his website, he recommended Andrew Solomon’s “The Noonday Demon” and the Dalai Lama’s “The Art of Happiness” to readers coping with depression. (end of foxnews.com excerpt)

OK, so a depressed urban media figure kills himself leaving behind a wife and young son. Notice that he recommended the Buddhist Dalai Lama but not the Christian Bible on which America was founded and on which global freedom is based. This is your typical liberal. No wonder he was depressed. He was shopping in the wrong store.

Vizzini was a media darling who obviously cared little about others including the people he leaves behind with a life full of hurt like Vizzini’s son now will have. Vizzini even jumped off his parents’ roof to kill himself in urban Brooklyn. That is a sure-fire way to traumatize everyone you are supposed to love – your family and even your neighbors – precisely as you degrade your own legacy. No wonder the New York Times loved this guy. He was the classic New York “success story”… crazy as hell.

We conservatives are not depressed because we know how to deal with life. We do not see ourselves as the center of the universe like liberals do. And then when the center falls out, as it does from time to time, we do not fall with it like liberals do. Here is more from foxnews.com:

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” praised by The New York Times as “insightful and utterly authentic,” was written in just a few weeks and published in 2006. Set in New York City, and 85 percent true, according to Vizzini, it told of an ambitious, but overworked high school student who considers jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge and ends up in a psychiatric ward.

“So why am I depressed?” asks narrator Craig Gilner. “That’s the million-dollar question, baby, the Tootsie Roll question; not even the owl knows the answer to that one. I don’t know either. All I know is the chronology.” (end of foxnews.com excerpt)

Friends, this is the kind of didactic, self-descriptive tripe that passes for originality and significance in the media today. And this was “a popular young adult author and television writer”? Indeed this is Media America today – lost and clueless and spreading its phobias to the world.

This is why tens of millions of Americans today are lost and clueless; it is because so many people first have or had demented liberal parents, because they are surrounded by fellow demented liberals and because they are made insane and depressed by the oppressive and omnipresent media which are chock full of people like Vizzini. Just look at the sweeping wasteland of television and you see the truth.

Media violence also drives millions of people to confusion and despair, along with end-of-the-world environmentalism. This is how left-wing media socialism destroys societies through pessimism and gloom… word by word, image by image. Here is more from foxnews.com:

Vizzini grew up in Brooklyn and attended one of New York City’s most competitive high schools, Stuyvesant, the basis for the school in “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” He had many influences — from Miles Davis to Stephen King — and his writing gift became obvious. As a teenager, an essay he wrote about adolescence was published in The New York Times.

“Although I’m still in the thick of my teenage years, I think I’ve learned a thing or two by now,” he wrote. “And as far as I can tell, being a teenager is just like being a kid, except that you’ve got five extra niggling concerns: sex, money, smoking, drinking and getting into college.”

He did advance, to Hunter College, and by age 19 his first book had been released, “Teen Angst? Naaah … A Quasi Autobiography.” Over the years, his work appeared in The New Yorker, Salon and the Los Angeles Review of Books. (end of foxnews.com excerpt)

Yes, another New York “success story”. He had a wife and child, was famous and prosperous and was writing for the most prestigious publications but still he was unhappy enough to kill himself. What does this say?

It shows what a sham urban media liberalism is today. It is a world in which many people are hanging on by their fingernails, with their medications always close at hand. These stories about depression and suicide and drugs and alcohol and psychosis are everywhere in urban America, particularly in New York. This shows once again that that whole fabricated universe is a façade based on an empty pursuit of money and fame without any meaning. At the same time a welder or shopkeeper or a mother in small-town America usually has a happier and more fulfilled life but is ridiculed by these same media elites.

This happens because liberalism is a state of uncertainty, secular darkness and false fronts. That is why conservatives rarely thrive in urban America – because it is a place that accommodates people with superficial desires and personas. Just look at the people in Potemkin Hollywood living in mansions and surrounded by money and glamour and fame, and totally empty inside and surviving on drugs and alcohol.

I, Nikitas, know all about this. I lived in New York City for 13 years and I met many people in “the arts” and in the media world. They are generally a troubled group. There is little objective truth in the arts or the media any longer. It rarely connects to anything bigger and more meaningful and so it leaves people adrift, both its makers and its consumers. It is all based on what one person thinks; everything is atomized and individualized like Vizzini’s depression.

People like Vizzini live in fear and anxiety. Because one day he could be on top and the very next day in the gutter. Because these urban media types will cut each other’s throats at the slightest provocation. They are not the “tolerant” and “compassionate” people that they claim to be. That is surely why a person like Vizzini had his psychoses stoked by his celebrity, not soothed by it.

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