Suicide Spike: Pro-Wrestler-Turned-Mayor Confirms Trump’s Shutdown Concerns With Hard Data

Written by Wes Walker on April 22, 2020

Only an idiot would say that this economic shutdown could pose a serious threat to lives. Isn’t that what they said? Who’s the idiot now?

When Trump began nudging the national conversation in the direction of getting back to work, he faced a lot of backlash. One of the most controversial statements he had made was the one he made about the dangerous suicide potential inherent in a serious economic downturn.

On March 24, ClashDaily wrote an article pointing to the urgency of having a plan to reopen the economy, specifically because of the impact of a serious economic downturn can have on creating the kind of despair that leads many into the drastic step of suicide.

That was a month ago, and most parts of the country are still waiting to move forward. On April 16, we covered a story about suicide hotlines being up 800 percent in one region. (See link, below)

At some point, these details stop being anecdotal evidence, and they start forming a broader pattern.

Former Pro Wrestler Kane (Glenn Jacobs), now Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee is in the sort of situation that Newsroom elites assure us is an impossibility.

His city has lost more citizens through deaths by suicide than he has due to the virus, itself which has impacted VERY few people.

More Tennesseans died from suicide than the coronavirus last week, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs revealed in a weekly update.

“Thus far, our reaction to COVID-19 has been to sacrifice the global economy,” said Jacobs. “The truth is: a sick economy produces sick people.”

According to Jacobs, the Knox County Regional Forensic Center examined nine suspected suicides in under 48 hours last week. As of Saturday afternoon, Tennessee had six confirmed deaths caused by the coronavirus.

“Last year, our medical examiner performed autopsies for 199 confirmed or suspected suicides from across the region, with 83 of those coming from Knox County. Over the past 48 hours, that office has now examined nine suspected suicides, eight of which are from Knox County alone. For Knox County, that’s almost ten percent of last year’s total number in the past two days alone,” Jacobs added. —Tennessee Star

Maybe now all of those idiots with secure jobs who could work from home that told us that those of us who wanted the economy open again were soulless bastards willing to trade dollars for lives can do us all a small favor and STFU.

Preferably, forever.

Mr. ‘Orange Man Bad’ showed more sensitivity and compassion to the plight of the little guy who stood to lose his entire life’s work through circumstances entirely beyond his control than all of you panic merchants combined.


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