Despair in the Age of Bush
But is anomie some poor French notion for why we Americans die? Ray Johnson drowned himself. Why do young Moslems blow themselves up? During the period of the Contending States, the Chinese burned their classics, including the I Ching. The poet C’hu P’ing, in despair at the state of the culture, drowned himself. Every year the Chinese commemorate this act with the Dragonboat Festival. They search for C’hu P’ing’s body in every stream and river.