Max Azzarello sets himself on fire outside Trump trial – Protesting ‘Global Apocalyptic Coup’

Published 22 April 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Before his suicide, Azzarello threw out notes with links to his manifesto.

On Friday night, 37-year-old Max Azzarello decided to pour flammable liquid on himself and set himself on fire outside the ongoing trial of Donald Trump. Though he was quickly taken to the hospital, he died from his injuries.

In a manifesto he left behind and published online, Azzarello said he used self-immolation as an “extreme act of protest” to “draw attention to an urgent and important discovery”.

“We are victims of a totalitarian con, and our own government (along with many of their allies) is about to hit us with an apocalyptic fascist world coup”, it says.

The manifesto makes accusations against banks, cryptocurrencies, American venture capitalist and multi-billionaire Peter Thiel, and former presidents such as Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. Among other things, Azzarello argues that we live in a “secret kleptocracy” and that “our life is a lie”.

“If you follow this story and the links below, you will discover the rotten truth of ‘post-truth America’. You will learn the scariest and stupidest story in world history. And you will realize that we are all in a desperate state of emergency that requires your action”, he writes, in part.

“Parasitic kleptocracy”

“As it turns out, we have a secret kleptocracy: Both parties are run by financial criminals whose only goals are to divide, deceive, and bleed us dry. They divide the public against itself and blame the other party while everything gets worse and more expensive and handful of people take all the money. Since it is fully parasitic, a secret kleptocracy is an incredibly unstable form of government – left to its own devices, it can only lead to fascism or failed state”, it says.

He also apologizes to his family, witnesses and first responders for his suicide, but adds that “it’s a drop in the bucket compared to what our government is trying to accomplish”.

Azzarello is not the only American to protest by self-immolation recently. Earlier, The Nordic Times highlighted how an American soldier took his life in a similar way to protest what he saw as Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza.

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