This needs no explanation:
Chelsea Manning just tweeted a suicide note and a picture of her standing at the edge of a tall building and people are literally in my mentions encouraging her to jump.
Absolutely disgusting that people would take politics that far.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 28, 2018
Most of the tweets related to this incident have been scrubbed, though this item from last week now seems a whole lot more despairing:
ive been knocking on doors and making phone calls all over Maryland lately – most people aren't interested in voting, or elections, or civil discourse anymore – theyve heard it all before – they dont think it will make a difference – and they are right
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) May 23, 2018
We all know how she landed in the slammer, and it’s not something I’d consider the least bir praiseworthy. But I’ll be double damned and pickled in brine before I tell someone to jump off the ledge. I’ve been too close to that myself.
You're only thirty. You have lots of time left before your book is closed. Give yourself a chance.
— Charles G Hill (@dustbury) May 28, 2018
The book, at this writing, remains open.