If I Turn Up Dead…

Just a safety precaution if the worst should happen

Kalin Ringkvist
Jul 26 · 2 min read

I do not have any specific reason to fear for my safety. No one has specifically threatened me, but due to my speaking out on certain topics, I think it’s important to say a couple things just to be on the safe side.

  1. I pledge to all my friends, family and anyone else reading this that I will never, under any circumstances, kill myself. I have not had the slightest desire since I was in high school. In fact, the opposite is true. I want to live forever. Even if I am wildly unhappy, which is rare, I still have too much to do in this world to where this would ever be an even remote possibility. I have witnessed so many miracles in this world that it’s nearly impossible that I would ever feel truly hopeless.
    If I ever turn up dead, you can rest assured, I did not kill myself and anyone who says I did is almost certainly lying.
  2. I pledge to all my friends, family and anyone else reading this that I will never hide any disease. I do have a blood disorder which some friends and family are aware of. If I am diagnosed with anything else potentially terminal, I promise I will make the information public within 48 hours.
    If anyone claims I died of an illness that I have not disclosed, you can be reasonably sure they are lying.
  3. I pledge to all my friends, family and anyone else reading this that I will never go anywhere for more than a day without telling anyone where I am going.
    If I ever disappear and no one can find me, you can be nearly certain that someone forced me to disappear.

Kalin Ringkvist is a queer, atheist, web developer, science fiction author, real estate investor, and police brutality survivor. In 2020 he is taking a break from the personal data organizer application he’s building to write about current social issues, particularly the call to defund or re-invent the police.

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