How did you take the news?
All day today I have read posts on Facebook and on this forum articulating reactions to the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. I have made some comments on the subject, but none stating how I really feel about it. I don't feel this overwhelming joy so many people seem to be exhibiting. I am relieved that a great threat to our country has been removed and I believe the man deserved to die, but I don't think his death is cause for celebration. We have finally gotten revenge for the man we deem responsible for 9/11, but nothing has really changed. This day in history will mark only a death, not a great change in the affairs of our country. I'm not hating on people who see cause for celebration, to each his own, but I just read an article posted by both Cam and my friend Tim that really hit home for me. It gives better words than I could to how I feel about this event.
when all we do is happily scream "USA! USA! USA!” at news of yet more killing in a now unending back-and-forth war -- it’s a sign we may be inadvertently letting the monsters win.
I expect a lot of people to disagree with me on this and that is fine. Feel free to post your own feelings.
"I'm glad I live in the GPS era. In a different century, I would've set off to visit the other side of the village and wandered off into the mountains and been eaten by a carnivorous plant. Or discovered the Americas."