Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

It's interesting from who I've have talked to, and read, which people are happy bin Laden in dead and who think it's bad to celebrate the loss of someone.
From the limited experience I've had with people between yesterday morning (when I read the news on Matt's blog at Better and Better) to now.
People who are in law enforcement, the military or just know a lot about it are very happy he's dead (and for good reason), mostly everyone else either just doesn't care, or is not happy that people are celebrating his death.
I haven't talked to many people about it, but Matt's happy (law enforcement), one of my co-workers is happy, very much so (he's in the Army Reserves), and I'm pretty happy about it (love the military, studied criminal justice in school).
One less scumbag on Earth, who chose his fate, and ruined parts of our country and bombed numerous places killing thousands of people, what's not to be happy about?

1 comment:

Carrie M said...

I think a lot of why some people aren't celebrating his death has to do with people wanting to control their inner barbarian. When it comes to getting revenge--especially revenge on such a huge scale--the natural tendency is to celebrate. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can easily get out of hand and lead to other things that bring us down to the enemy's level. For example, some people were saying how they thought his body should be defiled with pork and how he should be ripped to shreds and whatnot, and yeah, he probably deserved it, but it wouldn't be right. Giving him a respectful burial at sea was the right thing to do. I think a lot of people who don't want to celebrate had the initial impulse to celebrate, and that impulse scared them.

Also, a lot of people who say they aren't happy about his death would have preferred a public trial, ala Saddam. It's an understandable point of view, and if he hadn't resisted he would have gone on trial. However, the chance he wouldn't put up a fight was near zero, and obviously, that's how things went down.