Monday, 2 May 2011

Always look on the bright side of death.

Many of my friends are not American citizens and thus have shown skewed reactions to the recent assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. While the circumstances of his death are rather odd ("U.S. officials had received specific information about where bin Laden may have been hiding in Pakistan" - CNN) and in typical military fashion, came to the public as a complete surprise, it is by no means unwelcome news.

Within several hours of the President's emergency speech, someone put up signs in my dorm saying "Is it ever right to celebrate the death of another human being? America, we're smarter than this." I can only imagine this person is not American, or is a new-age hippie - the kind of extreme liberal who thinks Obama is a failure. 

Yes, it is right to do so. Minds are constantly set at peace by the execution of murderers, rapists, and serial felons. The execution of Saddam Hussein - who was originally our friend - was met with cheers and a sense of relief. Go ahead, think of more examples. And please don't say "the Bible" or "Jesus." Jesus, in typical fashion, would have forgiven Osama as he waited to face Satan.

As long as I still live here, don't fuck with us. I see the good sides of this country shine from time to time, and am just as patriotic as the next guy. I'll sing along to Toby Keith while drinking shitty American beer and eating pork BBQ for as long as we do good in this world.

Don't push the buttons of someone who stands up for a country that still treats him like a second-class citizen. Just don't.

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