Death

So, I don’t really watch the news because I am severely depressed and I don’t really need anything additional in my life. However, it is very hard to miss what happened last night. Osama bin Laden is dead. The very first thing I heard this morning was “Osama bin Laden is dead.”

I got on my computer, and several of my facebook friends, as well as nearly everyone I follow on Twitter, had commented on his death. One thing that struck me as odd was that everyone was so happy about it.

I’m not saying that he wasn’t a bad guy. I was only 10 in 2001, but trust me, I remember. That day is why I don’t watch the news anymore. I remember seeing an online game called, “Yo Mama, Osama” wherein you shot off the limbs of bin Laden before shooting off his turban.

A human being died. And I know he wasn’t a good guy. I know that. I know that his death could prevent many more deaths. I know that he is responsible for the deaths of many good people. But he is a person. And he is dead. And he has parents. It’s unusual for me to be on this side.

Maybe I’m just missing something.

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~ by Alida on 2 May 2011.

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