Thursday, May 5, 2011

Same Thing That Made You Laugh!

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."-Unknown author, often attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Osama Bin Laden is dead! I'm glad that he's dead....It means we don't have to listen to anymore tapes or see anymore videos with his threats to innocent citizens and his calls for fatwas and holy war and all of that crap!
It means that maybe, just maybe justice really was done in the case of September 11, 2001 , the bombing of the ship in Yemen that killed several U.S. servicemen in 1998 and the bombings of several U.S. embassies in Africa by his Al Queda cell.

That said....I can certainly understand the elation and jubilation of the families of all of the victims of September 11th...What I can't understand is the party atmosphere of a lot of people who took to the streets, cheering and celebrating his death as though it was New Years Day this past Sunday.

Not a good look....kind of creepy....I remember on September 11th 2001....They showed film footage of people in some Arab country partying and cheering and tossing candy in the air....I was saddened and apalled.. I said -"What is wrong with these people? How can they cheer?  3000- 5000 innocent people were killed today when those towers fell, when that second plane crashed in Pennsylvania and when that third plane hit the Pentagon....Innocent people , how can they cheer?

Now I see my own countrymen cheering the death of someone. Granted, Osama Bin Laden was a monstrous mass murderer who declared war on American civilians...and while I'm not sad to see him go...I'm not out in the street cheering either...One of my frat brothers put it this way- "The same thing that made you laugh is the same thing that could make you cry....we should be praying...."  My sentiments exactly!~


Arlene said...

Keith, you're on target as usual! I'm not cheering the death of OBL either and I definitely don't want the pictures of his bloody face paraded on my television screen. The deeds done, now let's move on.

And I don't think we, humans, know what justice is. Some think it is revenge while others think it is "winning." I'm want the patience to wait on the Lord.

Sean said...

So true man, so True! As Americans we should be better than this.

Brenda said...

God don't like ugly!

Samuel Bastion said...

Thanks for writing this Keith...I was kind of embarrassed as both an American and a human being at these morons celebrating someone's death,regardless of what they'd done.

Halo said...

Thanks for having the courage to go against the crowd Keith.

James Perkins said...

You spoke for me brother..It was kind of creepy watching the ghoulish celebrations.


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