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Monday, May 2, 2011

Boasting About A Death

Yesterday, May 1st, 2011, I was startled to an interruption in the television show I was watching to view the news about the death of Osama Bin Laden, the number 1 wanted person from the United States list. In fact, I texted my daughters who are in New Zealand, Big news, Osama Bin Laden is deader than a doornail. How irreverent of me, but I had to reconcile the portrayed glee from the TV with my shock at the joyous responses. So, I tried to make my text humerous. Honestly, I don't feel the joy that the mass killer is dead. I feel great relief and joy for all of the Osama searchers who did finally destroy him, and of course for all the people who have wanted him dead in retaliation for his monstrous evil and horrendous pain inflicted on so many innocent people.

However, I have had the concept of forgiveness so brainwashed in me that his actual death news didn't cause me any joy. Some politicians are taking credit for his death, and there is a great honoring upon the US military for their part in this death. We have been at war with this evil for a decade now, and it may never end although the presumed head of the monster has been killed. It seems kind of sad that we are a nation of celebrators over one man's death. I just don't get any boost from the boasts.

Granted, there is a lightening on the terrorism factor, and that is wonderful. Now that it has actually come about - a proven death of a bad man - I truly hope that it has meaning for all those that he "spawned" with hatred for the US. Maybe they will sense the futility and no good in killing.  A May Day not to be forgotten!

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