|h/t Josh Pesavento|
Still, I'm ambivalent about celebrating death. I understand. We've been through such a sustained period of darkness: unemployment; wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Libya; natural disasters. We needed something to celebrate. But, as @2tuffdc tweeted yesterday:
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." - Martin Luther King Jr."
[apparently, this quote comes not from Dr. King, but instead from Jessica Dovey and Penn Jillette. Regardless, I agree with the sentiment.]
Then I think about the faces of the cheering crowds on May 2nd. Mostly kids, young adults. People that were maybe ten years old on 9/11. Young people who've lived with the spectre of Bin Laden looming over them for half their lives. Killing the boogey man must feel good. Sphere: Related Content