Monday, May 02, 2011

Daily Kos Poster Anguished Over bin Laden Death

Sometimes it's best to shut up that to expose yourself as a blithering idiot for the world to see.
I will make this brief:

I do not recall a single moment in my life when I felt it right to cheer for someone's death.

I'm not saying it's wrong to do so -- I just don't find myself able to relate to it. I can comprehend celebrating events which may involve someone's death (winning a war, conducting a raid which safely gets hostages home). I just don't connect with the idea of "we finally killed him. Let's go out and celebrate!"

And yeah, on a certain level, I get the mocking of Republicans because Bush didn't get Bin Laden and "we" did. I get the idea that people have focused all their attention on Bin Laden for nearly a decade now, so this may come as a welcome sign that things are moving in the right direction. Did he deserve to die? Probably. I don't know. I don't favor the death penalty; I never have, but that doesn't mean I don't understand why some do. I just don't feel like "deserve" means anything. Justice is not always about what people deserve.

Was it just for Bin Laden to die? Again, probably, but I can't claim to speak for justice. That's part of our law: we do not have monarchs, kings, emperors or gods to make sole decisions of justice. It is a collaborative process. Collectively, as a country, I think we do believe that, but that doesn't necessarily make it just.

But the man is dead, and not without reason, and while I think it was reasonable and expected that this day would come, there is no possible way I can find it in me to cheer about it.

5 comments:

Candy Slice said...

Seriously, Kos must think people have no memories.  Unapolegetincally posting the photos of American Contractors hanging from a bridge is far worse than people cheering in the street over the death of the mastermind of the killings of thousands.

uncledan said...

America scores a victory. The Left is sad.

John Ganther Jr said...

Wow.  If you ever wanted proof that liberalism is a mental disorder, here it is.  Talk about someone in desperate need of therapy.

Yet I bet this loon has no problem with the yanking of a living fetus out of a woman's womb, and having it dropped in a dumpster behind a clinic.

PLEASE beam me up Scottie...

RamblingMother said...

Sad thing this dolt doesn't understand it that justice is getting exactly what we deserve. Mercy is not getting what we deserve and grace is getting something good that we not only don't deserve but could never earn!  What is it with liberals and their pansy ideas on killers?

Federale said...

"We?" WTF...I bet all those SEALs were Republicans.