Fabulosity, with an edge.

An International Sigh of Relief.

Late Sunday night, news that Osama Bin Laden was killed was released. Whether you are elated by this news, confused by the way you want to feel but can’t bring yourself to celebrate the death of another human being, or disgusted by the nationwide celebration of that death, one point can be agreed upon;

Justice has been done, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Osama Bin Laden is dead. 

Earlier, I was among those who was elated when hearing the news of Osama’s demise. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but those who were ridiculing those of us in celebration inspired this Facebook Update:

I am extremely liberal. I don’t agree with violence a lot of the time. But I can’t help but feel angered/frustrated seeing that people are tweeting and updating statuses saying that feeling “American Pride” right now is wrong. Have they forgotten what he did to us? How many lives were lost? Come on. If ever a person deserved death, it was him. I’m feeling PATRIOTIC. Tell me to feel otherwise, I dare you. –Me.

I think people attacking those for feeling happy about justice being served to one of the most evil human beings in history need to relive this moment from one decade ago;

This is not an end to the war on terror. But this was a momentous day for those who lost a loved one on that day ten years ago. Closure has finally been achieved. 

On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. –Barack Obama; May 1st 2011

Today, like one decade ago, we are not Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans.


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