Monday, May 02, 2011

The Death of Bin Laden

Yes, I'm glad. The bastard killed thousands that tragic day (and who knows how many first-responders will continue to suffer as a result of his handiwork?) and terrorized the rest of us and was actually proud of his hateful carnage.

But I refuse to be jubilant. I cannot celebrate. We're better than that. The violent loss of life ennobles no one. In mourning those who died on 9/11, we sang this verse of "America, The Beautiful" in church. It bears repeating.

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine!


  1. Agreed. I said much the same thing in discussion with friends last night. Jubilation is not appropriate.

  2. I agree.

    Great use of the quote, too. Very appropos.

  3. I agree with you. Great post.

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  5. Anna, you're full of shit and your timing is hideously insensitive. And that's not funny.


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