What makes a feminist?

What makes a feminist?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Should I be happy that Osama bin Laden is dead?

On an instinctual level, I think anyone who was affected by the 9/11 attacks (which is pretty much EVERYONE who was around to remember it) is expressing some kind of positive emotion.

I cannot bring myself to cheer. A life unnecessarily taken is a life lost, regardless of the crimes.

People are all around chanting "we won!". But did we? In a decade we have gone from living in freedom to living in fear. Thousands of lives have been lost in the War on Terror, both at home and abroad. An entire religion of peace has been vilified due to the actions of a few extremists. The economy has gone from stable to an absolute disaster.

Osama bin Laden is dead. This doesn't mean it's over.

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