Monday, May 2, 2011

The Morality Wars

So in case you somehow navigated the internet and managed to not learn about it, Osama Bin Laden is dead. If you want further information refer to your preferred news agency.

Ok, now that that is out of the way...The Morality Wars!

A lot of people are getting pretty pissed about the celebrations in the streets regarding the death of Bin Laden. These people are basically following one of two paths of logic in their opposition to the celebrations.


Path 1: Using an altered (read: FAKE) MLK quote which goes,

 "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives,
but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy"
-NOT MLK
Also NOT MLK
these people have decided to use the guise of being uber-peaceful. And this I am OK, because to an extent I agree with their philosophy as in why we should never celebrate the death of another living thing...but before I go on let me address the second path.

Path 2: "This doesn't change anything we are still at war, their will just be someone to replace him...", to these people I say...SHUT THE FUCK UP! If you honestly believe removing (by whichever means) the leader of an organization mean nothing, then why the fuck do we bother voting every four years, why have citizens of the world time and time again removed their leaders, or the leaders of the enemies. Was it all just because no one has got the point yet. Are the Nazi's still running around Europe? Is Bush still our President? No? No! You mean that the leadership changed? You mean that removing a head of an organization can have a lasting impact? Shit, I guess investment bankers do know a thing or two when they sell off Apple stocks when they think Steve Jobs is dead. 
Oh shit...change! That never works!
But back to path 1, celebrating the death of Bin Laden is more then "rejoicing in the death of...an enemy," (see what I did their, man I can totally quote fuck people) it's celebrating a tangible victory for our country over our enemy. The quote even calls him an enemy and to suggest that he isn't is stupid, I mean really like to the point of I don't even know how to put into words stupid.

Their is nothing ambiguous in this victory, their is no gray area. A group of highly trained Navy Seals, went in, under the order directly from the president and successfully eliminated the target. the President showed us that no only can he lead but he can do so while acting like nothing is up making jokes on stage. The CIA and the rest of the intelligence community proved to the world, and more importantly it's own people that they can accomplish a highly important task and not let it slip. The President has known about this for 7 months and not one word of it spilled to the media, or to Bin Laden and his cohorts.
Pokerface!
America was celebrating for the first time since 9/11 as a unified whole, the nation as a whole understood the impact the ramifications and the overall importance of this moment. This IS a turning point in American history. America can look at itself and remember that we are Americans and no matter how much the world likes to tell us otherwise, that's not a bad thing, so if your only thought is to act like you are holier-than-thou and stick your nose up at this victory for our country, the enormous moral victory for our troops, well...go fuck yourself.
And fuck Alaska and Hawaii...they totally jumped on the bandwagon anyways



P.S. for everyone who wants to see proof, apparently in the form of photographs. Are you serious? Would you actually believe a photograph or would you just say, oh that's photo-shopped or oh that's not him its someone else made to look like him?


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