~ Happy (Ballroom Version) | Pharrell Williams ~
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
I must admit that I am feeling some guilt for my delight at another human being's death, no matter how evil Osama Bin Laden was. Of course he deserved to die . . . and yes, I am so proud of our awesome military forces. It just makes me feel creepy to be so happy about death . . . it was a great day for America and the world in general.
When I started thinking about this, my thoughts went back to 9-11-01 and how outraged I was at the celebrations in the streets of some countries. They were delighting in the death of innocents who were going on with their everyday lives . . . not knowing they were about to take their place in history.
It made me ponder the philosophy of "an eye for an eye" in everyday life.
In general, I walk away from controversy since I am generally a peaceful person. However, back me into a corner and I will fight back like an alley cat with no remorse or second thoughts of regret.
When it comes to world events . . . I am hawkish . . . the "eye for an eye" philosophy seems perfectly reasonable to me.
Events like 9-11 are like poking a stick in a hornet's nest. You don't poke it unless you expect to be poked back in return . . . it is nature's way.
I'm still feeling guilty over doing the "happy dance" with the crowds celebrating in the United States. Having had a day or so of thinking about this, it reminds me of the song "ding dong the witch is dead . . ." and feeling a little creepy and have thought about the quote by Martin Luther King . . . still doing the happy dance. I truly believe justice has been served, just as I believe in the death penalty for those who deserve it.
Just had to think out loud since I am feeling a bit hypocritical at the moment.