I Can’t Laugh At This One

2 May

What will change, for you, for the U.S., for the world, now that Osama is gone?

I think today there is a little less evil in the world; but evil will be done in his name.

People have a right to rejoice; but the world, if it’s possible, is now an even scarier place.

19 Responses to “I Can’t Laugh At This One”

  1. Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:14 #

    Interesting…my blog posts usually come through immediately to my email inbox.

    This one took a couple of minutes.

    Are we being watched?


  2. Patti May 2, 2011 at 18:26 #

    Last night, all I felt was sad. If it would have happened 10 years ago, I might have felt like something significant had been accomplished. Now I’m just sad because of the reminder of the past and the knowledge that there’s plenty of evil left to go around.


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:38 #

      Yes, I can’t rejoice in the death of a man; but I can see why people do. Ten years ago I probably have cheered. Now all I see is what’s to follow.


  3. Brenda May 2, 2011 at 18:33 #

    It makes me sad to see people in the streets celebrating an assassination, no matter what brought it about. A man was killed. The level of celebration saddens me.

    And before anyone attacks me…I am an American. I just don’t think more killing is the answer. I’m scared right there with you, Tilly.


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:51 #

      It saddens me too, but it is entirely understandable.


      • theonlycin May 3, 2011 at 08:54 #

        “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.


  4. Perfecting Motherhood May 2, 2011 at 18:45 #

    I see this event as the end of an ordeal for the families of almost 3000 people who died on Sep 11, 2001. After almost 10 years, it’s about time they got closure. Unfortunately it also reminds us that terrorism is part of the world we live in.


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:48 #

      I agree that they needed closure. It must have been dreadful knowing that murderer was still abroad and planning more atrocities.

      I don’t think any of us can forget these days that terrorism is part of our lives.


  5. vivinfrance May 2, 2011 at 18:47 #

    I have a horrible sinking feeling that we are about to see a resurgence of revenge terrorism. I agree with you, Tilly.


    • Tilly Bud May 2, 2011 at 18:50 #

      I’m certain of it. But I don’t blame the Americans for today. I blame Bin Laden. In playground parlance: he started it.


      • nrhatch May 2, 2011 at 19:24 #

        I know I shouldn’t laugh, but “he started it” made me giggle . . . just a little. I’m pretty sure no one heard me. 😉


    • viewfromtheside May 3, 2011 at 14:55 #

      i agree


  6. slpmartin May 2, 2011 at 19:14 #

    Must agree with this assessment.


  7. nrhatch May 2, 2011 at 19:28 #

    My initial reaction on hearing the news was “Good.” Just “Good.” One less terrorist in the world.

    But . . . then I watched the news at lunch. People are throwing parties? To celebrate? What?

    The death of one man is not the end to his reign of terror. We can never get “closure” from “out there.”

    If we need closure, it is up to us to do the hard work for forgiving those who step on our freedoms and setting a better example for the rest of the world to follow.

    Good post. Thanks, Tilly.


    • viewfromtheside May 3, 2011 at 14:58 #

      parties? How sick to celebrate a man (and other) being killed

      i’m glad to a degree, in the hope that maybe emphasis will be on more positive things, but fear reprise terrorism will flare up


  8. Tinman May 2, 2011 at 21:37 #

    I feel for the families of the victims and what they will go through all over again over the next few days.

    I saw a lady whose husband had been killed interviewed at Ground Zero this evening. She had gone there last night with her sons but was there again today and you could tell by her face and voice that it’s just bringing it all back, and that by today she already thinking “ok, Bin Laden’s dead, but it doesn’t really make it all any better”.


  9. Cindy May 3, 2011 at 04:55 #

    No, killing him hasn’t made things better 😦


  10. viewfromtheside May 3, 2011 at 15:01 #

    it doesn’t bring back the dead

    i’m sorry for his family

    I’m even more sorry for all the families of everyone who has died in this whole horrible situation


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