Bin Laden? Bin Shot. - The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal
Bin Laden? Bin Shot.|
I'm okay with a little barbarism now and then. I would've celebrated Ted Bundy's execution, or McVeigh's, had I been alive/conscious for either; I'll celebrate today, though quietly and, y'know, at work. I *don't* think all life is sacred, is what it comes down to, and I think all three of those guys forfeited their right to mourning or respect long before they died.
I'm less comfortable with the "USA! USA!" sentiment: for one, we couldn't have done this without the help of a lot of other countries, and for another, it's taken on a lot of associations I'm not thrilled about. And, as you say, doesn't actually solve much on a practical level.
But yeah: glad the fucker's dead. May his first day in Hell last a thousand years, and may it be the shortest, to paraphrase better writers than me.
You can see footage of people celebrating Bundy's and Gacy's executions in the A&E Biography episodes about them. Both are posted on YouTube. In both cases, the people celebrating outside the prisons at their executions made such asses out of themselves. (However, I'm glad both are dead.)
Celebrating *anything* in public runs that risk, I'd think. I'd have to see the videos to say more about those specific people; I wouldn't say the celebrations were wrong in themselves, in the abstract.
Not civilized, sure. But I'm okay with that. Not everything has to be civilized all the time, or should.
Oh, sure. I don't blame people one bit for going to outside the White House and into Times Square last night and hooping and hollaring. Thank God we finally got the bastard.