I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am, however, an American. Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday. This brings me great joy. Am I joyous because I love killing, violence, and destruction? No...I am joyous because justice has finally been served for the families of the 2, 977 people killed in the 9/11 attacks (sorry, I left out the hijackers, that's just the bitch that I am). Those families were all robbed and forever shaken on that day and they lost things (people, sanity, and sense of security) that they will never get back. I am hoping that yesterday's victory will help them to feel that some kind of justice has been served. It will never bring back loved ones or what they lost that day, but it's something. I'm not even talking in depth about the people who watched the towers fall, the pentagon burn, or Flight 93 crash. Those images will stay with the witnesses of 9/11's destruction for the rest of their lives. When they close their eyes, I'm sure they see the horror of that day.
I am from the Washington, DC area. My mother is a government employee. I felt the fear and the pain when I didn't know exactly where she was or even if she was still alive. I was scared for her, but fear was the only real thing that I experienced that day. I didn't experience personal loss and I did not personally witness any of the actual destruction. So many Americans did and I can only imagine what they went through then and are still going through now.
So, am I happy that Bin Laden is dead? Hell yes! Im not a violent person and I don't always believe in the death penalty, but for this crazy bastard, I'm glad he's gone. I'm not saying that we as a country are in any way in the clear, but we accomplished something huge yesterday, and I am so happy for those who were touched in any way by the 9/11 attacks and our military. OH LORD! Don't even get me started on the military!!!! Countless men and women risk their lives EVERYDAY for our saftety! They fight so we can complain about school being too hard or, God forbid, Justin Beiber's new haircut. I don't know about you, but when I think about the sacrifice that the men and women of our military make, the mediocre grade I got on a Cognitive Psychology test just doesn't seem to matter so much anymore.
So, about the Anti-American, lets all be friends, hug puppies, smoke weed, and look at rainbows statuses that I have seen in the last 24 hours. Cool! You don't like America and want to complain about how violent and horrible we are? Get the hell out! Dear sweet goodness! Hey, I like puppies and rainbows too, but GUESS WHAT?! It can't be puppies and rainbows all the time. And the whole reason that we get to enjoy puppies and rainbows is because of our military!
Please do not take away from the amazing accomplishment that MY country made yesterday. Please don't take away from the justice that 2, 977 people and their families received yesterday. And if you have anything anti-american to say to me today, move the hell on. I may be softspoken any other day, but today, I will lose my composure and reduce you to tears with my words. Thanks for playing.
Again, negative comments will be deleted, not only on my blog, but from my memory as well. Thanks.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are ~ Barack Obama