Monday, May 2, 2011

An Angry American

This blog is a response to the comments I have been viewing all day on facebook, twitter, and other social media sites. It is a response to friends and others whom I've never met. I write this knowing full well that most that read it will be offended but I am not here to sugar coat pills for people to swallow. I am an aggravated pregnant woman. My hormones are somewhere up in outer space and I really don't care what "you" think anymore. For one of the first times in my life I have an opinion on something that has not been influenced by anyone else's thoughts. I have something to say. I have an opinion on what is going on. I have a "bone" to pick with the American people.

Many have used the quote today, "An eye for an eye leaves the world blind." This is one of my favorite quotes. It is something I believe wholeheartedly. I, however, do not believe that it is being used appropriately in this context. That context being; the death of Osama bin Laden. 

On September 11, 2001 2,998 people were killed. Calling the murder of 2,998 people an "eye" and the death of bin Laden the other "eye"  is absolutely reprehensible. It is not the same or in any way equal. After ranting through text to my husband about how frustrating these thoughts were making me I was inspired to write it down, doomed as I may be. It got me thinking. Maybe a more adequate yet less eloquent quote would be (ahem), "Removing the thorn left in ones eye, after an attempt that another makes to put it out, allows the wound to heal." How some Americans are mourning the death of a man who is responsible for murdering our brothers and sisters is sickening to me. I understand mourning the fact that he will spend eternity in hell, and never know the love of Jesus. But to mourn because he didn't receive a trial, or a prison sentence, or a needle in his arm... I'm sorry but you need a reality check!

America does not celebrate his death but the removal of a thorn that has been stuck in the eye of our nation for ten years. What about the husbands, the sons, the children whose lives were taken because of a religious war they never even realized they were fighting. Cry for them. Don't cry for this man.

But sure! Let's pretend that "An eye for an eye" is an adequate statement for this situation. I would rather live in a world full of invalids than a world where we cry for the villain. When did we start shaming Superman for thwarting Lex Luther? Brady says this, "That's what an atmosphere of political correctness gets you, a country full of pansies." 

So let us be sad because the villain was defeated, and goodness prevailed, and the victims families finally, for the first time in years, have peace. Let us mourn the fact that our tax payer dollars haven't gone to waste on a trial for Osama bin Laden. Please, honor this man and cry for him. 

We are at war with evil! Wake up America!

An Angry American