Monday, May 02, 2011

Johnny Rumble:
Flag Waving Ameri-won't

With the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2nd 2011 local, and the subsequent annoncement by American President Barak Obama, CNN's White House camera turned toward the fence line of the front lawn to capture images of many people waving the American flag, shouting cries of jubilance, and generally celebratining the death of perhaps the world's greatest terrorist leader.  I was notifed of the news, in fact, buy the ecstatic-toned text message "Breaking news: Osama Bin Laden is dead.  We got him!" sent by one of my friends.  The subsequent partying and celebrations that occured (many can be found on YouTube) have left a cold feeling in the pit my stomach about how Americans have reacted to the news.

The War on Terror since 2001 has left a trail of destruction and death in it's wake, death tolls have varied widely, but official Department of Defence reports place the death number at six thousand as of May 2nd 2011.  War, any kind of war, is frankly and utterly state-sponsored murder (and if you believe Ramsay MacDonald, suicide), with malice-aforethought, and much planning on how to commit less "suicide" for the goodies and murder more baddies.  Six thousand men and women in uniform sent out to murder the murderers, with six-degrees of seperation many times, that "commited suicide" on the murderous fields of war

We mourn these six thousand, pray for the familys, and re-commit our resolve to get those responsible and murder them back.  But we don't stop, mourn or pray for those dead.  Forgetting the familys of those dead left behind, the children with out fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters.  Instead, the American people celebrate and cheer that other Americans murdered, rightly or wrongly, murderers.  And we celebrate the fact that the Americans practiced for seven months on the best way to murder.  Premeditated, with-malice,  murder.

Osama Bin Laden, along with hundreds of thousands more people, was murdered by Americans, and despite what President Obama may have said on national television, justice was not done, there was no trial, Bin Laden was instead shot in the head, murdered, and a nation rejoiced and partied and praised the offenders.

Love,

Johnny Rumble

2 comments:

  1. i love that you have the balls to speak it how you think it.
    yes this man may be dead, but there are so many things that can be said for the way in which many people chose to rejoice.
    does no one think about the consequences of murdering a murderer?

    i love this blog.
    thanks for being honest :)

    KirstieJayyx

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  2. its not always that one race finds his own race's fault... and how about bin Laden's US investments?

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