I may be a lonely minority of one here, and that's okay. I can't remember anything like such an unbridled orgy of bloodlust over the death of a human being. It's kinda disturbing.
Obviously, this means that the PATRIOT Act will be repealed, the troops will come home (except for going all Vaarsuvius on the entire Gadhafi family bloodline, or whatever the fuck they're doing in the Gulf of Sidra), all the people in Gitmo will receive criminal trials, TSA will back the fuck up, and all the people who hate America suddenly don't, because they were having their minds controlled by that guy the SEALs killed.
Don't get me wrong. The evidence is pretty clear that the guy was a bad human being. Assuming he's entitled all the credit he's given, it's still a wimpy little body count, compared to all-time great monsters like Hitler and Stalin and Mao, who all tallied in the tens of millions (and I make this morbid comparison only because of the reaction). This guy was responsible, if we accept the reasoning, for mere thousands, the perspective exponentialized by American exceptionalism. He's really more in the...well, in the George Washington range of terrorism, ne c'est pas? Still and all, greater than one, and we sometimes kill, judicially, for that. To be explicit: I got no argument with the fact of the killing.
Let's not even talk about the burial at sea. I'll be laughing too hard to type. Sure, sure, no martyr's gravesite. Uhm...no body, either, for all our President's carefully selected language, and for all...seriously? You dumped the body in the ocean before you showed it to anybody? People seriously think Elvis and Jim Morrison are still alive, people believe aliens came to Roswell, and you dumped the fucking body in the ocean before you showed it to anybody so you could avoid an inconvenient gravesite and say, strictly within the limits of truth, that you respected Islamic tradition with a fast burial (consisting of, hypothetically, dropping the remains from a C-130 from 10,000 feet)? Who manages this shit, a cabal of fucking sophist 12-year-olds? I mean, are those who hate us going to hate us any less than if you actually pissed on the body?
Look at the dancing in Lafayette Park, on the remains of Pennsylvania Avenue (credit where due--the remains of Pennsylvania Avenue are on Tim McVeigh and Bill Clinton). Then tell me again how about the theory that (a) we're a Christian country; and (b) that's a good thing. This death of a man, however justified by his actions, doesn't return any of what our own government used him as the excuse to steal from us. Not for one fucking second. And we dance. We dance.
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