Monday, May 02, 2011

I thought this was the highlight of the evening.

With all that has gone on over the weekend, I thought this was really the highlight.

I was markedly less impressed by the fervor over the royal wedding, which I couldn't have cared less about, and the storm damage in Alabama takes the cake for the low-light of things. Fortunately all of my friends and family are safe, though I did have 2 friends who survived the storm by hiding in an interior closet while their upper floor disintegrated, and the rest of their house was reduced to rubble around them.

I was also unimpressed by the uproar in the streets over the late-breaking weekend announcement of Osama's demise. I mean I am glad that the world is rid of him, but by no means am I dancing in the streets in jubilation. Political assassination is not something to be cheering about, no matter who's agenda it serves. We're not a bloodthirsty country that rejoices in the death of others, no matter how loathsome... Simply staying at home and quietly nodding in justification is celebration enough. Sure the stock market will surge on Monday as a result of the news, but I still won't be able to carry my deadly nail clippers on an airplane, and I'll still have to take my shoes off at the security checkpoint. If anything, this will only result in greater resolve of people who hate everything the U.S. stands for... And the celebrations will only fuel the fire of their hatred.

I guess I'm just trying to see the big picture here, and it's not all as cheery as the reveling would lead folks to believe... But maybe I'm just a pessimist.

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