There’s something a little bothersome about the death of Bin Laden. Sure, the guy was a Grade A Asshat, but it’s our reaction that bothers me.
Look at this photo:
A likely caption: “Fuck those guys for killing our people! ALALALALA!”
Here’s us today:
A likely caption: “Woo! Yeah! Fuck those guys for killing our people!”
I heard the news this morning. I heard it and thought, “Meh, that’s nice. Back to work.” But instead, this seems to be a good day and big news for everyone. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but maybe I’m just too cynical.
Rather, I’m a little worried at coming off like a country full of assholes. Effectively, America’s saying, “You middle eastern people are a bunch of assholes. We’re the good guys and we kicked your ass!” And the middle eastern people are saying, “You Americans are assholes! We’re the good guys and we’re going to kick your ass!”
Frankly, I think we’re all assholes.