The elimination of the harbinger of death and hatred
I use the word, harbinger, to isolate the man, Osama Bin Laden from all that he represents, because I am a little torn. A friend on Facebook posted a statement by Martin Luther King Jr., "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." I'm caught somewhere in between this, and, "good riddance to the fucker who killed so many beautiful people, in this world." I do not wish death upon anyone however, this individual represented a hatred so deep, dark, and amplified that it tainted his religion and killed so many people. When humans come across a rabid dog, we catch it and kill it because we deem that it can not be rehabilitated, in order to coexist with the beings on earth. Similarly, the hatred, the actions, and the person could not be separated and all had to be removed. I am confident that we killed one man and in doing so, saved many.