I tend to not get very political in anything I write because simply...I don't like politics. I don't find it interesting and think that the system, at least here in the US, is incredibly broken. But I suppose this blog post could be considered political due to the topic at hand. But anyway, let's get into it.
Yesterday, May 1st, 2011 it was announced that Osama Bin Laden was dead. The leader of Al-Qaeda and person behind the September 11th attacks was finally killed. Almost ten years after the terrible events, this man finally got his comeuppance. Yet why am I so annoyed by the whole thing?
It's turned into a media circus. People are celebrating it for all the wrong reasons. Yay he's dead, he was an awful human being who will rot in hell. But what does it affect? Sure, people will become falsely patriotic for a period of time (just like after 9/11) but sooner rather than later, it'll fade into obscurity. And that's what pisses me off. People are out chanting "USA! USA!" and waving flags around yet where were they a few years ago? Ashamed of their country and what we stood for. Wanting to practically impeach our President and yet now, they couldn't be happier with him. Those taking shots in celebration after I've never heard them utter a single political thing in their life is disgusting. People just like to celebrate and this is as good a reason as any.
Then there's Obama. He's been shit on since starting his term by the American public but now, he's a hero. His approval ratings will go through the roof and the world as we know it will be changed forever. Except it won't be. This is the death of one person. Sure, it's great in the revenge category but as far as actually accomplishing something? As far as I'm concerned, we're still fighting in the Middle East with many of our soldiers dying on a daily basis. Nothing has been accomplished. We still live in the same horrible world we did a week ago. The only difference is that USA T-shirt sales will go up and Obama can be liked by all for a few minutes.
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