Sunday, May 15, 2011

You can be a leader or a follower

All my life I have heard that you can either be a follower. Experience tells me though, some people just walk alone.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden

If you had asked me yesterday if we should kill or capture Bin Laden, I would have said capture. I am against capital punishment, and I do not think that killing someone is a just punishment for past crimes.
I was not consulted though, and when I woke up this morning he was dead. I must admit I feel a lot of relief at this loss of life, but I don't feel that this is in connection to Bin Laden's past deeds. I feel that this is an opportunity to undermine international terrorist movements by taking away their biggest figurehead. Someone has probably already stepped up to take his place, but they will not be a symbol in the same way he was.
I do feel some guilt for having positive feelings about the death of another person, but I feel that the world is a better place today than it was yesterday.

Note: I wrote most of this yesterday, but I am a busy guy and was not ready to post until today.