Roses are black
Violets are grey
The world lies in darkness
And I go away.
I blossom into the light
And enjoy the world of day
Flowers and colours around me
Oh how I wish that I could stay.
By the way, don't worry: I'm not all this gloomy. It is just that I feel that the darker side of life is much more interesting for artistic expression, don't you think?
Monday, 2 May 2011
If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.
- Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
- Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Osama Bin Laden is dead. Killed in a well-planned mission by people in uniforms, with permission from the American president.
Just in time for the re-election of Obama.
It is fitting how so many of the American people, those ignorant sheep, celebrate the death of the most famous terrorist in our lifetime. Justice, they say, and revenge. An eye for an eye.
And what does the world learn? Do other terrorists now tremble in fear and see the error of their ways? Do children in the Middle East now see the American Eagle as a gentle loving giant, or as an agressive tyrant with a lust for Arab blood?
Do not mistake my words; the terrors the now deceased bearded man has (supposedly) unleashed are worse than any words can describe. Hundreds, thousands have died and many more have suffered, all because of him.
But to celebrate the death of another human being? To become the killer of killers? Not only is it pointless, for there will always be more killers, but it is also immoral.
To say that murder is wrong, and then to kill any who commit it -- such is arrogance and hypocrisy.
Mourn the dead, and seek to find true justice instead.
Bitten by DragonFang on 18:58