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freedom of indifference.

May 4, 2011

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the whole idea of freedom and rejoicing in the death of an enemy.   Beyond the sheer thrill of the Jack Bauer/espionage-style  taking of the compound and killing of Bin Laden over the weekend, I just sort of feel un-settled.  Maybe it’s a good thing, a marker of morality.  All I know is that I still remember the fear and unsettling feelings that were experienced during the whole 9-11 experience in NYC back when I lived in Brooklyn – but killing one man who was behind an ideology that is followed by many doesn’t really make it even or right.

There’s no right or wrong answer here; it’s hard to define justice in this instance and probably in most.

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  1. May 9, 2011 12:11 pm

    I’m in the same boat as you. My whole thought on the situation was that it was convenient. It just so happens to be the year of the 10 year reunion of the towers as well as some much needed kudos to a presidency. Quite convenient…

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