As I write, the now briny body of Osama Bin Laden sinks deeper and deeper
into the abyss of the Arabian sea. So I think it is only fitting that we consider
renaming that body of the Indian Ocean to either 'The Gulf of Bin Laden', or
the 'Osama sea'
A big problem with 'rough justice' is that it becomes relative to what you believe
'good' to be.
In the mind of Osama, the U.S. was 'evil' because it supported immoral and unjust
regimes who prostituted themselves for 'oil money'. Therefore attacking symbolic
targets and killing those inside seemed like a 'just' cause to him.
In the mind of Obama though, Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and groups like the Taliban who
support them, are 'evil' by virtue of the violent methods used to obtain their objectives.
Who is right? Well, I wouldn't want to be living in a Taliban controlled society, one where
the slightest deviation from their authority can put a quick end to ones life and 'liberty'.
So it's important for us to be vigilant so that our officials do not begin to adopt extremist
policies in reaction to systemic decadence. Remember, the Taliban rose to power as an
overreaction to the injustices and abuses of corrupt Afghani warlords and oligarchs.
The issue of state sponsored murder to achieve 'justice' is a product of our less civilized
animalistic nature. It comes deep from the depths of our past, born from a primal rage,
and is therefore not a conscious human decision, but a reactive one , as it doesn't
represent any aspect of moral progress.
An 'eye for an eye' always insures a retaliation from ones barbaric enemy, charged with
the same conviction used to inflict it's perverted 'justice'.
Extra-judicial killings are the geopolitical version of the death penalty, a method of 'justice'
used only in the most uncivilized and autocratic societies on earth.
Of course, if someone hurts you, you want to hurt them right back, that's a natural human
response, and to do it in such a way that the perpetrator will never hurt you again.
The role of civilized nations is to hold a higher moral standard than those of it's barbaric
foe, and set an example to other nations by NOT using to the same crude methods;
perversions of justice.
Anyone who thinks that the killing of Bin laden or thousands of Al Qaeda is proper
'justice' for those killed on 9/11 needs to have their heads, or should I say hearts, examined,
It's simply vengeance, and the political gains by these actions are reprehensible.
No act of retribution will ever bring the beloved deceased back to us, therefore there
can never be justice when humans have been killed, so forget about that concept and
hope there is a god or some karmic mechanism to deal with these aberrations.
As for eradicating evil from the world, or even keeping 'the wolves at bay', well, as long
as there are 'haves and have nots' and power hungry individuals poised to exploit this
angst for political gain…good luck!
As it stands now, President Obama is refusing to release photos of the 'dead Bin Laden'
as they've been deemed risks to US national security…in other words, the truth would
threaten lives and lies, but whose lives, and whose lies really, those in power, perhaps?
These people at the extremities of this dualistic tension are mirror images of one another.
We have a situation in the world where it's the 'Good' bad guys versus the 'Bad' bad guys.
and 6.? billions souls caught in the middle.
I am a believer in the merits and brilliance of this society we call 'western culture'.
However, there are many other societies who have different ways, and offer merit
and brilliance. To continue engaging in tribalistic tit for tat warfare will only ensure that
our species will lose it's right to reign this planet, all for the sake of idealism and political
Dirty CT May 2011
Obama's Speech On The 'Killing' Of Osama
Jan Irvin's "Pop-Up Fallacies"
Jan Irvin's "Pop-Up Fallacies"