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Celebrating Osama’s Death: Or, What Have We Become?

Dress your child in SWAT costumes, bring out your 9/11 Never Forget bumper stickers, and get ready for party unlike anything you have ever experienced, because Osama Bin Laden has finally bit the dust!

All right, all joking aside, let’s seriously discuss what is happening within our country. The Internet exploded today in praise for the death of one man: Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted man in America since 2001. As the world of news has informed me, he was killed in a military assault by the United States Navy SEALs and CIA on a mansion outside Abbottabad, Pakistan. If it wasn’t factual news, it would sound like the next Matt Damon movie. But it is as real as John Cena announcing it to a writhing, chanting crowd of WWE fans:

In a surprisingly suspicious turn of events, Osama’s body was buried at sea. One US official had this to say: “Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult. So the US decided to bury him at sea.” While it makes sense, it also reeks of conspiracy theories.

(Side Note: Adolf Hitler’s death was announced 66 years ago, on May 1st, 1945. George W. Bush gave his Mission Accomplished speech eight years ago, on May 1st, 2003. And now, Osama Bin Laden is killed on May 1st, 2011. What a strange coincidence.)

The American reaction to Osama’s death was celebratory, to say the least, and Americans have every reason to celebrate. Individuals took to partying in the streets of DC and New York City. Some brought flags, some sang songs, some were already wasted from a night of drinking, but everyone seemed to agree with one thing: America had finally received its just dues of revenge for 9/11.

Celebration’s over Osama’s death.

A man swinging a flag while standing on a street light.

However, there are others who believe that the American reaction of joy and celebration has gone too far, and they are shocked by the overtly joyous reactions over Osama’s death. Blind patriotism is what they call it  people who are celebrating something that is far from celebratory. In one instance, someone created a side-by-side comparison of America’s reaction to those celebrating the deaths of Americans on 9/11. Click here to watch it.

Not far from the truth.

Whether you agree with the celebrations or you find yourself repulsed by it, I want to leave you with one simple quote. It sums up all of the damage, the deaths, and the horror caused by our reaction to 9/11, and it is simply this: 10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later, we managed to kill one person. Worth it?

An open letter to Sarah Palin.

 

Even though I do not have cable… the issue of the New York mosque building sight seems to creep into my life (and facebook feeds) every day.

I don’t vote. I don’t care. I don’t see things effect my life one way or another with whoever is in power.

However, this mosque dilemma seems to be a big issue and source of conflict for many groups. Since it has invaded my life, I feel I need to address the issue.

Dear Mrs. Palin…

Actually, can I call you Sarah? Not only are you beautiful and intelligent and a lovely mother of many, you also are a very powerful speaker… I would compare your words to Shakespeare but you’ve already done that for yourself. You are woman! I hear you roar (along with those pesky and overabundant animals you hunt and decorate your wall with). When you speak… or tweet… smart people support you while ignorant and overzealous liberals slander you. Spelling mistakes and support of racial slurs only means that you are human just like us.

Oil King Adult Mask

Now, my beautiful and smart Sarah, I hear your words on the Mosque site. I know liberals think you are just trying to incite panic and emotion when you use terms like “radical” in every other sentence when talking about anyone who doesn’t agree with you, but they are clearly just dispatrioticalists (that’s a word right?). Either way, I want to help make your speeches even more powerful. I think a good way to help those peace loving, equality driven, open minded liberal hippies see what they really stand for is to actually SHOW them. May I suggest, that for the next speech you make, you wear this Oil King Adult Mask from frightcatalog.com? It will help drive home the point that this is who all those radical Muslims really are…evil terrorist turban wearing Satan worshipers (I mean, if it’s not Jesus, than it can only be Satan). You, Sarah, are famous for speaking your mind. This will make a huge statement and perhaps cause those anti-American liberals to refudiate their ways.

Perhaps if this suggestion helps you spread your words, we could discuss politics over some moose meat in your Alaskan back yard as we gaze over the border at Russia. May God be with you Sarah. I know he will be and already is. I’ve actually spoken to him personally and he told me to tell you that he only loves Republicans. F* the rest of em’. God bless America! Git er dun!

Your Halloween Harlot- Miss Cara Maria

MEGA DISCLAIMER: This article is for satirical purposes only. My writings have nothing to do with the views of frightcatalog or it’s owners. I really don’t know anything about politics. I don’t follow them. (Though, if I had to classify myself as one thing, I’d say I’m an open minded hippie…which is why this article is so tongue in cheek). I know that anything political will spark people’s madness buttons and get them talking. I like pushing buttons. Speaking of buttons, use your mouse button and click on over to Frightcatalog.com to check out their wicked cool Halloween stuff. Life’s too short to stress about politics and problems that aren’t your own, so live, laugh, and move on! It’s just in good fun :)