*Note: A non-fiction story*
Last Sunday night America seemed to light up at 10:30 pm central standard time. We watched and listen while our president told us the nation’s biggest enemy was killed by a Special Forces team. This was met with a mixture of doubt and celebration. And still a week later some people are celebrating his death. While the ones with doubt are even more doubtful due to a burial at sea and being told “No!” on whether or not we can see a video or picture of his dead body. The doubter also say the DNA test is not enough and they want more proof. For me there is so much wrong with this, First the celebration that wages on.
I understand that he was our biggest enemy and that due to him some really terrible things happen. But to celebrate as much as we have: Doesn’t that make us no better than him? He found pleasure in our misery and pain, just like we are doing in the case with him. In my opinion the excessive celebration is marks of “stooping to their level” and pettiness. I admit that night I was happy to hear the news but come the next morning I knew anymore celebrating would be unfitting for me to do. Even if you look at him as a monster that we prevailed against, there are plenty more out there. Put in terms of mice and rats. Say you see one huge rat in your house one day and set a trap and kill him. Does that ensure you will not any more problems? No. There is an old saying “For every rodent (mice or rats) you see there is 10 more in the walls”. So we got the Rat king. That does not mean everything is done nor that there will be a quick and easy ending here. It took us 10 years to make this chess move, now it’s their move. We have to be educated and aware. Plan out our next move no matter what move they make.
Because like it or not this is war. And there never ever comes good out of war. But to protect and maintain our life and lifestyles, wars must happen. Every battle won is not a time celebration, but a time for deep thinking and soul searching toward future things. If there was no war there would be harmony. And in Harmony not war do we honestly win.