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Protesting The Elimination Of Osama bin Laden

Before we get to the meat of the matter let me say that I wouldn’t give anything close to a frog’s fat ass if the so called master mind of terrorism Osama bin Laden was denied his basic human right to a trial by the United States Navy SEAL team that put him out of his, and ours, misery.  Mr. bin Laden went on record to say that he did it, not once but over and over again each and every time he released a video, and to give the people of the United States his middle finger.  He patted himself on the back for killing thousands of people and did his best to cause the destruction of the United States.  I may have issues with the racially disparate culture of the United States, but this man would no more care if I was one of those poor souls that just so happened to be in the World Trade Center that fateful September day.  As far as I’m concerned, the man got what was coming.  If you’re going to live by the sword then be prepared to be disemboweled.  It’s an open and shut case.

President Barack Obama and a majority of people feel that justice was served.  Maybe that’s true.  But some people feel very differently.  Some people are disappointed that the SEAL team didn’t try harder to capture the master of disaster and bring him back to the United States for a very public trial.  Some people feel that denying Mr. bin Laden his day in court is akin to the United States turning its back on due process and true justice and such.  These people feel like we need to reexamine ourselves and determine exactly what’s important.  And while many political conservatives will line up to cry boo-fucking-hoo for poor Mr. bin Laden, people who have a lot to gain by criticizing Mr. Obama for anything that can be construed as poor judgment, there are a lot of people who criticize the decision to kill the terrorism king pin on sight.

But if American due process was so important to so many people why is it so many people continue to die at the hands of law enforcement without due process and these people don’t say jack?  Where are these people when some black man is gunned down by police without due process?  Where were these people when Sean Bell was killed on his way home from a bachelor party on his wedding day?  Where were these people when Martin Anderson was killed in a Florida boot camp?  Where were these people when Tarika Wilson was killed by a police officer while holding her one year old son who was also shot but survived?  Where are these people when black people are shot and killed by cops on a daily basis?

Conservatives may point to Mr. Obama and say his leadership is lacking because he was able to find Mr. bin Laden and snuff him out without the assistance of making such a decision without the benefit of a judge, jury, prosecutor, defense, and a public spectacle that could keep the news media drooling for months or even years until the end only to arrive at the inevitable verdict of guilty.  The same people that argued that it would be a travesty of justice to give the Guantanamo Bay prisoners a trail in anything other than a military court may risk a guarantee guilty verdict now claim that Mr. bin Laden deserves an opportunity to fight his punishment.  But that’s nothing more than the most sour of grapes because their team represented by George Bush Jr. couldn’t pull it off.  And it should also be pointed out that by snuffing him out quick in a Jack Bauer’s 24 Hours style the Navy SEALs saved the tax payers a huge chunk of change.  If these protesting conservatives were honest they would put aside the phony outrage.  Just goes to show some people will do anything to score political points when the other team is riding a wave of popularity.

But what’s the point of people who really think that justice was somehow disregarded when two bullets entered Mr. bin Laden’s skull or wherever they struck his meat bag?  Why in the world would they protest the death of a man who gives praise to the chaos he sowed on an international scale and don’t say a single thing when a black woman holding her baby is murdered by police?  They will protest the death of a terrorist and won’t say a thing when police actually shoot through the baby to kill the woman who was actually innocent, going to school and trying to make a life for herself and for her family.

If people honestly wanted to protest the lack of justice, they didn’t have to wait for the horse and pony show that is the death of Osama bin Laden.  Anyone who protests this man’s passing sans some high profile trial is just somebody taking an opportunity to bring attention to his or her self.  If they really cared about justice they would protest the fact that the cop who shot Oscar Grant got a two year sentence while seventeen year old Genarlow Wilson got a ten year sentence for having oral sex performed on him by a fifteen year old girl.  If people were so concerned about America’s lack of justice, they would realize that we don’t have to go half way around the world to protest the death of a master criminal.  The injustice that is part and parcel of the American way of life happens every day somewhere in America’s black community because quite frankly people simply do not care.  People protesting the elimination of Osama bin Laden as some form of injustice are doing nothing but reminding us how little we think of black people.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - Posted by | African Americans, Barack Obama, Black Community, Black Culture, Black People, Life, Racism, Thoughts |

2 Comments »

  1. “Anyone who protests this man’s passing sans some high profile trial is just somebody taking an opportunity to bring attention to his or her self. If they really cared about justice they would protest the fact that the cop who shot Oscar Grant got a two year sentence while seventeen year old Genarlow Wilson got a ten year sentence for having oral sex performed on him by a fifteen year old girl.”
    Some of us do both…

    Comment by Jeff | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Jeff,

      I guess it’s okay if some of us do both. The article is directed towards those who protest Mr. bin Laden’s murder as an injustice while ignoring what happens in the black community.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Reply


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