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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 10:31 AM
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67. I felt the cheering kids were emotionally invested in their way
They would have been preteens or young teens on 9/11, a horrible age to be impacted by those images and the air of fear and sadness all around them

Everything around it since then has been so negative too... unending war, war of lies, Gitmo, torture, an ugly atmosphere hew, economic crash
Just bad news

bin laden has been the iconic image of 9/11 and terror more than some real person to them, to most of us.

The end of osama is the first 'victory' they have seen. I didn't think they were celebrating death... but some release, something concrete that gives promise of a new start
I am not saying it well. I can feel it more than say it.

I didn't feel like celebrating or chanting USA but I am not 21 either. To try to understand it I imagined being 12 when 9/11 happened and went from there... and it didn't take long to see their joyous outburst as positive and life affirming, not gory and death crazed

And as you note... that hope of "a shift toward the positive, toward peace, toward the troops coming home"

And also it is true
Miracles can happen
May this shift open that door
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  -Osama Bin Laden Is dead -- Should We Rejoice? SCarrington Smith  May-02-11 07:51 AM   #0 
  - How will the US react when 'justice' is attempted on bin Laden's behalf ...  Myrina   May-02-11 07:54 AM   #1 
  - Myrina, I feel the same way  SCarrington Smith   May-02-11 07:56 AM   #2 
     - I think what bugs me most, as stated in posts below ...  Myrina   May-02-11 08:51 AM   #8 
  - It's not justice, IMHO  Kookaburra   May-02-11 08:09 AM   #3 
  - I'm not a violent or vengful person but I have to disagree w/you,  Lindsey   May-02-11 08:23 AM   #4 
  - I've been observing this literally all night...  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 08:37 AM   #5 
  - I felt the cheering kids were emotionally invested in their way  jbnow   May-04-11 10:31 AM   #67 
     - You actually said it very well....  OneGrassRoot   May-04-11 10:48 AM   #68 
  - Desensitization  MorningGlow   May-02-11 08:41 AM   #6 
  - Exactly!  Myrina   May-02-11 08:46 AM   #7 
  - I posted a graphic at FB that a DUer created last night/early morning hours...  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 08:55 AM   #9 
  - I also learned -- or confirmed -- something else about myself...  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 09:01 AM   #10 
  - Threads elsewhere on DU expressing dismay are being swamped  Myrina   May-02-11 09:01 AM   #11 
     - Americans, in general, seem to have a chest-thumping mentality...  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 09:11 AM   #12 
  - DU in general became a kind of horrifying place last night...  villager   May-02-11 10:12 AM   #17 
  - I suppose one could say that I'm desensitized, too,  kentauros   May-02-11 10:31 AM   #23 
  - THis morning, when I heard  BanzaiBonnie   May-02-11 04:15 PM   #36 
  - I'm not saddened by bin Laden's death.  Kind of Blue   May-02-11 09:26 AM   #13 
  - Thank you, Kind of Blue for your story. I wish we didn't have  Lindsey   May-02-11 09:46 AM   #14 
  - Me too, Lindsey. This is our reality  Kind of Blue   May-02-11 10:13 AM   #18 
     - I don't buy into the national karma....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 10:18 AM   #19 
        - I think there is national karma,  Kind of Blue   May-02-11 10:39 AM   #26 
           - Awareness....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 10:54 AM   #29 
  - Thank you for sharing that....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 09:51 AM   #15 
  - This morning I can think  Kind of Blue   May-02-11 10:20 AM   #20 
     - ....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 10:23 AM   #22 
  - thanks for this. there is a time for being a paragon, and a time for compassion to the troubled.  NuttyFluffers   May-03-11 08:11 AM   #58 
     - Thank you, NuttyFluffers. You've reminded me  Kind of Blue   May-03-11 10:15 AM   #62 
  - The number of young people out celebrating really surprised me at first.  davsand   May-02-11 10:12 AM   #16 
  - Well said, Laura  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 10:22 AM   #21 
  - It may bring some closure and "satisfaction" to the victim's families  Ricochet21   May-02-11 10:34 AM   #24 
  - Agreed.  kimmerspixelated   May-02-11 04:38 PM   #37 
  - I'm not rejoicing, but...  liberalmuse   May-02-11 10:39 AM   #25 
  - it's a little early this morning for me to compute  FirstLight   May-02-11 10:51 AM   #27 
  - Yes, FL!  Kind of Blue   May-02-11 11:26 AM   #31 
  - I really need to get away from this 'cause I'm being sucked into a hole....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 10:52 AM   #28 
  - you're very much on the right track. just as comedy is all about timing...  NuttyFluffers   May-03-11 08:20 AM   #60 
     - ....  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 08:42 AM   #61 
  - I really appreciate all the feedback  SCarrington Smith   May-02-11 11:03 AM   #30 
  - Excellent post, IMO.  Grateful for Hope   May-04-11 06:35 PM   #70 
  - I don't really *get* all the celebrating  Celebration   May-02-11 12:01 PM   #32 
  - I'm still sifting through my emotions, how I feel about it etc.  eilen   May-02-11 01:25 PM   #33 
  - I just watched a couple seconds of video of crowds chanting USA USA  Matariki   May-02-11 02:09 PM   #34 
  - About fifteen minutes into his show,  kentauros   May-02-11 03:31 PM   #35 
  - The celebrating is making me sick.  Missy Vixen   May-02-11 05:04 PM   #38 
  - My son posted this on Facebook  Proud_Lefty   May-02-11 05:18 PM   #39 
  - I agree, PL. What a wise son you have.  I Have A Dream   May-02-11 07:40 PM   #41 
     - It's been a rough day  Proud_Lefty   May-02-11 11:04 PM   #49 
  - He created his own karma.  PADemD   May-02-11 05:36 PM   #40 
  - I don't think we should be rejoicing any one's death.  Cleita   May-02-11 07:41 PM   #42 
  - That's my feeling exactly. nt  I Have A Dream   May-02-11 08:04 PM   #43 
  - I knew there would be a post on here about exactly how I'm feeling  findrskeep   May-02-11 08:09 PM   #44 
     - Exactly....  OneGrassRoot   May-02-11 09:19 PM   #48 
  - I wasn't sad to hear of his death but I knew  Flying Dream Blues   May-02-11 08:11 PM   #45 
  - I felt nothing when I heard the news....the cheering makes me  Gin   May-02-11 08:31 PM   #46 
  - Thank you so much, everybody. :)  SCarrington Smith   May-02-11 09:15 PM   #47 
  - Someone just made an EXCELLENT point:  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 02:41 AM   #50 
  - I'm...sort of embarrassed for anyone who thinks "rejoicing" is an appropriate reaction.  BlueIris   May-03-11 07:27 AM   #51 
  - So, any common ground in this thread amongst ASAHers...  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 07:54 AM   #52 
  - Compassion  MorningGlow   May-03-11 08:04 AM   #54 
     - Yet how even ASAHers view compassion being put into action...  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 08:08 AM   #55 
        - I was thinking more about  MorningGlow   May-03-11 08:09 AM   #56 
           - "Awareness"....  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 08:17 AM   #59 
  - we are humans. forgive one another to your capacity, especially yourself.  NuttyFluffers   May-03-11 07:59 AM   #53 
  - Very good point, NuttyFluffers  SCarrington Smith   May-03-11 08:11 AM   #57 
  - Here's another writer's analysis  Kind of Blue   May-03-11 07:42 PM   #63 
  - Good stuff...  OneGrassRoot   May-03-11 08:10 PM   #64 
  - ...  Kind of Blue   May-03-11 08:26 PM   #65 
  - That's very interesting...  SCarrington Smith   May-04-11 07:52 AM   #66 
     - Hey, SCS. Got one more from the Dalai Lama.  Kind of Blue   May-04-11 10:54 PM   #71 
        - The Dalai Lama never ceases to amaze me...:)  SCarrington Smith   May-05-11 09:29 PM   #73 
  - Osama Bin Laden Is dead -- Should We Rejoice?  DeSwiss   May-04-11 04:14 PM   #69 
     - I loved this...  SCarrington Smith   May-05-11 09:27 PM   #72 
        - De Nada. I love it too.  DeSwiss   May-06-11 12:44 AM   #74 

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