Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

So, I kinda feel bad that I pulled a little internet hoax on facebook.  I announced that I'd posted Osama Bin Laden's death pic on my blog.  Well, people (40, the last time I checked) clicked on the link to check it out.  I'm sure they were just humoring me because out of all places that the media and President Obama could pick to release that photo, my blog would probably not be their first choice.  It might even be their last choice of all possible choices.  Hmmmm, let's see.  Shall we go with CNN?  Fox?  That Maddow lady?  Or how about this death writer chick who doesn't get any traffic?  Shall we hand over the one thing that will make her a household name?  In my dreams.

But honestly, I don't want to see a pic of Osama Bin Laden with a bullet in his head, but I'm sure Donald Trump will.  He'll want an official death certificate.  I'm just going to take the President's word on it.  But, there's a lot of people out there who do want to see a pic.  Is it morbid curiousity?  Or is it about having evidence of his death?  I'm curious, but not that curious. 

Since Osama's death, I've been asked for my opinion on his "execution" since I'm not a supporter of the death penalty.  I didn't really want to talk about it.  In fact, I responded to one person who wanted to ruffle my feathers with a facebook status that was attributed to Martin Luther King.


Turns out, the quote was bogus.  But, I liked the sentiment of it. I didn't feel like jumping up and down and signing "ding dong the witch is dead."  It was a somber moment for me.  So many lives have been lost--the victims of 9/11 and all the brave men and women who died protecting and fighting for our country.  To me, it just didn't seem right.  I honestly don't believe that Osama Bin Laden's death is going to bring CLOSURE to any of the people who lost someone because of his actions.  Closure doesn't really exist.  

And you know what? That's all I'm going to say about that.
Post your thoughts or not.

6 comments:

  1. I'd like to see the pic out of morbid curiosity. I am ashamed to admit, but I watched online when al Qaeda beheaded a guy. I knew I would regret it, and I do, but I HAD to do it.

    I was a fan of the Faces of Death video series in the 80s. Do you know of it?

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  2. I totally remember the Faces of Death video series in the 80's. I never saw one of them, but I heard tales about crocodiles and stuff like that. Was there a monkey brain thing too, like in Indiana Jones' movies?

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  3. proof of death

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  4. I think that even with a pic, there will be naysayers who will accuse it of being a fake.

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  5. Yeah, I remember the monkey brains. The series showed quite a few people being killed in electric chairs, too.

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  6. Really? They showed executions? Wow.

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