Saturday, December 30, 2006

Are we having fun yet?

So they hung Sadaam. So are we happy? Yes of course he fucking deserved it, and it was by the laws of his country (yes he got a shitty trial, but probably better than most people there are getting now, if they get one). But does it makes us feel good? Sure, there are some bug-eyed right wingers all twitching and agog with excitement and jizz now. But aside from them, do we feel good? I mean, we shouldn't. The first precept of Buddhism is "do no harm." So we should never feel GOOD about killing someone else. It may be warranted, it may be necessary, it may even bring relief, but we should never enjoy it. And personally, I feel shame and disgust took part in such an obviously unnecessary and staged bloodletting.

This will be a low point in history. Sadly, I don't think it will be the lowest.

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