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02 May 2011 @ 04:00 pm
in response to world events  
“‎I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
Meredith: Mal - end serenityxfirefly9x on May 3rd, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
THIS. It kind of concerns me how much some people are "OMG!YAY" about a death.
Sunny: FF River wanderingsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Very disconcerting. They perhaps lack the awareness that those kinds of mental attitudes is what creates people like Osama Bin Laden.
ladysophiekitty: Hermione pinkladysophiekitty on May 3rd, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. I've ben mostly quiet and absent today because I can't celebrate a death, no matter how much I may dislike the man.
Sunny: BSG Duallasunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
People can be very disappointing.
aprilvolitionaprilvolition on May 3rd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
I think I love you for posting this. I had someone come in singing a not very nice song about Osama's death, and he just smiled at me afterwards, and asked if I'd heard the good news. I was disgusted. I get that he did bad things, I understand the need for justice, but joy at anyone's death just seems wrong.
Sunny: WW CJ facepalmsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
What is wrong with people? This is why we can't have nice things! People are lacking the self-awareness needed to STOP the perpetuation of this cycle of violence. Just. Wow.
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Sunny: WW CJ Josh tacklehugsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
A.j.: A.j.aj on May 3rd, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Pretty much this.
Sunny: Pagesunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Yes.
squeakyboots: motherflippinjokesqueakyboots on May 3rd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for this. Some of the speeches on television this afternoon were just...ugh. Trying to retroactively justify the war much?
Sunny: WW CJ eff u ^sunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
Ugh, this is why I don't watch the news. It brainwashes people into thinking one way by drumming up publicity and emotions when really the issues, the REAL issues, are pushed aside in favour of some superiority complex. Really? REALLY?!
Gwenhwyfar: House- Red Sweater of Disapprovalgwenhwyfar1984 on May 3rd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
OMG!! Thank you for this!! I am glad that I am not the only one disturbed about celebrating someone's death. What the celebrating is doing is making us look just as bad as the people who celebrated 9/11 in the eyes of the world.
Sunny: Angel bizzarro worldsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Continuing the cycle does not solve the problem nor does it push for any kind of solution. Everyone just needs to stop. He was a human being, a decrepit human being yes, but have some dignity for yourself, right? Yeesh. I should lower my expectations of humanity.
Gwenhwyfar: Sailor Moon- Plutogwenhwyfar1984 on May 3rd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Um...I'm agreeing with you. Did you read my post, lol? Yeah, I totally get it!
Sunny: Merlin Heesunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
LOL. Heh, yeah I totally understand you I was just being more expressive... tone gets completely lost in print sometimes. Stupid internets...
Gwenhwyfar: Sailor Moon- Plutogwenhwyfar1984 on May 4th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
LOL! I understand. I have had SO many misunderstandings thanks to the internet.
A Figure Of Speech: [hunger games]afigureofspeech on May 3rd, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. I have been feeling so conflicted ever since I heard about this, because while I know that he was a man who did horrible things and hurt many people and tore apart many lives, I still feel extremely uncomfortable celebrating the death of anyone. Do you mind if I okay this is the only appropriate word I can think of right now and I obviously have been spending too much time on Tumblr reblog this?
Sunny: BSG Flesh & Bonesunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Sure darling. I think Martin Luther King Jr. would approve of the perpetuation of peace and human kindness.
Intrepid Pirate and Questionable Cartoonistkit_a_licious on May 3rd, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Very very much liked. Just so.
Sunny: FF BDHsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
MLK Jr. is one of my heroes.
what a crazy random happenstancealianne on May 3rd, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
*agrees 100 percent*
Sunnysunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Smart man.
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Sunny: HP OotP Harmony hugsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Blue: Tangled - Rapunzel Profilebluebanrigh on May 3rd, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Must remember that quote, elegant and true. Have been watching the news and following twitter feeds and have just got this feeling that those rejoicing are inviting trouble upon themselves.
Sunny: X hmmsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Why are people like that? I do not understand this. >.> humans
.: misc - peacemizz_magenta on May 3rd, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
Me likes.
Sunny: SGA Elizabethsunny_serenity on May 3rd, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Me too.
Andy: 2046 reflectionankareeda on May 3rd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
OMG YES, YES, YES! THIS! THIS! THIS! Celebrating the death of a human being, whut????? I am/was disturbed... LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUU x ♥! *hugs*