We’re all someone’s child


Osama Bin Laden is dead. Rumours are that Margret Thatcher is dying (this may be some grim Twitter hoax). Seve, Henry Cooper. People die, our mortality is reinforced. Our reaction to this is one of deep and understandable sympathy to the families of the lost. Or rabid, revolting celebration. As Jessica Dovey says, “I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.”

One thought on “We’re all someone’s child”

  1. My view exactly, I can understand why Bin Laden was not taken as a prisoner & tried in a court, but I still dont agree with it all, least of all celebrating his death.

    The loss of life is tragic, no matter who it is.

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