“Tonight was just another stepping stone for me, and I’m sure I may be the minority on this one but revenge is not the answer. I started to feel anxiety about all of the possibilities from the announcement tonight, but quickly reminded that none of us have the power. This was more about my feelings of hope tonight and less about politics. I have been through a roller coaster of emotions this evening and wanted to share the optimism that I have in the midst of it all. The world will be the world, but I do have hope because my hope is invested in love.”
Solange Knowles? Hey girl. I think I’m inclined to agree with you. I know you’re not all that relevant these days, except for that wicked awesome appearance on Yo! Gabba Gabba, but you make a good point. There’s always going to be one more terrorist that wants to wreck the world and kill us all, and by going after each and every single one in an effort to protect the world is only going to cost more lives in the long run, right? Lord knows this world ain’t perfect, but even a dumb celebrity blogger like myself knows that there are certain sacrifices that shouldn’t be made on ANYONE’S part, even if it’s supposed to be for the ‘greater good.’ There’s a part of my American psyche that’s relieved to know that the man responsible for the murders of thousands and thousands of innocent people across the world – not just Americans – but the more I think about it, the more I feel that part might be a knee-jerk reaction.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m filled with pride at the brave soldiers who have risked – and continue to risk – their lives for the safety of world citizens, and I truly believe that this nation would be nothing without them and their continual sacrifices, but pardon me if I’m not jumping around for raucous joy. I just don’t feel that.