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Quotables: Solange Knowles Isn’t Happy About Bin Laden’s Death

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“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.


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  • Jesus, all of you think too much. It’s very simple: bin Laden was the symbol of all that’s evil in the world. While I’m not exactly poppin’ open a bottle of Moet myself over the end of this POS, there should be nothing but elation over his long overdue termination. Need I remind you that he strategically calculated and planned the 9/11 attacks for several years before they occurred, and has been an inspiration to many others who are just as batshit as he is to try and repeat similar acts since then. You should be celebrating that the world is at the very least a little bit better place now that he is gone. Because whether or not you want to believe it, it is true.

    • Great point. Even if there are more terrorists in the world, killing this onekind of sends out a message. Why let him get away with it? Its not about revenge, its about tearing down their idol.

    • I agree that Bin Laden should be punished . He did the crime so he must do the time.

  • “I 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.

    • Grim satisfaction is my reaction to Bin Laden’s killing. You see, I remember my reaction to the sight of people jumping out of the World Trade Center when the only choice left to them was how to die; burning to death or death by falling. I am proud that the message of America’s relentlessness was played out. I think a lot of you guys were a little too young to remember how hideous Sept. 11th truly was. Solange Knowles sounds like she was drunk or high when she made that remark. I found it hard to figure out what she was saying. So, no, I’m not jumping up and down. I am feeling proud beyond description that justice was finally done and that radical Muslim terrorists everywhere finally know who they’re dealing with.

    • actually, the first bit of that “i mourn the loss…etc”, wasnt part of the quote by MLK. that first sentence was written by some lady on facebook, to set up his quote. when people wanted to share MLK’s quote around facebook, they didnt bother to notice where the quotations began and ended.

  • You’re kidding, right? It’s an idealism we do not understand as Americans, the ‘radical’ islamic agenda of destroying America and Americans, just because we exist. Though we have done nothing personally to them, they just want us dead… it is something we need to protect our way of life against; so we can blog about it tomorrow. We need to root out these factors and remove them. They won’t go away, so neither should we.

  • god forbid someone in your family is killed.
    u will not be turning the other cheek.
    u will want revenge.
    and if u r rapped, u will want revenge against your rapist or the rapist against your mother , sister, niece, or cousin.

    join the REAL world. not the world of we got money and nothing bad will happen to US

  • Uh, I don’t understand that whole spiel. What?? For all we know she could be talking about the death of the great Kazoo. Being of above average writing intellect, I am confused. I didn’t extract anything but a vague jumble of psudo depth from that whole jumble of words. Where is the subject, who is she talking about? Was this posted with missing information? I’m going to go with that, because I don’t want to believe she’d post this as is.