Friday, October 21, 2011

Gaddafi is dead

This year witnesses the deaths of two leaders, who are notorious for their evil deeds. One is of course Osama bin Laden and the other is Muammar Gaddafi.

Similarities? They were both killed, instead of being captured alive and put on trial. With their passing, many people cheered and celebrated. But I think: "Is that even closure, really?"

If I were to have loved ones who suffer at the hands of these two men, would I simply be satisfied with their deaths? Would I have found enough closure by looking at newspaper reports and photos of their bloodied corpses?

I don't think I can do that; folding up the newspaper and move on. To me, they would still haunt my waking hours and silent dreams.

"The boogeyman is still alive, in our minds."