Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Osama and Our Response

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 in part*

Yes, No Crowds is a travel blog. No, this is not about travel, but I wanted to make a comment about how some of us have been responding to the demise of Osama bin Laden and when this quote arrived, this morning from my wise Uncle Brian in New York, I thought,
yes, that is what I want to say.

* Despite the whole hoo haw about whose quote this is, it remains what I want to say.


  1. Glad to hear that not all of America has turned into a rabid mob. Unedifying and creating much negative comment in press outside of America.

  2. Fortunately, President Obama seems to be trying to travel the same high road.