Should morals in fiction reflect morals in reality? I ask this as my children and I are watching “The Incredibles.”
And what about almost all major Disney movies, in which the “bad guy” dies or “disappears permanently”?
And what about the Bourne movies or Mission Impossible or ….? So many movies so many people, including several peaceful pacifists and Christians, love and enjoy all portray an evil entity dying without going through the courts or somesuch. Many actually portray a renegade cop who had to turn in his badge being the one “bringing the bad guy to justice.”
Here we have a real-life situation of an evil person who has had ten years to own up to his crimes and perhaps turn himself in—crimes that killed thousands of people with many more attempted and future attempts to be expected—who was hunted down by officials and taken out in an official capacity.
Should they have attempted to arrest him and bring him to international court? Sure? Would that have worked? Probably not. Osama and his minions would have gone down fighting.
The US is fighting on several fronts, losing thousands of Americans while killing thousands of others in wars barely justified or not at all justified and we have a gaggle of people who celebrate “superhero” movies complaining that one evil man did not get a fair and impartial trial, which is nigh impossible anyway.
Oh, and just as killing Osama didn’t and couldn’t have brought back the thousands he ordered killed, neither will complaining about his murder bring him back. Move on.
How about we have a serious discussion about the US economy, taxes, welfare, and capitalism? How about we work on something we can actually do something about?