It was around 11, someone in raid chat was joking: “Were were you when you learned Bin Laden died?” And to that I can honestly answer: “Punching Arthas in the face”. Yesterday was our retro raid night and I fought Arthas while listening to president Obama deliver his speech live. I watched September 11 happen live after coming off a session of Zelda: Majora’s mask and now this… guess this says something about me.
I was relieved to be honest. While I’m fully aware that Bin Laden death doesn’t magically solve anything, I have family right now in Afghanistan and lost a friend over there. It might not be the end but for me it feels like a milestone has just passed, like we’re getting closer to said end.
And then anger came when I got back to Stormwind and saw the trade chat. I know it, we know it and I saw it happen before at Michael Jackson’s death but every time a major world event happens there’s some retards who feel the need to be an ass. I’m talking to you guys right now. You’re not funny, you’re not clever and you are spitting right in the face of every one who ever served, of everyone who ever lost something to this terrible war and you deserve to be shipped over there and learn about life, the hard way. You can disagree with what is happening and how it’s been done, but what you were doing is on the level of animals.
Then I logged off in sheer disgust, embarrassed. I feared I could be associated with this bunch of degenerates only by playing the same game. I know, most of these kids were probably no older than 2 or 3 when 9/11 happened and they’re still too dumb to realize that sometimes, a little bit of respect is necessary but damn…
Anyway, no big point today, wanted to underline an important event.