I recognize what DougJ is trying to say, but man do I disagree. I don’t wish Michael Kelly is dead. I don’t wish anyone was dead, particularly someone who dies so young and leaves behind a grieving spouse and kids. I’m sad for Rick Warren, who lost his son to suicide today. The other night I posted something about Campbell Brown and Dan Senor and titled it Please Just Go Away and Die Young and I almost immediately felt guilty and dirty.
I wish these folks would have chosen different paths and decided to do good, but you know what, harboring feelings in which you wish others were dead or celebrating the death of others is the way to a dark heart. I know I am opening this thread up to “BUT HITLER LIKED ANIMALS” types of comments, but a lot of people were sad when Kelly, Hitchens, and, hell, even Breitbart died.
I am fully aware I am a total hypocrite and how I feel about things changes at a moment’s notice, and I’ll probably be dancing on someone’s grave within months of posting this, but for this fleeting moment I am trying to be a better person. Although the world really is a better place with Breitbart and others gone, but still, there is nothing to really celebrate. If anything, we should be sad they wasted their lives filled with rage and hate, and it is probably best to not mimic their behavior.
Although when Phyllis Schlafly dies, FUCK HER.