I’m going to make this one short and sweet. First and foremost I am the Modern Day Machiavelli, and that being said I am known for saying things others won’t say, being crude, and being especially controversial. I guess this one is no different, but in this case It may be of a surprise to some who know me.
Those that know me, know that I love to read online news articles and comment on them, I sometimes even engage in lengthy debates in the comment sections after articles on major news sites. That being said, I have been astonished and somewhat appalled by the attitude towards the burial of the dead Boston bombing terrorist. For those of you that don’t know, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect’s body has been hanging around for weeks after his death. First it was held for investigative purposes, then when it was available for release to the family there was a delay. Then when the body was claimed, it was stuck at the funeral home because there was a huge dilemma about how to dispose of the body for it’s final rest. Sometimes it seems as though notorious criminals in recent history were cremated but because of muslim practice, cremation was not an option. The general consensus among most Americans is that he should be returned to his native land, but for a myriad of reasons that didn’t seem to be an option either. So the logical thing to do is bury the body somewhere relatively close. This option seemed to be some form of blasphemy or even worse….
Now this brings me to my point at hand. I have several problems with the way some Americans, even government officials are acting towards “disposing” of the remains of this terrorist. First, when the funeral director preparing the remains first mentioned he was having trouble finding a burial place for the body, people hit the internet cursing his body and demanding and suggesting that everything be done to the body except burial. The funeral director stated that people were driving by the funeral home yelling obscenities and that some people gathered outside to protest.
First of all, I’m not sure what people expect to be done. Are we barbarians? You would think so from what has been suggested over the last week or so. Remember one of the key elements that separate us from muslim extremist and other terrorist is that we are a civilized society. I am almost ashamed of how we, as a collective, have conducted ourselves over the several weeks. I expect that kind of behavior from a select few, but from what I have seen of a good portion of people, as well as members of our local and state governments, I stand bewildered. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no sympathy for Tamerlan Tsarnaev or his brother. As a matter of fact I was somewhat tickled by the way he died, and could care less if his brother died in a similar fashion. But when they’re dead they’re dead, bury them and be done with it. Now I’m not saying there should be a dignified funeral and some kind of “pomp and circumstance”, just dig a hole, throw his ass in, cover it up, and be done. Finally, today he was buried in Virginia but officials stated that they are going to try to find some legal avenue to “undue” the burial. I find this sickening and somewhat ridiculous.
You must also realize that the longer we prolong this, the more we are making him a martyr to the terrorist and sympathizers he represents. Remember we are the civilized ones, we are a better culture, a better society, and damn sure a better country. Are we also going to set some kind of precedence? What happens when Charles Manson dies, are we going to refuse to bury him as well.
The bottom line is that burying this worthless piece of dung is not about him, it’s what we are.
I could give a damn if he ever rest, but I think it’s about time to put this to rest.
Want to debate, I’m begging you because I’m the Modern Day Machiavelli!!!!