Shakespeare didn’t write in a vacuum. He didn’t sit passively creating whimsical stories. Shakespeare was a student of human behavior and scrutinized the moral and ethical quandaries of man. He believed that vengeance is the prerogative of heaven.
Last week I read lots of commentary regarding the demise of Osama bin Laden. I am much too close to this occurrence to be rational about what went down in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden attacked my city, murdered thousands of American citizens, many of whom were women and children, and engineered countless terrorist attacks throughout the world.
When those Navy Seals put a bullet in his head, justice was served, commentators said.
But in my view, justice had nothing to do with it. I didn’t see any due process, did you? It was payback, vengeance. And it was sweet.