Have We Let the Monsters Win? Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat to the world, and to say that is a relief to many is quite the understatement. This is probably among the few times it’s actually socially acceptable to celebrate someone’s gruesome death like the 4th of July, no? Well, not exactly, according to Salon’s David Sirota. He argues that by celebrating bin Laden’s death, we’re actually mimicking the “foreigners cheering terrorist attacks against America.” The same group of people we usually hold in contempt and despise for their pervasive disregard for human life.