The usage of the all-quantor is misleading or dishonest. Nobody is telling you to not celebrate anything.
However, I will point out that you celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden is on the same ethical level as him celebrating the 9/11 attacks.
You said, "everyone who gloats about this in any way, including writing "funny" reviews, is somewhat less than human." But you are also saying that it is ok to celebrate something. Can you detail what exactly you think is acceptable, namely what sort of celebration is permissible?
What's being celebrated here is that justice has been done, and there is nothing wrong with it.
Revenge is being celebrated, not justice. Stop kidding yourself. Look at the snide comments. No, wait, I am wrong. It's not even revenge. You know what is being celebrated? Osama managed to hurt the US on their own turf, something that has never happened before (you fought all your wars after the revolution elsewhere except the one where you fought each other). He hurt your pride. He demolished the illusion of invulnerability. That pride is now restored, through revenge. That is what quite a lot of you celebrate. Just look closely.
What snide comments are you referring to? I hope you are not making a generalization about the US response to this in any way based on some Slashdot posters. As far as revenge, pride, and invulnerability go, I don't think any of that matters. The man committed a crime in which thousands of Americans were killed. He deserved to be brought to justice.
Nah, dead is just as fine with me. I just don't think it's something to celebrate. Or do celebrate, but admit that you're not an inch better than the terrorists who celebrate your dead.
And again, I argue that most people are celebrating the delivery of justice after a ten year wait, not death. Here is an article on the issue:
It makes the point that to believe that people are celebrating the death of bin Laden would mean these celebrations would not occur (or I'd say would even be less fervent) if bin Laden had been captured rather than killed. We will never know now, but I strongly believe there would be an equal celebration of his capture.