A Moment in History: Osama bin Laden – Your Thoughts

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News broke late Sunday night announcing the death of Osama bin Laden. President Obama spoke from the White House, explaining the U.S. military raid on a compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was hiding, and the subsequent assault that ended in his death.

As you may know, CafePress.com users comprise a robust community of diverse people who can create and upload their own product designs. The community expresses themselves in many ways – oftentimes focused on current events, news or pop culture trends – making the CafePress.com Marketplace a Cultural Barometer for the latest on what’s happening in the world.

The CafePress community quickly began voicing their thoughts and feelings about Osama bin Laden on t-shirts and other products minutes after reports of his death surfaced. So far, overall sentiment of Osama related designs centers on the following themes:

1. Celebration: For many, it feels like justice has been served, and the military accomplished their mission.
2. Commemorative: Remembering the 9/11 attacks and tributes to those affected.
3. A moment for the history books: Yesterday will go down as a milestone in U.S. history.
4. Patriotism: Many designs supporting the military. We’re seeing designs that are showing their pride for our friends and family bravely fighting for the U.S.
5. Hats off to the President: Designs are showing that we’re proud of our president and many are saying this cements President Obama’s chances of being re-elected in 2012.

How do you feel about this news? Share your thoughts with us below:

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What sentiments do you feel about the death of Osama bin Laden?

Happy. Justice has been served.

Grateful. Happy to honor all those affected by 9/11

Historical Moment. Generations after us will hear about this day.

Patriotic. Our military protects our country and their hard work is paying off.

Kudos to Obama. Things are going in the right direction.

All of the above

  1. The best part of the capture and killing O.b.L. is that when they got rid of his body, they buried it in the Ocean. So no future terrorist can have a shrine to visit.

  2. I was just about to go to bed when i heard the news, and I felt like spontaneously bursting into the Star Spangled Banner. I was a Senior in high school when 9/11 happened, and I’ve lost friends to the War on Terror. While some may think it is wrong to celebrate the death of any man, Bin Laden was not a man. He was a monster, and one that needed to be dealt with. And I’m certain the families of his victims, including the families of his followers who he convinced to blow themselves up while he lived in his fortified compound, would agree.

  3. I think that the U.S finding Osama proves a good point to all others…If America wants to get you, we will get you. I just don’t think that we need to be celebrating his death or releasing any pictures on the matter.It is good that he was punished, but we don’t need to act primitive. Celebrate that he was punished, not that he is dead.

  4. I made a great design please check out my “Obama Got Osama R.I.P.” design. Instead of going down to the White House that night to celebrate the good news of bin Laden’s death, I chose to create this cool shirt. Everywhere I go people stop and ask me where I bought it. I tell them I made it and they want to buy it right off of my back. LOL

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