Bertolt Brecht, Death, Fred Phelps, Grave Dancing, Homophobia, prejudice, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Westboro Baptist Church
If we could learn to look instead of gawking,
We’d see the horror in the heart of farce,
If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldn’t always end up on our arse.
This was the thing that nearly has us mastered;
Don’t rejoice in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again.
– Bertolt Brecht, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Enchanted Seashells, Confessions of a Tugboat Captain's Wife said:
Nicely said, nicer than I would have been to him! He was full of hate.
Thank you. I thought of a number of things to say about Phelps and his death, but nothing that struck me as better than that Brecht quote.
The Crazy Crone said:
And the White Lion Roars! said:
“He will not be missed.” Somerset Maugham