Response to Joan Rivers’ Death

Response I posted on Facebook on September 5th:

I’ve always been a fan of Joan Rivers, but no longer since weeks ago when she made a cold statement regarding dead Palestinians. Today Joan is the one dead and we aren’t sure if she died trying to fix a problem related to her plastic surgery, a very different death from many besieged Palestinians who died running away to find safe spaces to live.

The practice of celebrating evil people when they die isn’t something I admire. In fact, I think the world is a better place when people like Joan Rivers take the quickest flight to a place where the comforting smell of graveyards would become more of a problem than their potent words.

Human Rights stand a better chance without the power of people like Joan Rivers cheerleading ethnic cleansing and standing as road block in the way of human conscience.

As far as I see it, there is no memory of Joan Rivers without memory of her evil words in the last weeks of her life, words that didn’t care one damn about the many innocent children ripped apart by Israel’s bombs, words that have served as cultural capital in places like America where politicians, lobbies, college presidents, and big corporations flock to support the career and words of people like Joan Rivers.

“You’re dead, you deserve to be dead,” said Joan Rivers of the Palestinians. “Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that… They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs.”

Well, you’re dead Joan Rivers. Goodbye! Thank You for taking away your evil sooner than I expected! Good luck!

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