The model Christians of Westboro Baptist are at it again, planning to make their characteristically cruel and false statements in Joplin, and just in time for the big public service of memorial. Current word is that bikers streamed to Joplin to block the Reverend Phelps and his klan.
We don't know whether any blocking actually happened, and we look forward to ignoring further reports. We have tired not just of Mr. Phelps but of the constant indignation that so many citizens, most especially Christian citizens, express against him.
We think that instead of organizing resistance to his protests, the only way to deal with such as Mr. Phelps is for all others to become utterly united . . . in ignoring him entirely.
Mr. Phelps thrives on other people's anger, the only form of attention he can get. So all 300 million of us need to stop paying any attention to him. Then he's finished for good.
Let him continue to make outrageous statements at sensitive public events. Let him spray-paint the Washington Monument with his signature slogan. Let him appear at half time at the Super Bowl and have his own wardrobe malfunction.
But if we all ignore him, he's powerless forever.
Of course, it won't happen. It's more fun to fight with idiots than to ignore them.
Which is why we blog.