Thomas Wictor



The obsession with Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church is the most transparent case of psychological projection I’ve ever seen. There are several definitions of projection. Here’s the one I’ll use for the purposes of this post.

A defense mechanism of denying flaws in yourself while attributing them to others.

There’s no other explanation for why a fake church of forty members was in the news every other day for more than twenty years. We’re told that the “church” was covered extensively because it expressed so much hate. The late Fred Phelps was indeed a hater.

The book Addicted to Hate: The Fred Phelps Story, by Jon Michael Bell, chronicles how Fred habitually addressed his family. I’ve collected various passages.

Shitass, Goddam, tit-ass, piss-ass Goddam, asshole bastard, piece of shit, dick, son-of-a-bitch Godforsaken filthy measly-assed piece of fucking shit Goddam horses ass. You’re not worth shit. You’re a no-good, no-account, Godforsaken piss-assed little bastard. Get your ass in there and lean over that Goddamn bed, you’re going to get a lickin’. Bitch. Fucker. Prick, fucker, prick, Goddamn fucker, Goddamn prick, asshole, prick, prick, fucker, fucker, fucker, fucker, fuck you, you Goddamn fucking piece of garbage. Go to hell. Fuck you. Go to hell. Prick. Fucker. GODDAMN YOU, you fucker. You worthless piece of shit. Goddamn you, you worthless piece of shit of Goddamn fucking shit. Fuck you. Go straight fucking to hell you Goddamn fucking son-of-a-bitch.

That reminded me of something. I scratched my head. Then it came to me: I can read this ecstatic, stream-of-consciousness coprolalia every day on the Internet when the subject is politics. Here’s Louis CK.

Kudos to your dirty hole, you fucking jackoff cunt-face jazzy wondergirl. People think that Sarah Palin is really mean but she has a family of chinese poor people living in her cunt hole. sorry. I want to rub my father’s cock all over Sarah Palin’s fat tits.

Back to Fred Phelps.

How dare you, you asshole bastard prick turd? You turd. You lying, motherfucking stinking piece of fucking shit. Fuck you, you lying sack of shit, you. Get the fuck out of my face. Go to hell. I hate you, you bastard. I hate you, you asshole. You Goddamn prick asshole bastard, dick, piece of fucking rank stinking fucking garbage that’s as full of shit as anyone could ever be. Get the hell out of here, you fucker. Fucker. Fucker. Go to fucking hell you bastard. Piss-ass. Horse’s ass. Goddam fucker. Fucker. Fucker. Fucker. Fucker. Fucker. FUCKER! FUCKER! FUCKER! Asshole. You bastard. You sick Goddamn son-of-a- bitch. You worthless little bastard. You Goddamn asshole prick bastard. God damn it!! God damn YOU!!! GOD DAMN YOU!!! Fuck you, you bastard. You’re going to hell. You little tit-ass. Shit-ass. Fucker tit-ass.

People on Facebook discussing the mistaken notion that Sarah Palin laughed at a pregnant, diabetic woman who fainted. (In reality what Palin found hilarious was the conspiracy theory that the fainting spell was faked.)

She’s a total cunt and needs to go away forever. That is an insult to my cunt. Jeff is a tad bit classier than that gash Palin. As a woman, I find it horrible to call her a cunt; she clearly lacks both the depth and the warmth. When Sarah Palin is the subject, there are no bounds, she should be treated the way she treats the world around her, “cunt”is too generous. She’s a disgrace to cunts. She is a piece of shit, end of story! Sarah Palin is a fucking cunt. Nah, she’s just a cunt and an asshole. BIG TIME ASS HOLE! Cunt. She’s an a$$hole. filthy arrogant cunt!!!! Bitch should get smacked. And shes not a Cunt she is a Cum Rag! Jeffrey Harder is spot on..she’s a CUNT. she is a real dumb ass whore who don’t like americans!! “What a Bitch”! fuck one likes you, you and your family should die. Sick bitch. Dumb bitch.

Fred Phelps again.

You bastard. You bitch. Fuck you. Fuck you, God damn it. I’m going to beat the hell out of you; I warned you and now you’re going to catch it. Where do you think you’re going. Get the fuck back over here you son-of-a-bitch and take your beating like a man. Fucking asshole bastard son-of-a-bitch chicken shit piece of crap, no good little bastard. What the hell do you think you’re doing, for Christ’s sake? I’m not going to put up with you, do you understand me? Do you? I won’t tolerate this bullshit. God Damn you!! I’ll beat the living shit out of you. Watch it. I’m warning you.

People discussing Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.

Heinous bitch who only got elected because she sucked McCain’s dick. That fatherfucker is such a Sarah Palin that I bet she gets it on with politicians to save face. Or to moisturize face. Ann Coulter is a neofascist cunt who will basically do anything that goes by if it has a quarter and a penis. I can only hope she finds out how many times I’ve called her a crazy bitch and a stupid cunt. Sarah Palin is a bigger cunt than Ann Coulter! Well, there is such thing as being an annoying cunt and you are well beyond being one of those. You’re the snatch-pie extraordinaire of annoyance. I got chlamydia about two weeks ago and found the constant puss-filled underwear, burning urethra and prostate pinching way more enjoyable than knowing you are allowed to breathe without being paid a stupid tax. If you find a way to make people pay such a tax for being fellow retards of yours, I’ll bury the hatchet, get some pee-hole pills and we can bury our feud. Hopefully you follow this warning better than your whore daughter did pregnancy warnings or like her, you’ll get dicked.

Reverend Fred Phelps (Deceased).

Do you want me to beat you, fat ass? You Goddamn hussy. You fat Goddamn hussy. You’d think you could give me some Goddamn fucking support instead of always fighting me and causing me all of this Goddamn fucking grief. I’m not going to put up with your Goddamn sassy mouth talking back to me or telling me what to do, you fucking bitch. I’m telling you. Goddamn it, I’m warning you. I’m going to slap the hell of out of you. You’re going to catch it if you don’t shut your Goddamn Godforsaken mouth and back off. I’m not going to tell you again. The next time I’m going to turn my Goddamn attention to you and you’re going to be sorry. I’ll cuff you around and give you a Goddamn beating. Don’t interfere with my beating of this Goddamn bastard one more time. I want this fat off of that ass. I’m not going to put up with that fat ass. If you don’t lose it by tomorrow, you’ll get another beating. I want that fat ass off of you, you fat bitch, you Goddam fat slut, do you get it, you thickheaded bitch?

People writing to Michelle Malkin.

You’re a sick BITCH. You are the stupidest BITCH in the world. What make you think that white people like your dog eating ass. Asian asshole bitch! times up you ugly motherfucker make sure sure your husband signs that policy bitch. What the fuck are you?? A fucking Jap or what?? If you fucking don’t like the the USA, get the Fuck out!! You are a Fucking Idoit !!!! You are one stuip fucking Cunt!!!!!!!! Fuck you !!!!! You fucking asshole !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get the fuck out now you stupid cunt before we drag you out by your Pubic hair..out damn twat!!! You are the biggest cunt on the face of the earth. Wait- maybe coulter is. No, it is you. Shove your bitter rhetoric up your stinking ass, fucking idiot. You are one ugly, self hating -indonesian cunt. Fucking illegal alien traitor cunt. Hope u die screaming in pain from cancer or the syphlis you and your mom carry. You should be in a zoo with the rest of the right wing dick sucker (their own dicks). Cunt whore traitor illegal alien liar pig. Do the world a wonderful favor and sew your cunt up with barbwire.

And we’ve all seen images like this, ad nauseum.

Pretty horrific sentiments. Are they worse than this?

I saw such signs in Los Angeles for eight years. Tens of thousands of people marched with signs like that. How come they didn’t garner the sort of coverage that the forty sign holders of the Westboro Baptist Church got?

Fred Phelps was a lifelong Democrat. Does that mean all Democrats are like Fred Phelps? Of course not.

But the Democrats who spew the sort of deranged, sectarian hatred you can read on this page are indistinguishable from Fred Phelps. They look at Fred and see themselves, which makes them hate him even more than they hate Sarah Palin.

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