There's A Special Place In Hell...

There’s A Special Place In Hell…

For witches.1
For vampires once they’re staked or burned.2
For the Halloween spoilers.3
For puppeteers like Paxton.4

For the systems integrators.5

For a number of Federal court judges,
As I am sure there will be for Members of Congress.6
For non-disabled drivers who sport a handicapped placard on the dash
And park free all day at a downtown metered spot.7

For liars like Golan Cipel.8
For those who remove wood windows.9
For politicians who betray our nation’s most helpless children
For the benefit of a sullen and recalcitrant teacher’s union.10

For the Kaiser, the Clown Prince,
 — and those taxi drivers!11
For noblemen who despoiled what peasants had sweated to grow. 12

For this guy.13
For those people.14
For that.15

For people who put together a book this comprehensive,
Then neglect to include an index.16

For Minnie’s married ex-lover.17
For those who violate children.18
For the women who have let men abuse them.19
For women who don’t help other women.20
For people like you.21

1 Lonely Witch in Hell, Bryon Severns [source]

2 True Blood and Philosophy, William Irwin [source]

3 For Your Love, Carolyn Wilson [source]

4 Silenced, Allison Brennan [source]

5 Network World, “Networking and religion are a match made in heaven” [source]

6 Congressional Record, May 6, 1998 [source]

7 Jalopnik, “News Flash: Not All Disabled Parking Placards Are Legit” [source]

8 The New York Times, “Aide McGreevey Cited Says They Never Had an Affair” [source]

9 Bungalow Details: Exterior, Jane Powell, Linda Svendsen [source]

10 The Atlantic, “The Obama Girls Aren’t Like You and Me” [source]

11 Heaven, Hell, Or Hoboken, Ray Neil Johnson [source]

12 World Without End, Ken Follett [source]

13 PolitiFact, “Bill O’Reilly called George Tiller ‘a baby killer’ with attribution” [source]

14 Curbed SF, “For Speculators: A Special Place In Hell” [source]

15 Legal Affairs, “Making The Partner” [source]

16 Orange Coast Magazine, “Bibliofile” [source]

17 The New Yorker, “Movies” [source]

18, “There Is a Special Place In Hell For Those Who Violate Children” [source]

19 The New York Times, “Walking the Chickens” [source]

20 Time, “10 Questions for Madeleine Albright” [source]

21 Huffington Post, “Tim D’Annunzio Melts Down On Talk Radio: North Carolina Congressional Candidate Implodes During Recent Interview” [source]

Previously in this series: Yes, Virginia

Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.