an open letter to the closed mind of Roald Dahl

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (/ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/;[1] Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɾuːɑl dɑl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot.[2] His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.[3]

Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and he became one of the world’s best-selling authors.[4][5] He has been referred to as “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century”.[6] His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards’ Children’s Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.[7]

Dahl’s short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children’s books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters.[8][9] His books champion the kind-hearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment.[10][11] Dahl’s works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected.

Racist, anti-Semite, Hitler Apologist: On Roald Dahl, Hero of Children’s Lit
This year marks the 50th anniversary and a new Hebrew translation of Dahl’s masterpiece ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’
chargene-wilder-prime.pngread more: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/books/.premium-1.619451

Dear deceased  writer, 

Sorry i missed your birthday , on September 13th but i just read an article that you were an active antisemite , adding hate of Israel as you updated your demonising generalizations of the jews, and lo and behold it is the 50 th anniversary of the Hebrew translation of your masterpiece “charlie and the chocolate factory”, i think i spoke English to my children so i could read this book out loud to them, somehow i acquired a collection of your books and insisted on reading a chapter every night before they went to bed, right before their prayers too.

Gene Wilder , a man of my tribe, and a very funny talented man made your book “Charlie and the chocolate factory” famous, he IS your book to millions of fans all over the world, forever tying your name with his name and even death, he just died last month, will never tear you apart. 

So , talented man, who has so many positive quotes but one very bad habit of hating and generalizing  and demonising all jews , karma works big time and you will never get rid of us. 

 

Sometimes you have to separate the man or woman from the writing they had created , from the painting they had painted, from the music they had composed, from the person that they had chosen to become. 

sincerely

 

Seagull L.

 

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a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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