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Mort Laitner

Another Brick in the Wall

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 10 May 2016 https://unsplash.com/photos/ecqqYfV2AgA Matt Pritchard, Cartoon art piece on brick wall, Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

The spirit of Annelies Marie Frank prances onto the Berlin stage. A sold-out Mercedes Benz Stadium roars. A giant inflatable pink pig balloon floats above the stadium. The head of the pig is adorned with the mask of Pink Floyd co-founder, Roger Waters. The pig sways and bobs in the dark night sky. The porcine’s butt is branded with a large black swastika.

The crowd screams, “Anne, Anne, Anne.” They shout her name over and over and over again. Anne freezes in the middle of the stage as a dancer dressed as an Israeli paratrooper hands her an Uzi.

A 40’x40′ white screen lights up. On that screen, a picture of an emaciated Roger Waters appears. He is plastered—crucifix style—on to a red brick wall. He wears striped pajamas. The crowd yells, “Shoot the Jew hater! Shot the Jew hater!”

Anne complies by aiming and pulling the Uzi’s trigger. The Uzi’s rat-a-tat-tats bullets across Waters’  bloody chest.

The music rocks and the crowd sways, as Anne drops the Uzi, grabs the mic and belts out the words to her anthem:

Hey Putrid Waters, this is what we think about your message

We don’t need no racist education

We don’t need no Nazi thought control

We don’t need your Berlin rallies

So leave your ass and guns at home

Hey Waters, leave our Jewish kids alone
All in all, you’re just another swastika painted on the wall
All in all, you’re just another swastika painted on the wall

Anne stops gyrating, takes a sip of water and throws the bottle into the crowd.

The crowd goes crazy.

And now 50,000 fans start singing along with Anne:

We don’t need no stinkin’ dictators
We don’t need no pigs wearing Jewish stars

We don’t need no Nazi sarcasm
Hey Waters, leave our Jewish kids alone

All in all, you’re just another piece of crap splattered on the wall
All in all, you’re just another piece of crap splattered on the wall

We don’t need no racist education

We don’t need no Nazi thought control

Hey Waters, leave those Jewish kids alone

Hey Waters, leave those Jewish kids alone

All in all Waters, you’re just another piece of antisemitic s*** clinging to the wall
All in all Waters, you’re just another piece of antisemitic s*** clinging to the wall

About the Author
Florida's Jewish short-story writer, speaker, film producer and retired attorney. He has authored, "A Hebraic Obsession", "The Hanukkah Bunny" and "The Greatest Gift." He produced an award-winning short film entitled, "The Stairs". Movie can be viewed online. ChatGPT says, Mort is known for his works that often explore themes of love, loss, and the human connection. Laitner has published several books , including “A Hebraic Obsession.” His writing style is characterized by its emotional depth and introspection. Laitner’s works have garnered praise for their heartfelt expression and keen insight into the human experience. Mort is in his third year as president of the South Florida Writers Association. He was a correspondent for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal.
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