The Passing Of One Who Is Considered As Evil Should Be Looked Upon As An Opportunity.
The passing of one who is considered as evil should be looked upon as an opportunity to squelch the spread of hatred, not an opportunity to wield it.
We all will die. How we are remembered and regarded after we pass is hardly relevant compared to the actions to be judged by while we are alive. There is never nobility in taking joy in the suffering of others. As flawed and misguided as many of his followers are, many of them are suffering if even for the wrong reasons. To a degree, there should be some expected comfort that at least the words of hatred from his mouth have been silenced. But there should also be a desire to let the hatred rest with him while we put forth the power of what decency can do for the world instead.
With each voice of hatred that is silenced, the voices of decency weigh ever greater. To miss that opportunity is to yield a win to the premise of hatred as the scales of hatred grow where the voices of decency should have.
This is not about asking for respect towards him, as I feel he didn't earn it.
This is not about defending him, as his actions while alive were condemnable.
This is not about asking people to forgive him, as he did not ask for such.
This is not about forgetting those things he has spewed to hurt people, since such wounds are still open.
This is about recognizing that even upon one's death who is considered evil, and upon which such tempting opportunity arises to succumb to taking joy in other's suffering because of return hatred, that we can instead do far more by proving our inner core decency towards humanity and even upon their death and even in the face of such temptation of opportunity, remain better than they.