The Socialist Stylings of J.K. Rowling
Alright, there’s a good reason why I have not posted much today. I posted an article on Free Republic earlier today in which I stated that in Obama’s speech to America’s schoolchildren, he was promoting, “Left-Wing Socialist J.K. Rowling as someone children should look up to.” (Gee, imagine that). And, all day long I’ve been fending off angry supporters of J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter books.
So, after wasting most of my day hunting down links and quotes to back my supposition that J.K. Rowling is a Socialist and that Obama knows this and is throwing her name out there with the intent that children will be inspired to look into her biography and come to admire/worship her Socialist beliefs, I have decided to consolidate my comments into a single post and expand upon them here on our website.
Needless to say, the work that went into researching all of this was quite time consuming. A search for “J.K. Rowling” on Google yields over six million hits. That’s a lot of data to sift through!
First, let us establish that J.K. Rowling is, at the very least, a Socialist with Communist leanings:
As with Obama, we must first look into the person or persons most influential in J.K. Rowling’s life:
Excerpt from the book “J.K. Rowling” By William Compson, pg 20-21:
“[...] Rowling became very interested in politics when her aunt gaver her a copy of Jessica Mitford‘s Daughters and Rebels when she was fourteen years old. J.K. Rowling says that Jessica Mitford is the writer who was most influential on her career. In fact, Rowling even named her daughter after her. Mitford was a courageous human rights activist who also had a wonderful sense of humor. She was fiercely independent as well as being a passionate socialist who rebelled against her wealthy family [...]“
Now, it should be pointed out here that the author of this biographical book, William Compson, has glossed over Jessica Mitford’s Leftist leanings. In fact, Jessica Mitford was a card-carrying Communist and was even called up to testify during the infamous Sen. McCarthy hearings. As a side note, Jessica Mitford once lived in Oakland, California. While I was living there, I heard numerous references to her via the Leftist media and local Communist organizations in the Bay Area. Believe me, she was the quintessential Communist.
Here is J.K. Rowling in her own words talking about Jessica Mitford:
“My most influential writer, without a doubt, is Jessica Mitford. When my great-aunt gave me Hons and Rebels when I was 14, she instantly became my heroine. She ran away from home to fight in the Spanish Civil War, taking with her a camera that she had charged to her father’s account. I wished I’d had the nerve to do something like that. I love the way she never outgrew some of her adolescent traits, remaining true to her politics – she was a self-taught socialist – throughout her life. I think I’ve read everything she wrote. I even called my daughter after her.”
Now, having establish that the most influential writer in J.K. Rowling’s life was a card-carrying Communist, let us take a look at J.K. Rowling’s own political leanings and statements:
J.K. Rowling: “The Wizard Behind Harry Potter” by Marc Shapiro, page 178:
“Long a supporter of single parent rights and funding, Joanne’s [J.K. Rowling's] voice was often raised in protest against the government’s plans to cut funding for single parent services.”
Here is J.K. Rowling admitting she is “Left-Wing:”
[Quoting Dumbledore] “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” That is my view. It is very inclusive, and yes, you are right: I am left-wing.
“I believe that poor and vulnerable families will fare much better under the Labour Party than they would under a Cameron-led Conservative Party. Gordon Brown has consistently prioritized and introduced measures that will save as many children as possible from a life lacking in opportunity or choice. The Labour government has reversed the long-term trend in child poverty, and is one of the leading EU countries in combating child poverty. David Cameron’s promise of tax perks for the married, on the other hand, is reminiscent of the Conservative government I experienced as a lone parent. It sends the message that the Conservatives still believe a childless, dual-income, but married couple is more deserving of a financial pat on the head than those struggling, as I once was, to keep their families afloat in difficult times.”
Here she is on what it means to be British:
“It means a welfare state of which we should be fiercely proud and a tradition of tolerance and free speech we should defend to our last collective breath.
It means a health service to which much of the rest of the world aspires, [NOTE: she's talking about socialized health care] the richest and most diverse language, and the best curries outside India.”
Of course, her longest job was at the Leftist organization, Amnesty International.
From her website:
“After leaving university I worked in London; my longest job was with Amnesty International, the organisation that campaigns against human rights abuses all over the world.”
She derides the U.S., but thinks Obama and Clinton are the bomb [this is in a Spanish interview, but you can CLICK HERE and read the automatically translated version]:
“the international political stance of the United States has been wrong in previous years, for its own and for my country… I want a Democrat in the White House. It’s sad Obama and Clinton are rivals because they are both great.”
So, having established her Socialist political leanings, let us see if the Socialist or Communist Party is also aware of her love for their political system:
Here’s the Commie rag, People’s Weekly World, as they see Harry Potter’s world:
“This summer, it’s all about HP and JK (Rowling). From the beginning, I’ve equated the HP series with the struggle against fascism and prejudice. I’ve seen Lord Voldemort’s rise as a parallel universe to the rise of the Bush administration and ultra-right control of all three branches of government (until last year’s election). “
“Dumbledore (and the Sorting Hat) exhorts Hogwarts students to stick together in the face of Voldemort, who thrives on division, and to reach out to students from other lands. Dumbledore says to always stand up and fight prejudice and treat all beings as equals. These messages make my heart swell with love for this series and author. “
“Rowling said one of her biggest influences in her life was author (and Communist) Jessica Mitford. Mitford came from a British aristocratic family who, quite unlike herself, supported fascism. Her sister, Unity, went to Germany and became a close friend of Adolf Hitler. Jessica, on the other hand, went to Spain and supported the anti-fascist, democratic Spanish Republic. Sound like Harry’s godfather and the Black family, HP readers? (Jessica’s sister Nancy was also a socialist. We’ll see if RAB is Regalus Black.)”
Hmmm… Interesting. The Commies have picked up on J.K. Rowling’s Socialist leanings.
Well, how about the Commie Lites…you know, the Socialist Party? Let’s take a look at what they have to say:
So, with the close of Harry Potter (although there are still two more films to come), we can ask what relevance does Harry Potter have for socialists?
JK Rowling has called herself ‘left-wing’ and has also said that within the books there is a certain amount of “political stuff”.
Of this there is evidence throughout, such as the three ‘unforgivable curses’ being killing, torture and enslavement.
There are comments on slavery with the oppression of the house-elves whose cause is taken up by Hermione who sets up the Society for the Protection of Elvish Welfare.
[Uhm, sorry to break in here, but it should be pointed out that Dobby, the house elf in Harry Potter, shares his name with Doris "Dobby" Brin Walker who was the Communist party organizer who recruited Jessica Mitford (J.K. Rowling's most influential idol) and her second husband, Bob Treuhaft (from Jessica Mitford's autobiography, "A Fine Old Conflict," page 50). Coincidentally enough, Doris "Dobby" Brin Walker just passed away last month at the age of ninety in San Francisco. And, believe it or not, Hillary Clinton had a clerkship in 1971 at Walker's firm in Oakland, California. No wonder J.K. Rowling thinks Hillary Clinton is the bomb!
Anyway, continuing on with the article from the Socialist Party's website: ]
There are also comments on the education system, testing, the curriculum and the virtues of the Baccalaureate over A-Levels or in Hogwarts’ case, O.W.L.S.
Racism and discrimination are a theme throughout. The fight for a multicultural society is borne out in the battle against Lord Voldemort’s dream of a world dominated by the ’superior’ pure-blood wizards.
In the story all the mainstream media is used by the state to discredit the anti-Voldemort movement. It is only the small independent press and pirate radio that is able to put the truth out to the wizarding world.
Why does Harry Potter deserve to be reviewed by socialists? Not only does it have positive political comments throughout and has been so incredibly successful, it has also achieved where many governments have failed for years, in getting hundreds of thousands of children that do not normally read, reading.”
Okay, I think it’s safe to say that the Commies and Socialists have picked up on J.K. Rowling’s political leanings, and they love her.
Continuing on down the rabbit hole, let us ponder Obama. Obama is most assuredly a Communist. Having lived in Oakland, California and dealt with Communists on a daily basis, believe you me, they all know of each other (well, the top movers and shakers) and keep in constant touch—even when they are thousands of miles apart. Not only that, but they are continually endorsing and piling accolades upon each other in order to ingratiate themselves and spread their ideas amongst an unsuspecting public.
That being said, I have little doubt that Obama knows of J.K. Rowling’s Socialist and/or Communist leanings. In fact, J.K. Rowling is one of Obama’s favorite authors!!!
“LONDON – US President Barack Obama has revealed that he is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, and even told its author J K Rowling about it.
Obama, 47, who was genuinely pleased to meet 43-year-old Rowling, told her at the end of the Downing Street G20 dinner that he had read all her books, and that he also read them to his daughters Sasha and Malia.
Rowling had been among a number of notable women from the arts, business, and sport world who were being entertained at Downing Street by Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah. (ANI)”
(That’s what a one million pound donation to Gordon Brown’s Socialist Labour Party will get you! )
Of course, Obama also made sure to get J.K. Rowling’s autograph. CLICK HERE for the video.
And, Mrs. Obama sat next to J.K. Rowling at dinner:
“The big question was whether the First Lady would bare those famous arms. For the visit to Buckingham Palace, she chose to cover up in a black jacket and white top. But by the time she attended last night’s Jamie Oliver-cooked dinner in Downing Street, where she sat between J K Rowling and Dame Kelly Holmes, she had indeed changed to a sleeveless ivory top.”
Gee, I wonder who made that seating arrangement? And, I’m pretty darn sure Michelle had plenty of time to talk with Rowling while waiting for her full course meal.
So, having researched this all day long, I’m confident that Obama knows of J.K. Rowling’s political leanings and has a hidden agenda in promoting her to children as an individual to be emulated.
Now, after all that, it must be said that I have read most of the Harry Potter books and I have enjoyed them. However, it was those same books that first clued me in to J.K. Rowling’s Socialist/Communist leanings. It is subtle, but it’s in there if you open your eyes. Perhaps at a later date, I will delve into that subject.
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