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Harry Potter and the crisis of left-liberalism:

From an outside perspective, Harry Potter is a funny fantasy for liberals to cohere around. Going off to centuries-old boarding school where your mum and dad were Head Boy and Head Girl, where tolerance and broadmindedness consists of admitting that lower-class Muggles can occasionally have the same genetically-mediated gifts as the gentry, where the greatest possible action for a woman is to let herself be slain so her son can grow up to revenge himself on her killer, where ignorance of the supernatural is a form of willful self-delusion,a pathetic blindness to the real forces that move the world, where all the kids eat Merry Olde England foods like Roast Beef and Kidney Pie and Yorkshire Pudding all the time, all sounds more reactionary than progressive. But if contemporary liberalism is the ideology of imperial academia, funneled through media and non-profits and governmental agencies but responsible ultimately only to itself, the obsession with Harry Potter makes a lot more sense.

February 7, 2017admin 24 Comments »
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  • Wagner Says:

    Merry olde England foods like procrastinating on writing the next Harry Potter in this case.

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  • TheDividualist Says:

    I always wonder why a straight out Prog which Rowling is writes something that feels like a nostalgy for the past. I mean it has nostalgic elements many Progs would ridicule. Imagine selling it to 1968 student revolutionaries – they would find portraying authority figures like Dumbledore positively absolutely unacceptable. So why?

    Good thing Nick that you are a futurist, so you are immune to it, but for us who tend to go for a more nostalgic kind of reaction perhaps we need to learn to erect emotional barriers where Prog media is trying to sell us Prog ideas wrapped in a nostalgic package like the Game of Thrones – that is again something I so much want to like, that it is difficult to defend mentally against all the Prog messages wrapped into it.

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    collen ryan Reply:

    Downton Abby is another example , I think the phenomena is pretty well described by Brooks in’ Bobo’s in paradise’. Why, is another story, because they think they can turn niggers into lords. So once they have built their own little castle they set about righting the world ignoring what it looks like while under construction because they have so much confidence in their vision. Its not that they actually hate ye old england its merely they are having to tear it apart to renovate it. Note there are some parts that are unscathed, just a few well chosen niggers sprinkled about. Of course its getting out of hand now and so they will begin to fight about whats gone wrong soon,
    Yes Game of Crones is what I call it, a Saga about how bunch of crazy bitches manipulate their men to kill each other.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Broadly speaking: antinomianism. Just as progs don’t actually have to live in diverse neighborhoods, they don’t actually have to give up anything they don’t like for the Cause. Whatever they do/say/think or fail to do/say/think, it’s “different.”

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    michael Reply:

    Exactly but i do sense they are being called out on their salvation by faith alone it must be the 5th great awakening

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    Alrenous Reply:

    Aristocracy is and always will be genuinely cool, and even the hardest of harcore progs can’t virtue signal ALL the time.

    It doesn’t help that all progs consider themselves rightful aristocracy.

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  • Uriel Fiori Says:

    a whole alternative timeline where Harry Potter is only a sort-of-funny teenage series, and not a political statement.

    but then again, it’s almost the closest we’ll ever get to the written gospel of anti-Hitlerism.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Harry Potter is designed to take those old ways and make them into an expression of Leftist ideology. Sort of like Game of Thrones and the other post-LOTR “ultra-retro” herd fetishes.

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    Wagner Reply:

    Brett, your comments are often reminiscent of Zarathustra’s hee-hawing ass. Overcome yourself before I overcome you for you.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Imo GoT is de best thing ever done in TV, and I didn´t witness much niggerism.

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  • collen ryan Says:

    But now that I think of it Harry Potter and Downton Abby might simply be a variation of what i call White Rage porn. I noticed shows like the Sopranos Dexter Weeds Breaking Bad and dozens of others were essentially making heros out of Sociopaths. They seemed to give voice to the inner rage of the disenfranchised white middle class. These characters were fed up and they didnt take it anymore. They chimped out but their high white IQs allowed them to do it with impunity. Of course this has a long history but these TV shows were in a whole new category of depravity yet portrayed much more heroically than ever before. They even got to say nigger and make racist observations as long as they were even more disparaging of the straight whites in a David Lynch way.

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    vxxc2014 Reply:

    mike -You must have missed Banshee.

    Which bowed at the margins to Prog piety but at it’s core and indeed much of show is the ultimate white rage with impunity.

    Kind of homicidal Lone ranger in Ex-Con with a Badge form.

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    michael Reply:

    I have missed that one but there are quite a lot i just didnt mention. On the other end of the spectrum a really reactionary show is NYPD Blue the first and last seasons not so much but the rest is pure and evil

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Since we lads are on about how po’er works, and capitalism,

    i´d recommend the « Taboo » sieries which would give an autist an idea, even if it be as it were “mere” fiction of how real world caudillismo works in lieu of the East India Company.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    making heros out of Sociopaths

    Is a child of Nihilism.

    Btw. all criminality is inherently psychopathic.

    The root of Nihilism is essentially a feeling of nothingness which comes from sociosomatopsychic maldevelopment — e.g. from multiple psychosocial traumas and certain genetic predispositions, both of which are co-triggering. This can result in in e.g. depression and pessimism, or the outward seeking and attempt of filling that hole, numbing that feeling, with e.g. the lust of breaking the law, screwing around, lying, machoismo, what have you.

    “My desires and/fancies are more important than truth passed down millennia.” Which includes law, social norms, morality. Is the conscious sociopath.

    (Which is not to say “it´s true because it´s passed down,” but ‘it´s passed down because it´s true’ ; if you had good parents or teachers or were simply open to first grade intellectual culture.)

    Atheism is a subset of it or a demon brother.

    Can´t really be a Nihilist without being an atheist.

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  • Thales Says:

    Being progs, SWPLs must paint everything Current Year. But they are still White, and their hearts yearn for Tradition.

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  • Cultural Imperialist Says:

    “tolerance and broadmindedness consists of admitting that lower-class Muggles can occasionally have the same genetically-mediated gifts as the gentry”

    My feeling is that progs on some level know how hollow their cause is. Deep down they want to be liberals of past centuries.

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    collen ryan Reply:

    I think youre right liberalism before the results were in was amazing thus the whole 60s esthete

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  • Illseen Says:

    The thing is, obviously, that world of posh schools and overstuffed leather chairs and worldly charming European headmasters only existed because of the aristocrcay. Without them you get our world. Kardashian world. Vape world.

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  • Xoth Says:

    The most interesting part was when Hermione was retconned into being black (that stage play version, but eagerly defended by Rowling).

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    Michael Rothblatt Reply:

    We already have black Sir Lancelot and black Lady Gwenevere, so black Hermione is really not that big a deal.

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    collen ryan Reply:

    Dont forget black king tut

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    Xoth Reply:

    They still sort of fluffed it, though. Just imagine if they had made Harry into Barry. Seeing him kicked under the stairs by his white foster family, then triumphantly raised to attend Harv- that is, Hogwarts. Add a short scene with dead dad James so proud of his wife’s black son. The volume of virtue released by this would have been incalculable.

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  • collen ryan Says:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-books-reading-list-214745

    well this must be the source of the tweet, this is a rather cogent considering the source and seems to indicate maybe MM really is an attendant lord along with a couple others who we notice around here or did years ago at least.

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