J. K. Rowling : The Potter Series is Neoliberal Garbage

The Potter Series is Neoliberal Garbage

Another bit of fantastic, impeccably researched and detailed analysis by YouTuber Shaun. This guy is amazing.

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She has a lot of courage. She is doing more to help the trans community than anyone who indulges their life ruining fantasies.

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Shaun must have a dick you want to suck.

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I usually like Shaun, but I couldn't watch beyond his patently absurd declaration that Rowling is a "committed and very vocal opponent of trans rights" - listing, of course, no examples, and smugly putting it aside as other Youtubers have allegedly dealt with it extensively. "It is an irrefutable fact that she's a cunt, but we're not going to talk about that here." How nice of you to open by poisoning the well, Shaun. What a guy.

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It's been a long time since I paid attention to the TERF issue around Rowling but I seem to remember it being pretty solidly established that she's definitely a complete ass on the subject, so I was okay with him not bothering to retread old ground.

He does do an incredible job showing just how shamelessly conservative the Potter books actually are, with examples straight out of the texts.

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so I was okay with him not bothering to retread old ground.
Then why mention it in the first place?

He does do an incredible job showing just how shamelessly conservative the Potter books actually are, with examples straight out of the texts.
That's as maybe, but the opening was so childishly malicious that I couldn't make it to the main course.

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Then why mention it in the first place?

Because it is true and particularly relevant in today's environment.

That's as maybe, but the opening was so childishly malicious that I couldn't make it to the main course.

Your loss, then.

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What's true is that you've been established as a pedophile.

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Because it is true
It demonstrably is not.

and particularly relevant in today's environment.
If it's relevant, then talk about it. That's not "retreading" anything. If it's not relevant, don't mention it. That's how it works. Don't poison the well just because you don't like someone, especially when you have to resort to lies in order to do it. "I will now present an analysis of this author's works, but before we begin, let me remind you that the author is a very bad person." That's a pretty low brow logical fallacy.

Your loss, then.
I doubt it. I can do without that particular sort of "insight".

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It demonstrably is not.

If you are denying that JK is a transphobe, then you simply haven't been paying attention. She's actively opposed legislation helping trans people and made plainly transphobic comments, multiple times.

If it's relevant, then talk about it. That's not "retreading" anything. If it's not relevant, don't mention it. That's how it works.

How it works is that he gets to talk about what he wants to talk about. And he was completely justified in his approach.

At the time he uploaded the video, JK's transphobia had already been established and discussed for years, but no one had really gone over the surprisingly conservative politics of her popular books.

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If you are denying that JK is a transphobe, then you simply haven't been paying attention. She's actively opposed legislation helping trans people and made plainly transphobic comments, multiple times.
No, she has not. The legislation she opposed was one where anyone could change gender legally just by stating it, so a male rapist could be sentenced to serve in a women's prison if he wanted to. She was actually addressing the potential consequences of a spectacularly ridiculous legislation, not opposing trans rights in any way, shape or form. And feel free to post anything she has written or said which could possibly qualify as transphobic. So far I haven't seen a single thing, from anyone.


How it works is that he gets to talk about what he wants to talk about. And he was completely justified in his approach.
Sure, if he wants to look like an idiot. If he wants to be taken seriously by anyone who doesn't already agree with him, he needs to avoid logical fallacies.


At the time he uploaded the video, JK's transphobia had already been established and discussed for years,
Discussed, sure. Established? Not remotely.

but no one had really gone over the surprisingly conservative politics of her popular books.
Then that's what Shaun should have done, and any trans discussion would be completely irrelevant and only distract from his point - which may be valid, but will carry less weight because he chose to open with an informal fallacy.

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Excellent post.

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Okay, I can now see that you are a transphobe bigot yourself, which is why you agree with this dumb bitch and are annoyed that Shaun referenced what non-bigots in the skeptical community already knew and have known for years.

Got it.

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Have you ever produced an argument that wasn't an ad hominem attack? I've never seen you try to take someone's points apart. It's appeals to "Science!" (never citing actual per reviewed science, just saying the word science) or name calling.

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Okay, I can now see that you are a transphobe bigot yourself,

What did you expect on this board that only has hateful bigots and nazi trolls?

It's really the worst place to discuss those things. Why are you doing it?

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magnificentmoronpole calling people transphobia as if the label actually mattered!

Those that matter dont mind and those that mind dont matter.


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You'd need to be a seriously pathetic wimp to get offended by Harry Potter .

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I bet you liked it or at least did not hate it before JK told the truth about trannies lol

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I never had any interest in the series before I found out that JK was a dumb, ignorant bigot who tells lies about other human beings.

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You need psychiatric treatment. You're miserable, filled with anger and sound suicidal.

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The Harry Potter movies are the shit.

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Correction the first two movies were good. The rest were shit.

The books were excellent.

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What does Harry Potter have to do with neo-liberalism?

I think you’re just thinking of liberalism.

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No, Neo-liberalism is the correct term. Technically, it is the modern approach to capitalism that is shared between "mainstream" politicians, whether self identifying as conservative or liberal. Every president in recent memory was/is neo-liberal, whether Reagan or Obama.

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Even on a board containing FRTT and Millard you still manage to be the most worthless poster here.

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