yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india because the patel twins are going to school in scotland and what are they told about their history, tell me about native american kids learning to say wingardium leviosa with hate in their hearts and tell me about wizarding rabbis bickering about whether you can use potions on the sabbath tell me about the slaves on their ships with their wands broken, mouthing curses in the dark tell me about the runaways that made it with garter snakes wrapped around their wrists that told them when they tasted dogs in the distance, tell me about the underground railroad and abolitionists with unbreakable vows and home-spun invisibility cloaks and disilusionments, using obliviate, using imperio, knowing that they served a higher justice, tell me about what happened to black wizards in the fifties, about what gates they were storming in the sixties tell me about queer wizards taking love potions every morning in their coffee to stay married to their husbands and their wives because what else could they do?
the world only begins and ends with straight white christians if you don’t bother looking any farther than that and too many people don’t and i am tired, tired, tired
♥ AND FOR MY BELOVED BIRTHDAY BABY, A
SAFE,FUN AND HAPPY NEW ADVENTURE WITH POKEBUDDIES AND OF COURSE, JEAN ~ HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARCO BODT! ♥
I’m so glad I chose this au. I actually tried to do a complete background for the first time ahaha probably my last time ever. -eyetwitch- The only reason I was progressive til end is my love for Marco.
Part one, maybe?
things that are currently really bothering me about the wizarding world in britain
- the only job opportunities available are small business owner or working for the gov’t??? (i’m assuming healers work for the gov’t because, y’know, britain)
- this is problematic
- this is problematic because of the government of the british wizarding world
- the only school is run by the government; the daily prophet is de facto run by the government; as mentioned above, nearly all jobs are government jobs
- the wizarding world is not a democracy
- the judicial branch (wizengamot?) is repeatedly shown to completely lack any kind of innocent-until-proven-guilty mentality, trial by jury of your peers does not exist, dementors are the fucking DEFINITION of cruel and unusual punishment, you have no right to an attorney, it can be presumed that you do not have the right not to incriminate yourself
- i realize those are all standards of justice that i have quoted from the bill of rights but they are also… standards of justice that have been adopted by most free governments worldwide…
- how the fuck is the minister of magic chosen, how are government positions acquired, no one is ever shown voting, voting is never discussed, at the beginning of book 6 fudge says the people “wanted” someone tougher i.e. scrimgeour but HOW IS THE MINISTER OF MAGIC CHOSEN??? WE JUST DON’T KNOW
- harry never takes a civics class (muggle or wizarding), he is never taught about how his own government works
- THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE FUCKED UP
- the ministry seems to run largely on a good-old-boys network, as exemplified by lucius malfoy, a former fucking death eater, who has extraordinary power and influence in the extraordinarily powerful government
- voldemort is able to take over the british wizarding government in two years
- it took hitler and mussolini and stalin decades to get the kind of power voldemort gets in two years while being a known war criminal and terrorist
- there are clearly absolutely no protections or safeguards on the rights and freedoms of any wizard
- the wizarding world is a tyranny
- it is a fucking dystopia
Just called an anorexia help line and the girl answered and immediately hearing I was male said “you’re real funny douche” and hung up. If you dot think that’s messed up, u messed up.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME
I think people should know that in the end he called back and talked to the manager and it turned out another guy with his area code had been harassing the girl all night and she was extraordinarily sorry.
it kind of bothers me that after all this time people still dont understand how sorting works in harry potter
its not necessarily based on the characteristics you possess, its the ones you value, and that my friends is completely different. that is why the sorting hat considers your choice, otherwise why would he bother with your opinion
primary examples would be hermione, wormtail and lockhart