April 3, 2024

J.K. Rowling and the Prisoner of the Cult of Trans

The Harry Potter author created Dolores Umbridge as a fictional tyrant. Scotland seems to think of Umbridge as a role model.

Scottish police will not arrest author J.K. Rowling after she posted a series of tweets in which she was “DELIBERATELY DEFIANT” of Scotland’s new Hate Crime Act. Not ironically, the act took effect on April Fools’ Day and criminalizes “misgendering” an individual as being what it calls “stirring up hatred.” Rowling not being arrested is great news, but the Edinburgh resident must feel as though she’s stuck in her fictional world of dark magic and petty tyrants.

As the BBC reports the kerfuffle, “The Harry Potter author described several transgender women as men.” No, she used pronouns that correspond with the individuals’ sex rather than their “identity.”

In 11 posts, Rowling used her acerbic wit to mock the idea that various men are actually women, concluding, “I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offence under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment.” For good measure, she repeatedly used the hashtag #ArrestMe.

For the last several years, Rowling has repeatedly criticized the “transgender” movement’s push to erase women by declaring that men can be women. That is not, she rightly insists, the kind of empowerment women ought to be cheering. For her truthful stand, she has been called all manner of awful things. There’s even an entire section of her Wikipedia page dedicated to how she has “provoked controversy” on the subject by, you know, adhering to scientific reality.

Here’s a friendly reminder that Rowling didn’t start the fight. Neither did any conservative or any other person who believed what humanity has collectively known for all of history — that there are two distinct sexes and that a person cannot change genders. No, the people who “provoked controversy” are the ones denying reality and demanding the rest of us do the same.

Rowling is a well-equipped protagonist to combat the gender-confusion cult. She’s a Christian but not a conservative. She’s a feminist of the old sort, invested in empowering women without obliterating the distinctions between genders. She’s wealthy enough to withstand cancel culture, fight back against lawfare, and pay for her own security in the face of death threats. Plus, she wrote engaging fictional stories full of characters just like the government busybodies who enforce speech codes like the one passed in Scotland.

In the fifth book of that series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rowling introduces Dolores Umbridge, a truly well-written and awful villain. Umbridge hails from the fictional Ministry of Magic, and her bureaucratic job at the wizarding school of Hogwarts is to introduce and enforce various Educational Decrees. These diktats empowered the government at the expense of students and faculty, often requiring that everyone submit to a number of fictions. Among other things, she banned a non-mainstream media magazine, prohibited things like music and broom riding, confiscated wands (i.e., gun control), and, most saliently here, forbade anyone from saying the truth — that the evil wizard Voldemort is alive and active. She then punished students, often cruelly, for any and all infractions. Pictured at the top of this article is the moment in the film where she forced Harry Potter, who told the truth, to write “I must not tell lies” with a pen that magically and painfully etches the words onto the back of his hand.

In other words, the pink-bedecked Umbridge was the perfect embodiment of the intolerant, fact-checking, hate-speech-enforcing Rainbow Mafia.

It’s a testament to the power of fiction that no one roots for Umbridge. In fact, reading the books or watching the movies elicits anger and outrage at her clear villainy. (Don’t miss the harrowing account of my family’s encounter with “Umbridge” at Universal Studios during the days of tyrannical mask enforcement. By the way, Universal abandoned that policy shortly after my article, so I claim full credit.)

You may be thinking, Jackson, why have you written about the trans cult Monday, Tuesday, and now today? The answer is simple: The Rainbow Mafia is essentially what Rowling in Harry Potter called an “Inquisitorial Squad,” whose purpose is to silence and punish dissent from the new narrative.

Speech codes like the one that just became law in Scotland may be coming to America. They already exist on Facebook and other social media platforms, squelching conservative speech as “hate,” “bigotry,” or “misinformation.” By the way, this speech is, more often than not, true. As Rowling once noted, “It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

Suppressing speech has real consequences in elections because some voters never hear dissent from the mainstream media’s narrative and, in their uninformed state, vote for crooks like Joe Biden.

It’s not just speech. The Rainbow Mafia undermines the family, which is the foundation of society. If a family is no longer one man married to one woman with children; if people no longer even know what a woman is; and if we groom, sterilize, and castrate our children, society suffers greatly and may eventually collapse.

In the Harry Potter series, Voldemort nearly wins because so many people believe or enforce lies that hinder the good guys. Ultimately, Potter defeats Voldemort because he stands for the truth in love. Back here in real life, Rowling forced Scottish authorities to stand down, though that may be easier for a wealthy, famous woman than a regular Joanne. Even so, here’s hoping that she and others like her will help liberate us from the tyranny of the dark wizards of Rainbow World.

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