Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is no fan of Donald Trump. She has made that quite clear on multiple occasions. Her Twitter commentaries on Trump are brilliant, and they’re obviously getting under the skin of the God-Emperor’s supporters.
Rowling has spent some of her time in recent weeks annoying the hell out of Trumpelstiltskin’s fans with her wit and intellect. Her tweets about Trump, and her replies to the comments she receives from Trump’s “poorly educated,” are some of the best 140 character or less commentaries you’ll ever read. On Wednesday morning Rowling was at it again when she tweeted this:
Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
I wonder if this young woman burned her history books, too. Or if she ever had any to begin with. Because if she was familiar with history she would know that book burning has been a very popular means of controlling information among dictators. In the age of the internet it is largely a symbolic act, but no doubt one of which Voldemort would approve.
Rowling’s fans are far more knowledgeable of history than are Trump’s fans, and the replies to her tweet prove it.
— Liz (@ejp72) February 1, 2017
@jk_rowling In your literary opinion, how deeply ironic is it to defend someone everyone claims to be a dictator by BURNING BOOKS?
— IAmHoldingYourHand (@travismcelroy) February 1, 2017
@jk_rowling Book burning… I vaguely remember some other people in history did this too. Hm. Berlin maybe?
— Claïs Lemmens (@Claiis) February 1, 2017
— Noam R (@noamr) February 1, 2017
Others were astounded that the woman could have missed the point of the Potter books.
@jk_rowling clearly she looked at the pages but didn’t read the words.
— nic shields (@nicshields) February 1, 2017
@jk_rowling Some people don’t recognize real-life Umbridges, Dementors and Voldemorts when they see them.
— Pam Solomon (@shortpam) February 1, 2017
But this guy wins the award for best comment, hands down.
@jk_rowling I guess multiple re-readings of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and watching parts of ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ is one way to pass a decade.
— Ped Peros (@PedroPeros) February 1, 2017
Reading Ayn Rand and watching vapid tv shows is perfect for the Trump crowd. They can’t be challenged to think, as the tweet Rowling shared proves. That’s what they pay their God-Emperor to do, Harry Potter help us all.