Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–or An Illustration of the Dems Disbelieving Nanny State


Most of you know by now I’m a voracious reader and if you check out my “Library Thingy” with any regularity, you know I have all the Harry Potter books and have read them all numerous times.

I also collect the movies as they come out.

Such was the case last night when I decided to pick up the fifth installment, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. For those not familiar with the series, it’s this installment where things begin going “dark and dangerous”–the stakes are higher, the kids are more serious, you can tell war is brewing as Voldemort was revived at the end of the fourth installment, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.

Briefly, “Phoenix” starts with a dementor attack on Harry and Dudley right around the corner from Uncle Vernon’s house. Harry conjures a Patronum to protect the two of them and gets Dudley home. However, he’s expelled from Hogwarts for using magic in front of muggles and being underage while doing so. Dumbledore convinces the Ministry to give Harry a hearing as to the circumstances and reinstate Harry into Hogwarts. Mr. Weasley accompanies Harry to the Ministry for his hearing. While they are in the elevator, one of the “good guys” whispers to Mr. Weasley the time for the hearing has been changed–instead of the two having 3 hours to prepare, they have 5 minutes to appear–and it’s a full court hearing, not just a simple slap on the wrist as the “crime” warrants. Dumbledore appears as Harry’s defense, again not having been notified of the change, but just happening to be at the Ministry.

Harry is pretty much railroaded and not allowed to explain the circumstances for his use of magic until Dumbledore intercedes; he is finally exonerated.

Throughout the summer, Harry is vilified in the wizarding equivalent of the MSM, the “Daily Prophet”, as being a liar for stating Voldemort is back and is rebuilding his army. The Ministry in general, and Cornelius Fudge in particular, don’t want to believe the dark times are imminent so they feel by ignoring what Harry has told them, even with the proof he’s provided, it will go away. In order to do that, they have to make Harry out to be a total whack job.

Is this starting to sound familiar boys and girls?

No one wants to believe Voldemort is back; no one wants to believe the disappearing witches and wizards are due to Voldemort, as before–it’s much easier to continue the disinformation they were all murdered by “mass murderer” Sirius Black.

Enter the Order of the Phoenix–originally started by the parents of the current Hogwarts students and revived by the surviving parents and joined by the students.

There is one “juror” who becomes significant through the movie–she is known by her “pink” attire, and her name is Dolores Umbridge. Anyone who has read the books, now is the time to hiss at the appearance of the ultimate villain–even Lucius Malfoy is preferable to Umbridge.

Umbridge comes to Hogwarts as the Defense of the Dark Arts teacher. As Hermione says, it means the Ministry is interfering with the Hogwarts education. Truer words were never spoken. At the beginning of Umbridge’s class, she hands out new books–defense by theory only, no need for magic in her class. The kids won’t need practical applications for their OWLS (like our SAT’s). When she’s confronted by Harry and those who believe him, she sentences Harry to detention–and a most horrific detention it is. He is to use one of her “special quills” to “write lines”–“I must not tell lies”. She provides him no ink, telling him it’s not necessary. And it’s not–for this quill cuts into the skin whatever the writer is writing and the ink is the user’s own blood.

Slowly but surely, Umbridge takes over the school, “with the Ministry’s permission”–to question her is to question the Ministry. She is always dressed in pink and the clothes look like Jackie Kennedy has been revived. She refers to the centaurs as “approaching human intelligence, half breeds”–very similar to how the dems feel about the proletariat. She keeps instituting more and more restrictive rules, keeping the use of magic down so the kids can’t pass their OWLS with practical applications, starts “reviewing” the teachers curricula and teaching methods (trying to ban Professor Trelawney)–in short, complete nanny state.

The kids have ENOUGH and start “Dumbledore’s Army”, where they, under Harry’s tutelage, start learning the defense of the dark arts from a practical viewpoint. They find the “Room of Requirement” which is only visible for dire need and supplies itself with what’s needed. In the meantime, Umbridge has got Filch spying on the kids and institutes her version of the Nazi Youth to help him–and of course that would be Draco, Crabbe and Goyle. They capture Cho and through the use of Snape’s Veritaserum, find out the details of the group, where they meet, etc. Dumbledore comes to the rescue and takes the blame for the group. When Umbridge and her ilk attempt to arrest him, he flees (rather spectacularly).

All along, the Ministry continues to deny Voldemort is back and rebuilding his army.

Through some more machinations of Umbridge and Hermione’s quick thinking, Umbridge is finally disposed of. However, Harry finds he has a mental connection with Voldemort and Snape is trying to help him block that connection. Through this connection, he sees Sirius at the Ministry, being tortured by Voldemort. The kids race to the rescue and do what needs to be done. (What, you think I’m going to tell you all of it???); however, Sirius dies. Only at the scene’s climax does Fudge see Voldemort and realize he can no longer deny what has been said all along. No matter how much he may try to discredit Harry, Dumbledore, the Order, etc., no matter how he may try to interfere with the education the children are receiving at Hogwarts, purposely dumbing them down with theory only and no practical application of their lessons, the fact remains, Voldemort is back–and definitely rebuilding his deadly army.

No amount of denial will work. None.

No amount of “nanny stating for the good of the people” will work.

No amount of interference in tried and true defense measures and education will work.

No amount of sleight of hand in the art of distraction from the real issues and the real dangers will work.

No amount of appeasement of the dark lord will work.

Voldemort is back. He is building his army. He will have his final war with Harry. Only one will survive. No one will stand in his way.

J.K. Rowling wrote this particular installment at least three years ago. Being a Brit, she’s very familiar with what’s happened on her home shores with the muslim appeasement and the attendant politics we are now seeing played out on our own shores.

Does any of this sound remotely familiar to anyone at this juncture in time–at least to those of use called haters and warmongers (when in actuality we’re the ones seeing reality for what it is)? Or is it going over people’s heads?

Art imitates life–are we smart enough to listen? Or are we going to continue down the road our politicians have chosen for us? Are we going to be part of the problem? Or part of “Dumbledore’s Army?”

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–or An Illustration of the Dems Disbelieving Nanny State


Most of you know by now I’m a voracious reader and if you check out my “Library Thingy” with any regularity, you know I have all the Harry Potter books and have read them all numerous times.

I also collect the movies as they come out.

Such was the case last night when I decided to pick up the fifth installment, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. For those not familiar with the series, it’s this installment where things begin going “dark and dangerous”–the stakes are higher, the kids are more serious, you can tell war is brewing as Voldemort was revived at the end of the fourth installment, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.

Briefly, “Phoenix” starts with a dementor attack on Harry and Dudley right around the corner from Uncle Vernon’s house. Harry conjures a Patronum to protect the two of them and gets Dudley home. However, he’s expelled from Hogwarts for using magic in front of muggles and being underage while doing so. Dumbledore convinces the Ministry to give Harry a hearing as to the circumstances and reinstate Harry into Hogwarts. Mr. Weasley accompanies Harry to the Ministry for his hearing. While they are in the elevator, one of the “good guys” whispers to Mr. Weasley the time for the hearing has been changed–instead of the two having 3 hours to prepare, they have 5 minutes to appear–and it’s a full court hearing, not just a simple slap on the wrist as the “crime” warrants. Dumbledore appears as Harry’s defense, again not having been notified of the change, but just happening to be at the Ministry.

Harry is pretty much railroaded and not allowed to explain the circumstances for his use of magic until Dumbledore intercedes; he is finally exonerated.

Throughout the summer, Harry is vilified in the wizarding equivalent of the MSM, the “Daily Prophet”, as being a liar for stating Voldemort is back and is rebuilding his army. The Ministry in general, and Cornelius Fudge in particular, don’t want to believe the dark times are imminent so they feel by ignoring what Harry has told them, even with the proof he’s provided, it will go away. In order to do that, they have to make Harry out to be a total whack job.

Is this starting to sound familiar boys and girls?

No one wants to believe Voldemort is back; no one wants to believe the disappearing witches and wizards are due to Voldemort, as before–it’s much easier to continue the disinformation they were all murdered by “mass murderer” Sirius Black.

Enter the Order of the Phoenix–originally started by the parents of the current Hogwarts students and revived by the surviving parents and joined by the students.

There is one “juror” who becomes significant through the movie–she is known by her “pink” attire, and her name is Dolores Umbridge. Anyone who has read the books, now is the time to hiss at the appearance of the ultimate villain–even Lucius Malfoy is preferable to Umbridge.

Umbridge comes to Hogwarts as the Defense of the Dark Arts teacher. As Hermione says, it means the Ministry is interfering with the Hogwarts education. Truer words were never spoken. At the beginning of Umbridge’s class, she hands out new books–defense by theory only, no need for magic in her class. The kids won’t need practical applications for their OWLS (like our SAT’s). When she’s confronted by Harry and those who believe him, she sentences Harry to detention–and a most horrific detention it is. He is to use one of her “special quills” to “write lines”–“I must not tell lies”. She provides him no ink, telling him it’s not necessary. And it’s not–for this quill cuts into the skin whatever the writer is writing and the ink is the user’s own blood.

Slowly but surely, Umbridge takes over the school, “with the Ministry’s permission”–to question her is to question the Ministry. She is always dressed in pink and the clothes look like Jackie Kennedy has been revived. She refers to the centaurs as “approaching human intelligence, half breeds”–very similar to how the dems feel about the proletariat. She keeps instituting more and more restrictive rules, keeping the use of magic down so the kids can’t pass their OWLS with practical applications, starts “reviewing” the teachers curricula and teaching methods (trying to ban Professor Trelawney)–in short, complete nanny state.

The kids have ENOUGH and start “Dumbledore’s Army”, where they, under Harry’s tutelage, start learning the defense of the dark arts from a practical viewpoint. They find the “Room of Requirement” which is only visible for dire need and supplies itself with what’s needed. In the meantime, Umbridge has got Filch spying on the kids and institutes her version of the Nazi Youth to help him–and of course that would be Draco, Crabbe and Goyle. They capture Cho and through the use of Snape’s Veritaserum, find out the details of the group, where they meet, etc. Dumbledore comes to the rescue and takes the blame for the group. When Umbridge and her ilk attempt to arrest him, he flees (rather spectacularly).

All along, the Ministry continues to deny Voldemort is back and rebuilding his army.

Through some more machinations of Umbridge and Hermione’s quick thinking, Umbridge is finally disposed of. However, Harry finds he has a mental connection with Voldemort and Snape is trying to help him block that connection. Through this connection, he sees Sirius at the Ministry, being tortured by Voldemort. The kids race to the rescue and do what needs to be done. (What, you think I’m going to tell you all of it???); however, Sirius dies. Only at the scene’s climax does Fudge see Voldemort and realize he can no longer deny what has been said all along. No matter how much he may try to discredit Harry, Dumbledore, the Order, etc., no matter how he may try to interfere with the education the children are receiving at Hogwarts, purposely dumbing them down with theory only and no practical application of their lessons, the fact remains, Voldemort is back–and definitely rebuilding his deadly army.

No amount of denial will work. None.

No amount of “nanny stating for the good of the people” will work.

No amount of interference in tried and true defense measures and education will work.

No amount of sleight of hand in the art of distraction from the real issues and the real dangers will work.

No amount of appeasement of the dark lord will work.

Voldemort is back. He is building his army. He will have his final war with Harry. Only one will survive. No one will stand in his way.

J.K. Rowling wrote this particular installment at least three years ago. Being a Brit, she’s very familiar with what’s happened on her home shores with the muslim appeasement and the attendant politics we are now seeing played out on our own shores.

Does any of this sound remotely familiar to anyone at this juncture in time–at least to those of use called haters and warmongers (when in actuality we’re the ones seeing reality for what it is)? Or is it going over people’s heads?

Art imitates life–are we smart enough to listen? Or are we going to continue down the road our politicians have chosen for us? Are we going to be part of the problem? Or part of “Dumbledore’s Army?”

Talk About Appeasement!

The full story is here per Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp


This stamp was approved September 1, 2001–10 days before 9/11. It SHOULD have been pulled out of respect for those killed, but wasn’t.

A similar slap in the face just occurred with the lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of the end of ramadan.

Anything to appease those who want to slaughter us.

Disgusting.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office.

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know!!

Talk About Appeasement!

The full story is here per Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp


This stamp was approved September 1, 2001–10 days before 9/11. It SHOULD have been pulled out of respect for those killed, but wasn’t.

A similar slap in the face just occurred with the lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of the end of ramadan.

Anything to appease those who want to slaughter us.

Disgusting.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office.

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know!!

From the School of Neville Chamberlian: The Democratic Response to President Bush’s Address

Note: Neville “Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century in the popular mind, because of his policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany regarding the abandonment of Czechoslovakia to Hitler at Munich in 1938.”

The Democratic “appeasement of our enemies” response was delivered by delivered by Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin on Wednesday evening.

Here’s an excerpt of that response:
. . .The president’s response to the challenge of Iraq is to send more American soldiers into the crossfire of the civil war that has engulfed that nation.
Escalation of this war is not the change the American people called for in the last election. Instead of a new direction, the president’s plan moves the American commitment in Iraq in the wrong direction. . . .
. . .Twenty-thousand American soldiers are too few to end this civil war in Iraq and too many American lives to risk on top of those we’ve already lost.
It’s time for President Bush to face the reality of Iraq. And the reality is this: America has paid a heavy price. We have paid with the lives of more than 3,000 of our soldiers. We have paid with the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. And we’ve paid with the hard-earned tax dollars of the families of America.

So what exactly do the Democrats want to do? In an interview with Durbin following the response this is what Durbin said:

. . .QUESTION: [Inaudible]… Do you think that the White House might actually change its position on it or scale it back?
DURBIN: I don’t know. But I’ll tell you this: I think that it’s important that we finally have a voice.
It’s been four years since we voted on the use-of-force resolution. If you look at the purpose of our invasion of Iraq, frankly every single element is unnecessary today. There is no Saddam Hussein. There are no weapons of mass destruction.
What we’re talking about now is to really bring Congress into the debate, the American debate, about what’s going to happen next in Iraq.
And we believe that if we can bring forward a resolution that really brings the president’s policy before Congress [to] ask for bipartisan support; that’s a debate that’s long overdue.


So basically, the Democrats still want to sit at the table with Iran and Syria!

. . .QUESTION: In addition to withdrawal, the Iraq Study Group … said that the U.S. should talk to Iran and Syria…
DURBIN: Yes.
QUESTION: … you know, bring them into the fold with Iraq. And President Bush said — he basically refuted that recommendation as well. How do you respond?
DURBIN: I think that’s a mistake. If there’s any surge that we need, it’s a surge in diplomacy.
We need to have countries in that region, in the Middle East, who are interested in the stability, ultimate stability of Iraq, to get involved in its future.
We can’t do this alone. The Iraqis, as I’ve said in this statement, have to really resolve that they’re going to make their own nation strong and defend it.
But for its long-term future and the stability of its borders, we really need to engage other countries. I don’t know how we can boycott countries in that region.
We need to at least sit at a table and find out if there is some common ground. That’s the only way that I think we’re going to find any long-term stability.


Read the entire response at theEagle.com

Hummm . . . Let’s see what common ground we can find to bring Iran “into the fold”?

The following excerpt from Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2005 speech is from InformationClearinghouse.com (Bold added by me. Take note of how Ahmadinejad takes a jab at the weak. The left here and in Europe should take note. )

“But let’s take a closer look at what Iran’s President Mahmoud said. It is a merit of the ‘New York Times’ that they placed the complete speech at our disposal. Here’s an excerpt from the publication dated 2005-10-30:”

They say it is not possible to have a world without the United States and Zionism. But you know that this is a possible goal and slogan. Let’s take a step back. [[[We had a hostile regime in this country which was undemocratic, armed to the teeth and, with SAVAK, its security apparatus of SAVAK [the intelligence bureau of the Shah of Iran’s government] watched everyone. An environment of terror existed.]]] When our dear Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Iranian revolution] said that the regime must be removed, many of those who claimed to be politically well-informed said it was not possible. All the corrupt governments were in support of the regime when Imam Khomeini started his movement. [[[All the Western and Eastern countries supported the regime even after the massacre of September 7 [1978] ]]] and said the removal of the regime was not possible. But our people resisted and it is 27 years now that we have survived without a regime dependent on the United States. The tyranny of the East and the West over the world should have to end, but weak people who can see only what lies in front of them cannot believe this. Who would believe that one day we could witness the collapse of the Eastern Empire? But we could watch its fall in our lifetime. And it collapsed in a way that we have to refer to libraries because no trace of it is left. Imam [Khomeini] said Saddam must go and he said he would grow weaker than anyone could imagine. Now you see the man who spoke with such arrogance ten years ago that one would have thought he was immortal, is being tried in his own country in handcuffs and shackles [[[by those who he believed supported him and with whose backing he committed his crimes]]]. Our dear Imam said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime [Israel] has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world.

“(source: www.nytimes.com, based on a publication of ‘Iranian Students News Agency’ (ISNA) — insertions by the New York Times in squared brackets — passages in triple squared brackets will be left blank in the MEMRI version printed below)”

To read the rest go to InformationClearinghouse.com

Ahmadinejad On Israel:
This is from the BBC.
“If European countries claim that they have killed Jews in World War II… why don’t they provide the Zionist regime with a piece of Europe,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iranian television.
“Germany and Austria can provide the… regime with two or three provinces for this regime to establish itself, and the issue will be resolved.”
The president’s remarks were quickly condemned by Israel and the US.

Others writing about President Bush’s address and the Democratic Response:
Wake Up America
theneweditor
Almanak
Freedom Eden