Mostly everybody else sang along to some songs I had never heard of and I sat listlessly in the back reading DH Lawrence and wondering if the reason why, in my teens and early twenties, I never really bothered trying to overcome my forced isolation and abusive constraints to listen to music and go on road trips and create Youth Memories™ not solely because of my situation but because I knew on some level I’d be too depressed and beat down to really feel anything
Once or twice I actually knew the lyrics to something and could Participate, though.
somehow white ppl can understand why the muggle born registry and the ministry taking people’s wands away was wrong but they are too dim witted to apply those same concepts to reality so a muslim registry and detaining (and handcuffing) legal visa holder’s and children as young as 5 years old doesn’t seem so outrageous to them bc it’s being done in the name of “national security”
like I really don’t understand how yall literally sat and made memes about the parallels between the candidates during the election and harry potter characters but when it comes down to showing compassion for actual humans you have some kind of disconnect?? like u guys cried so much about the government in the hunger games while u enabled our government to literally embody those same ideals and practices???
your favorite works of YA fiction have always alluded to history and if you can scrape up empathy for those characters I fail to understand why you are unable to translate that same rationale to reality….that level of compartmentalization is the ultimate manifestation of white american privilege.
…you mean countries that are still recovering from colonialism and other western intervention??? let’s not sugar coat the reason why their “development” was hindered and act like they are still in those stages because they are inherently inferior to western countries. the west saw their greatness and they left them in ruin on purpose. referring to these countries as developing or third world is fucking degrading terminology that takes away responsibility from countries like the UK and the US.
with riz ahmed and dev patel getting more attention, I just want to take a second to remind non south asian fandom bloggers to check yourselves when you’re speaking about them bc I’ve been seeing a lot of low key fetishizing and orientalist comments on their photos and it’s v uncomfortable like some of yall have never found a brown man attractive before and it’s v apparent in the things you say… so just a gentle reminder to be mindful about what you’re saying