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it very neatly describes the way liberals see the world and political struggle
Lots of people complain about the anti-climactic ending, but really I dont think it
could any other way. fd like to imagine that there’s some altemate universe where
Rowling actually believed in something and Harry was actually built up as the
anti-Voldemort he was only hinted as being in the beginning of the books. Where
he's opposes all the many injustices of the wizarding world and determines to
change their frequently backwards, insular, contradictory society for the better, and
forms his own faction antithetical to the Death Eaters and when he finally has his
showdown with Voldy, Harry surpasses by adopting new methods, breaking the
rules and embracing change and the progression of history. While Voldemort clings
to an idyllic imaging of the past and the greatest extent of his dreams is to become
the setf appointed god of a eternally stagnant Neverland, Harry has embraced the
possibility of a shining future and so can overcome the self-imposed limits
Voldemort could never cross, and Voldemort is ultimately defeated by this.
But that would require a Harry that believed in something, and since Rowling is a liberal centrist Blairite that doesnt really believe
in anything, Harry cantt believe in anything. Harry lives in a world drought with confict and injustice, a stratified class society,
slavery of sentient magical creatures, the absurd charade the wizarding world puts up to enforce their own self-segregation, a
corupted and bureauctacy-choked government, rampant racism, so on and so forth. But Harry is little more than a passive
observer for most of i, only the racism really bothers him (and then, really only racism against half-bloods). In fact, when
Hermione stands up against the slavery of elves, she’s treated as some kind of ridiculous Soapbox Sadie. For opposing chattel
slavery. In the end, the biggest force for change is Voldemort and Harry and firiends only ever fight for the preservation and
reproduction of the status quo. The very height of Harry's dreams is to join the aurors, a sort of wizard FBI and the ultimate
defenders of the wizarding status quo. Voldemort and the Death Eaters are the big instigators of change and Harry never quite
gets to Voldy’s level. Harry doesn't even beat Voldemort, Voldemort accidentally kills himself because he violated some obscure
technicality that causes one of his spells to bounce back at him.
And this is really the struggle of liberals, they live in a world fraught with confit, but arent particularly bothered by any of it
except those bit that threaten multicultural pluralism. They see change, and the force behind that change, as a wholly negative
phenomenon. Even then, they can only act within the legal and ideological framework of their society. So, for instance, instead of
organizing insurrectionary and disruptive activity against Trump and the far-right, all they can do is bang their drum about what a
racist bigot he is and hope they can catch him violating some technicality that will allow them to have him impeached or at least
destroy his political clout. It won't work, it will never work, but that's the limit of liberalism just as it was the limit of Harry Potter.
Gonna write a blog post about how DC nano/microgrids are not a panacea for #solarpunk and decentralized energy applications. Anyone got any points they would definitely want to see addressed by such a thing?
Main problem with biological and organic (in the chemistry sense) solar cells is their efficiency isn't very good. Not to say it will always be that way, but it's not a good starting point unless it's something you want to tinker with.
I think solar thermal systems are the best bet for DIY, honestly. We've become an electrical monoculture when a lot of things just need heat or mechanical energy - 1/2
Lightweight, distributed infrastructures to deliver short shelflife medical products and blood
This looks amazing!
Bad mood Show more
Today's been an awful day
Bring the looooong and waaaaaarm summer days back! so I can go riding my bike without being wet, cold and afraid (of being hit by an angry driver)
Summer do not help with drivers but can help solve the rest!
Davos, militarized power, eco-death Show more
Right now on my twitter feed:
@humansoflate publishes photos of swiss snipers on the roofs of Davos
And https://twitter.com/bcmerchant/status/1088106877156679680 shows what happen inside those buildings
This makes me feel sad, powerless and full of rage
military industry Show more
With the huge budgets going into armament contracts we may end up wondering how to disengage from those expenses ( *tactical pun intended*)
But this industry is often implanted in remote areas that end up totally relying on them
Reducing or shutting down a program can easily be a fatal hit to those towns.
To reduce military spending most of the workforce shall be reoriented toward other activities.
I wonder if any politician ever addressed that seriously? How would you?
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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.