On this, the day of the latest Harry Potter film’s release, I stumbled across Cracked.com’ Top 6 Reasons Harry Potter Isn’t For Kids.
For instance, from Reason #3, “Welcome to the Wonderful World of White Supremacy”:
[…] Rowling, on the other hand, takes the Law & Order approach, lifting the most evil things she could find in history books and changing the names enough that she could still call it fiction.
For instance, what are children supposed to make of the series’ antagonists, a group loosely organized around the ideal of â€œpurity of blood?â€ What about their leader, Voldemort, who is the most rabid defender of blood purity despite that he himself is part Muggle? Cough, Hitler, cough.
Heh. It’s funny ’cause it’s true!
(Read the whole thing…)