As I am reading the first Harry Potter book to Elise as a bedtime story this story caught my eye..
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has called some campaigners for Scottish independence "Death Eaterish".
very clever, very clever indeed....
JK Rowling has given £1m to Better Together, the campaign to keep Scotland part of the UK.
In doing so, she criticised "a fringe of nationalists who like to demonise anyone who is not blindly and unquestionably pro-independence".
She likened some of them to the scariest characters in her books, saying that, when trying to "make this debate about the purity of your lineage, things start getting a little Death Eaterish for my taste".
The Death Eaters are a group of wizards described as "pure-blood" supremacists led by the evil Lord Voldemort, Potter's arch-enemy. They are contemptuous of "half-bloods" and human "muggles".
We understand she is trying to get back at the people who say she's not really Scottish and shouldn't intervene in the debate.
What is a Death Eaters??? they are very unpleasant, and their belief in bloodlines has, if not a racist, then at least a racialist idea behind it.
It just goes to show that her books have become part of a greater national psyche, if not global one.
we are happy to be Muggles, and the Black and White world of the Death Eater does NOT exist in the Real World. Shove that in your debate.