15 April 2010

"My notion of patriotism."

I'm almost certain that I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't care for the Harry Potter series.
However, I find that I do like the author very much. Unlike tax-cheating multimillionaire assholes like U2, J.K. Rowling says in a Mother Jones interview:
I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons. The main one was that I wanted my children to grow up where I grew up, to have proper roots in a culture as old and magnificent as Britain’s...A second reason, however, was that I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism. [emphasis mine]
Yes, I do like.

1 chimed in:

PFL0W said...

a) actually, like you, I'm not a fan of the Harry Potter series, either, though I do recognize and appreciate what it did for kids and reading and
b) yow. she's great. terrific quote. and no "selective memory" about being once down on her luck.

Americans will have none of that sympathetic, liberal, wimpy, doe-eyed shit.

Funny, yes, but not after being sad, first and last.

Mo Rage