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JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Sometimes an individual should simply stick to doing what he or she does best. In the case of the British author J.K. Rowling her “best” is continuing her spectacularly successful career of writing fantasy books for children; and not becoming an online agent provocateur for Greater England: a veritable troll-baiting champion of its hegemony over the island of Britain. Since 2014 the English-born celebrity has played a social media game – whether intentional or accidental – of simultaneously claiming victimhood because of her publicly-expressed political beliefs while victimising those who publicly disagree with those beliefs. This has revealed an unpalatable aspect of her character that we could have well done without.

In many ways Rowling seems to have adopted the rhetorical sleight-of-hand employed by the Fox News fringe of the Republican Party in the United States. If you and your class/ethnicity/race are in the political, social…

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