Racism in harry potter

Ven ven at vvcrane.junglelink.co.uk
Wed Jul 19 18:36:00 EDT 2000

Lizzie sent

> The English are so nice
> So awfully nice
> They are the nicest people in the world.

In "Antarctica" Kim Stanley Robinson said "There's no one as rude 
as the English when they want to be." I cherish this remark -- its a 
fine example of seeing ourselves as others see us. What he was 
talking about was an incident involving the explorer Amundsen. To 
refresh the background, the Norwegian Amundsen reached the 
South Pole ahead of the English Scott's party. One of his 
advantages was that he planned to, and did, eat his sled huskies, 
which didn't endear him  to us famous animal lovers. So, some 
years later, at a Royal Geographical society dinner In Amundsen's 
honour, someomne stood up and proposed a toast "To the dogs". 
Amundsen walked out.

You are trapped in that bright moment where you learned your doom.
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