Jack Shearing (2/17/2017)
The Change.org website started by president Obama at the start of his first term is a platform to launch public petitions over the internet. While the success rate of these low effort petitions is astronomically low they do a great job of tapping into the pulse of the political landscape and represent how global citizens feel about hot button topics. One such petition posted to the site earlier today titled, “Petition for J.K. Rowling to take in Muslim refugees in her 18 spare bedrooms” has caught a lot of attention very quickly.
The petitions poster, who uses the pseudonym Marcus Aurelius, slams the virtue signaling liberal writer for complaining about the west’s refusal to accept rapists and suicide bombers into its society:
The petition says, “J.K. Rowling has often announced her solidarity with Middle-Eastern refugees on twitter. She is well-known advocate of open borders and often stated, that Europe has the duty to give every single one of these refugees from all over the middle east, rarely warzones, asylum and welfare” The poster has a clever solution to the virtue signaling crisis affecting the teen novel author; try it for yourself! “Many other multi-millionaires and billionaires seem to be fond of virtue-signaling about refugees. Since she is a sheltered member of the rich elite, who is very much disconnected from the ugly reality of rape, murder and destruction which many of these refugees bring with them, we think that it is time for her to show some true solidarity. J.K. Rowling has 18 spare bedrooms in her mansions in Britain and could easily give 18 refugees a long-time housing, not to mention the space available on her giant property to erect refugee shelters.”
If Mrs. Rowling really wanted help these people she would take their wellbeing into her own hands. If not, does she really care about these poor afflicted souls? Or does she just want to use her status and horde of impressionable teen fans to destroy western values and the culture from which she has made her millions?
Oh look at that. I guess it’s the latter. Here’s a link to the petition if you want to read the full rant, it’s kind of amazing:
I urge the author to consider the option, sure it’ll be a huge finical investment and she will be putting herself in immediate and real life threatening danger but at least she can show off to all her liberal millionaire friends how progressive and forward thinking she is. Until one of her guests throws boiling hot acid on her face that is.