colonialism - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Perhaps we can see Hogwarts as a representation of colonialism, the "goods" turning up as if by magic to form a banquet in the western industrialised world - the workers kept out of sight and (apparently) 'wishing only to serve masters' whom are 'careful that they don't have socks.' And so, here we have a deep metaphor for the psychological struggles of white-middle class Britain, a subconscious awareness of, and fear of, the producers of the goods upon which we consume. Are our conscious minds being "heroes of justice" while we ignore the subconscious battle that rages on, our deep sense of morality vs. the media-planted fears? Perhaps if we wake up to this reality we can start to seriously address how real global fairness could work.
"Hey there! I see you have a beautiful garden and the food you grow in it is very tasty. Now, I have a gun to your head, give me your food and I will pay you. So, that's not bad, right? I paid you. What? What can you get with the money? Well, not much because your money is worth less than my money! What? That's terrible?! No! It's okay, you see it's this very big and complex system, you wouldn't understand. There's a stock exchange and trading, even futures contracts and wow, you need a really good education to get it. Did you go to school? No? Well, we can fix that too. You'll be seeing things our way in no time at all! What? You are hungry? Well, that's because you are lazy and need to work harder. I think, perhaps, chop down your forest, plant some more sugar or coffee, we'll buy it and then you will have more money. All you need is money. And then you can dream of being a billionaire. Will you ever be rich? Well, um, have a nice day now.... I say... it's brilliantly sunny outside. Must dash!
Long ago, Europe was ruled by psychopathic monarchs and upper classes who brutalised and subdued the population. They murdered and killed with impunity in the name of the law and tax collection. The majority, the peasants, were ruled by fear. Later these same kings took legions of their subjugated populations, these broken people, and made them into armies that did the same thing to other nations - killed until the fear kept them controlled, then the law and taxes were applied to lock-in the same power-dominance model that had worked so well in Europe. Thus, the politico economic system that has centralised resources while others starve, that leaves the industrialised nations so baffled as they send "aid" to the stricken countries, isn't faulty - it was bad by design. It was designed by a psychopathic regime to bring control by brute force and keep it by fear - the education system being a critical part of it.
Today, the peoples of the industrialised countries want system change. They want a fair world where everyone gets to eat. The ordinary people always wanted peace and barely any of them ever even glimpsed truth through the propaganda and pomp. The answer to all of this is in all of our world faiths, it is the answer of love and cooperation instead of money and dominance. We need systems designed by the open hearted, and that's almost everyone in every nation. It's time to start over and make the peace we all need.