2000? So this was written right around when the 4th book came out, which was around the start of Potter-mainia if I remember right. So that would make this article one of those crazy reactionary articles.
In the very beginning of the first two episodes, Rowling’s heavy- handed and sophomoric treatment of Harry’s aunt, uncle and cousin disturbed me. These relatives, who become Harry’s adoptive family af- ter the murder of his parents, are narcissistic and vulgar, with no re- deeming characteristics whatsoever. In one repulsive scene, Cousin Dud- ley belches at the breakfast table, while his fat buttocks hang over the sides of the chair. Meanwhile, with a bit of food clinging to his face, Uncle Vernon sputters forth with his customary rage. Call it a matter of taste, but these antics evoke no laughter from me. Rowling’s sneers at a grasping middle-class family cannot hold a candle to the satire of Mark Twain, Charles Dickens or Jane Austen.
Apparently the author unfortunately lacks a sense of humour, because I’m pretty sure we all found that funny. As for it being an attack on middle class families, that’s not even grasping at straws, that’s just making stuff up in order to support your theory (again we see a person with no grasp of science. Facts support theory, you don’t first make a theory and then invent facts to support it). This is page 2 of the newsletter, and we’ve already abandoned logic altogether in favour of fear mongering and FUDD (which is Fear Uncertainty Doubt and Disinformation for those who don’t know).
Mickey, we get it. You don’t like HP. People can like HP and be good Catholics. We’ve discussed this like a dozen times. You can find all the opinions of people you like, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re all opinions, not facts. This isn’t Wikipedia where we do facts by consensus.