I interviewed Fred and George Weasley about “Civility”

So, lately some Death Eaters have been in the news asking us to keep it civil.

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[Umbridge says, “I’m sure we’re all going to be very good friends.]

I have a lot of questions about the political implications of civility, so I decided to interview two of the most accomplished activists in the wizarding world, Fred and George Weasley.

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[Fred and George grin]

Fred and George, do you think a polite conversation is going to stop ICE raids?

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[Fred rolls his eyes and says, “That’s likely.]

How to you feel about Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of Maxine Waters’ calls for protests against Trump officials?

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[Fred says, “Come again?”]

Seriously, Pelosi told Waters, a Black woman who survived Jim Crow, to be more polite because that’s what will make social change.

judging you

[George shakes his head.  Text reads #JUDGING YOU]

Yeah, people are saying that we should deal with babies locked up in cages, threats to voting rights, increased income inequality, the Muslim travel ban, a growing prison system, and daily police violence by being nice.

thats rubbish

[Fred and George yell “THAT’S RUBBISH!”]

What’s your opinion of Maxine Waters’ idea that we should confront Trump officials whenever and wherever we see them?

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[Fred and George say, “Wicked.”]

What do you think about activists who have broken injust laws and raised their voices, even when people criticized them for being rude?

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[George says, “We owe them so much.” Fred nods.]

And what are you personally doing in response to Death Eater-In-Chief Donald Trump’s immigration policies?

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[Fred and George say, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”]

So, you’re engaging in direct action?  Trying to stop injustices as they happen?

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[Fred and George wink rakishly.]

Have you heard about the national day of action against immigrant detention on June 30th?  There will be demonstrations all over the United States.

wanna go

[Fred says to George, “Wanna go?”]

What do you want to say to everyone who has been speaking and acting against Trump’s immigration policies and other hateful actions? 

[Two images of Fred and George clapping and cheering]

In closing, is being polite ever more important than standing up for justice?

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[Fred and George say, “Never.”]

Last, what do you hope will happen to Trump officials and anyone else who colludes with them?

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[Umbridge runs from Fred and George’s fireworks]

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[Fred and George fly on brooms through their fireworks and high-five.]

Me too, boys.  Thanks for your time!

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