J.K. Rowling has plenty of her own words from her famous Harry Potter series that caution us against the likes of Donald Trump. But this time around, she elected to use Lewis Carroll’s words to refute Trump’s latest tweet about collusion.
‘Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.’
Lewis Carroll, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ pic.twitter.com/EedPNjjn7r
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2018
Trump’s logic is often confusing and suited to his own needs, so it’s fitting that Ms. Rowling chose this rather lighthearted quote.
You are a national treasure @jk_rowling
— Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) July 31, 2018
— tom newton (@tom_newton1234) July 31, 2018
And more Carroll quotes apply to the situation:
“If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't, contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would, you see?”
— Nathan Beer (@NathanBeer6) July 31, 2018
If Ms. Rowling used any quotes from her series detailing the rise of fascism in the wizarding world, the parallels may seem alarming.
“It's all working out. Just remember: what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening.”
— Structural Fire (@MakeANoteOfThat) July 31, 2018
I was searching for a quote from Catch 22 to describe the latest Trump paradox but Lewis Carroll was the original absurdist
— Michael C (@mickey_c7) July 31, 2018
That quote has never made as much sense as it does in context to that tweet.
— Juliet Wallace (@rabbitpocketwtc) August 1, 2018
The investigation on collusion with Russia has been steadily closing in on Trump, and as the pressure escalates, Trump points fingers at everyone but himself.
This isn’t the first time Rowling has taken to mocking Trump’s finger pointing with a Lewis Carroll quote.
`I don’t think–'
`Then you shouldn’t talk,’ said the Hatter.
Alice in Wonderland pic.twitter.com/l3kVik6hzz
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2017
— Adam Jenkins (@AdamAJenkins) July 31, 2018
Unfortunately that quote is far too complicated for @realDonaldTrump to even come close to understanding. Thanks J.K.R.
— Jack Rowlands (@jmrblr202) August 1, 2018
In times like these, we need the wisdom of authors to continue checking the fallacies Trump presents. Should the collusion investigation put him in a criminal light, he will likely lash out further.
— (((sir île))) (@3rian_3erk) August 1, 2018