Crisis in Quidditch
LARPers playing an invented sport are trying to outwoke every other sport on the planet
There’s a major crisis at the highest levels of sport in the United States. And that crisis is in…..
Both U.S. Quidditch and Major League Quidditch, which are real things that apparently really exist, are in the process of changing their name as a result of their opposition to J.R. Rowling’s position on transgenderism.
USQ and Major League Quidditch have begun the process of selecting a new name for the real-life version of quidditch. The leagues will conduct a series of surveys over the next few months to guide a decision regarding the new name.
“For the last year or so, both leagues have been quietly collecting research to prepare for the move and been in extensive discussions with each other and trademark lawyers regarding how we can work together to make the name change as seamless as possible,” said MLQ Commissioner Amanda Dallas.
You see, the real reason they are changing then name has to do with their blatant violation of trademarks owned by J.K. Rowling. Quidditch was invented by Rowling. The name is something in the Harry Potter Wizarding World, which she created. The rules are the ones created, again, by Rowling.
You can’t just randomly steal somebody’s creation, try to make money off of it, and expect to do so with no legal consequences.
So naturally, they decide to try to hide all of these legal reasons for changing the name behind woke nonsense, which you have to read all the way down to the seventh paragraph to hear about:
Additionally, the leagues are hoping a name change can help them continue to distance themselves from the works of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter book series, who has increasingly come under scrutiny for her anti-trans positions in recent years. Our sport has developed a reputation as one of the most progressive sports in the world on gender equality and inclusivity, in part thanks to its gender maximum rule, which stipulates that a team may not have more than four players of the same gender on the field at a time. Both organizations feel it is imperative to live up to this reputation in all aspects of their operations and believe this move is a step in that direction.
I love the fact that they tells us how “progressive” their sport is and then immediately acknowledge that they are only two genders by saying that a team may not have more than four players of the same gender on the field at a time. It’s all performance art.
So to be clear, they want to distance themselves from J. K. Rowling’s scientifically accurate position on transgenderism, yet want to keep playing the sport that she invented out of whole cloth for a book. That is some next level mental jiujitsu and, frankly, dumbassery.
You don’t be surprised to learn I got blacked by U.S. Quidditch for saying the exact same thing.
I remind you, this entire sport is running running around a field with a hand on a pole in your crotch.
Yeah, that looks real family friendly…
The Major League Quidditch Championship was held in Howard County this year, because of course it was.
Why am I writing about all of this? It’s to show you how much of people being woke is performance art.
For U.S. Quidditch and Major League Quidditch, they feel obligated to “distance” themselves from J.K. Rowling even though she said something that has been demonstrably obvious since Mitochondrial Eve lived in Africa 150,000 or so years ago. As humans we are born as men or we are born as women, and yet the powers that be in Quidditch decided that was a bridge too far for them to acknowledge.
Again, this is from folks who are competitive LARPing and seem to think that Harry Potter (which Rowling created) explains the universe.
Yet, it seems as if the powers that be in Quidditch want to keep everything about the sport the same except the name, even though Rowling created the whole thing. It’s the protestant reformation of the Harry Potter world, really.
If this sounds similar to the reaction that my piece on the left-wing chalking by OnePasadena got recently, you aren’t the only one.
In a world where people are trying to outwoke each other in race to the bottom of the cultural and scientific barrel, U.S. Quidditch and Major League Quidditch seem to have taken the big lead. But their cognitive dissonance, their support of the sport but not the word, speaks volumes about their true beliefs. This isn’t about what J.K. Rowling said. It’s not about inclusivity or the perception of exclusivity. It’s all about performance theater to make everybody involved feel good about themselves without giving up anything substantive. They want all the glory with none of the sacrifice. It’s absurd.
I didn’t realize that quidditch was a “competitive” sport until I heard about this story, so ultimately I guess that they got what they wanted. But I have to imagine that these two organizations are at the vanguard of a sport that will soon be on its death bed as it caters to a slim minority of the population.