Friday, March 18, 2016

He who must not be named...

If you thought that line was only from a fairy tale read on ...

Michele McPhee reported on July 1, 2013 — that Accused Boston mob boss, James "Whitey" Bulger, smiled and chuckled during the testimony today of a former cocaine dealer who greeted Bulger from the stand with a friendly, "How are ya?' 

This Story has been unraveling like the J.K. Rowling Novels we have come to love.  How so? Depends on what you take with you from her world.  Having read all of novels at least eight times and an avid history fan, as I read them I imaged Hitler as Voldermont.
However, the twists and turns in our own Boston, MA saga as reported by McPhee and others revealed that Voldermont has been closer to us New Englanders than we may have thought....

We meet people like those found in Harry Potter's world every day and some of us have confronted evil head on. Here are the modern day similarities unraveling in Boston, MA 2013.  Mentioning head on...check out their facial similarities,the lines of their forehead, nose, jaw, ears and even the eyes... The similarities do not end there with those who must not be named...

James "Whitey" Bulger          Thomas "Voldermont" 


The Winter Hill Gang                                             The Death Eaters 

                  So Evil, that People do not speak their names?

Tower                                                                      Lucious Malfoy

Federal prosecutor Brian Kelly asked Tower to identify "Jimmy" and Tower looked out into the courtroom, and after he hesitated, he grinned and said: "I know Jim. There he is," and pointed straight at Bulger. "How are ya?" Bulger, witnesses in the court said, smiled and even chuckled as the judge repeatedly admonished Tower to slow down with his testimony because his rapid-fire Boston parlance was getting lost by the court recorder. At breaks in the testimony, Tower could be seen winking at people in the courtroom. The next call Tower received from his brother's kidnapper was decidedly less aggressive, he said on the stand. "Your brother is telling us that you are with some people from South Boston,'' the caller asked, Tower told the court. "They asked 'Boots?' 'Rifleman?"' That was the kidnappers second mistake, Tower said. The federal prosecutor asked why using those names would be viewed as a mistake." You don't use Mr. Bulger's name in regards to doing things,'' Tower answered. "Mr. Bulger would pursue someone who would mention his name." 

Chamber of Secrets 

Lucius Malfoy: Mr. Potter! Lucius Malfoy. We meet at last. Forgive me, your scar is legend. As, of course, is the wizard who gave it to you. 

Harry: Voldemort killed my parents. He was nothing more than a murderer. 

Lucius Malfoy: You must be very brave to mention his name. Or very foolish. 

Hermione: Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself. 

Morris                     WormTail aka Peter Pettigrew 

Bulger's lawyer Hank Brennan said to Morris that in allowing Halloran's name to be leaked to Bulger, "You knew you were signing Mr. Halloran's death warrant." "No,'' Morris testified. "I thought he was safe." Morris has testified that he made meals for Bulger and at one dinner he accepted an envelope stuffed with $5,000. There was also testimony about cases of expensive wine Bulger gave Morris, including one delivered to the basement of the John F. Kennedy federal building and another that had an envelope with $1,000 in cash. Morris' penchant for wine prompted Bulger to give Morris the nickname "Vino." "You know this cost a citizen his life, don't you Mr. Morris?" Brennan asked. The reason why we pay you to work for the federal government is to solve the crime for the families, is that correct?" Brennan asked. "I'm sure that's part of it,'' Morris answered. "But you were more worried about yourself?" Brennan asked. "Yes,'' 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Peter Pettigrew: What would you have done, Sirius? 

Sirius Black: I would have died! I would have died rather than betray my friends, as we would have done for you! 

Bulger – had the help of the FBI –he  ran a criminal enterprise in Boston for decades that earned him "millions upon millions upon millions,'' of dollars, his defense attorney J.W. Carney said in his opening statement. The FBI is the main governing body of the U.S. entrusted to help protect you, your children, your communities and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation - from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil...from cyber villains to corrupt government officials...from mobsters to violent street gangs...from child predators to serial killers.  

Voldermort - had the help of the Ministry of Magic the 2nd time in Power and killed many -The Ministry of Magic (M.o.M.) of the United Kingdom is the main governing body of the magical community of Great Britain with the intention of preservation of magical law. The Ministry connects the British government to the wizarding world. The headquarters of the Ministry are in Whitehall,[1] in central London, deep underground.[2] It is headed by the Minister for Magic. 


Catherine Greig                                       Beatrice LeStrange

The Women who support Evil...

This is the Reason so many have to come to love J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter: because while we cheered and cried and wanted Harry to over come the evil in his life, it was because of the evil lurking in ours ... 

Maybe as imperfect as Albus Dumbledore was and we all are imperfect, with age and a good heart comes wisdom, in the Chamber of Secrets he said: 

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." and in the Prisoner of Alkaban he reminded us that; "The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed."

But the Future needs to be addressed, against tyrants, bullies, judicial injustice, governments that take children under the guise of their best interests, DCYF and the bulgers and voldermorts;  We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Albus Dumbledore to Hogwart's students.

Henry David Thoreau once quipped: "A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting."  
Our hearts and prayers go out to the many hurt...

Keep Asking Questions

Remember, Reality is our Fairy Tale unraveling in Real-Time. Act.

See You Soon 

Ћ ℋead ℱairy 

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