“Liu wrote: ‘If militarism is like the haunting Voldemort of Japan, the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo is a kind of horcrux, representing the darkest parts of that nation’s soul.'”
Japan hits back at China over Voldemort comparisons, by Justin McCurry, The Guardian, January , 2014
This seems like an odd place for a Harry Potter reference, but what do I know? Maybe the horrors of WWII in Asia is the perfect frame for this kind of remark. I’m sure someone somewhere has called Hitler Voldemort already. Some days I’m more sorry I read the news than other days. I think I’ll go back to bed now.