I Hate Albus Dumbledore

May 31, 2018

You heard me.
I'll say it again for the ones in the back: I hate Professor Dumbledore.

No, I'm not talking about Michael Gambon in GOF.

I am a little scared of the hate that I may get from writing this, but as soon as I finished Deathly Hallows, it all made sense: Dumbledore had never cared for Harry. In my not-so-humble opinion, Dumbledore kept Harry excessively in the dark.
He knew that Draco was told to kill him, and as we now know, he had a plan all along. He never gave any compelling evidence as to why Harry should trust Snape (don't even get me started on Severus), yet he knew that Snape loved Lilly. And, oh yeah, he knew that Harry was a horcrux and that he was going to have to die.
Some might argue that Dumbledore was just trying to let Harry live a normal life. He wanted him to be a kid. So naturally, he placed him in a household of people that hated him with no explanation other than "they're family" and "for your protection." When he got to go to Hogwarts and be a "regular kid" away from the Dursleys, he got mixed up in death and destruction every. single. year.
The biggest reason that Dumbledore looked after Harry? He needed someone to defeat Voldemort and save the wizarding world (thereby fulfilling the prophecy). Dumbledore raised Harry to be a martyr. He didn't see much more in Harry than someone he needed to protect so that wizards would be protected in return.
Maybe, maybe, somewhere deep down Dumbledore cared about Harry. Maybe he felt bad and thought that he was doing what was best (this was a new situation, how would he know what to do?). But we know that Dumbledore had some capacity to actually love, whether it be for his sister or even for Grindewald (who Dumbledore could've explained to Harry about, along with the Deathly Hallows and the Elder Wand, and a million other things). So how could he do this to Harry, an innocent child?
When it comes down to it, whether you believe that Dumbledore did what he thought was best or not, Harry deserved to be treated better. He deserved to know more about his parents by some of the people who knew them best. He deserved to learn of the darkness within him and to make the choice to sacrifice himself (which he eventually chose to do, and things ended mostly happy so it's okay (RIP Colin Creevey)) instead of being groomed and forced into it.
Harry was left confused and in the dark consistently. He never knew what was going on in his own life. And it all points back to one man: Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

Yours truly,
McKay

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