Television and movies have short-circuited reality. I don't think a lot of people are entirely clear on what is real and what is on the screen.
Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.
I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world... It's peculiar.
The Conservative Party is a religion in that they are bound together by belief. Almost any organization has its religious aspects.