24432Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien and politics
- Jun 14, 2013<davise@...> wrote:
> The politics as well as the racism is off-base. The hobbits, with theirTrue, but just as the neo-Nazis can't tear themselves away from the fine
> elected mayor, are certainly the
> closest thing in Middle-Earth to a liberal democracy. The Entmoot also
> seems to be carried out by
> vote or by consensus.
spectacle of the Rohirrim slaughtering orcs to see that those orcs are the
tools of a megalomaniac white guy, they probably can't tear their eyes away
from the political spectacle of the destined and rightful monarch taking the
> The Council of Elrond is an ad-hoc international conference, of the kindI think they would read the Council as Elrond and Gandalf telling everyone
> guys mostly detest.
what to do, and then those people do it. Don't bother to point out flaws in
that reading; we all know them; but I fancy that's the misreading you'd get.
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