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24433Re: Tolkien and politics

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  • IcelofAngeln
    Jun 15, 2013
      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "David Bratman" <dbratman@...> wrote:
      > <davise@...> wrote:
      > > The politics as well as the racism is off-base. The hobbits, with their
      > > 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.
      >the neo-Nazis... probably can't tear their eyes away
      > from the political spectacle of the destined and rightful monarch taking the
      > crown.

      I'm not sure what Nazism has to do with monarchism, except in some folks' vague sense that they're both "right-wing"; the Gestapo had a special office to monitor and control what they termed "reactionaries," and expressing monarchist ideas within earshot of the wrong people could put you in the camps- where in fact almost all the surviving German royal families wound up, if they hadn't left for exile.
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