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24437Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien and politics

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  • David Bratman
    Jun 15, 2013
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      You don't have to be so literal. Hitler saw himself as a destined and rightful leader; he'd have no trouble identifying with a similarly destined monarch in a fictional story.

      The Nazis also liked Wagner's Ring. What characters would they have identified with in _that_?

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: IcelofAngeln <solicitr@...>
      >Sent: Jun 15, 2013 6:23 AM
      >To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien and politics
      >--- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "David Bratman" <dbratman@...> wrote:
      >>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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