Re: Santorum evokes Tolkien
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...>
> He simply meant that by waging the War on Terror in Iraq, we'reIn the opinion of the Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List
> keeping it from having to be waged here.
> What is unclear to me is the point of pretending that he meant
> something other than he did, or even more mysterious, of using this
> list as a forum for partisan political discussion.
Administrator, it is relevant to the list to mention that a member of
Congress referred to Lord of the Rings, it is relevant to the list for
list members to discuss this in the context of what Tolkien said about
applicability, and it is relevant (though silly) to point out that a
real person's name is similar in spelling to one of Tolkien's
If the discussion had wandered into discussing whether or not the U.S.
ought to be in Iraq, I would have considered that partisan political
debate and irrelvant to the list. However, I have not seen that happen
Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator
- Here is a copy of the poem, it is in The Fellowship of The Ring.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Hope this helps.
--- In email@example.com, Edith.Crowe@... wrote:
> Folks, I'm inundated with Real Job stuff right now and would
> if anyone out there could give me the specific reference. As I
> actually "the road goes ever on and on..."
> Corresponding Secretary of the Mythopoeic Society
> ----- Forwarded by Edith Crowe/SJSU on 10/17/2006 08:51 AM -----
> Karen Brown <shanclan2003@...>
> 10/13/2006 03:11 PM
> The road goes on forever...
> Dear Edith,
> Do you know where I can get a copy of this poem? I gave my Lord
> Rings set to my nephew and nieces years ago; passing the torch...
> Karen J. Brown
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