Re: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien and politics
- 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_?
>From: IcelofAngeln <solicitr@...>
>Sent: Jun 15, 2013 6:23 AM
>Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Tolkien and politics
>--- In email@example.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
>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.