tolkein revisited

I have been reading the Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer. Whilst in the middle of reading the book my wife and I watched the recent Lord of the Rings movie, "The Two Towers." Being a Tolkein affecionado I can tell you of the multiple plot deviations the movie took from the book. But that is not the point of this post. what I was left with at the end of watching the Two Towers was an understanding of how Islam and its adherents really are. In Tolkein's story they are the Orcs. Sauron is the prohet/servant of Morgoth (read the Silmirillion) who enriches himself by going to even greater lengths of cruelty than his 'god' and Saruman is a deluded opportunist (Amenijihad, maybe?) who goes along for the ride in destroying mankind in a hope for a share of the profits. Frodo? He is the small and insignificant person in all of us who will do what it takes knowing it may cost him his life. he is not perfect, only steadfast against the evil that wishes to subjugate the whole of middle-earth.
By the way, did I say I was PC? I don't think I did.

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Findalis said...

Saruman is any and all liberal Moonbats who side with the Dark Lord, really trying to use him in an attempt to rule without him, but getting destroyed by the Dark Lord and his hordes.

PatriotUSA said...

Good one Findalis! I agree 100%

SD, Thanks for posting this!
We just finished watching the
first two LOR movies tonight.

HermitLion said...

Ah, damn, Findalis has beat me to it :)
Fearing the might of Sauron, and not confident enough in the might of men and elves, Saruman fits well with the aristocracy of Europe and the United States.

What we all need, is a Gandalf.