Not Weirder Than Expected
Chomsky: We should examine carefully what’s being established here in the prologue. For one, the point is clearly made that the “master ring,” the so-called “one ring to rule them all,” is actually a rather elaborate justification for preemptive war on Mordor.
I followed this from kottke. This is amazing. They capture Chomsky’s brilliance peppered with bullshit perfectly.
Muslim extremists are hugely into the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, says British satirist Chris Morris, who studied terrorism for three years before directing Four Lions. “They see themselves as the force for good and Sauron is basically George W. Bush.”
Well…Sauron did over-reach and open a second front before securing his border with Gondor.