February 06, 2003

Shrink to fit

It's time for the obligatory Lord of the Rings post! But actually, this is just a pointer to an interesting post from The Lazy Pundit on The Two Towers, wherein he makes a wicked comparison between certain of the more mealy-mouthed "antiwar" protestors and the words of Wormtongue in the movie about Eomer's "warmongering." Of course this movie was written long before September 11th, and I doubt Jackson and the scriptwriters changed anything just to show any kind of prowar sentiment; the idea that one must not shrink from fighting if it is necessary certainly is not a notion newly formed after 09-11-2001. And I am certainly not going to jump on the "the situations in LOTR mirror the current crisis" bandwagon. But it is nevertheless ironic that we should find ourselves in a situation that could be compared to that of the Rohirrim, with "open war upon [them]" whether we wish it or not. Because even if we never end up invading Iraq or any other of the places our enemies live, that will not change our enemies' designs against us one iota.

Hey, what happened to my subject? I guess I have other things on my mind besides (never instead of!) Lord of the Rings. But enough of this. Here is another addition to the Frodo Stares, Take a Drink game. Enjoy! And remember, don't drink and hunt orcs. Leave that to the experts.


Posted by Andrea Harris at February 6, 2003 01:22 AM

I guess I'd better post the whole game on the blog one of these days, huh?

But it needs to be thoroughly tested first!

Ahhh, the sacrifice!

Posted by: Ith at February 6, 2003 at 12:21 PM

I think it just happens to mirror the situation now, because LoTR mirrors the situation around WWII..... and the current situation is frighteningly similar...

So just a whole lot of mirroring all over.

Posted by: Ceili at February 6, 2003 at 02:04 PM

I don't know why not, everybody else is playing the LOTR what does it mean game.

Our local Bishop Penny Jamieson wrote a commentary piece the other day where she said that she wasn't sure who would be Sauron, Bush or Saddam.


Posted by: Gordon King at February 6, 2003 at 02:46 PM

I have provided her with this helpful answer.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 6, 2003 at 10:30 PM