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Saturday, August 17, 2002
Thursday's entry prompted Steven Kite to write:
Most people who liked Lord of the Rings liked it because they compared Sauron with Osamma and rooted for good against evil. Since you side with evil in the real world, what do you enjoy about it?I'm not even sure if this is worth responding to but here goes.
1)J.R.R. Tolkien's characters were known before September 11. They were known before a 1998 or so when word of live action movies based on The Lord of the Rings began to circulate. They were even known before the animated features The Hobbit,The Lord of the Rings and The Return of the King, all of which are vastly superior to Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring. You see these characters were in books. I know this hard for many to accept. I myself struggled with it for years but eventually I learned to accept this. The sooner you do, the better.
2)I reject the idea that I "side with evil in the real world." You right to call this "the real world" but you seem to miss the point that absolute good and absolute evil are far more common in what Hank Hill likes to call "make believe stuff." In the world that exists, shades of grey are the norm.
FWIW, I'm critical of both religious fundamentalists and those who want the United States to take over the world. Since I live in the U.S. and am governed by people whose primary mission is having the U.S. dominate the world, most of my cutting remarks are directed at Bush and co.