Everything that is good, true, noble, and beautiful must be destroyed. The recent denunciation of the legend J.R.R. Tolkien and his masterwork The Lord of the Rings is just the latest incarnation of this madness.
Sci-fi author Andy Duncan is the most recent destroyer to whine about Tolkien’s supposed racism. Get a load of this:
The Lord of the Rings series has been branded ‘racist’ by a science fiction writer who claims orcs are discriminated against and written as inferior.
American author Andy Duncan said British author JRR Tolkien depicted evil creatures such as orcs as ‘worse than others’ and said this had ‘dire consequences for society’.
Wait, you mean some types of people or creature are worse than others? So I have to share my immediate living space with (thinks of an equivalent to orcs) ISIS and sharks and alligators and grizzly bears in my neighborhood, or anyone or anything else that decides they want to invade where I live, or else society is doomed? The horror!
Remember: SJWs are in the thrall of the cult of absolute equality. There are no value judgments, except that Western culture, and especially white Christian males like Tolkien, are the worst.
The criticism comes despite Tolkien being known as a fierce critic of racism, particularly the Nazi Germany regime in the 1930s and 40s.
Because truth doesn’t matter to the SJW. They speak their lies until they become the new truth, objective reality be damned.
But Duncan told podcast Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, run by Wired Magazine: ‘It’s hard to miss the repeated notion in Tolkien that some races are just worse than others, or that some peoples are just worse than others.
‘And this seems to me – in the long term, if you embrace this too much – it has dire consequences for yourself and for society.’
It’s actually harder to miss that Duncan is a complete moron and utter tool. Tolkien was writing about a war in which Sauron–basically an allegorical stand-in for Satan–corrupted certain nations and brought them under his command, full of resentment at the rest of Middle Earth, and commanded them to attack.
Even people like Boromir, Sméagol, Denethor, Grima Wormtongue, Saruman, and to an extent at the very end Frodo, were likewise corrupted. And they’re all white.
But again, truth doesn’t matter to Mr. Duncan here.
In the novels, orcs are ugly, cannibalistic creatures who have a thirst for murder and are used as soldiers by their evil ‘dark lord’ Sauron.
Orcs are fictional monsters. Only a liar with an agenda (more on this later) sees them as a stand-in for non-white people. What about, say, the Dementors in leftists’ favorite bit of fiction, Harry Potter? Or those under the thrall of Voldemort? Or how about the Empire’s stormtroopers in Star Wars?
Wait, those villains are white. So naturally, the Andy Duncan’s of the world believe they had their destruction coming to them. I guess the Death Eaters don’t deserve to just march right into Hogwarts, or the Empire into Alderaan, the way Orcs deserve the right to march straight into the Shire and DEMAND to be given places to live.
Duncan has previously written a parody set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe called Senator Bilbo about a right-wing Hobbit politician opposing the immigration of orcs into The Shire.
Sounds hilarious. I’m sure that all three people who read it let out a slight chuckle.
Also: Does anyone else remember the “Orcposting” meme from a while back?
Remember: all effective rhetoric is based on truth.
Speaking about this story to the podcast, he added: ‘I can easily imagine that a lot of these people that were doing the dark lord’s bidding were doing so out of simple self preservation and so forth.
‘A lot of these creatures that were raised out of the earth had not a great deal of choice in the matter of what to do. I have this very complicated sense of the politics of all that.’
Duncan has this “complicated sense of the politics” because he is a twisted, Godless liar, lying about The Lord of the Rings, reading politics that aren’t there in order to score contemporary political points . . . while trashing a beloved, beautiful work of art in the process. A two-fer for Team Satan!
Any wonder why these slugs identify with the Orcs?
Here comes the good part:
Duncan also compared the depiction of the orcs to modern day refugees and appeared to criticise President Donald Trump over the situation at the Mexican border.
He added: ‘It is easier to demonise one’s opponents than to try to understand them and to understand the complex forces that are leading to, for example, refugees trying to cross the southern border [of the US] legally or illegally.
‘It’s easier to build walls and demonise them as “scum”.’
Of course Duncan tortuously attempt to tie Tolkien’s non-existent racism to Donald Trump’s non-existent racism. These people are as boring and predictable as they are stupid and morally and creatively bankrupt.
(Note: no one in the government called the migrants “scum.”)
Is there anything more diabolical than deliberately twisting and distorting a beloved classic, ruining it for future generations? It seems like a minor thing, but evil usually disguises itself in bland attire. Duncan’s blessings are just another front in the never-ending war on art, which itself is a war on beauty and truth.
The evil one and his puppets cannot create, only offer imitations. This is why they so angrily destroy what they cannot make themselves.
The next question is: why this and why now? Duncan himself tipped us off to the obvious answer–because the progressive destroyers see this migrant caravan issue as a huge deal and they need public support to go their way. Maybe they fear too many citizens are on-board with using the US military to actually protect our borders instead of bombing people in far-off deserts. Maybe they notice that the tide is turning against open borders, “Abolish ICE!” insanity, and the deliberate and rapid destruction of American cultural identity.
And so, Duncan and his handlers put out the marching orders that this must be fought on all possible fronts, especially cultural ones. Even seemingly innocuous things are battlegrounds.
People like Duncan need to be called out and ostracized. Don’t buy his books. Encourage your friends and family not to buy his books. Support people worthy of your time and money, and do not give money to people who hate you.
Because if someone hates Tolkien to this degree, and you love Tolkien, believe me: the hater hates you too.
Tolkien was a decent, brilliant, and divinely gifted man, a devout Christian who imbued his work with the shining light of God’s truth, subtly enough that his works are still beloved by tens of millions of different people.
And little pissants like Andy Duncan want to destroy that in service to their masters.
Well, maybe it’s not fair to call Mr. Duncan a “little pissant.” Take a look at his picture again.
Update: In a blogpost, reader Ing points out something that our world-be champion of downtrodden orcs completely missed (emphasis in original):
Let’s look in on a scene in The Two Towers, in which Sam and Frodo watch Faramir’s men destroy a company of Southrons marching to join Mordor:
“Then suddenly straight over the rim of their sheltering bank, a man fell, crashing through the slender trees, nearly on top of them. He came to rest in the fern a few feet away, face downward, green arrow-feathers sticking from his neck below a golden collar. His scarlet robes were tattered, his corselet of overlapping bronze plates was rent and hewn, his black plaits of hair braided with gold were drenched with blood. His brown hand still clutched the hilt of a broken sword.
It was Sam’s first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace.”
JRR TOLKIEN, THE TWO TOWERS, P. 269
What’s that? Compassion? A sense of shared humanity? But…muh racism…
I find it hard to believe Duncan has even read Tolkien, let alone seen the movies. If he has, he seems to be banking on an appallingly stupid and ignorant audience. A safe bet, since he seems to be grandstanding for social justice points.
Exactly. These people are either liars, stupid, or stupid liars. Either way, an underlying commonality between the Andy Duncan’s of the world is that they think you are stupid.
The joke’s on them.
Update: Brian Niemeier weighs in, and also provides this gem:
Authors used to write about truth and looked like this:
Now authors spew lies and look like this:
It’s almost as if there’s some kind of causal relationship at work.