'Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul'

'One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.'
JRR Tolkien


Politics.......
Of one type or another!

Tolkien wrote about a world that was ancient, that had many nations, mostly friendly, all living together in the Land called Middle Earth. Everything in it was old, even the men, and worth more than money could buy because it was so old or so unique. Such as the Mithril (true silver) Coat that Frodo used, given to him by Bilbo, given to him by the Dwarves in The Hobbit. It was worth more money than can be imagined because it was made with such a magical material that only the Dwarves mined in Khazad-dŻm [Moria] .

Imagine that Mithril Coat securely displayed in a Museum,
along with all the other things of Middle Earth, perhaps the Undůmiel (Evenstar) pendant that Arwen gifted to Aragorn.

Gimli's Axe
Maybe in this museum there would be busts of the heroes of Middle earth such as Aragorn, son of Arathorn, His ancestor, Isildur, was the King who cut the Ring of Power from the hand of Sauron with the sword Narsil

With these statues could be the weapons of the heroes, Aragorn's ranger sword, or the Bow that was given to Legolas by Galadriel, or Gimli's axe or sting the short sword of Bilbos that he gifted to Frodo. This amazing sword was lightweight, made by the elves and shone blue when ever the enemy Orcs were close

Aragorn's Ranger sword

Maybe maps of the ancient places beyond Middle Earth, would be in this museum,

or the history all written in Noldorin or Quenyan Elvish or Dwarvish, none of these items can ever be replaced if they were to be destroyed or stolen.

You are probably wondering what I am on about as we all know that this museum would be great and so historic. It would surely be guarded very well. I have put my thoughts into such a context because it emphasizes what is happening right now in Iraq, people are going into museums and stealing or destroying things that are as precious as those I have mentioned above would have been to the Ancients.

Iraq is where Babylonia was, and in the old records this was where man first set foot on the earth, where he first spoke and eventually wrote documents. Some of these documents had been preserved by people through the many years and were in these museums and archives. They are there no longer.

We have just been through a war in Iraq. Both America and the United Kingdom, where I live, were involved in it. Many of us in this country and around the world marched to say we didn't want war. My own feelings were that killing is wrong, the war was going to be fought for the wrong reasons, and that it would make the world a less safer place. Others felt the same way. However our governments didn't listen they went to war and people were killed. After a lot of the fighting had been done, the looting began, but because we didn't have the manpower and probably because we didn't have the UN peace keeping force over there the looting continued. Now I wonder why these governments who were so gung ho to go in and fight didn't think this through better and plan for such incidents. The people would have been safer, hospitals would have been able to continue and such irreplacable items would now still be where they belong.

In Crimson Tide, the movie Viggo Mortensen was in, one of the statements was, "War is a continuation of politics by different means". Well the politics were put aside in Iraq for just a few weeks and war took their place, and during those few weeks people were terrified, killed, maimed, had their lives completely ruined, and the world lost things that they can never get back. What a waste.

Is Sauron, and his league of Orcs, winning in Our World? Where are people such as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir in our world, surely there have to be some who care so much for the people and their country/world that they will do whatever they can to save it. They don't have to be actual fighters, but they do have to be people who tell the truth and who care. They need to be people who believe in the quality and substance of life and not just becoming rich by the blood of the innocents. They have to be people who wake up each morning with the thought of how they can make the world a better place that day, not how much money they are going to make. Our world is in the grip of gold fever, the more people can make the happier they are. They no longer look at a sunset as being a picture money can't buy, or a rainbow as a sign from the Creator, they close their eyes to the natural world and only open them to watch their bank balance rise.

I have known people who were honest and caring, who managed to get into a government post, who changed almost overnight. They took the new power they had and abused it for their own gain. It made me wonder if that happens to all politicians, and I have had a hard time at elections since then. Right now I am not voting for the main parties, I trust none of them, so in May I will vote for the UK Independant party, they have to be better than what we have now.

We need good people with integrity, who are strong and trustworthy to lead us, on both sides of the Atlantic. We need spiritual warriors who care about lives and will act without putting us all in danger. What I am asking for is not easy in today's world, but there has to be some out there who can walk in those shoes.

If only these people were real.

Where are our heroes

I have a lot of opinions that are too heavy I guess, for a site like this, but I just wanted something different on this site.

Of course we all know that again we went to war with Iraq and still have troops stationed there to this day, (2007). Our heroes didn't appear to solve the problems in the Middle East and with the Middle East. We still await them!



Anyway I hope you enjoy this site. If you have any comments please write.

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A different type of site that Tolkein would probably approve of. Environmental information and politics, also a report of a great interview with Viggo and Orlando on the Charlie Rose show.

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Unofficial fansite

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