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Errr ... what? Article in The Telegraph: "Send these horrid Hobbits back to the Shire"

DanielLB
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Nov 30 2012, 8:51am


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I'm slightly surprised by this article in today's Telegraph

The most disturbing part being the last 2 paragraphs:


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But what is worrying is the cult-like following that the Tolkien films have encouraged. Many of the acolytes seem victims of arrested development – detaching themselves from the real world with its real people and its real challenges. In the same way that superhero movies actually emasculate the audience by convincing them that their problems are so big that only a man in a cape can solve them, so the fantasy racket returns us to the emotional paralysis of early childhood.

The true horror comes when someone can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not and they end up living their lives as dwarves or wizards. It’s only a matter of time before the Tolkien cult grows so big that we have to treat it like a serious part of our culture. Expect Labour councils to snatch children from foster parents because they’re a member of a political party that is anti-orc. It’s only a matter of time.


I wouldn't really expect to see this in The Telegraph. I'm a little shocked, and offended. Unsure

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Errr ... what? Article in The Telegraph: "Send these horrid Hobbits back to the Shire" DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 30 2012, 8:51am
    Wow, that's quite the diatribe. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 30 2012, 9:11am
        Hit the nail on the head with this imin Send a private message to imin Nov 30 2012, 3:29pm
            I'm surprised The Telegraph allowed such tripe to be published! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 30 2012, 5:14pm
                The Telegraph publishes a lot of tripe DanielLB Moahunter Send a private message to Moahunter Nov 30 2012, 7:27pm
    The phrase demnation Send a private message to demnation Nov 30 2012, 11:19am
    I think somebody needs a chill pill. kareniel Send a private message to kareniel Nov 30 2012, 12:43pm
    In some circles it's cool to hate the popular thing. Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Nov 30 2012, 2:20pm
    I'm completely unsurprised by it. Tampa Phil Send a private message to Tampa Phil Nov 30 2012, 6:15pm
        I'd expect this kind of things 10 years ago, not in today's media. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 30 2012, 6:36pm
    It's just an opinion piece Starling Send a private message to Starling Nov 30 2012, 6:42pm
    Well that certainly seems over-the-top// Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Nov 30 2012, 8:47pm
    The true horror comes when someone can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 30 2012, 9:02pm
        Bender is a wide robot. :-) // Laerasyn Send a private message to Laerasyn Nov 30 2012, 11:18pm
    I thought this kind of sentiment died in the 1990's? Laerasyn Send a private message to Laerasyn Nov 30 2012, 11:16pm
    Chris Tolkien probably gave the Telegraph a huge wad of cash Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 11 2012, 7:07pm

 
 
 

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