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Try crossing average height by country,

Plurmo
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Mar 21 2013, 6:19pm


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Try crossing average height by country, [In reply to] Can't Post

blonde hair geographical distribution and the human development index to see what you find.

Tolkien wasn't a weak minded politically correct petty-dwarf living inside a mass media bubble. He had his tastes and perceptions and he put those into his writings. If you're uncomfortable with that you have the right to put a copy of LOTR inside a vase full of urine and sell it as art these days, did you know? There are lots of people in the media and the academy who would claim that such art is sublime and would demand pupils to agree with their views or rather fail their classes.

"...and it is certainly not true that blond hair is more beautiful than any other."

Beauty is a personal preference, not something subjected to your ideas of truth. If blonde is more beautiful to my eyes that is none of your concern. You do not have a say in that matter.

In fact it is a testimony of the current confused state of mind of northwestern people that they accepts as truth whatever makes them feel guilty for any of the blessings bestowed on them by having ancestors who were able to survive for thousands of years in a harsh environment.

Anyway for people who may be tired of the politically correct idiocy that passes for reasonable discourse these days, I suggest pondering on the following:

http://alastairadversaria.wordpress.com/...he-triggered-part-4/

To the others, who really think that they stand a greater chance for a fair trial in Zimbabwe under Mugabe than in Sweden, I suggest brain transplant.

Subject User Time
tolkien's linking of physical beauty with merit Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 18 2013, 2:05am
    Blonde elves are fairly rare. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 18 2013, 4:34am
        but rarity does not negate the (general) correlation tolkien makes between beauty/merit and (to a lesser extent) blond/merit Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 18 2013, 11:20am
            I thought the love imin Send a private message to imin Mar 19 2013, 2:09am
    I agree with you... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Mar 18 2013, 2:01pm
        Another agreement CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 18 2013, 3:57pm
            Tall Tales Of The Tall PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Mar 21 2013, 3:37pm
                Phantom S ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Mar 22 2013, 11:41am
            history and fairy tale traditions Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:23pm
        yes, i do find that contrast intriguing Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:15pm
    I understand your issue. sador Send a private message to sador Mar 18 2013, 4:20pm
        "Fair" = "beautiful" (not just light-colored). Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 18 2013, 10:41pm
            Good point Elizabeth SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Mar 22 2013, 4:08am
        fallen worlds / proximity to grace Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:31pm
            We cross-posted here! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 21 2013, 11:41pm
                x-post! Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:19am
                    ***Bows!**** Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 22 2013, 1:45am
    Aragorn at Bree Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Mar 19 2013, 3:04pm
        Yes Indeed IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Mar 19 2013, 5:35pm
            I like where you are going here Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 21 2013, 11:38pm
    or is it merit, then beauty? telain Send a private message to telain Mar 19 2013, 10:53pm
        beauty Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Mar 21 2013, 12:44am
            yes... telain Send a private message to telain Mar 21 2013, 5:07pm
            small correction: silver-blond Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:37pm
        oh, carp -- Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:26am
    I'm not sure aout the height thing... dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 21 2013, 9:51am
    Try crossing average height by country, Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Mar 21 2013, 6:19pm
        ... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 21 2013, 11:58pm
    by the way, +thank you+ Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 12:06am
        Re: dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 22 2013, 11:41am
            grace Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 23 2013, 4:01am
                Associating physical attractiveness with virtue- widespread human error noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 30 2013, 5:13pm
                    Description of Frodo: Tall and fair: sound familiar? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 30 2013, 6:38pm
                        So we can have Grace Jones guarding the citadel, then? :) // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Mar 30 2013, 6:41pm
                            She's pretty darn intimidating. Which explains why the Nazgul wouldn't land there.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 30 2013, 6:43pm
    beauty is subjective... Brennil Caladiel Send a private message to Brennil Caladiel Apr 30 2013, 2:00am
        agreed that beauty is subjective Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 30 2013, 2:23am

 
 
 

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