By Batiushka for the Saker Blog
With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien
Once upon a time there was an evil King whose forebears had sailed across a great ocean to a vast land. There they had slain with many firesticks and pestilences or else taken captive the native peoples of that rich and fertile land, which had many minerals in its earth. The other nations of the earth called this land Mordorica, as it was a land of death and destruction. Now this evil King reigned over it with an iron fist and none could withstand him and his many evil courtiers, whom the King paid with gold. The greedy King was wont to send out his great armies and fleets to conquer other peoples of the world, trying to conquer lands even larger than his own.
His cleverness in doing violence to others knew no bounds and he used artful men with cunning knowledge to make ever new weapons. These were to slay his enemies in ever new ways, from great iron machines that moved by themselves, or flew through the airs and under the oceans, to tiny microbes, made to slay any particular folk. His dark and dirty workshops poured out so much smoke that you could not tell when it was day and when it was night. Evil fires burned therein and the noise that came from them was like unto a great clanging and thunder.
The evil and artful King had so much gold which he had stolen from other lands that he could buy almost everything, and, as he thought, buy almost everyone, as he wanted. Only those who believed strongly in something else could withstand him. But he believed that he could buy everyone’s soul, forbidding others to buy anything from lands that stirred up his wrath. And the more powerful he became, the more evil and cunning he became.
People understood that the evil King could not be given any trust as he had taught many of his subjects how to tell falsehoods with words and moving pictures. You could not believe a single word that they uttered and you knew that the opposite of what they told must be true. As the King always spoke with his forked tongue, so they called him The Great Liar. His Dark Empire, which cast a great shadow over all the earth, they called The Empire of Lies.
And so this King was harsh and conquered many rulers and lands and slew the peoples of great nations, far, far older than his own. He wrought destruction and laid low even the most ancient and renowned of cities. His deeds of infamy created fear among all the peoples of the world and they were made to buy and sell only in his own coins, which bore his image stamped upon them, and to speak his strange tongue.
Many years passed and the people of a once great land rose up, as they no longer wanted to buy or sell with that King’s money. They began to fight against the armies of the King in order to free their enslaved brothers and sisters in other lands. To the astonishment of many, the Great Liar began to lose his war, for his firesticks were all broken. The people in his Empire of Evil began to suffer and they no more believed in the lies of his words and the lies of his moving pictures.
Even the seas and the airs would not obey the evil King. The earth shook and the sun and the rain turned against the evil King. The trees burned with fear and winds blew mightily and the grain would not grow in the fields and the rivers dried. And wickedness was on all the lands of the earth where the evil King reigned. The men said that they were women and the women said that they were men and the children did not want to be born, for they feared to live in such a land.
And then too other ancient lands rose up against the evil King. And all of them joined together and said, we too want to live by our souls, as did our forebears. And they said: We want to speak our own tongue and buy and sell in our own coins, where we want, we want to be free to live as did our forebears before us. We are tired of this foreign and evil King and his foreign ways and the lies of his Dark Empire.
At that time even the people of Mordorica wondered why their lives had become so hard. And so did the peoples of the lands whose rulers had been bought by Mordorica. They wondered why they could not eat as before and why they seemed to have so few coins. They became restless and raised their voices. Their rulers took fright and told the King of Mordorica. He told the rulers to slay all those people, for he said that they were all wicked. But it was the King of Mordorica who was wicked. Now the cowardly rulers were very frightened, as the people were rising up and so one ruler after another fled to Mordorica and hid away.
There will come the tale of how Mordorica fell and their King was slain for his many lies. This was the beginning of a new world. But of this I will tell you in another book and at another time.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…’
Maybe we need another revolution.
That or be damned!
Thomas Jefferson said that democracy needed to be watered with the blood of patriots every twenty years.
What is a man?
The “Tree of Liberty”, NOT Democracy.
Also, the “Blood of Tyrants…..”
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
“Were it not for kings, there would be no wars.”
Thomas Paine “Common Sense”
How’s that workin’ out for ya, ol’ Tom?
Jefferson was an oligarch. See e.g. https://www.greanvillepost.com/2021/01/25/the-usa-is-an-oligarchy
All that the US revolution ginned up by the wealthy and powerful to preserve their power accomplished was to substitute a mad king for a murderous and greedy oligarchy. It would be naive to imagine that the current oligarchs would permit another revolution, even if it’s ropagandozed, cowed and confused population could be brought to realizing that one is needed.
Amen to that..
The large print giveth, the small print taketh away.
Even the eminent self-tutored intellectual and scientist, Benjamin Franklin, had racial prejudices going back to his knowledge, experience and upbringing. Democracy is always constrained by education, knowledge, culture family and upbringing.
‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’
Winston S Churchill, 11 November 1947
Churchill certainly held racialist views as well, but Franklin did some growing in later life, in his estimates and evaluations of human potential in other races. So did the British poet, Rudyard Kipling. Not so sure about Churchill, but here’s a remarkable link on the subject:
Racial views of Winston Churchill – Wikipedia
CHURCHILL, RACE, AND RELIGION
This search is interesting: churchill thoughts on race and religion in later years
Gandhi wrote 2 letters to Hitler. Needless to say, they probably fell on deaf ears.
‘You Are Today the One Person in the World Who Can Prevent a War.’ Read Gandhi’s Letters to Hitler
We might have even more to talk about if he wrote letters to Churchill, or maybe we could imagine a time travellers message to Benjamin Franklin from Gandhi.
После смерти Махатмы Ганди поговорить не с кем.
Translation: There is no one to talk to since Mahatma Gandhi died.
Responding to a question “Former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called you a ‘pure democrat’. Do you consider yourself such?” June 4, 2007, 
“ I have a great respect for Christianity. I often read the Sermon on the Mount and have gained much from it. I know of no one who has done more for humanity than Jesus. In fact, there is nothing wrong with Christianity, but the trouble is with you Christians. You do not begin to live up to your own teachings.”
In conversation, attributed by James E. McEldowney
There’s nothing more insulting to our intelligence than those that choose to utterly end any attempt at communications, even between ostensible enemies, but Canada and Canadians have changed since Pearson and post Christianity.
“How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”
Lester B. Pearson (1964). “The Four Faces of Peace and the International Outlook: Statements”, McClelland and Stewart
Pearson had his faults but shutting doors to communication hard wasn’t one of them.
Lol what do you mean, maybe. It’s coming but will arrive at its own time and neither man nor creature will change it nor the time.
We need a revolution by other means then violence. One perk of the internet. We just need to start our own movement(which has already started) without resorting to violence, rather our weapon is truth.
Rigorously pointing out their lies in real-time and stop paying attention to the old time bs. Make them come to us with violence against our non-violent people see how far that gets them in the internet age. It will force them out in the open and show their true colors and temperament. People will see this and turn to our side.
Sounds idealist I know and it has been tried before, but not with the real-time technology we currently have at our disposal. The future battlefield is in the minds of people, no longer through arcane physical bloodshed.
Hope the best for all in the upcoming final showdown. May the truth win out and let the truth be what unites us all together from all previous/current sects.
“Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect”(Thomas Jefferson)
If you think Internet Age is different than any other Age, you should consider taking off pinky sunglasses.
Internet is controlled by the very people you’re going against and everything that happens will be exposed in their light. All non-controlled websites will be taken under control or shutdown. Any successful “non-violent” movement will be exposed as violent movement and will be treated as such.
Physical bloodshed is and will always remain the only way as long as humans are what they are. You can fool yourself with thoughts “we’re better than this now”, but truth is we’re the same cave people just with IPhone 13 instead of sticks. Technologies, education, make quality of your life higher and give you more ways to express yourself, but it will never change who you are.
“Physical bloodshed is and will always remain the only way as long as humans are what they are.”
EXACTLY. That is the point, to teach otherwise.
Being scared of physical death is an adolescent concept.
Once the foundations give/rot you’re on very shaky ground.
Still, even though the writing was on the Wall (Street ), the Evil King refused accept this new reality, take his medicine, instead, becoming a shrivelled up old prune without a pot to piss in.
“and the children did not want to be born,”
A vague memory cropped up just yesterday. When I was 5 or 6, I was very sick with I don’t remember what. All I recall is I was laying in bed & somehow knew I had a choice to live or die, to stay here or return to my final home. And I distinctly remember making that choice. Had I only had a clue how this life would turn out….
Think of all the times you died and then somehow conveniently forgot about it.
Please do not get unto you that BS. It is only Battlestar Galactica.
The Human Being only lives once. Then Judged once. Done.
You will be less confused.
May God bless you.
“The Empire of Lies” is an excellent name for this mythical land. For wherever lies become coin of the realm, trust soon becomes scarce, and without trust social interaction becomes difficult and eventually impossible. Next chaos with all its ensuing evils follow.
There was a book that came out several decades ago “The People of the Lie,” and I wonder if the author fully realized when he published it that Satan, even only if but a metaphor, truly is the father of lies.
I don’t know what “empire” is a reference to – dollar, militarily …?
Of course he (Scott Peck) did, he equalised Evil with lying. He also described an exorcism ritual which he had witnessed and stated that to his knowledge that was the only cure that worked.
People Of The Lie… by M Scott Peck, a really great book which often comes to mind for me when I watch what’s going on in today’s world.
Entertaining tale and hopefully prescient…
Well said! Made me chuckle, as the truth is wont to do. 😄
Mordica (sp?) didn’t start out that way, and the Evil King didn’t just appear on the spot.
Mordica was a great Republic – with its faults – but steadily rectifying its mistakes through its beautiful founding documents. There were attempts however, to subvert this land, and instill an Evil Empire that were slowly succeeding. In the meantime, there was a tremendous war that occurred, however, that engulfed all lands of the Earth.
Mordica was the only country that didn’t suffer tremendously, and by default, became the leading power on the Earth.
It was at this point that the Republic of Mordica became Imperial Mordica.
And that was when the Evil King was installed, and the true suffering began.
Read some history.
Watching Hollywood is worse than remaining ignorant.
I would say that the Empire of Lies period began in 1865, when a determined attempt to resist it was defeated.
Right. Those slave owners were really something.
Sure Richard, that was why the “war of northern agression” was fought🙄
All those in the south was slave holders i guess?
May i suggest you read some history?
The war of independence, known as the ‘Revolutionary War’ was fought because King George was ending slavery. All the flowery words and BS Constitution were agitprop to get poor people to go die for the rich. There’s never been a righteous bone in this country’s body … ever.
Still, America is like any other country. Some are saints. Some are satan. Most fall somewhere in between.
Nonsense, Jimmy. Read the comment by Wind in his pants to get a truer picture.
The civil war had NOTHING to do with slavery…it was fought over taxes and tariffs on the cotton gin. The south quit the union to get around the tariffs and buy the cotton gin from England which produced a better machine and was far cheaper than the crap produced by the north. The question of slavery only came up in the latter days of the war as a means to financially break the south.
Consider, for generations slaves were forbidden to be educated, yet they were not stupid….they knew if they left the farm (because they were now free) they would starve to death so the north drove them off the plantations or shot them on the spot. Thus they drove the plantations broke and the carpet baggers bought up the plantations for pennies on the dollar.
This is history…..but alas far too many believe the lies they are told instead of doing their own research and that is leading to exactly the mess the country is now involved in.
Some removed. Tone down your attacks on other commenters. Mod.
That sounds like a good beginning for it, and there were also some inflection points, like the installment of the Federal Reserve in 1913, which was anything but Federal. There were also many lies surrounding WW2, including lies the soldiers told when they came home to North America (about how they acted like a wonderful bunch of guys over there), and the lies our leaders told about it. We are now awakening from 75 years of celebrations of those lies with a magnificent hang over. The good times are over, now comes the bill. We fleeced Europe on behalf of the Conceptual Power, now we shall be fleeced. So it goes . . .
Lately, I’ve been going back and back to the time when the movie “Koyaanisqatsi” came out and disturbed me so. Dated as it is, it still very much applies in my opinion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jM2WA2WbDc
Thanks for the link. I must find this film.
Mordica was founded by rich white guys who did not want to pay taxes.
… and who objected to established treaties limiting their “manifest destiny” on the continent and beyond. They’ve been abrogating all such treaties and agreements ever since.
The USA at root is a right wing counter revolution or reaction to relatively liberal reforms on private property and expansion on the colonies by the crown. Rich land speculators were the founding fathers and certainly created a unique republic….but it was ultimately to serve them and their interests. Always and above all, the American republican experiment has been to serve the interests of propertied elites…not of the common man.
Very close to the truth of things. Thank you. The vilification of the US can certainly be overdone, as some do here, who need to read more history and the great documents produced at the founding.
The first part of the story matched a lot of Empires in the past. From the Hittites,Egyptian,Assyrian,Persian,Roman,Chinese,Byzantine,Parthian,Moslem Arab,Hun,Frank,Mongol,Ottoman,Mughal,Portugese,Spanish,British,French,Russian,German,Japanese,and US empires have all done the things mentioned in the first part of that story.
But the last part of the story can only be about the latest world empire,the US Empire. And like all Empires this one too can not last forever. We seem to be living in the time of it’s beginning to collapse. Unlike the others from the story, I see the latest empire as more insidious than most of the others. Because unlike most of the others which usually included the conquered lands and peoples into their empires. The US Empire didn’t even make those lands, colonies or part of their homeland (minus the areas taken from Mexico and Spain in the 19th century).
Instead it doesn’t even treat it’s conquests today as protectorates. But instead has a neo-colonial relationship with those in the third world. And uses bribery and threats to control the ones made up of their first world subjects. That makes the US Empire not responsible for those lands and peoples. So they can use,abuse,and then throw them aside,if and when the need arises.To me that makes the US Empire version of Empire even worse,and far more cynical than most of those of the past.
Perhaps its the US Empire and it tentacles as the world empire, but how many can be cut off and the host still survive? The brits, the jews, all throwed into the pot, as the heat gets raised.
Myth and fantasy often communicate simple eternal truths. Whether the “Dark Empire” or “Empire of Lies” all empires die because they pursue power, but power is an illusion: only myth is real.
Jews. It’s always the jews. Or as the bible says, those who call themselves jews but are not. Once the jews are dealt with again as has been for centuries past only then can we expect to be able to rebuild. Any good carpenter knows if you don’t get rid of the termites theres only one outcome.
– Or as the bible says, those who call themselves jews but are not.
Here it sounds like those who are Jews are not Jews – what is not stated in — Revelation 3:7-9
I don’t understand your point.
– In the letters to the early Christian churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, reference is made to a synagogue of Satan, in each case referring to a group persecuting the church “who say they are Jews and are not”.
It is not stated Jews are not Jews.
Yes, those who were Jews continued to be Jews…in the fleshly way of speaking. However, Romans and Hebrews make clear that it is those who are of the faith of Abraham that will inherit eternal life, not those of fleshly lineage of Abraham.
In 70 AD, God broke the backbone of the Jewish religion when He destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish nation at the hands of the Romans. Their temple was destroyed, their priesthood and animal sacrifices came to an end. From that moment on, no Jew could prove his lineage because all the genealogical data were destroyed. Reading the New Testament, we are told point blank that Christians are now the chosen people of God. They are now the Royal Priesthood in service to God. Those calling themselves Jews today must become Christians if they want to be saved.
The bible has the best label: “The false Jews”.
Fixed it for all you guys.
I believe the backbone was finally broken some 300 hundred after 70 AD when in 363 AD an earthquake leveled the city of Jerusalem. On the very day they were about to begin the rebuilding of the Temple. They had all the building materials on hand and the entire city was rejoicing, tomorrow, May 20, they were to begin to rebuild. Alas though at the third hour of the night an earthquake leveled the city destroying everything!
Reminds doesn’t it the words from the King to St. Paul — Saul, Saul why do you persecute me, it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.” lol
By the way, all the faithful Jews in the first century became Christians. The ones who were not faithful persecuted the Christians until God finally dealt with them in 70 AD and destroyed their city, their nation, their priesthood, etc. It was those unfaithful Jews who waged war against the Christians who were called the synagogue of Satan.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident”, that all Orcs are created equal.
“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”
Truth and reconciliation, of, by and for the Orcs has been a long time coming.
We much overestimate the merits of democracy over and above the law, the prophets, and grace, through faith.
“I’d like to teach Iraq about Democracy because we’re so experienced with it. First they should know that after 100 years they should free their slaves. Then after 150 years they should give their women the right to vote. Oh, and of course when they start it all they should begin with some genocide and ethnic cleansing.”
Psalm 37:26 (KJV)
[He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is] blessed.
Isaiah 30:18 (KJV)
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed [are] all they that wait for him.
Matthew 5:7 (KJV)
Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
2 Corinthians 1:3 (KJV)
Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Isaiah 2:3 (KJV)
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Micah 4:2 (KJV)
And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 2:4 (KJV)
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Joel 3:10 (KJV)
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong.
Micah 4:3 (KJV)
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Actually this something like this very scenario played out in Tolkien’s fantasy world. The precursor to the kingdom of Gondor was Numenor. This kingdom was gifted by the Valar (the angels/gods) to a group of humans who were of a “pure” race. Their kingdom was on a large island in the ocean to the west of the Middle Earth super continent. But their pride and ambition led to darkness. At first they helped the free peoples against the dark lord Sauron, but as time passed, the kingdom of Numenor increased in commerce, wealth, and military might. Tolkien even records that their cunning helped to built ships of steel and great airships that could cast down fire. And they began to oppress peoples of Middle earth, enslaving them and stealing their wealth. Then they actually captured the dark lord as a prisoner. But the dark lord promised these proud sea kings eternal life and riches if they followed after the darkness. So Sauron was appointed as advisor to the last king of Numenor, Ar-Pharazon. Under this new leadership the kingdom worshipped the darkness and sought to destroy the Faithful, those in the kingdom that wished to return to the light and leave the wickedness of the realm. At last, Saucony convinced the king of Numenor to invade the land of the gods, which at that time was on the same plane as the rest of Middle Earth, to seize eternal life for themselves. The Valar appealed to Eru, the High God and Creator for help. He overthrew Numenor with a great flood, drowning that evil kingdom and Sauron in the sea. Sauron escaped in a new form back to Middle Earth. The Faithful, led by their leader Elendil, sailed in 7 ships to the shores of what would become Gondor.
Thanks again Batiushka.
Bravo PhilR! I very much agree. I will add that Tolkien is no mere children’s fable.
“𝘛𝘰𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦.” The Cycles of History are ineluctable. I admire their depiction by the artist Thomas Cole. We grow together as young civilizations, with some rising above others through acquiring dominating technologies and forgetting the face of their father, become overproud and oppress, and are smitten down. Rinse and repeat..
“𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘢 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴”
Isn’t this the tale of Satan’s seduction of elites in all eras? Submit in return for eternal rule? Even as I type, some of them are being sold on transhumanism and the crazy hope of transfering their soul or consciousness into a clone or robot. The madness of the grasping misers!
By strange coincidence I was reflecting on Tolkien a few hours before this essay was posted, and also two months ago.
IMHO Tolkien was spinning a metaphor of Atlantis in his Númenor. This appears to have been a telling of the land of the people of Noah which drowned during the Flood. Tolkien, like Bill Clinton’s Professor Carroll Quigley had access to special archives at Oxford, some of them in the Finnish language. The ties between the Finns and the Anglo-Saxons is most curious, and coming to a fore nowadays as we see with NATO.
One fan calls it “Tolkien’s personal retelling of the story of Atlantis.”
For example, other parallels (quotes taken from link):
– a version of the name of Númenor in his story is “Atalantë” which translates to “the Ruin,” clearly referencing Atlantis.
– the character “Thû” more popularly known as Sauron, the Dark Lord, clearly referenced the long-lived Satan which has plagued mankind before and since the Flood. An evil whispering guide leading many to their doom..
– the leader of the Faithful, Elendil, was a Mariner.. kinda like Noah built the first Ship and entrusted the few Faithful onboard to the maelstrom of the Flood under the mercy of his Lord while the rest fell into the Abyss..
– the very structure of Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor is a lamentation, of a land and era lost. Lamented by whom? Who inspired Tolkien? Apparently Noah’s people were condemned in engaging in abominations and corruption to easily rival ours today – transgenderism, satanism, breakup of families and loss of respect for parents and authority, loss of general morality and virtue.. Is this something to lament? Very interesting implications, but I am in early stages of this research.
– Some of Noah’s offspring were soon corrupted too.. if I remember correctly, his grandson built the notorious Babylon! “𝘐𝘯 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦-𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨.” Up to a century ago, the greatest extant structures on earth were the Egyptian pyramids – the grand tombs of Pharaohs, and in many other lands too – even the famous Taj Mahal of India is a tomb..
– “𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙝” So if we take Tolkien’s work to be a skewed rendition of real history told in fable, WHO is Morgoth, some evil greater than the Satan? Was it some Beast or the AC chained during the Flood and thrown into the Pit (Tolkien calls his version the Void), to be released at a future point – the story clearly not finished for the real history still unwinds.
The analogies are too numerous to be coincidental..
PS – the evil king referenced above could be as described by Tolkien in his poem “The Hoard.”
“There was an old king on a high throne:
his white beard lay on knees of bone;
his mouth savoured neither meat nor drink,
nor his ears song; he could only think
of his huge chest with carven lid
where pale gems and gold lay hid
in secret treasury in the dark ground;
its strong doors were iron-bound.
The swords of his thanes were dull with rust,
his glory fallen, his rule unjust,
his halls hollow, and his bowers cold,
but king he was of elvish gold.”
Fionnbarra wrote this excellent riposte:
“A slave he was to elvish gold
For cold metal his soul he sold
The heart, a font of living light
He closed for gems not so bright
A withered husk of a man enslaved
No inner wealth or treasure saved
Pitiful to call such a man king
Of regal worth he had nothing”
“So Sauron was appointed as advisor to the last king of Numenor, Ar-Pharazon. Under this new leadership the kingdom worshipped the darkness and sought to destroy the Faithful, those in the kingdom that wished to return to the light and leave the wickedness of the realm.”
“Pharazon” or “farozaa.n” in Urdu and Persian means –
shining, luminous, resplendent
It has always been a battle between the light and darkness.
Three things come to my mind. First, a certain ethnic group who belong to no nation yet feel entitled to control every nation. Second, drugs. Third, make too much of this “Empire of Lies” descriptor, take it too literally and too conclusively, and its good parts will bite you.
Esse qua esse bonum est.
The evil king had no knowledge of finance, for he could have printed all the money the Mordican people thought they needed. That this money was not worth so much anymore would not be a consideration until the people noted it bought less and less. Without tribute from the conquered lands, the money literally could buy nothing.
That’s what taxes are for Tedder.
You spend then collect not collect the spend.
The king spent the coins into the economy then collected the coins as taxes.
If he taxed more than he spent the people couldn’t get their hands on the coins.
If he spent more than he taxed the people could get their hands on the coins and save the coins for a rainy day.
1. If a bear prints money in the woods, and no price setters are around to notice, does it cause inflation ?
2. If you give a $ billion to Elon Musk and the Mississippi public schools free lunch programme, will they have the same impact on the price of milk?
3. If a gangster gets a $ billion bank loan to build a casino, is it less real resource intensive than the government building that casino ?
The answer to all 3 questions are unsurprisingly no.
Theories that ascribe all inflationary pressures to monetary phenomena may be seductive in their simplicity , but all they are peddling at the end of the day is the false hope of misplaced certainty.
Something the right can’t understand because they still think the king has to collect before he can spend.
When the right start from a false assumption they always come up with the wrong solution.
If the king spent 1,000 coins and then taxed 1,000 coins
The people would have no savings.
Why the kings budget deficits reflect the people’s saving desires.
If the king spent 1,000 coins and collected 200 coins in taxes.
The people hold a 800 coin surplus.
If the king Spent 1,000 coins and collected 1,500 coins
The people would be running a 500 coin deficit.
Why the Clinton budget surpluses destroyed the US economy.
Ov vey! This is just rank anti-Semitism! We’ve done nothing wrong. Remember the holocaust!
“Remember the holocaust” is just a rallying call, much like “Remember the Alamo” or “Remember Pearl Harbor”. It means nothing and provides not a whit of logical defense for what is said or believed.
I know practically no Jews on earth, so I don’t know what they have individually done whether it be right or wrong. On the other hand, Gaza is considered to be the world’s largest outdoor concentration camps in the world. Who, I wonder, is responsible for that? And who keeps firing all those missiles into Syria…unprovoked? And who is killing those journalists in cold blood from that area? And who is it stealing all that land in the west bank area and burning the Palestinians homes to the ground…sometimes with Palestinians still inside?
As for anti-Semitism…that’s just a card to be pulled out at convenient times to frighten the ones it’s flashed against in order to silence their mouths.
– Reading the New Testament, we are told point blank that Christians are now the chosen people of God.
“The dogmatic constitution Lumen gentium devoted its chapter II to “the new People of God”, “a people made up of Jew and gentile”, ..”
The meaning of “the new People of God” seems a bit vague.
“Israel” is not accepted by most Orthodox Jews. But according to Liberals Israelis are “Jews” and “the chosen people of God”.
AFAIK there is doubt over what Aliance Whit God is valid nowadays:
I would be interested in that explanation!
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
William S. Burroughs
..his power rested in total destruction, feeding of the bloodshed his Kingdom became stronger as his depraved Gods gave him ever more power. Driving the Evil King to more and more Wars, drenching the entire earth in the blood of the innocent. Yet it was not enough for the infernal Gods demanded more blood and more innocent. So th3 king began to murder his own in Acts of ritual violence, random killings of People on the streets. But also this was not enough, the King started to murder the smallest the unborn and twisted truth into lies and slowly but surely he started to murder his own nation….
wonderful way to look portray the times. I really enjoyed the story with the creative style of writing please can we get more sequel.
The story might end with Mordica falling into little pieces while the people of Mordica kill more of each other than died in all the kingdom’s previous wars, where the evil king largely had others doing the dying. Lots of trends in Mordica point that way. Personally, I hope not, but chickens that go round come around home to roost.
“Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend. It can be so, sometimes”
– Gandalf the Grey.
And so they have. What a world, dear god.
I’m not American, but it is an important country for our future. Sadly it has sunken into corruption and greed. Hopefully it’s people will in due course flush out the petulance that infests it. The reset it needs has nothing in common with what Klaus Schwab desires.
I do fear though that a world led by China may not be the nirvana many are hoping for, seems to me just another version of same
The multipolar world should not be led by any particular country. Each country should be sovereign and cooperate with whichever countries it chooses for mutual benefits without endangering other countries’ agreements / cooperation. So an international framework ensuring balances are respected is needed, but no country should be above or drive the whole according to their fancy just because they happen to be big geographically and economically speaking.
Funny how we are all reading this wonderful tale in mordorican language.