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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Frodo Shrugged

I have spent some time talking about how much I despise the " philosophy " of Ayn Rand, and how much I contemn the assumption of that "hogwash" by certain politicians. I have not spoken of my own "philosophy" based on literature.

I hold to the philosophy of  J.R.R. Tolkien.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs.


Ruth said...

You are brilliantly funny.

Montag said...

I feel like Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory": I am tempted to agree with you, but all I do is try to surround myself with sharp people and their ideas.