In “The Lord of the Rings,” trilogy a young hobbit named Frodo, is picked to go on a journey to destroy an all powerful ring. These rings were created to give unearthly power to whoever possessed them. One was created to rule over all of them. Frodo was picked because his heart was pure and wouldn’t be so easily corrupted by its power.

“The Lord of the Rings” was originally written by a man named J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien was himself an anarchist, stating men should not be granted the power to rule over others. The Shire where the Hobbits live is an anarchist society. Beside the limited powers of the Mayor and the militia type Watch, there is near zero government. Each family is responsible for governing themselves. The is in complete contradiction of Mordor which represents the totalitarian style state. Sauron has his overseeing eye that sees everyone, the NSA, and his ring that grants him power over the other rings. These rings all representing states and their powers over others and Sauron’s rules them all.

Its power is corrosive and addictive as depicted by the degradation of Golem. Those who seek it may have the best of intentions, but once in possession of its power it corrodes you to a lesser being. The only way to have peace in this world and to eliminate evil is to destroy the ring, or the state. Do you see the correlation of Sauron’s power over others and our own governments? How do you see the Shire versus Mordor? Which do you live in?


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