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SciFi writer claims the Lord Of The Rings series is 'racist' because it discriminates against orcs
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 11/26/2018 6:58:12 AM PST by TigerClaws

The Lord of the Rings series has been branded 'racist' by a science fiction writer who claims orcs are discriminated against and written as inferior.

American author Andy Duncan said British author JRR Tolkien depicted evil creatures such as orcs as 'worse than others' and said this had 'dire consequences for society'.

The criticism comes despite Tolkien being known as a fierce critic of racism, particularly the Nazi Germany regime in the 1930s and 40s.

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KEYWORDS: academicbias; endwhiteshaming; internetstupidity; kkkratzi; lordoftherings; lotr; playtheracecard; racism; revisionisthistory
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Orc lives matter.
1 posted on 11/26/2018 6:58:12 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I knew it was a matter of time before liberals found a reason to oppose Tolkien.


2 posted on 11/26/2018 6:59:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory O f A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TigerClaws

The insanity NEVER STOPS.


3 posted on 11/26/2018 7:00:21 AM PST by Lazamataz (You know, when I advised Democrats to vote AFTER Nov 6th, I didn't think they'd actually DO it.)
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To: TigerClaws

In other words, he’s an open borders advocate.


4 posted on 11/26/2018 7:00:49 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: Lazamataz

Wait until they decide Narnia is not to read list.


5 posted on 11/26/2018 7:01:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory O f A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TigerClaws
Orcs racially profiled themselves by illegally crossing into Gondor and Rohan in large numbers.


6 posted on 11/26/2018 7:04:20 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: TigerClaws

This author just outed himself as someone whose works are not worth reading.


7 posted on 11/26/2018 7:04:40 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: TigerClaws
Here is Andy the Front Hole's Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/BELUTHAHATCHIE/

For a Front Hole, he's a real Back Hole...

8 posted on 11/26/2018 7:05:14 AM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: goldstategop

Narnia will be accepted by the Marxist-Puritans, because the kids snuck in illegally using a magic closet.


9 posted on 11/26/2018 7:05:14 AM PST by EURASLEEP (The EU is Crashing and They're Asleep at the Wheel)
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To: TigerClaws

Oh bull.

We just 8 years of the media telling us how beautiful and stylish our First Uruk-hai was


10 posted on 11/26/2018 7:05:22 AM PST by digger48
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To: Lazamataz

It’s increasing.


11 posted on 11/26/2018 7:05:29 AM PST by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: TigerClaws

Some of my best friends are orcs. s/


12 posted on 11/26/2018 7:05:51 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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Orcs = Antifa

PHOOEY to both of them!!!!


13 posted on 11/26/2018 7:06:17 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Orc chicks are easy.


14 posted on 11/26/2018 7:06:35 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: TigerClaws

One of the things hurting fiction of all types is, you can’t have an evil villain. Star Trek had to turn the Klingons, Cardasians and Romulans into people just like us, but different. To do otherwise was discrimination. Besides, diversity. They had to keep coming up with new villains because the old villains were just misunderstood.


15 posted on 11/26/2018 7:07:09 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: TigerClaws

Don’t these people ever rest?


16 posted on 11/26/2018 7:08:30 AM PST by just me (God bless President Trump and the USA)
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This nonsense not only trivializes racism but desensities people to the multiple times everyday we hear the term used.


17 posted on 11/26/2018 7:09:08 AM PST by Spok
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To: TigerClaws
Haven't heard of this guy. Is he trying to get his name out there by making an absurd statement?


Fighting against the Uruk Hai is racist, my Lord. Tell your men to lay down their arms.....

18 posted on 11/26/2018 7:09:21 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: TigerClaws

An author cannot tell a tale of the battle of Good and Evil unless the author recognizes that Evil Exists.

Tolkien knew this simple fact very well.

But some fools believe that Evil does not exist at all.


19 posted on 11/26/2018 7:09:27 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: TigerClaws

Yes those High Elves in Valar are even worse than white folks.


20 posted on 11/26/2018 7:09:47 AM PST by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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