Every Tolkien fan will be called a racist in 2022.

How LotR series from Amazon will turn millions of fans against them.

Photos of characters in the upcoming Amazon LotR series called “The Rings of Power”

Every well read Tolkien fan looking at this photo will ask why Dwarves and Elves of Middle Earth are suddenly black.

And there’s a reason for that.

Every single book Tolkien wrote describes Elves as white, fair or gray.

So the questions concerning this injection of black characters should have been expected. I’m pretty sure Amazon knew this was coming. The only problem, they chose the worst possible course of action.

Instead of being honest, and simply say they had to include people of color in this day and age, they chose to label the entire population of dedicated Tolkien readers as racists and bigots.

Which is incredibly stupid as every Tolkien reader knows there are black Human tribes in Middle Earth, and they would be as puzzled if those tribes were suddenly portrayed white.

Staying true to Tolkien’s work was always important to his readers, and that’s at the core of the recent backlash, which is only going to grow.

Strange photo from the set showing two actors with some wooden wings

Lets first discuss their Vanity Fair compilation of excuses.

From Mariana Rios Maldonado, a supposed Tolkien scholar, quote:

When Amazon released photos of its multicultural cast, even without character names or plot details, the studio endured a reflexive attack from trolls — the anonymous online kind. “Obviously there was going to be push and backlash, but the question is from whom? Who are these people that feel so threatened or disgusted by the idea that an elf is Black or Latino or Asian?”

EVERY FAN OF TOLKIEN’S BOOKS

There is a reason why Tolkien’s world is very tribal, and every race keeps to itself. Tolkien always maintained that diversity was shunned in Middle Earth, even though it’s ultimately a good thing. Which is why he dedicated a whole segment to forbidden interracial love between Elf and Human.

Yes, Elves were so xenophobic that they even imprisoned their royal for attempting to date a Human. In fact, only few Elves in the entire history of Middle Earth married a Human.

Every Elven kingdom in Beleriand fell because Elves were too arrogant and proud. They were also very tribal among themselves which further caused their downfall. They saw themselves as superior compared to Dwarves and Humans. They even hunted Dwarves for sport for heaven’s sake.

And this “scholar” wants us to believe diversity would be on their menu :)

No… Not only was it not on the menu, it didn’t even have a slightest chance to manifest. They were not perfect. Neither were Dwarves, nor Men. They united only when facing imminent doom. As soon as the threat was defeated, they would return to their usual bickering.

Death of Morwen

It’s not our job to turn the Middle Earth into a social paradise. Our job is to portray the Middle Earth as is.

A world where glimmers of hope can be seen through the dense fog of corruption and decay, often created by Elves, Dwarves and Men themselves, a darkness that often triumphs over the good.

Khazad-Dum fell, not because Balrog came out of nowhere, but because Dwarves were so greedy they dug deeper and deeper into the crust, until they got burned by what they’ve released.

Numenor was the biggest Human kingdom, and it fell because Humans wanted immortality and more power.

Morgot and Sauron are not what ultimately defeated the old kingdoms. It’s the corruption of Men, Dwarves and Elves in their own hubris and quest for power and glory.

This is the central theme throughout the Tolkien’s work. The corruption and decay of civilizations.

Who are the people disgusted by complete ignorance of these very realities of Middle Earth, Mariana asked?

Every Tolkien fan is disgusted by this butchering.

Those who claim they’re not, most of the time turn out to be completely oblivious to Tolkien’s work, and it’s jarringly apparent they never even read his books. You won’t get anywhere by appealing to non-readers.

Instead of changing these realities, you could have portrayed them as an example of why isolation, arrogance and tribalism can lead to a downfall of civilization. What better way to promote diversity than to show exactly what happened to the kingdoms of Middle Earth?

Unfortunately, people making these series probably don’t understand how their methods only hurt their cause. They are their own punishment.

Now to Lindsey Weber, quote:

“It felt only natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work would reflect what the world actually looks like”

Well of course, because Lindsey and her crew are all far to the left.

However, the audience is neither left nor right. It won’t feel natural to hundreds of millions of Tolkien fans. Tolkien world is not meant to reflect our current state of affairs and politics. A good producer would insulate Tolkien’s masterpiece from whatever is going on around us at the moment.

Lindsey would probably have them wearing masks to reflect our world, if Amazon would allow it. But I guess that’s too much, even for them.

Lindsey Weber

Lindsey continues: “Tolkien is for everyone. His stories are about his fictional races doing their best work when they leave the isolation of their own cultures and come together”

Why does Lindsey believe Tolkien can’t be for everyone unless it’s injected with everyone’s skin color?

What kind of person thinks like this?

Does she believe people of color can’t like stories based on Norse mythology? Can’t white people enjoy Wakanda without injecting white Wakandians?

If I had to call something racist in this whole debacle, it’s this very line of thinking. And how interesting it always comes from white people “fighting” on behalf of the people of color? I’m yet to see a good swat of people of color asking for this. Most non-white people I’ve talked to don’t like this either. They think it’s lame and stupid, pretty much what I thought the moment I saw this.

Photo of Tolkien

As I wrote, staying true to Tolkien’s work is what’s important here. But that’s now deemed racist by the woke left.

This is why I believe they are at the end of the cliff, and the fall is close.

The Lord of the Rings is not some Marvel popcorn flick everyone loves, but no one truly cares about.

The Lord of the Rings holds a very important place for so many people, and they hate when those who adapt it stray from the source material, especially when they do it for their own political reasons.

We’re not talking about few million people you have following you on twitter thinking they represent the rest of the world. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of people who read Tolkien multiple times.

If you want to label them all bigots, and put them into the same box with the alt right, they might as well vote on those lines, just to give you the middle finger you so deserve for pushing your politics.

Be careful what you wish for.

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