Tuesday, May 15, 2012


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973 

J. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature there from 1945 to 1959. 
He was a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings manuscripts,  The Silmarillion  together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings.
While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature,  more precisely, of high fantasy


Tolkien thoughts

Many that live deserve death.
 And some die that deserve life.
 Can you give it to them?
 Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety.
 Even the wise cannot see all ends.
 -   J. R. R. Tolkien  -
The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One


Dick Cheney  received a Heart transplant to continue his life.
  In the name of justice, I say there is no justice; 

Dick Cheney, whose actions directly caused deaths and injuries that number in the hundreds of thousands. The deaths he is responsible for are ongoing to this day, in fact  If there were any justice to be found, whatever profits he earns from his book would be spread out between the families of dead and wounded soldiers whom he lied into war in Iraq, between the families of dead and wounded Iraqi civilians, and between Americans like Valerie Plame, who along with numerous other intelligence figures, had their lives bulldozed by Cheney's eight-year rampage through our system of government.

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed   Read here  Dick Cheney the ultimate American Terrorist.

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