An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Great literature is such often because it provides for us some profound lessons on life. For those who deny that such is the case for The Lord of the Rings, perhaps you may be convinced by an unusual audio commentary that was to be included on the extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, but unfortuantely the US media (under the thumb of the military industrial complex) suppressed its inclusion in the original release.
Revisionist satire, you mean, right? This is hysterical. Thanks for the post! CEltic bards were said to bring out welts on their satire victims: Zinn et al must be rather red and bumpy now! (and deservedly so!)