Friday, December 16, 2005

Return of the King

Although I support democracy (as rare as it is these days), if I had to establish a Kingdom, I might allow the Heir of Elendil to take the crown:

Viggo Mortensen isn’t backing off his stinging critique of George Bush.

The “Lord of the Rings” hottie took some heat for criticizing the president’s policies lately, and in a recent interview, Mortensen is unrepentant.

“I’m not anti-Bush; I’m anti-Bush behavior,” Mortensen told Progressive magazine. “In other words, I’m against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration.”

Mortensen also blasted the administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and discussed why he supported anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who has protested the war in Iraq since her son was killed there. “Cindy Sheehan and how badly Katrina was bungled are two shots to the heart,” he said. “I hope the beast does fall down soon."

Amen, Aragorn.

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken
The crownless again shall be king


Blogger AJ said...

Excellent Professor!
I especially enjoyed the poem at the end. From whence did it come from may I ask, or did you make it up?
Your article concerning profits hits home. Nothing like sending money 'your way' to change a person's attitude.
I often wonder if I would agree to shut up and play the game for a few bucks to be perfectly honest.
Hunger and pride are driving forces.

'Faith Based initatives' was a brilliant move, albeit evil. Look at the morons that fell for it.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Professor Pan said...

The text at the end of my post is from The Lord of the Rings, and refers to Aragorn's eventual claiming of his place as king.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Hel Fire said...

excellent find ;-)

5:06 PM  

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