#PackersDaily: "Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!"

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide as the team returns to Lambeau to start preparations for a trip to Kansas City.

Earlier today, I held my Packers chat over on our YouTube channel talking all things Green and Gold. 

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 01, 2021 at 01:00 pm

I get that Lucas was inspired by The Lord of the Rings. I find attempts at finding parallels between the stories to be a bit strained. Example, one web site compares Yoda to Gollum, because of appearance. The same web site compares Darth Vader to Gollum, because both cut off an appendage of the hero. The same web site compares Darth Vader to Saruman, because, you know, dark wizards. If you are arguing that Gollum is both Yoda and Darth Vader, then I think you're lost your battle with yourself.

I find The Lord of the Rings harder and harder to read over time. It is very much anchored in an Anglo-Saxon worldview with an obsession on "blood purity" that borders on Nazism (somehow Aragorn's blood "ran true" to Numenor, making him better than everyone else and fit to be king - unlike Boromir, who was jealous and morally weaker). Some men went West (Germanic Migration) to the blessed isle (Newfoundland), others did not. First they came back to Middle Earth (an amalgamation of England and Germanic lands) as raiders (Saxon/Vikings), eventually they took their rightful place as lords over lesser men, hobbits (Welsh/Irish) and savage hillmen (Scotsmen).

Sauron gathered swarthy men and sub-humans (orcs, half-orcs etc.) to assail the West. Sauron's first blanket of darkness is an analogy for the Mongol invasion. The "current" attempt to dominate the West is an analogy for saving Europe from Islam. The Battle of Minas Tirith is an analogy for the defense of Vienna against the Turks. The Riders of Rohan in the Battle of Minus Tirith play the same role that the Polish Hussars played in the Battle of Vienna.

Star Wars, whatever its flaws, doesn't suffer from these.

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PackerAaron's picture

November 01, 2021 at 01:23 pm

Thank goodness I don't write for that website!

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joejetson's picture

November 01, 2021 at 11:12 pm

I only read it for the special effects.

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 02, 2021 at 04:38 am

LOL. It's a really boring website. They can't get Frodo to do "Carry the R." And there's never any new chapters in the story to discuss.

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ApplesAndTons's picture

November 02, 2021 at 02:36 pm

You aint kidding Mark. There's a German word for this: schadenfreude

Researchers have found that there are three driving forces behind schadenfreude: aggression, rivalry, and justice. Self-esteem has a negative relationship with the frequency and intensity of schadenfreude experienced by an individual; individuals with less self-esteem tend to experience schadenfreude more frequently and intensely. The reverse also holds true—those with higher self-esteem experience schadenfreude less frequently or with less emotional intensity

other websites use this German word as a replacement for "cheesehead"

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