I’m sure we ALL know where I’m going with this one… It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out, but here goes.
In every epic story there is always Good vs Evil.
Our world is steeped with it, and Middle Earth is no different.
If the Dwarves, representing Jews on their journey home, are the our “Good” characters then by process of elimination the Orcs must be any/all evil forces trying to stop them in their quest.
While one could argue there are MANY different sources being antisemitic, I will narrow it down to the 2 most outspoken of all of them… Hamas and Hezbollah.
I want to right here and now state that when I say Hamas and Hezbollah, I am referring to the TERRORIST groups who exist within Palestine and the surrounding areas. I am NOT referring to the entire group of Palestinian people, so please don’t shoot me down yet.
Orcs are vile creatures, filled with HATRED and DISGUST. They say things like, “We will crush your bones and feast on your flesh”. GROSS!
Similarly, I have heard phrases stated by Hamas in reference to the Jewish people and Israel as a whole, “killing of Jews is worship to Allah” GROSSER!
Moreover, Orcs are defined as “making no beautiful things, but rather designing cunning devices made to hurt and destroy”. I can’t really remember the last “beautiful” thing these terrorist groups have made besides their concoctions of weapons and homemade missiles. Correct me if I’m wrong.
There are many variations of Orcs, some stronger and some weaker. There are “super-soldiers” and there are smaller “trackers” who do dirty little deeds. The same goes with these terrorist groups. We have Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda… etc. Some send in suicide bombers, some plant cells, and some just go straight for the big kill.
Tolkien even referred to Orcs as corrupted men or elves.. the key term here being, corrupted!
Now, here’s my political spiel for the day: At some point you must take a stand! Do you side with Good or Evil?
In movies, it’s usually pretty clear which is which, but for some reason in life it’s not always as easy to tell. In my opinion, Terrorist Groups (who’s clear reason to exist is to wipe out an entire people group) are on the side of Evil… but for some unknown reason to me, many people don’t see it like that.
I really didn’t want this to become a political post, but at the same time, comparing these Terrorist Groups to Orcs might be just that. And in case you need a little more convincing:
(scarily close, eh?!?)