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[–] [email protected] 85 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Broke a damn and flooded and drowned hundreds.

[–] fluxion 54 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Made a recreational sport out of slaughtering as many Orcs as possible

[–] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago

"Millenia pass, but orc slaying remains a unending pleasure"

[–] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

Killed an endangered species as part of their blood sport.

[–] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago

That was arguably a separate faction, although the fellowship did do their best to inspire them to acts of war.

[–] Phegan 38 points 3 weeks ago

One man's terrorist is another man's fellowship

[–] [email protected] 36 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

And the translation is available for free (scroll down for links) https://ymarkov.livejournal.com/280578.html?

[–] HeyThisIsntTheYMCA 4 points 3 weeks ago

well now I know what I'm doing tonight

[–] [email protected] 33 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

drove a balrog out of its natural habitat

Akshully, they tried to keep it there. Imprisoned because of its religious beliefs! Killed while attempting escape!

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

Just like Nazist did…

[–] rustydomino 31 points 3 weeks ago

Disturbers of the peace.

[–] [email protected] 29 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

The CIA couldn't have done it better themselves.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

are you talking about committing the deeds listed or writing this hit piece

[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I meant committing the deeds but, now that you mention it, both.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

So it's the CIA who made the gollum sexy? As propaganda? I knew it!

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

That one is on you.

[–] [email protected] 24 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I think you could make the argument that Orcs are just a bioweapon used to attempt genocide on the races of men.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Ah yes. This unterelven rethoric justifys the slaughtering of millions of orcs on cataclysmic scale

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

They are a virus, exterminating them is no different than curing the flu

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Unironically, yes. They were built for the purpose of war, they must be dismantled like any other unethical weapon. If one of them accidentally develops level of awareness greater than that of a child then maybe put them on trial first, idk. TBH I don't think they'd even care with the Dark Lord gone, they don't seem to do well without leadership and just act like extra hungry goblins.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

and just act like extra hungry goblins

Goblins and orcs are the same thing in Tolkien lore

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

All goblins are orcs but not all orcs are goblins, the Orcs of Misty Mountain are expressly Goblins as they live in places like Goblin Town and are lead by The Great Goblin.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Per the wiki

A clear illustration that Tolkien considered goblins and orcs to be the same thing, the former word merely being the English translation of the latter, is that in The Hobbit (the only one of Tolkien's works in which he usually refers to orcs as goblins) Gandalf asks Thorin if he remembers Azog the goblin who killed his grandfather Thror, while in all his other writings Tolkien describes Azog as a "great Orc".

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[–] RunawayFixer 23 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

History is written by the victors.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Yes, this is the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

They didn't kill the balrog. Gandalf merely defeated its physical form, but Durin's Bane is a Maia, an immortal, spiritual being.

[–] feedum_sneedson 7 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Yeah so what's it doing now, no body, bit annoying?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

I mean Sauron had his physical form destroyed but still managed to be more than a bit of an annoyance I'd say.

[–] feedum_sneedson 2 points 3 weeks ago

Just wondering what they're up to.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

I'd argue the Balrog was more Durin's people's doing. Fellowship pretty much just wandered into a clusterfuck already in progress there.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Don't forget that the GDP was on an upword trend with Mordor unemployment at near 0 levels. These jobs were never replaced, and won't unless we can get some government financing back to ShiningSauron, inc. (IPO coming 4th Age)

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

smth smth "one person's terrorist" smth smth

[–] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

“Terrorism is the war of the poor and powerless. War is the terrorism of the rich and powerful.”

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

War is the terrorism of the rich and powerful

I thought it was the police

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

the police are one of the tools the rich wield

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

Their music is not everyones taste but come on now :)

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

No, that's the militia of the rich and powerful.

[–] RememberTheApollo_ 9 points 3 weeks ago

Like a right wing spin on proles trying to live unenslaved lives.

[–] Heavybell 6 points 3 weeks ago

The list of bullet points sound like they're describing some nations I know of.

[–] glitchdx 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

you might enjoy The Last Ringbearer by Kirill Yeskov.

having noticed what sub I'm in, y'all probably already know about it.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Damn, I came to post this. Fun thought experiment of a book, and the ebook is (by necessity) free!

[–] Sam_Bass 1 points 3 weeks ago

Now list the other sides view

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