Re: Tolkien & Race
That is interesting indeed!
It might be good to remember that all things in Middle-earth (much like our Primary World) were once good and evil cannot create of its own accord, but can only pervert God's creation. It seems the point, with the Orcs, is that any goodness that was once there has been bred out after Ages of servitude to darkness and so they are the epitome of mortal evil. I think I mentioned this in my initial post but the argument for Tolkien's racism based on the evil Men being (mostly and arguably) non-white is moot because these Men are not evil in and of themselves. They were bought by the darkness and, in the end, returned to the light.
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