TOLKIEN, THE FORCE AWAKENS, AND THE SADNESS OF EXPANDED UNIVERSES

A fascinating article about how Tolkein saw Middle Earth after Lord of the Rings, and the parallels found in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after the Rebel victory at Endor.

Chaos and war are the default state in the affairs of men; from a physics perspective, unless energy is put in to a system, entropy always wins out.

Read the whole thing. The comments are worth reading, as well.

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