Have you guessed it yet?
The answer is…..
At least according to modern SJW’s.
Indeed, they are each- according to those on the left- symbolic of horrific evils and hatred.
This might shock the uninitiated observer of course, but it really is their view, as we will explore below.
First, the poster, as brought to us by our friends at Fria Tider:
Norwegian ski ad stopped: accused of Nazism
Weapons manufacturer Nammo, which sponsors the Norwegian Ski Federation, has been forced to stop an ad since the accused recalling Nazi propaganda.
The ad, which has been used during the World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, representing a dozen tall Norwegian idrottsmän- and women from the national teams in ski jumping lined up in a row.
Above them visible heading “Sky is the limit”, and the text:
“With an eye for gold and expectant gaze takes Norway once again hopeful statement against the sky … We wish you good luck.”
The advertisement was published on a full page in the newspaper VG on 24 February. But critics have argued that it is reminiscent of the propaganda of the 1930s Germany.
– Healthy young people staring upward and forward is something one associates with totalitarian movements. The ad is easy to confuse with one that NS could have made in the 30’s and 40’s, says historian Nik Brandal to Aftenposten.
NS stands for the Norwegian National Socialist Party Nasjonal Coalition that led Norway during the German occupation.
Brandal also believes that it is problematic to have a weapons manufacturer as sponsor. This is because Norway has spent millions to rebuild the country as a nation of peace.
– The sports movement has been an important part of the idea of a peaceful nation. We choose peaceful rivalry rather than war, says Nik Brandal.
After criticism, the ad withdrawn.
What most strikes me about the story is that the SJW’s involved aren’t really even focused on the gun-manufacturer sponsor that much. They bring this aspect of the situation up, but their main objection is the ad itself. Tall, good looking, native Norwegians looking outward into the distance is- to the SJW- pure unadulterated Nazism.
This is why we refer to today’s Liberalism as a religion of ‘negationism’. In seeking to negate anything that can be conceived as congruent with ‘power’ or ‘oppression’, they have reached the point where ‘health’ itself has become hateful. Good looks are hateful. Athleticism is hateful.
With that being the case, the next story makes more sense. It involves the 20th Century’s most popular and beloved book, by almost any metric, The Lord Of The Rings.
Tolkien’s masterpiece actually had immense popularity among the Baby-Boomer hippy generation back in the 1960’s. In some of the small towns that “back to the land’ers” moved to in the 1970’s- like the one I grew up in- you can still meet women who were named ‘Galadriel’ by their hippy parents, or who adopted the name themselves during that time.
My mother, who was a Baby-Boomer and definitely a bit of a hippy, LOVED the Lord of the Rings, and taught me a love for it the same way many Evangelicals teach their children the Bible. And were she still alive I think that she- a proud but common-sensical liberal- would be appalled at the modern Left’s evolving thoughts on the book. For today’s regressive left does not view Tolkien favorably at all.
Here is what Dr. Stephen Shapiro of Warwick University says about the books:
An American academic, who teaches at the Warwick University in the United Kingdom, has described J R R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy as an ‘epic rooted in racism’.
Dr Stephen Shapiro, an expert in cultural studies, race and slavery, said the author used his novels to present bigotry through a fantasy world.
Following the release in UK of the film The Two Towers, the second in the series, Dr Shapiro told rediff.com that the books represent anxieties about immigration in mid-1950s Britain.
He said: “Put simply, Tolkien’s good guys are white and the bad guys are black, slant-eyed, unattractive, inarticulate and a psychologically undeveloped horde.”
In the trilogy, a small group, the fellowship, is pitted against a foreign horde and this reflects long-standing Anglo-European anxieties about being overwhelmed by non-Europeans, he said.
This is consistent with Tolkien’s Nordicist convictions. He thinks the Northern races had a culture and it was carried in the blood, Dr Shapiro said.
While Tolkien describes the Hobbits and Elves as amazingly white, ethnically pure clans, their antagonists, the Orcs, are a motley dark-skinned mass, akin to tribal Africans or aborigines. The recent films amplify a ‘fear of a black planet’ and exaggerate this difference by insisting on stark white-black colour codes, Dr Shapiro said.
He added: “Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings because he wanted to recreate a mythology for the English, which had been destroyed by foreign invasion. He felt the Normans had destroyed organic English culture. There is the notion that foreigners destroy culture and there was also a fantasy that there was a solid homogeneous English culture there to begin with, which was not the case because there were Celts and Vikings and a host of other groups.
“We have a pure village ideal, which is being threatened by new technologies and groups coming in. I think the film has picked up on this by colour coding the characters in very stark ways.
“For instance, the fellowship is portrayed as uber-Aryan, very white and there is the notion that they are a vanishing group under the advent of the other, evil ethnic groups.
In one manner of speaking I actually agree with his analysis more than I do opposing ones that I have seen that try to characterize the Lord of the Rings as an argument FOR multiculturalism. Those arguments say that in the story, a variety of Middle-Earthian races (the elves, dwarves, rangers, hobbits, etc) band together to defeat Sauron, and that this an example of why multiculturalism is good.
This is of course somewhat vapid, and is far from an argument for the kind of insane, dangerous mass-migration policies the West sees today. On the contrary it is abundantly clear that Tolkien would be horrified by what has happened to Western Europe today. As I have stated before, I feel quite strongly that Tolkien- were he alive today- would consider the modern UK ruling elites so evil that he would support ANY means of deposing them and ending their policies.
Tolkien saw that economic globalization was a harbinger of doom to many of the most wondrous, good, and beautiful aspects of not just Europe but humanity in general. Those interested can read any number of excellent biographies of him to learn more about this subject. Yet if he had had an inkling of the insanity the modern left has unleashed upon Europe through cultural globalization/mass immigration, and the the degree of destruction, horror, and suffering that has accompanied that insanity, I think he would have considered it an evil beyond Sauron or Melkor or any other fictional darkness described within his books.
It is thus telling that the modern left has begun demonizing Tolkien and his works. For as Middle-Earth was Tolkien’s attempt at creating a ‘mythology’ of our people and lands, reflective of all the beauty inherent within them, he logically must become a villain to today’s progressive left, as their agenda involves destroying those lands, those cultures, and everything beautiful within them.