Tolkien's ring saga has at its core
humanity's long-lagging commitment to purge the foulest pollution of all the
ages from the landscape of the world - the one scourge, the one disease
that has never been healed - that has choked
humanity to near the braking point far too often and still threatens its
very existence. The disease is named, empire and money.
the future determines the present with love,
we discover the heart of our humanity.
Thus we discover the emptiness of the 'fire' that would destroy it.
We also discover a brighter 'fire,'
a flame that glows with the light of universal love?