It’s true that Frodo is given gifts beyond what any ordinary person could expect (swords, rings, chain mail, lights of Galadriel), but in the end it is his sheer act of will that gets him to the chasms of Mount Doom. And there he fails.
In some important sense, even in this political chaos, there must be an accountability for all composition.
At first, I was bemused. But I wonder if our desire to map all of the possibilities of ‘Bandersnatch’ is also one to re-acquire the illusion of control, of knowledge.
There have been numerous efforts to forge a unity inside that nation-state status, to either describe the common traits they share (among 120+ tribes/ethnicities and equal number of languages spoken) or to legally bind policy claims to that identity.
What does it require to survive 17 storms in the last 12 years? 21 in the last 20? I hope once again for us to learn from them, to gain some perspective, to help where we can.
Google’s app highlights our civilization’s artistic accomplishments, the most profound expressions and scholarship from the last 8000 years. We’re using it for selfies.