Yes. That’s right. A couple of hobbits actually: a Frodo Baggins and a Samwise Gamgee. Obviously without these two the ring of power which holds all Arab rulers under its eternal spell and enslaves them to the domination of the lust for eternal power will never be destroyed. Everyone has gotten it wrong, all this Arab Spring nonsense is pointless – it was always going to be! Ironically, Algerians in their apathy are right (doesn’t happen often). But there is a serious problem which needs consideration: who will the heroic hobbits of the Arab World be? Perhaps they will be two tiny and daft countries? Or maybe two insignificant and daft individuals? Tough question, it’s all muddled in my head but all I can say now is:
The world is changed: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air…Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.
PS: I’ve just watched The Lord of the Rings and I do think the Ring of Power theory should be considered as a possible (and perhaps even plausible) explanation for the madness that seems to have taken hold of Arab rulers.