Fangorn vs Isengard
Lord of the Rings has many great themes. One of my favourites is the battle between the environment and the industry (the Ents of Fangorn vs Isengard). Which is an excellent critique by Tolkien of the Industrial Revolution, and translated to our day: rampant Free Market Capitalism vs Mother Earth (so same battle for all three). As I have stated before I am all for Capitalism that is dictated by certain principles. Such as principles of sustainability. For example: fishing is acceptable. Completely depopulating the oceans of fish is not acceptable. Plenty more of examples can be found.
We don’t have all the answers right now but incorporating a sense of Nature in our metapolitical and cultural struggle is of paramount importance.
For more information check out this video I recently made.