On my wife’s Facebook memories this morning she re-posted some dialog between Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee, regarding some things in our lives. Her cancer, my heart issues – she’s shared it several times. Each time she has shared this the world as we know it has been changed for us… by her cancer. By my previous heart issues. Our hearts being broken by a family member who has refused contact from us, because, of all things, politics.
In 1937 John Ronald Reuel “J.R.R.” Tolkien published the Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings series completed between 1954 and 1955. Before that time, in June 1916, newly commissioned lieutenant Tolkien kissed his newly married wife goodbye. He boarded the transport to Calais, France. On July 1st, one of the bloodiest battles in human history took place near the Somme River. That day, his closest friend was killed and Tolkien himself, forever changed.
Tolkien, like Bilbo Baggins and later his nephew Frodo, were changed by their experiences. We know this because Tolkien himself even said so.
“An author cannot, of course, remain wholly unaffected by his experience.” – JRR Tolkien.https://www.thetolkienforum.com/threads/lotr-the-second-edition-foreword-by-tolkien.16713/
Today, my wife once again shared the scene of Frodo and Sam, because yet again, our world has gone dark, gloomy and is becoming dangerous again.
I want you to read this scene from The Lord of the Rings, please. It’s very important.
FRODO: I can’t do this, Sam.
SAM: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end.
Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened.
But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why.
But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.
FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam?
SAM: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
This my friends, is what we all must consider.
America is a shining star. We’re not a Third World Country. We are the greatest Nation it ever rise from meager beginnings. We are greater than Rome in our military power, we don’t seek to build and Empire as the Romans once did, we seek to FREE people of this world, not enslave them.
Indeed, America IS a free country, though many will argue against this and cite things like having to have fishing licenses, drivers licenses, and that police are akin to a military. Those things are true, but they do not define a country. They define a “government”.
The United States is not a “Government”. We are a Republic, run by the people of this Great Country. The government is US. The People. Not some “leader” we elect. They are our servants. Not our leaders.
We allow those who sit in public offices to make decisions that we ourselves believe we are incapable of doing, or we are simply lazy and don’t want to do this job. We’ve allowed Congress, Governors, Mayors and City Councils to become “all powerful” in their abilities and appointments. The old idiom, “Give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile” comes to mind.
We have given up, become lazy or we simply don’t care enough, to become involved any more. We gave the so-called leaders that inch. They’ve proceeded to take a mile, or three, and have removed themselves from making the difficult decisions they were put in office to do.
Now we have a group of rioters who ran the police out of Downtown Seattle. The Mayor who refuses to send the police back in, to take back the city. A Governor claiming “it was news to him” that this even happened. And a President who has threatened to fix it, if the Mayor will not.
This should never have to rise to the level of a President. It’s in the hands of the people, not the President, not the Governor, not the Mayor, and apparently now, not even the police.
Our country didn’t become a country without some hard work, and eventual blood shed. The United States has not stayed a country without blood shed. We have Anarchists, and Marxists trying to destroy our country from within.
It’s time the Anarchists are stopped. This is not France, this is not going to be a Civil War over rights, but it will be over American Values. You can either stand with the Anarchists or stand with the Americans. You have that choice now and in the future, you will not if the Anarchists win.
We either need to stand up and polish off that star, stand firm against Anarchy, and those who would disable the Police, Military, and our Rights, or we’re doomed to fall to the Orc Army of Sauron. Evil stands and dares us all. And that evil has taken over the minds of many, bringing them in with offers of free money, less work, and yes, even, “Civil Rights”. Promises of things they can not deliver, and we all already have…. work, civil rights, freedoms.
Even though we all have Civil Rights, we have a Constitution which guarantees us all the same rights, people argue how bad it is. Even though we can defend ourselves, legally, there are those who believe guns are evil. Because we want a wall to protect the country, it’s called bad. It’s ‘racist’ to show ID to vote. And yet those same people in Seattle have built a wall, are carrying weapons, threatening those living in the area, demanding identification.
Do we sit on our collective asses, and allow the Underprivileged Collectivists to force upon the rest of us their Radical collectivism, or do we stand up and say “ENOUGH!”
It is up to each and every one of us to take a stand.
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.