The sun is rising.
Long ago—okay, not that long ago--on a post far away, someone chided me for calling the nine Democrat candidates for president the Nazgûl. Well I guess I can’t start calling them the nine dwarves now (warning: Return of the King spoilers for the few mortals who haven't read the books):
Perhaps the most passionate observations came from John Rhys-Davies, who plays the dwarf Gimli and voices Treebeard the Ent. Focusing on the necessity of defending civilization in times of crisis, Rhys-Davies took the media to task for failing to appreciate the preciousness of Western civilization, and warned of the potential consequences of rising Muslim extremism and the increasingly Islamic face of Europe.
“I think that Tolkien says that some generations will be challenged,” said Rhys-Davies, “and if they do not rise to meet that challenge, they will lose their civilization. That does have a real resonance with me.”
Pointing a finger at the media, Rhys-Davies went on, “What is unconscionable is that too many of your fellow journalists do not understand how precarious Western civilization is, and what a jewel it is… The abolition of slavery comes from Western democracy. True democracy comes from our Greco-Judeo-Christian Western experience. If we lose these things, then this is a catastrophe for the world.”Ouch! Read the rest of it. I wonder if Rhys-Davies and known moonbat Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) were rolling in the New Zealand dirt on the Lord of the Rings sets. My money would have been on the old guy.
Bring on the weekend of ROTK!
(Thanks to LGF)