Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

A Tolkien View of Complacency

The following bit of text is excerpted from the Prologue to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring:

. . . and there in that pleasant corner of the world they plied their well-ordered business of living, and the heeded less and less the world outside where dark things moved, until they came to think that peace and plenty were the rule in Middle-earth and the right of all sensible folk. The forgot or ignored what little they had ever known of the Guardians, and of the labours of those that made possible the long peace of the Shire. They were, in fact,
sheltered, but they had ceased to remember it.

Although Tolkien was writing about his fictional Hobbits in his fictional Shire, the above could just as easily apply to all of the complacent members of the liberal left and all the terrorism apologists. They too have forgotten or ignored what little they had ever known about our "Guardians" and of the labours of those that have made and continue to make possible our freedoms and peace in the U.S. These sad, sorry, misguided fools are, in fact, sheltered, but they have ceased to remember it.

During this Christmas season, let us remember our soldiers who are serving so that we and our children may have our "Shire." Dark forces do not simply go away because one wishes they weren't there. One cannot appease them. One cannot negotiate with them. They do not share power.

Merry Christmas and thank you to our armed forces.

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.