Scorpio’s World

Thoughts on Politics, Race, and Middle Earth

“Stand and Fight!”

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 27, 2009

I’m a HUGE Fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s  book “The Lord of the Rings”. If you saw the Film LOTR: “The Return of the King”, recall the Last Battle before the Black Gates of Mordor. The Alliance of Men were preparing an attack against the mighty forces of the Dark Lord Sauron (the ‘One Eye’). and Aragorn gave a stirring Speech to the Troops just before the Final Battle.
 
What struck me today about Aragorn’s Speech was his unshakable BELIEF that despite the overwhelming odds against them; despite the overpowering sense of hopelessness; despite the doubt and pessimism that was taking hold of his troops … Aragorn stood Firm and told his Men: Stand Strong, Proud and Defiant!
 
I see a LOT of Aragorn in President Barack Obama. In just a week in Office you have those so-called ‘Good Americans’ ~ these naysayers ~ whining how Obama’s Plans can’t work. How the Economy can’t be turned around …. how you can’t have peace and security as long as Iran is not “Shocked & Awed” … how America’s best days are behind us. Well, I never have chosen doubt and fear over HOPE.
 
NEVER.
 
Mankind ~ particularly Americans ~ have never believed that something can’t be done or is impossible. For as long has Mankind has HOPE, PERSERVERANCE, and a deep Belief in the POSSIBLE any (and all) things can be accomplished! Whether its defeating massive armies, or curing diseases, or turning around a slumping economy: “All things are possible under God” as they say.
 
Oh, the naysayers will be out there harping and bitching away at our confidence in President Barack Obama, so let’em. Because as I’ve stated since last January: the DAY of Negative & Hateful thinking is over! It’s a “New Day”!
 
So we best heed the words of Aragorn and rush into Battle with the full BELIEF that we will prevail and conquer the Enemy that appears unbeatable and invincible. Be we hobbits, elves, dwarves, or Men:
 
 
                                               Yes We Can!
“Hold your ground! Hold your ground! Men of Gondor, of Rohan: my Brothers!
I see in your eyes the same fear that will take the heart of  me. The day may come when  the courage of Men fail  and we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship: but it is not this day!
An hour of woe and shattered shield when the  ‘Age of Men’ comes crashing down: but it is not this day!
This day we Fight!
By all that you hold dear of this good earth, I bid you stand and Fight! Stand ‘Men of the West’!”
                     ~ Aragorn (King of Gondor)
 
 
 
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