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Confronting evil with the fellowship we have

Conservative Review

The fellowship of the Ring wasn’t actually much of a fellowship at first. There was distrust. There was animosity. And there were some members who were simply way out over their skis when it came to fighting the evil forces of Mordor.

But that was, for better or for worse, the team that had been handed the baton of history. And as Gandalf said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

J.R.R. Tolkien fashioned the war between good and evil in “The Lord of the Rings” based on his own time in the trenches of World War I, followed by his observational experience of World War II. And whether “The Lord of the Rings” is meant to be allegory or not, as continues to be debated, its reflections of reality are undeniable.

So back to Mordor, then. As broken and bumbling as the fellowship was, it ultimately overcame its faults through the undeniable conviction that evil was at hand and it was their job to stop it. The moment had arrived to put differences aside, for it might be the final moment if they didn't.

Could we be living in such a time in 2019?

The Democrats and their muse, the siren of progressivism, have signaled in recent days, through their unbridled embrace of infanticide and religious bigotry, that not only are they not ashamed of the blood on their hands, they are proud of it and hungry for more. The devil is no longer convincing us he doesn't exist. He's parading out in the open wearing a unitard and waving a pitchfork.

They mean to crush dissent so that the freedom found only in the rights and righteousness that come from our Creator are replaced by the cold clutches of paganism. They seek nothing short of the undoing of Western civilization. Their words, not mine.

Kill your children whenever you want, whyever you want, as long as they haven't fully left the birth canal in New York. Kill your children after they've left the birth canal in Virginia. The end of private health care. Refusing to stand and celebrate the arrest of drug traffickers and human traffickers at the border during the State of the Union, but gleefully standing to applaud themselves. If you still believe in sin, you shouldn't be appointed to public office. A "green dream" that reads like the nightmare plot of many of the dystopian movies we're making nowadays.

2019 isn't even 40 days old, yet already the Left has gone as pagan as they wanna be. And it's not like the past few years were ones of restraint and accommodation, either.

As a movement, we have spent much time debating the merits of either shilling for or shunning Donald Trump the past few years. If you've grown tired of that debate, I bring glad tidings of great joy. Thanks to the advance of the barbarians on the Left, that whole argument is now utterly meaningless. We are finally going to have a far more existentially important debate. The pagans will make sure of it.

The Black Gate has opened. Sauron is coming. And he cares not whether the tip of the spear is the Aragorn we wish we had or only the Pippin and Merry many of us fear we actually do. Sauron's hordes are coming through the Black Gate just the same.

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