While away on vacation, Glenn Beck took to Facebook, pointing out an interesting parallel that he sees between the hobbits that inhabit author JRR Tolkien's world in his "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," and Americans.
Maybe it is just me, but has anyone thought of the hobbits as us, the Americans? Maybe this has been written about and I am being obvious, but I see their innocence, belief that the world isn't bad, that things will be better, that the "shire" is a special place and it is isolated and protected from the outside evils and I wonder, did JRR T see them as us?
If you buy in to my observation at all, are we still those people? I do not think so. We are sliding into a world that I do not think makes us stronger. Have we lost the innocence and trust that has always set us apart?
None of us want to face the things that we must, none want to be the one selected to bear the burden of the ring. But we must. It is our lot in life and if we fail all may be lost. But if we just do what is right, keep our mind on those things that are important we just might change the world and beat all of the odds.
The antidote in Beck's view for what ails America in part is for our people to be more Hobbit-like:
Let us be innocent. Let us approach life not as fools or the blind, but like children. ... Or hobbits. With wonder, hope, faith, love, friendship and loyalty to the truth and the task at hand.
Who will you be? Who will you wait for? What will you tolerate? What, with your silence will you teach your children to embrace?
Our kids see our actions JUST AS MUCH AS THEY SEE OUR INACTION.
We see evil. Together, let's prepare ourselves to be the polar negative to all that we see. Let give the world a choice. Together let's choose love and let the chips fall where they may.
Read the whole post, which begins with Glenn's thoughts on the recent double assassination of NYPD officers, below:
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