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Then let us be rid of it – once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you … but I can carry you!

~ Samwise Gamgee

Hobbits are true conservatives, the Anti-Federalists of Middle Earth.

~ Dr. Benjamin Wiker, “10 Books Every Conservative Must Read (2010)”

Sam carries Frodo to destroy the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.

This is my third review of “Lord of the Rings.” The great epic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien was set as a movie directed by Peter Jackson. In previous articles, I extolled the transcendent courage and resurrecting virtue of the wise wizard, Gandalf, and the beguiling bravery of the Valkyrie princess, Eowyn. Now I will concentrate on the person I consider the incognito hero of the entire saga, Frodo’s best friend, gardener and traveling companion, the Hobbit Samwise Gamgee.

As before, I will cite some of the poignant episodes and draw several lessons Americans might learn as we struggle through our own battles with the forces of evil during the Age of Obama – Sauron (Satan), Saruman (Obama, progressivism, relativism), Nazgul, Ringwraiths and Orcs (the Democratic Party, RINO Republicans and their legions of useful idiots).

The scene I would like to focus on is in Part 3, “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” when the young ring-bearer, Frodo, and his faithful friend Sam are exhausted to the point of death in the land of Mordor near the cave entrance of the evil Sauron. Here is the that climactic scene. The movie script is excerpted below:

Sam: {softly} Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? … It’ll be spring soon, and the orchards will be in blossom; and the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket; and they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields and eating the first of the strawberries with cream.

Do you remember the taste of strawberries?

Frodo: {weak whisper} No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food, nor the sound of water, nor the touch of grass. … I’m naked in the dark.

{rising panic} There’s no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I can see it with my waking eyes.

Sam: Then let us be rid of it – once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it [the Ring] for you … but I can carry you! Come on!

With grim determination and Hobbit moral resolve forged in the Shire, Sam lifts Frodo upon his shoulders and climbs the precipitous slopes of Mount Doom to destroy Sauron’s Ring of Power once and forever.

Tolkien’s genius is particularly evident in his characterization of the Hobbits who from a physical, intellectual and spiritual standpoint are vastly inferior to the dwarfs, elves, wizards, orcs, supernatural creatures and even the fickle and wayward men. However, the Hobbits have two character traits that separates them from the rest of these creatures – contentment and courage. Hobbits are simple, unpretentious folk whose strong moral values are forged in the fertile soil of the Shire, which keeps them close to the land (and to God).

Hobbits don’t aspire to any other lofty goals of men outside the Shire. For example, at the end of Part 1, “The Fellowship of the Ring,” a great Council at Rivendell was convened at the house of the elf-man, Elrond to decide who would carry the Ring to Mount Doom to destroy it. Reminiscent of the duplicity and self-serving acts in the Garden of Eden between Adam, Eve and the serpent after they ate from the forbidden tree, the coalition of dwarfs, elves and men were shamelessly jockeying for power to take the Ring for their own selfish ends while accusing one another. (“Never trust an elf! Never trust an elf!” Gimli the dwarf would shout against Legolas during this scene.)

Yet it was the humble Frodo who was found of pure heart and courage to be worthy to carry the Ring even as much more powerful figures fell prey to the Ring’s diabolical power by either failing to destroy it in the ancient past (Isildur and Elrond) or were tempted (Gandalf, Galadriel, Aragon, Boromir, Faramir, Bilbo) or corrupted (Sauron, Saruman, the Nazgul, the Orcs).

The horrible lesson they all had to learn is that you cannot fight evil with evil.

Tolkien recalls how this treacherous tragedy was first born in the evil heart of Sauron:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

The forces of evil never take a break. Even in modern times it was the 20th century that gave humanity more genocidal megalomaniacs than the previous 19 centuries put together – Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hirohito, Hitler, Franco, Mao, Amin, Pol Pot, Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini and legions of anonymous abortion doctors.

Recalling the perpetual death spiral between good and evil since antiquity, Gandalf warned his protégé, Frodo the ring-bearer: “Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.”

In “Lord of the Rings,” good and evil was clearly defined, but presently not only is good and evil obscured, it is Kafkaesque – a surreal distortion of God, truth, the Bible, the Constitution and the rule of law.

Politically speaking, since Dr. Wiker writes, “Hobbits are true conservatives, the Anti-Federalists of Middle Earth,” then to defeat Obama’s fascist, one-world government agenda against America, let all Americans of good will put on Samwise’s mantle of undying loyalty and stubborn fight to defend the Constitution and embrace Sam’s rallying cry to Frodo as our daily bread.

Let every American work in unison to cast down every unconstitutional policy the fascist Age of Obama has resurrected and schemed and, like Frodo, cast down the omnipotent, evil Ring of Sauron (Darwinism, progressivism, socialism, liberalism) into its rightful place … the ash heap of history.

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