Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Now, things will be tougher......for all

As a person who appreciates literature and history, I am drawn to what King Theoden said in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" when he was up against the largest battle of his life, defending his people against the onslaught of those who look to destroy all he holds dear.....He speaks with his aide, Gamling:

Gamling: Every villager able to wield a sword has been sent to the armory... my lord?

 Theoden: Who am I, Gamling?

Gamling: You are our king, sire.

Theoden: And do you trust your king?

Gamling: Your men, my Lord, will follow you to whatever end.

Theoden: To whatever end...

Theoden: Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this???


Yes, how did it come to this??  How did it come to the fact that we live in a country that could elect such terrible people to the positions of leading our country??

Agree or disagree with it - things will be all hard, all the time for the forseeable future. For our children, it will be worse.

How did it come to this??

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