More from “Gimli” on the defense of Western civilization

More from “Gimli” on the defense of Western civilization

In this article by Stephen Greydanus, actor John Rhys-Davies, who plays Gimli in Lord of the Rings, expands on comments I linked to earlier about Tolkien’s vision and its relation to the defense of Western civilization. He says that Tolkien saw that some generations would be challenged and if they did not rise to the challenge, then they will be lost. He then goes on to defend Western civilization, name Islamic extremism for what it is, and even extols “dead, white males.”

standards. And another sign of the mixed-up priorites of our society. We’re more apt to tolerate a protest of animals being killed than a protest of babies being killed.

  • Wouldn’t it be cool if some little hunter with momma in fur pulled out a picture of his first buck and shoved it in their faces and said:

    “I kill much more efficiently than Mom!”

  • Gene:

    A debate coach once gave me this bit of advice: “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” Or as a child of Chesterton and Isaiah Berlin might put it: “Never underestimate the places perfect logic will take a madman who believes he knows One Thing.”