The Wisdom of Aragorn

As I have thought about the Massachusetts election and what it means for our nation, I could not help but think of Christ Matthews and others on MSNBC and elsewhere that have continued to disregard the obvious message of the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. As easy as it is to scoff at them and ridicule their arrogance, I think it is incumbent upon us to remember the words of Aragorn when he said, “And yet less thanks have we than you. Travellers scowl at us, and countrymen give us scornful names. ‘Strider’ I am to one fat man who lives within a day’s march of foes that would freeze his heart or lay his little town in ruin, if he were not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be kept secret to keep them so.” We may be known as “teabaggers” to such as Matthews, but truly our fight must be maintained for his simple type so that even he may have the freedom to espouse his detestable remarks. If we are to lose this fight, Matthews will have lost his podium to propogate such nonsence, but then freedom will be lost for all.