Tea Party Hobbits vs. Sauron and His Minions

By: Jim O’Neill
Gulag Bound

(Gandalf) “‘Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.’  ‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.  ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide.  All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.  And already, Frodo, our time is beginning to look black.  The enemy is fast becoming very strong.'”
– J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) “The Fellowship of the Ring”  Link

“There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.”
– from the LOTR film trilogy “The Fellowship of the Ring”  Link

–  G u l a g  –  B o u n d  –

John McCain, Maureen Dowd, “The Wall Street Journal” (WSJ), and others, have taken to referring to the Tea Party, and conservative members of Congress, as “hobbits” — the wee folk from the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy (LOTR).  As Brian Wesbury notes, “This is not a term of endearment.  What the WSJ editors [et al.] mean is that Tea Partiers live in a ‘fantasy world.’”  Link

Not only are conservatives being called hobbits, but terrorists as well.  Apparently the left-wing apparatchiks fear that terrorist hobbits will bring about the end of the Nanny State and entitlement culture.  We should all be so lucky.   Link

Jim O'Neill, hobbit

I believe that members of the Tea Party, and patriots of all persuasions should consider the hobbit appellation an honorable one.   After all, in the LOTR trilogy it was the hobbits who were dismissed as inconsequential by the evil overlord Sauron, yet who, against all odds, ultimately defeated Sauron and overturned his villainous plans for a Middle-earth NWO.  (“Frodo rules!  Screw Sauron!  He can kiss my little-bitty hobbit butt — friggin’ wanker!”)  Link

That last bit is entirely mine.  You will look in vain to find those quotes in any of the LOTR books — more’s the pity.  In any event, the hobbit label can, and should be worn with pride.  The author of LOTR, J.R.R. Tolkein, was a conservative in the best sense of the word, and his trilogy is essentially a paean to the indomitable nature of the individual human (hobbit) spirit.  For all of the heroic men and women, elves, and Ents; the most important heroes of the trilogy are the hobbits Sam and Frodo.  Everything hinges on their success or failure, on their bravery and tenacity.

One of the books that make the list in Benjamin Wiker’s “10 Books That Every Conservative Must Read,” is the LOTR (Wiker “cheats,” and counts the trilogy as one book).  Wiker notes that “Sauron… presents the very essence of totalitarianism: the desire to override all the real wills of real persons… and reform all that is below him into one master plan.  He imposes government from the top down, crushing everything in its path as of no consequence.”

Seen in this light, LOTR is a must read for conservatives, no doubt.  I wrote an article some time back, where I compared Sauron to George Soros, but Dr. Wiker, of course, has the right of it, and Sauron is representative of totalitarianism as a whole — the doctrine of crushing freedom and individuality under the boot-heel of cookie-cutter conformity and brutally enforced Draconian laws.  Link

In Tolkien’s novels the hobbits want nothing so much as to be left in peace to live out their unspectacular lives in their beloved Shire, but mighty events beyond their understanding — in fact scarce to be believed — force the hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin to leave home to face great hardship and danger.  In the end, it is these hobbits, especially Sam and Frodo, who save the world from the doom of Sauron’s rule.

“We the people” are indeed similar to hobbits, in that we love our “Shire” — America — and will fight valiantly to defend it.  We are generally peaceable and friendly, but when called upon to do so, we can be stalwart, indefatigable, and implacable foes.

Laus Deo.

Gulag Note: Now, if we could only proclaim to Congress, “You shall not pass!” their legislation, it could be much better.  Where is that Gandalf when you need him? 

Thank you to Canada Free Press for the Jimo Neelins graphic, which was originally published with this article at their site.


SA President Jacob Zuma, Supports Communist Party Anniversary Celebrations

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Jacob Zuma

With more than 130,000 paid up members and control of the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the ruling African National Congress, the South African Communist Party effectively runs South Africa.

Several South African Cabinet ministers owe allegiance to the S.A.C.P., as do dozens of A.N.C. Members of Parliament.

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is reportedly a former member of the Party. However this advertisement for a recent S.A.C.P. 90th anniversary rally proves that Mr. Zuma is still very tight with his “former” comrades.


Biden/Pelosi: If I’m Satan, What’s That Make You?

By: Benjamin Smith
Tea Party Tribune

As an authentic grass roots movement in which every Local Tea Party organization has different beliefs from the next we have a core value system aligning with all the others. Some are libertarian, some are religious, some are the flat-out stock broker business types.

They all have one thing in common: They are responsible people. Their word is their bond. As much as the groups differ and may argue on issues they all understand that there is a greater good and focus on the tasks at hand. They get over their personal differences and get to work on what they can contribute.

I heard comments from our own administration (Biden calling Tea Partiers Terrorists) and leaders calling ME, a veteran, a patriot and a true American, Satan. What is Nancy Pelosi thinking when making such comments? (Actually, if I wanted to have fun with this and play it out a little I’d say … it is a “Satan sandwich” with “Satan fries” on the side!) Biden called the Tea Party terrorists!

I think you really don’t understand the gravity of these statements Mr. Biden and Mrs. Pelosi. Luckily, I am aware you know not of my service to MY Country and you are not aware of the words you have called me and the people of my ilk. I AM the Tea Party as are the millions of citizens I call my countrymen.

Even if we were friends and you called me a terrorist you would be expected to explain your actions and your beef with me or we would have to settle this like men. I respect your positions of office and would still call you sir and ma’am, but beyond that I spit on you! As a citizen, I spit on you. As a SEAL, I spit on you. As an American, I spit on the very thought of your Communist tactics.

I have seen the Real Terrorists and the Satan in their eyes. I know what they can do. A majority of the people you call terrorists (Tea Party) have served in YOUR military and have done YOUR bidding. Be careful where you tread, those words cut deep on many levels.

One. You call me a terrorist trying to tie my belief system to the very people who want to kill and enslave you and I (radical Islam). Our sworn enemy! The Tea Party people are centrally rooted in the Constitution and go to it as a political Bible.

We go to the Constitution and the founding fathers for guidance, before deciding what is equally just for our fellow citizens. These documents and the people who created them were of Judeo/Christian beliefs. The Tea Party readily endorses the documents and people who gave us this great country. Are you and your administration calling the founders and the documents null and void being that we don’t negotiate with Terrorists?

Two. You separate yourselves from us. We are looking for transparency, decency, values and respect. We idolize the values known as America through our short history and aspire to live as good people. We don’t look for a handout, we are always the ones giving a hand up.

Again, in calling us something we are at war with, are you at war with us? Our beliefs? What in particular makes me a terrorist to you … Are you calling us out? Are you trying to mark us for extermination (look at public sentiment in the Weinmar Republic before WWII and how the Nazi’s shifted a society to aide and abet the extermination of millions of Jews)? Are you our opposite as per your claim? Should we associate you with Georbles and his role in the final solution?

Do you attack us like this because we do not depend on you, or because you can’t depend on us for votes?

The Tea Party is luckily a bunch of grown ups and we know your desperate ploys to “get our goat.” Good thing we are smart and know it’s a common tactic children pull on grown ups right before there is a tantrum.

When Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the face, there was a huge out cry from the left to tone down the “inflammatory rhetoric.” I also seem to remember Nancy Pelosi talking about the same “inflammatory rhetoric” as she tried to squeeze out some crocodile tears in an attempt to demonize us during the healthcare debate. It doesn’t seem like her actions match her words, does it?

Have you seen “Nightmare on Elm Street?” In every one of the films, Freddy Krueger is always defeated when the people he terrorizes realize his greatest weapon is fear. When they realize what he is doing, they become unafraid and stronger than he can ever be and he is powerless against them.

Another analogy is of course a much more familiar one, with a touch of sweetness added in for good measure. The famous line in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ … “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Once you see what is really going on, the spell is broken and people, realizing the truth, become empowered and unstoppable.

A warning to those trying to deceive us: You are caught in your own web of lies and now are feeling the ire of the people who you have tried so hard to control starting to look and point at your ruse.

You now have our undivided attention because your fear tactics are getting sloppy and overbearing. You have gone too far and are showing your true colors. You will be the engine behind getting voted out of office and shamed in history as you so deserve.

So what do we do? We have to seize the opportunity. People have to start talking about politics … Our politics. If we are silent and don’t present our view of reality on economics and values, THEY WILL define it for us. Don’t let that happen.

The economy is the focal point of the electoral subjects these days. We as Conservatives and people who read up and learn things, have to start leading conversations. Get them started and talk about things, learnedly and not in a bluster or condescendingly. Citizens are starting to see what is being done is not working and are looking for answers everywhere. They are even looking to us and we must be armed with educated and insightful answers!

Be the one that leads people and liberates them with knowledge. Right now is a time when people who are independents and undecided are free agents in the political market. Engage them. Learn from them and challenge them to prove you wrong.

I have never been a liberal, but did go through a period where I felt a good portion of my political and national reality was a lie! I had to read and finally educate myself as to our true history. I could only imagine how a liberal or a progressive feels when they learn there is a real world out there. I think there should be an amnesty program for recovering liberals. The “I told you so” is something they fear. And of course, It is the hardest thing NOT to say to someone.

In all, we have an opportunity to further what we believe and advance the American values that made America great. As Reagan said it is not inherited, Liberty and freedom have to be taught and handed down BOLDLY and unapologeticly.

We ARE the People!