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Return of the King - Aragon's Speech
Return of the King | 1/31/2013 | JP II Be Not Afraid

Posted on 01/31/2013 8:17:31 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid

The Return of the King

Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers!
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of Men fails
When we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship
But it is not this day
An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Man comes crashing down
But it is not this day!
This day we fight!
By all that you hold dear on this good earth
I bid you stand, Men of the West!



TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: aragon; lotr; returnoftheking
Aragon's speech is inspirational and I thought we could use a little inspiration and hope. We have only begun to fight! So hold true and press forward.
1 posted on 01/31/2013 8:17:39 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

You’re welcome.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 8:21:31 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGUNvIFTQw


3 posted on 01/31/2013 8:26:30 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Tolkien

I thought you were dead. :)


4 posted on 01/31/2013 8:35:48 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Tolkien; RushIsMyTeddyBear

Tolkien - Your quite the writer, thanks.

RushIsMyTeddyBear - I just love that scene. Gives me goose bumps every time I watch it.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 8:37:21 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

J.R.R. Tolkien did not write that. Peter Jackson did. That monologue does not appear anywhere in the Lord of the Rings.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 8:46:47 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

Took my little one to see the Hobbit this past weekend. Read the book years ago.

Got choked up at the scene at Bilbo’s dinner table where they said they no longer had a land. A place to call home. And they were determined to fight.

That’s how I feel right now. Because I certainly (as hell) don’t have anyone fighting for me up in Washington.

If you remember this (which made my blood boil):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt5OE3_3zvM


7 posted on 01/31/2013 8:51:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

I find Tolkien’s dialogue more motivating than Peter Jackson (He-who couldn’t stand the Scouring of the Shire, and therefore did not include it)


8 posted on 01/31/2013 8:58:24 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

It’s been years since I had seen LOTR. Interestingly enough, I just a few minutes ago finished watching this movie.

And yes, it was an inspiring little speech.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 9:09:10 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Old Sarge
Yes, I know. But it fits for today. We are standing looking at millions of orcs who want nothing but to destroy our great nation. We need leaders like Aragon to inspire this country from being scared do nothings to a people who will stand up and fight for the sacrifices that have been laid down for the past 200 years to keep our freedom we are on the verge of losing.

Where are those leaders? Who will stand up and inspire? Where is our Frodo, the one to end the evil? Will they come forward and change people's hearts?

Until the hearts of people are changed, nothing in this country will change.
10 posted on 01/31/2013 9:11:14 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

We have seen the Hobbit twice. I also felt a connection to the dwarfs losing their land, the land they loved. But, we will never give up. We may lose heart from time to time, but the fight has just begun and I really don’t think they realize just what us little dwarfs can do. :)


11 posted on 01/31/2013 9:21:16 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

I know. I agree with you. Just quibbling on the source of the quote.

But we don’t need Aragorn. We need Gandalf.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 9:22:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Jeff Winston

Isn’t it funny how things like that happen. Must have been meant to be. It is a great series. Good triumphing over the ultimate evil, it just never gets old.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 9:25:26 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid
We also need the Bilbo Bagginses of the world to stand by our side. Like he tells the Thorin Oakenshield; "Look, I know you doubt me, I know you always have. And you're right - I often think of Bag End, I miss my books, and my armchair, and my garden. See, that's where I belong, that's home. That's why I came back - 'cause you don't have one, a home. It was taken from you, but I will help you take it back if I can."

It takes a special kind of courage to overcome your fears and move past them to stand up for what you believe is right. As Paine said, "These are the times that try men's souls."

14 posted on 01/31/2013 9:41:57 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

Good narrowly won. But it did win.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 9:42:26 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I agree wholeheartedly. We may not have Bilbo, but I bet we can count on Bibi.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 10:01:03 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid
Men of the West

No question Tolkien was thinking about the battle vs. Islam.

17 posted on 01/31/2013 10:05:09 PM PST by montag813
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; JPII Be Not Afraid
This thread needs pics.
18 posted on 01/31/2013 10:48:19 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

That’s what I’m talking about! Oh yeah!


19 posted on 01/31/2013 10:54:04 PM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

Love this speech as well. Love men like Aragon. Only in fairy tales :(


20 posted on 02/01/2013 12:00:55 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid
I am expecting such a speech soon from Sarah Palin.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 3:13:15 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Old Sarge

If Tom Bombadil was interested, He would also be a very great help (perhaps more than even Gandalf). Perhaps. Thank you for spelling Aragorn correctly.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 4:22:42 AM PST by Tom Bombadil
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To: Old Sarge

Gandalf could not have done what Aragorn was prophesied to accomplish, just as no one but the Messiah will obliterate ALL the enemies of Israel upon His return.

Zechariah 14
“12 Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. 13 It will come about in that day that a great panic from the Lord will fall on them; and they will seize one another’s hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another. 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance. 15 So also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps.

16 Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. 17 And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them. 18 If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the Lord smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 5:24:20 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Altariel
(He-who couldn’t stand the Scouring of the Shire, and therefore did not include it)

I thought that was a travesty. That chapter was where Merry and Pippin finally came into their own and showed what Free Men could do when they set to it.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:48:40 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

The LOTR movies were pretty good at creating the WORLD of Tolkien. They were at best marginal in handling the characters of the story. Jackson didn’t understand the motivations or character of the people in the story. The movies were fun to see, but fell well short of the books.

And Jackson is raping “The Hobbit”...


25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:00:54 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

A day may come when the courage of Men fails


When we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship


But it is not this day


An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Man comes crashing down


But it is not this day!

26 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:09 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

"But it is not this day!"


27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:35:14 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Old Sarge; Gandalf_The_Gray; Tolkien; Tom Bombadil
But we don’t need Aragorn. We need Gandalf.

He's around here somewhere...

28 posted on 02/01/2013 9:37:37 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
It takes a special kind of courage to overcome your fears and move past them to stand up for what you believe is right.

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."

Regards,
Gandalf

29 posted on 02/01/2013 10:12:55 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

One of my favorite books. Thank you for the quote.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 12:01:30 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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