Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Eye of Sauron in the news

On Morning Edition, David Greene asked Andrew Weiss, who served under two administrations in the Pentagon, State Department, and National Security Council, if it’s possible for National Security principals to disagree with the current president. Weiss’s response:

“I think the best analogy I’ve heard for how things work comes from the movie The Lord of the Rings, where there’s this disembodied eye, the Eye of Sauron, that hovers over everything. In the Trump administration, if the Eye is looking at you, it’s basically all hope is lost.”
[I don’t know The Lord of the Rings. But I know people who do.]

comments: 3

Fresca said...

Funny, I posted a photo this morning of my girlette dolls playing Hobbits in the shrubbery of the houseplants!
Hobbits, you know? are the unimportant little beings who defeat the evil lord Sauron in LOTR by destroying his magic Ring of Power.

Sauron forged the ring inscribed with the verse:

One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them.

So--all hope is NOT lost! The whole message of the story is that plucky little unimportant people can defeat evil (though at great cost).


Michael Leddy said...

Here’s to plucky little unimportant people! We’ll get the job done.

Michael Leddy said...

P.S.: Thank you for helping me to understand hobbits.