Orcs On the Move
Orcs On the Move
For almost three hundred years people have enjoyed Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift’s satiric story about the adventures of a sailor who is first shipwrecked in Lilliput, a land of laughable little people ruled by silly, six-inch -tall bureaucrats who believe that they rule the universe. Later Gulliver encounters lands of boorish giants and depraved, human yahoos who serve noble horses. In his final voyage he is cast ashore on a hysterically dysfunctional island ruled by delusional college professors.
It all sounds a bit familiar, but what is happening to us today is beyond satire. How can we ridicule mothers who demand the right to kill their own unborn children, teachers who fight to groom and corrupt third graders, corporations that cozy up to countries that sell the body parts of their citizens, politicians who plunder the people whom they have sworn to protect, or professors intent on teaching students to hate God above all and their neighbor as themselves?
These things are not just irrational, they are evil. We are living in the epic world of J.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings where soulless orcs swarm out of Mordor to wipe out all that is good and holy and to end the world of men once and for all. These dark creatures are coming for our homes, churches, schools, and country too.
And what should we the people do, we inoffensive hobbits who want only to be left alone in our peaceful shires to love our families and enjoy birthday parties and second breakfasts? We, like the citizens of the Ukraine, are being called to deeds of great courage and heroism in defense of our own shires. Orcs are on the move everywhere, in the Ukraine and in Russia, in China, and, yes, in our own United States. This is our time to stand.
Art DeJong, Sheboygan
The Epoch Times (Print Ed. 4/6-12/22)