Topic: "Je suis Frodo"(10)
Solemnly munching his Freedom Fries Frodo wondered about his future, indeed our future. He remembers his father once telling him that the French were the most fearless of fighters, because they were fighting for their homeland upon their homeland. Then he listened as dishonest and ignorant neo cons cajoled the French for failing to join them in their war against everyone with whom they disagreed. Now he reads of the historical collapse of the French Colonial Empire at a place called Dien Bien Phu and the birth of something called the "domino theory." All of this he notes occurred in the days that followed Frodo's first steps in Middle Earth. It is not, coincidental, if you will.
It surprises Frodo not at all that the French are much like the Men of Gondor or the Riders of Rohan who independently battle the forces of the Ring. When, finally, they begin to join together against the greater Evil they find themselves facing Orcs whose very cognomen suggests a disdain for knowledge. Frodo calls them the "Ho Ho Koran".
In the Shire the tendency is to express contempt if not pure superiority over artists and sculptors. In response the French have been rude and most concerned about the continuation of month-long vacations. Frodo has been waiting for the inevitable conclusion that a wall must be built to protect the culture that is France.
There are 5 million in France identified as ethnically-challenged. This compares to 500,000 thousand Jewish who fear for their lives as a separate entity and who now consider solace in the land promised. The housing needed in that circumstance exceeds the agreements now in place, thereby threatening the peace to an even greater degree. Clear it is that the Ring is still at hand, worn by any who act independent of all the peoples of Middle Earth. They march in darkness.