‘Lord of the Rings’ Actor Fears Civilization Unwilling to Choose Good over Evil
We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization. ~John Rhys-Davies
He portrayed the character Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” movie series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s profound moral tale of the battle between good and evil.
And like Middle Earth in Tolkien’s novels , actor John Rhys-Davies believes Western civilization’s very existence is threatened by encroaching evil, but its leaders are afraid to even identify the problem for fear of being berated as “judgmental.”
“We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization,” he told podcaster Adam Carolla, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Rhys-Davies said previous generations have embraced what writer T.S. Eliot called “the common pursuit of true judgment,” the exercise of discerning good from evil and acting accordingly.
“It’s an age when politicians don’t actually say what they believe” because “they are afraid of being judged as being partisan,” he said.
Corolla said that if today’s attitudes prevailed during World War II, the U.S. would not have intervened against Germany for fear of being judgmental toward the Nazis.
But Rhys-Davies observes that very dynamic occurring today as the West struggles to defend itself against radical Islam.
“Heaven forbid we should criticize people who, after all, share a different value system,” he said.
Worldnet Daily, Whistleblower September 2015, 29