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 men 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!
Aaragorn, The Return of the King movie
For our brothers in the Ukraine, I fear that day has come.
Just as when Hitler took the Sudetenland and all that was heard were a few bleats of protest from weak leaders, so I see news coverage of Ukraine standing alone against a wolf while weak bleats come from all around ... and my heart breaks for them.
I mentioned this to a friend when the Crimean situation arose and he said, "Tough words."
But here we are with phase two, as I think of it. I can't keep this quote from my mind.
Then this weekend I was looking at the Kindle sample for Churchill's "The Gathering Storm" about the period between the two world wars and was struck by this.
And now here we are again.THEME OF THE VOLUME.HOW THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLESTHROUGH THEIR UNWISDOMCARELESSNESS AND GOOD NATUREALLOWED THE WICKEDTO REARM