A reminder. We're seeing now that the cave of Indiana in the face of withering assaults is not enough. It never will be. This is about a new religion converting an old religion. A new world order, riding in to convert at the edge of a pen. And the pen, as we know, is mighier than the sword. And so it is weilded.
Despite the unmasking of the movement and its clear and honest demands that all be brought to conform to this new morality, many still think some level of compromise is possible. Simply because terms like bigotry vs. tolerance are tossed about, with assurances that we will never be forced to compromise our beliefs, many still believe them. Ahem:
' "Saruman," I said, "I have heard speeches of this kind before, but only in the mouths of emissaries sent from Mordor to deceive the ignorant. I cannot think that you brought me so far only to weary my ears."
'He looked at me sidelong, and paused a while considering. "Well, I see that this wise course does not commend itself to you," he said. "Not yet? Not if some better way can be contrived? "
`He came and laid his long hand on my arm. "And why not, Gandalf? " he whispered. "Why not? The Ruling Ring? If we could command that, then the Power would pass to us. That is in truth why I brought you here. For I have many eyes in my service, and I believe that you know where this precious thing now lies. Is it not so? Or why do the Nine ask for the Shire, and what is your business there? " As he said this a lust which he could not conceal shone suddenly in his eyes.
' "Saruman," I said, standing away from him, "only one hand at a time can wield the One, and you know that well, so do not trouble to say we! But I would not give it, nay, I would not give even news of it to you, now that I learn your mind. You were head of the Council, but you have unmasked yourself at last. Well, the choices are, it seems, to submit to Sauron, or to yourself. I will take neither. Have you others to offer? "
Just a reminder. When we are told 'look, we all just want everyone to get along and embrace diversity', it is embarrassing for us to believe it when at the same time they've made it clear this nation isn't big enough for the two of us.