Are Tea Partiers Hobbits?

If you weren’t sure our ruling class was a bunch of out of touch no-nothings, then the WSJ’s piece derisively calling Tea Partiers hobbits (echoed by John McCain), should be proof positive.  Puh-leese!   Everyone who’s actually read the books knows that the hobbits are the heroes of the tales.

Hairy feet aside, the hobbits were the only ones with enough strength of heart and spirit to defeat the fascist dark wizard, Sauron, by destroying the ring.  The smarty pants wizard, Gandalf, (the intellectual) couldn’t handle the ring, neither could the elves (the beautiful, brilliant elite), and not even the Kings and warriors who had the ring in their grasp.  They all either knew they’d be corrupted by power or just went ahead and became corrupted.  I could probably go on a long-winded proof that the Lord of the Rings is really a story about how the wisdom of the average man is superior to top down rule by elites, but I like Tolkien too much to drag him into that argument.

So, hobbits to Tea Partiers is actually a really good analogy.  These “sophisticated” “intellects” are apparently just too dumb to understand why.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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