charge at Helm’s Deep

For some odd reason this clip is getting a lot play on the Conservative/III% sites.  I can’t imagine why (oh if you think Obongo the Kenyon Klingon Fucker™ isn’t worried, why is his ad up front?):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ziyZYaELw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

 

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LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

he LoR Trilogy resonates so well because it is the eternal struggle of Good vs. Evil that men instinctively know is the essence of existence. Domestically the latest version is statist tyranny vs. liberty. I remember the outcry from lib/progs when the trilogy began that it was too simplistic. The rejected the “Good vs. Evil” premise because everything is much… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

So, our plan is an idiotic retreat into a trap (against all advice the whole way), arrogantly assume that our enemy is too stupid to overcome our feeble defenses, and then win in the end because the writer wants us to?

Strategically speaking, that might not be um….sound.

Emperor Misha I
Emperor Misha I

Fa Cube Itches says: So, our plan is an idiotic retreat into a trap (against all advice the whole way), arrogantly assume that our enemy is too stupid to overcome our feeble defenses, and then win in the end because the writer wants us to? Strategically speaking, that might not be um….sound. I can tell you’re fairly adept when it… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

Great scene — but the music should be this: the first three minutes are the best damn cavalry charge music ever written: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmDEuFaoSC0 It just makes you want to go out and OVERTHROW something. Shostakovich wrote it under STALIN’s cruel reign: he was denounced by the tyrant and barely survived, but this symphony was about the triumph of the human… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

Ah, Cube, I don’t think that was the point, my friend. Yes, they were cornered: bad advice and cowardice, the usual human failings, led them there: but I think the point of the story (and overall as well) was that somehow mankind’s goodness and courage survive and rebloom in new dungheaps; the miracle occurs again and again. I’m sure the… Read more »

themandownthehall
themandownthehall

Here and I thought it was a reference to what we’re going to have to do when Obama loses and the usual suspects riot and start acting like they always do when they don’t get their way… Lock and load!