Stephen Colbert invokes The Lord of the Rings' "small and passing Shadow" going into today's election

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It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.



May Ephel Dúath shine in the West again tonight.

I believe the star Sam saw was the star of Eärendil, which was deeply meaningful for Tolkien and is important in the Silmarilion. Ephel Dúath was where Sam and Frodo were when he saw it.




Oh, you are so right. Will change in post. Thanks!

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Brought a tear to my eye, and then kept mashing play for Dr Tyson talking asteroids. Thank you!

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Joe „The Star of Eärendil“ Biden

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