August 15, 2015

LOST MORAL COMPASS: Lord of the Rings actor warns world has ‘lost its moral compass completely’ and fears the end of ‘Western civilization’ due to ISIS threat in Middle East.

Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davies has spoken out about the ‘extraordinary silence in the West’ over the threat of Islamic extremism.

The actor, 71, also talked about the pressure of political correctness – claiming people were too afraid to speak out on the actions of other groups for fear of being seen judgmental.

Mr Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the blockbuster trilogy, made his comments on The Adam Carolla Show, while promoting his new film Return To The Hiding Place, about the persecution of Jews in Holland during World War II.

The conversation quickly switched to modern-day atrocities, including the ISIS beheadings in the Middle East.

Rhys-Davies said: ‘Basically, Christianity in the Middle East and in Africa is being wiped out – I mean not just ideologically but physically.’

He warned of how ‘people are being enslaved and killed because they are Christians’ and claimed that Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf is ‘a bestseller in the Middle East’.

He told his American interviewer: ‘Your country and my country (Wales) are doing nothing about it. We have lost our moral compass completely.’

Carolla suggested political correctness was the culprit, saying: ‘Why is it so evolved not to judge?This notion that we’ve evolved into a species that’s incapable of judging other groups and what they are doing, especially when it’s beheading people or setting people on fire or throwing acid in the face of schoolgirls… I like that kind of judging. That’s evolved!’

Rhys-Davies replied: ‘This is a unique age. We don’t want to be judgmental. Every other age that’s come before us has believed exactly the opposite. I mean, T.S. Eliot referred to “the common pursuit of true judgement”. Yes, that’s what it’s about. Getting our judgments right, getting them accurate.

He’s right, but our ruling class doesn’t like judgment, because they know how they’d be judged by those they rule if that were permitted.

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