>The appeal to the forces of good to do just that: to be willing to sacrifice their own lives in
>the cause of good, even though (seemingly) hopeless, is rather a (if not _the_) central
>theme of _The Lord of the Rings_, isn't it? I.e., that the struggle against evil is never
>pointless, even if it is (or seems) utlimately futile: resistance against evil IS its own point.
>We must all do our part, even when (seemingly) hopeless, and trust in Providence to win
>the day (even if that day is long after our own).
"Evil must be opposed, even in the face of Armageddon."
-- Rorschach, in Alan Moore's _Watchmen_
Even given that Rorschach was a psychopath, it's still a valid moral stance.
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