This weekend I talked briefly about the crisis in England with Tommy Robinson’s arrest and the unwillingness of Englishmen to stand up and fight for the basic rights of Englishmen that back when I was born would have been an automatic reaction.
The question here is why and I think I have the answer.
In 1963 every single Englishman had either fought in the war (WW 2), had a family member serve in the military or personally knew someone who had fought and died in military service.
In 2018 how many Englishmen actually personally know another who served who is under the age of ninety?
Why would you fight for rights when you’ve never learned the virtue of doing so?
Today is Memorial Day in the US.
On Memorial day 1963 I was twelve days old and it would have been nearly impossible to find a person didn’t either serve in the armed services, had a family member who had served, or personally knew someone who had either served or fought and died.
On Memorial day 2018 I’m 55 years and ten days old and the opposite is now true. It takes no effort to find people who have never served, nor had a family member they know serve or don’t know a person personally who serves or has served.
I’m not saying where going to end up where England is, but I am saying that if we do end up there, this will be one of the primary reasons for it.