Memorial Day 2018 vs Memorial Day 1963

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Memorial Day 2018 vs Memorial Day 1963

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.

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.