Has the United Kingdom surrendered to a form of mawkish mass sentimentality? Has everyone become an actor in mass moments of theatrical reverence? That, in the end, signify nothing?
It's worse than that.
Way ta go, Sam! I said this over a decade ago and was trolled to death, but I wasn't wrong. I also blamed the terrible wussy Harry Potter series for blinding a generation to their duty to stand and defend and do so with honour and courage and a firm understanding of their ancestral contributions. Not with bloody magic and a whole lotta hugging and weeping and blaming.
Sam Kiley has miraculously put this thought that has plagued an older generation of British descendants into some well written words. He hasn't wasted any and he has made of his words a whip.
So, you're not all dead, then! Good. Time to make some drastic changes before you pour yourselves down the drain of history and lose everything you achieved.
Yes you can! And I wish you the best of luck retrieving yourselves from the brink.