Peter Jackson’s Restored WWI Footage Underscores The Flaccidity Of Today’s Culture

Peter Jackson’s Restored WWI Footage Underscores The Flaccidity Of Today’s Culture, by William Marshall.

Legendary British director and producer Peter Jackson has created an absolutely stunning new documentary that I hope every adult in the English-speaking world watches, called “They Shall Not Grow Old.” …

In the span of 100 years, Britain has gone from producing men who were so eager to fight and die for their country that 16-year-olds lied about their age to enlist when the minimum age was 19, to teaching primary school boys that they can have periods just like girls and offering feminine hygiene products in boys’ bathrooms.

This phenomenon isn’t unique to the U.K. U.S. colleges, like the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, and Brown University offer menstrual products in their men’s rooms, in the name of “menstrual equity” and as a sop to a miniscule “transgender” population.

Can any culture — British, American or any other — raise “rough men” ready to defend it against a ruthless enemy when it cannot even fix in the minds of its developing youth what their sex is? What would Winston say?

Or as Richard Greiner said when summarizing Orwell’s point of view, “people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”