You have to disconnect people from the idea of the heroic if you want to weaken a nation… The arts establishment doesn’t want heroes, because a hero represents something that is ‘unequal.’ Heroes represent something that has achieved greatness.
The modern media environment is less and less informing and entertaining, and more and more ‘re-educating.’ It wants us to question and then reject the instincts which have served us well for millennia. It wants us to doubt our own eyes and ears.
Just as British conservatives have given up on being conservative, the right-wing press has surrendered any attempt to be right-wing. Given that their popularity is in freefall, and Meloni’s is approaching escape velocity, they would do well to consider their unthinking assaults.
Truss was ridiculed for wearing furs in Moscow during a thaw. It’s an apt metaphor for her—no matter the weather, she’ll wear furs to Moscow because Thatcher did, and no matter the economic forecast, she’ll cut taxes because Thatcher did.
If you flick through current affairs programming, you’ll find one misfit after another, pushing the most radical Left thought of the moment.