Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Battle for Britain’s Masculinity

The Battle for Britain’s Masculinity
By Robert Morley

On the 130-year anniversary of Rorke’s Drift, are there any real men left holding their ground against the emasculating tide? January 22 and 23. These dates mark the anniversary of one of the most astounding battles in the history of the British Empire. One hundred and thirty years later, an emasculated and sickly nation desperately needs the fearless male leadership it once was renowned for. Sadly, with its moral fabric torn apart, and twilight engulfing the empire that the sun once never set upon, Britain’s great men are gone.

It was not thus in the days of the Battle of Isandlwana.

In 1879, the British South African states were at war with the Zulu empire. And the war was not going well...

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