Thousands of years of experience and the lessons learned from the savagery of modern warfare and totalitarian excess in the last century inform the leadership of France and Britain such that:
- The British Army is patrolling the streets of the home country,
- France is under a state of emergency,
- both countries are awash with hostile and parasitic foreigners whose presence is celebrated and viciously defended by the political elites of those countries, and
- the inestimably valuable national cultures of the two countries are disappearing into a fine mist with a faint odor to it like that surrounding a broken sewer line.
For now, incautious cries of "Oh, dear" are heard at dinner parties from posh people with just a bit too much to drink.