Where have all the real men gone? Well, they don’t fly with Ryanair, that’s for sure. If you haven’t seen this story, where a disgusting white man racially abuses an elderly black woman, you should.

At the start of the clip it is a woman who stands up and defends the older lady, who is disabled, in strenuous terms. This may have been her daughter.

The whole video shows only two men intervening, one young man immediately behind the older woman and the man videoing the incident. The rest of the men seem to sit in silence, putting their heads down while this lady is verbally abused by a fellow passenger, hoping the whole thing will end soon.

Ryanair staff end up moving the woman so she can sit next to her daughter but not removing the abusive man from the flight. This is the kind of crazy behaviour we have come to expect from Ryanair but the fact that a wimpy, ‘look the other way’ mentality seems to have infected large numbers of our men is truly depressing.

Indeed, dear reader, you can predict what I am going to say. This video yet again displays the sorry state of the British male today. I find it incredible that so many younger and obviously fitter men would just sit on their hands and refuse to intervene on behalf of this woman. I am looking at you, man in blue, and you, man in red.

It would have been unthinkable for this kind of behaviour to go unchallenged 50 years ago. But today there they sit, quiet as mice, as this elderly woman with limited mobility is berated by a deranged racist only one seat away.

It is true that we all seem to surrender our independent thinking when herded like cattle on to a Ryanair flight, and nobody does herding better than Ryanair.

This also demonstrates the danger of the Big State. There are few places on earth subject to more government regulation than being on a plane, and it is good example of how such regulation and government dominance can transform sensible men into compliant and meek individuals reliant on big government to save the day.

Never forget that eternal truth – the bigger state, the smaller the citizen. Let’s not make our society into one large over-regulated Ryanair flight.