This is one of the great quotes from a movie full of great quotes, the 1964 film Zulu.
I feel like that young British soldier a lot of the time. Why is it us? Why me? Why couldn't I have been born 30 years earlier when life was better and we weren't facing a crisis? Why do we have to be the ones to stand in the gap now and fight a desperate battle for our people? Sergeant Borurne's words hold true:
"Because we're here lad. Nobody else. Just us."
There is a common saying on our side of the great divide: nobody is coming to save us.
There isn't a deus ex machina out there, waiting in the wings to swoop in at the last second to rescue civilization. There is just us. We are outnumbered, we don't have any of the media or government on our side. The popular culture is firmly against us. Social media hates us and seeks to silence us. Our opponents can attack people in the streets and get away with it but a guy like James Fields gets close to 1000 years in prison for allegedly causing the death of Heather Heyer, while at the same time "conservatives" like Jack Posobiec are raising funds for her family. Or I think he still is....
It is up to us, those of us who are here and awake. There is nobody else. No one is coming to save us. We win or we die and the world collapses into darkness. That is not hyperbole, that is just reality.
Stiff upper lip and all that lads. The Zulus are coming over the horizon.