The Invisible Hi-Vis Airport Men

Last winter, I had an IT contract in London which required me to get a daily train into town at 5.30am. The coaches were filled with men in high-vis jackets reading the Sun or the Mail and drinking hot coffee from Thermos flasks. There were very few women on those early morning trains.

Many of the men got off at Gatwick Airport, to prepare the terminals for the day’s flights.

These are the invisible men without whom the modern world would crumble.

These men are celebrated in the Book of Ecclesiasticus (Chapter 38):

They are not remarkable for their culture or judgement, nor are they found frequenting the philosophers. They sustain the structure of the world, and their prayer is concerned with their trade.

Please take some time to go to the link above and reflect on the words of the passage.

They sustain the structure of the world, and their prayer is concerned with their trade.

It is remarkable that the people on that early morning train through Gatwick were mostly men. It is significant that among the least philosophical, least intellectually active men, there is an instinct to develop the skills for this work. Few women seem to possess that instinct. This is raw, essential Masculinity.

Feminism does not have much effect among such men: their wives appreciate the hard work they do, and are not too proud to fill their men’s sandwich boxes and Thermos flasks with good nourishment.

These are the men who voted for Brexit and Trump, against the wishes of the elite classes who see them as irrelevant, while making use of the airports that these men wake up so early to prepare.