It is also reminder that we are in a civilizational crisis, not a regional one. The problem is deracination. The cause is the liberal order.
As much as I love the South, I can’t pretend that our problems are unique or that the cause is Yankees. If I fled the South and moved to Australia and New Zealand, I would find the same problem there at the far ends of the earth.
If I fled the South and moved to Canada, I would be confronted with the same situation. If I moved my family back to Britain, I would see the symptoms of the same disease in an arguably more advanced stage. I wouldn’t even consider going to South Africa given what has happened there. Similarly, I could drive all over the European continent and still find the same disease – radiating out from the West – because our whole civilization is infected.
We are staring into an abyss. It is one that is militantly conserved by mainstream conservatism which conserves nothing else.