I was just telling my wife that the odds of taking the kids to see the splendors of Old Europe are fading. Whether there’s more to these stories than meets the eye (I suspect there is), the fact remains that the West burns.

It’s been replaced by egalitarianism, the hysteria of diversity for its own sake, socialism, and totalitarian inclusivity without prudence. Progressivism is a cultural rot. The left-shifting revolution, however, is far behind us as Garet Garrett aptly observed. But now even the old signposts turn to ash. If anything, the symbolism of today’s remarkable tragedy is worth reflection. We move forward to our Brave New World, completely unconnected from our socio-historical roots.

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