The traditional conservatives are inspired by their conception of mos maiorum. But in the last thirty years, the leftists, with some help from the novus homo conservatives, have managed to discredit the conception of mos maiorum. With mos maiorum no longer being the inspiring force, the traditional conservatives have become confused and disoriented. They no longer possess the spirit to fight the left. They don’t know in what direction they ought to go. In the person of Alice, a traditional conservative appears to be demanding an answer from destiny, or the Cheshire Cat:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”