Alexander Dugin, the Russian geopolitical theorist and Eurasianist leader, described the international elite in his own country as being at odds ideologically with “the grassroots patriots.” He noted:
A considerable part of it is liberal, Atlanticist and postmodernist. Its members do not think of themselves as citizens of a great nation, but as the inhabitants of a small country, and they are not a fifth column that would act in secret, but a sixth, openly integrated into the global network of Atlanticism, liberalism, capitalism and postmodernity. They no longer think as members of a people but only as members of this network.
This mentality will doubtlessly sound familiar to Southerners as they witness the actions of US elites and politicians. While every society has elites, the present Postmodern dark age has raised up inorganic elites who generally lack a paternalistic social consciousness. “They no longer think as members of a people.” This is the sad state of being tradition-less and homeless. The good news is that, as in Russia and other countries, we are blessed with many “grassroots patriots” who are not ready to roll over at the command of the current crop of deracinated elites.