All of these “fundamental questions” point to a need to reassert a sense of ethnos and of hierarchical order, yet these are left unsaid. A civic melting-pot society run by technocrats and demo-bureaucrats cannot combat these issues of civilizational decline, yet that society forms the core of the Atlanticist world and it is that society Trump wants to defend. Trump’s West is one of values and not peoples. Values cannot defend themselves in the first place. Memes need carriers. Values do not arise independently of peoples. This is precisely why civic nationalism will always miss the mark, because it prioritizes and univeralizes the expressions of a people over that people.