It is worth reading Pat Buchanan’s 2002 Death of the West: How Dying Peoples and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization in Anno Domini 202022 to see if conservatism is an art of forgetting or a practice for preservation.
Buchanan, 2002: “America and West face four clear dangers.” The first is a declining population. The second is the mass immigration of people of different races, creeds, and cultures that has changed the West’s character forever. The third is the dominance of an anti-western culture in the West that is deeply hostile to the West’s religions, traditions, and morality. Fourth, the disintegration of nations and the departure of ruling elites to a global government whose rise will lead to the destruction of all nations.