Primitive cultures held some level of innate morality, at least for their own, but leveled barbaric horrors upon their enemies and sometimes those who were simply not of their own kind. To appease their pagan, imagined or Satan sent real gods (demons), they could deliver horrors to their own people in the guise of necessary sacrifices.
I once commented in a poem about barbarism that "The screams of man's victims are still echoing through time." The reference was not just directed at the primitives but to the moderns such as Nazis and Communists . . . . . in other word socialists, for the Nazis do not reflect the common idea of 'conservative', though the left tries to unite those two incongruous labels. Nazis were 'fascists' who were socialist who allowed businesses to be privately owned but government controlled. 'Communists', in contrast, are socialists who actually insist that the government own most or all major businesses. Both societies (Nazi Germany an Soviet Russia) reeked of the stench of the evil torture and murder of masses of conquered peoples as well as each society's' own.
Christianity was the antidote for primitive barbarism. Secular learned people claim it was just their forebearers, but one of their own and their highest recipient of their idolatry, Charles Darwin, taught that the universe was based upon the brutal and Godless survival of the fittest, the very life mission statement of the most primitive barbarian societies.
Such secular views are revealed in the everyday comments of the American and European sociopolitical leftists. Most revealing on abortion, family, and marriage perhaps; but equally appalling on the defense of animals and habitat against the rights of people. The cold chill of their concern for Christian victims in the Middle East is also particularly telling. One wonders if hey secretly are cheering the genocide of one segment of Christians so as to reduce the numbers and strength of the Left's enemies.
We are in a culture war on several levels (Christianity versus paganism and Islam; moral versus immoral, good versus evil, and so on) , and we are in a political war of the Conservative freedom loving rightests against the communist, socialists, fascists, statists left. The former adheres to a higher moral code though the latter claims to care for the individual as well as the greater society. That latter claim is a lie. And it is indicative of the inherent evil in the left. If Satan is not driving the left, he is influencing it and cheering it on. That many or most leftists neither believe in him nor the God he rebelled against is another indication of that evil. We are in an era of paganism leading to barbarism.
The answer to this challenge is Christianity, and those patriotic conservatives who believe that patriotic, democratic American individualism is the answer alone . . . that the Christian belief is not only a part of it but is actually the core of it . . . are wrong! The Left is not just collectively controlling and demanding, it is evil, pagan, and barbaric (abortion, euthanasia). Christianity, not patriotism, is the only antidote for that.