Many political leaders want to return to the True Nation, Our Culture. Many voters support their outcry. Maybe I would even like to join.
But wait a minute! Whereto will we be returning?
For the Netherlands there are many possibilities. I will mention some. No doubt your nation has some choices too.
We could go back to the culture we had when we were still walking around in bearskins. Lots of advantages: men were in charge, no shopping, close family groups, no worries about mortgages. Sounds good!
Another reference date could be a couple of centuries later, 13th may 1619: the beheading of one of our greater statesmen Johan van Oldebarneveldt by our royal-house-to-come. But I’m not sure whether the date should be the day before or after his head came off. Before there was a some kind of balance between several religious factions, after that the protestant zealots were in the lead. Funny thing is, that some populists plead in favour restalling our Christian values. Hmm, I wonder which those will be!
For briefness sake we skip the period we moved from a Republic (during the Golden Age) to a kingdom. There must be people who think it is sorry they cannot have slaves anymore.
To not make this story too long (I hope my point is clear) we jump to 1940. The 15th of May to be exact, the surrender to the Nazi’s. I prefer not to choose the 5 year period after this event as reference.
In short: I’m more than willing to return to whatever our culture was, but ...
my CSPE question is: why and which period are we talking about?