As children we used to sit around the sandbox creating castles, war-zones for army men, and sand bridges after a heavy rain. We played make believe and entertained ourselves for hours on end. Most don’t remember the boredom suffered as a child and the extent we went though to entertain ourselves, but this leads me to my point. Humans are intrinsically creative creatures and in the absence of expressed creativity, we are inspired to create.
When a mind is deprived of all outside influence it will create art, music, dance, literature, and countless other expressions and we can say these expressions of creativity are extensions of ourselves.
A large body of individual creativity can form a culture, and a culture is nothing more than an accepted collective expression of creativity.
The culture that is established by the people is always secondary to the people, as another race can have that culture. If the culture is destroyed, the culture will reestablish itself as long as the people who created the original culture exist.
Respectable conservatives like to say that it is all about culture and that they would gladly open the gates to let the barbarians though as long as they claim to profess the right words and ways. Respectable conservatives condemn to death the very thing they claim to protect.
A child at least defends his sand castle from those who seek to destroy it.