Allegory of the Painting: The Common Man has been despoiled of the Authority and Protection of the Holy Crown, and now must bow to the self-serving Mob who stole it.
As I said in my last post (The Death of Civilization Part I), Civilization is a moral choice, a constant struggle. Part of that choice is to accept God-given Authority, for God is the Author of Authority. To preserve any good, we cannot reject the Authority of God’s Vicar, or the Authority of Church to confer Authority, or even the Authority of the State to Govern us, for all of these have their ultimate source in God.
Our Civilization is dying and among the symptoms of its fatality is the rejection of Authority, yet if we hold fast in submission to authority and to the ultimate Authority, Christ our King, our Civilization will not die.
Part II The Revolt Against Authority