We don’t need to imitate Christ as some neat project to “save Western Civilization.”
Western Civilization, as it has been conceived, is dead. It is in the process of nailing itself to its own self-righteous cross for its moral failings and decadence.
We need to imitate Christ because it is the only way to be human. Come what may, we live, die, and resurrect as the bodily imitation of the One who holds history in his hands.