Free Northerner believes that re-capture of institutions of power currently held by progs is possible, and that we reactionary traditionalists should strive to do so.
Rod Dreher thinks we should pursue what he calls ‘the Benedict Option‘, which seems to be a form of monastic- or Anabaptist-style retreat from society, separating ourselves physically, to some extent.
I am pessimistic about our ability to be able to accomplish the former, and find myself more sympathetic to the latter, though I’d prefer to fight for a place in the public square rather than to retreat, yet I can the value in just exiting. (Though I laugh at absurd notions like some libertarians’ “Free State Project”, as if we could get masses of people to relocate to a place, enough to affect the political scene there. Yes, that has happened in some places, but the changes didn’t happen overnight, or with intentionality on the part of everyone.)
What makes the most sense for reactionaries to do, or try to do? One, or the other, or both?