An example from basic economics: price controls on certain items might create more political benefit than economic cost (healthcare, food, fuel, college education), but if the designer of the system doesn't understand economics, it will probably end up being both an economic and political disaster. Having a market-dominant minority in the country is very beneficial, but not understanding the history and downsides of it is a recipe for violence. It is easy to overlook the the problems because the systems can run for generations before the structural failure point is made obvious to the idiots.
Before Neoreaction, most of the "far right" understood that universal suffrage cannot protect property rights. Democracy is mob rule; letting people who do not produce vote away the resources of producers will always end badly, it's only a question of when the non-producers outnumber the producers and if the system gets junked before reaching the inevitable end stage. The problem then is where to draw the line, but wherever the line is drawn, there will always be a pull back towards universal suffrage because in an immediate battle for political advantage there will always be a high time preference politician willing to sacrifice long-term goals for short-term gain.
Neoreaction is also elitist in the most basic meaning, that of being focused on the "ruling class" (either the extant one or a new one) and having a high bar to membership. It is not easy to become worthy. Free Northerner explains:
Passivism is about seeking victory through building and preserving resources and taking battle after victory has been achieved. That is why it is called accepting power. If we become worthy, ie: if we build our power bases, legitimacy, and authority to the extent necessary, then when the time comes, there will be nothing to do but for the great man to accept what is rightfully his. Lord Monck will walk into London unopposed and restore the king to his rightful place.He also explains how Cthulhu swims left:
Alternatively, the more resources we squander now and the less we build, the greater the fight and the lesser the odds of victory will be when the black swan flies.
Everybody likes to posit that some bogeyman composed of people they dislike is in charge and running, ruining, things behind the scenes because that is comforting. Even if a conspiracy is leading to disaster, at least we’re being led. Even if they are evil incarnate, at least they know what they’re doing and are leading society in a specific direction. It is comforting to know someone is in charge, even if we hate them.You cannot escape the leftward drift of society until you figure out what moves it leftward. We can reduce/halt immigration and turn aspects of Sailer's "affordable family formation" into policy. Let's say they work and native people start having more children as the society moves rightward...what next? A repeat of the Baby Boomers? Leftward drift is like entropy. Just as Man (life) counteracts entropy in the universe, perhaps Cthulhu's leftward swim can only be stopped by a constant application of counteracting force. Perhaps a better names for him are sin, temptation and Satan.
But we’re not that lucky. There is no one who really knows what they’re doing and no one is in charge. Everybody has just a little bit of power, some have more some less, to accomplish tiny things, so nobody has any real power to accomplish anything. Our system is veiled anarchy.
In contrast, the Alt-Right is thoroughly populist and democratic. Its major issue at the moment is free speech. There is no real barrier to entry on the Alt-Right and it argues for an extreme right of speech that would be wholly alien to Southern honor and Yankee religion both. We can dial the clock back to the 18th and 19th Centuries and find pamphleteers running wild like social media shitposters, but we cannot find a society that enshrines this behavior into law. The Alt-Right is a contrarian reaction (in the most basic sense) to the Cathedral and also wholly within the Cathedral. Contrarian in the sense that some of Alt-Right oppose basic decency and respectability because the Cathedral imposes a perverted standard. Within the Cathedral because it's conception of free speech depends on leftward reinterpretations made during the 20th Century.
If Cthulhu always swims left, anything that is not outside of the Cathedral will be destroyed or assimilated. Filters will be broken down, tolerance wins. Populism rules. The tweet with the most likes always wins.
In order to swim right, we must have a filter. Where the left tends towards universal suffrage and chaos, the right tends towards monarchy and order. The Truth wins even if it has 300 million down votes.
Society falls apart is because Man lets it fall apart. Because he is not worthy. God will not stop the entropy until Judgement Day. Satan is the prince of this world.
Before you can become worthy of power, you must become worthy of civilization.
To become worthy of civilization, you must resist sin and temptation.
You must become worthy of God's grace.
Civilization will be rebuilt Man by Man, family by family, polity by polity, and only then will it be worthy of good leadership.