One major issue on "the right" (those who self ID) is that they accept the wrong frame for what conflict there is. You see this clearly in the idw types, but also with KB's heel turn, Fuentes fans, and the whole Paco attack on BAP.
This is even a problem for reactionaries, many of whom are just older style conservatives. The two primary alternatives are the NRx frame (divided between Moldbug and Land on the functional level as voice vs exit) and the frog frame.
"Know your enemy" is important, but "the right" has many actors who seem to believe that describing is knowing. Here, Boyd becomes more important than any philosopher. Observing your opponent is important, but one must orient in response, and this process must be recursive.

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