There was an amusing little tiff on Twitter last week illustrating one
of the choices in the neoreactionary position.
Marko Sket admiringly posted a quote from Vladimir Putin:
If minorities prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those
places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need
minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special
privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter
how loud they yell ‘discrimination’
This led to some exploration of the idea of Putin becoming a proper
Tsar, put first by
and whether he has sons, etc.
While kicking over the possibilities and difficulties, Arthur
chimes in with:
Why are we going around choosing kings? Maria
Vladimirovna is the Empress. End of story. Crown her.
So there we have it: does neoreaction mean a strong, realist leader
like Putin taking on more of the beneficial aspects of traditional
rule, such as a secure hereditary succession, or does it mean the
literal restoration of long-deposed dynasties like the Romanovs?