Urban, Not Benedict - Don't Retreat To The Hills, Reconquer The Cities
The ideals of freedom are under siege. In the deep blue of the great and decaying cities the battle seems to have been lost. It is no coincidence that it is in these same inner cities that the desperate consequences of the statist model plays out in tragedy.
An alternative is to take a leaf out of the President's book and go into the inner cities to transform them. (One can, of course, indulge a certain amount of skepticism about what really motivated the young Barack Obama.) This is the Urban (II) option: take the battle to the heart of the enemy's territory and liberate the oppressed.
Moving to the internal wastelands of the culture is not for the faint of heart. But, then, neither is serving in Afghanistan or volunteering for the fire service. Nation building at home, so to speak.