While I would not describe myself as a traditionalist, I do find the arguments of traditionalists like Michael Matt interesting and challenging.
In this segment from Remnant TV, Michael Matt talks about the growing persecution of Christians in the world, and takes aim at the abandonment of the doctrine of Christ the King in our understanding of moral law. As someone who is interested in religious freedom, I can see the pitfalls of moral and religious relativism on one hand and theocracy on the other. While I do not know if I fully understand or accept the traditionalist criticism of the Vatican II document on religious freedom, I want to understand it. I would put myself in the camp right now of trying to understand the Second Vatican Council in the light of what the Catholic Church has always taught. We have the Magisterium of the Communion of the Saints as well as that of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him.
I do not agree the Second Vatican Council is the problem, though I would agree an interpretation of Vatican II by progressive elements in the Church did wreak havoc. However, I do not believe there is a pre-Vatican II “golden age” that can be restored.
While I believe in lex orandi, lex credendi and lex vivendi, I do not think restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass by a top down fiat from the Holy Father would turn things around. Most people do not know Latin and, without an encounter with Christ, would be unwilling to learn it or invest in a missal to follow it in the service.
That said, I am glad that many young people are now attracted to this Mass (and to our Ordinariate Divine Worship, which to me represents what the liturgy in the vernacular should look like.)
Matt talks about finding allies where persecution is growing. I believe there are many allies in the Protestant world as well, who may not understand much about good liturgy but who have encountered Jesus Christ and who have determined to make Him Lord over their lives—they intuitively know Christ the King and that there is an objective moral order even if they lack the philosophical and theological foundations to fully express it.
Thus it is incumbent on those who have the fullness of the Catholic faith to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit so that the doctrines of the Church are made attractive to those allies who would most benefit from exposure to them.