Manning psychoanalyzes traditionalist Catholics in the comments:
What I think, though, is that the Reactionaries are coming from a place of deep, deep fear. They worry that their Vatican II baptisms weren't good enough for God (really, some of them do). They worry that the time they spent in an O.F. parish not speaking up when Father skipped the Kyrie will be counted against them. They fear their own sins and doubt God's mercy. And they project that fear and dread onto everybody else, because the only comfort they seem to be able to find in that place of pain is, "At least we're exclusively going to the Mass God likes instead of that trashy one! At least we're doing everything right, unlike those hippy-dippy Catholics! At least we chant! At least we forbid our children to have anything to do with the culture! All of those other so-called Catholics are fornicating contracepting abortionists, so surely God will look kindly on us--why, look at how much we suffer to be right!"Oh, now I understand.