I can think of four different ways to change the structures we’ve been talking about.
The haphazard way–the undeliberate way– is by far the most common.
Some changes occur deliberately through the application of external force. Lincoln freed the slaves. The structures of Southern society were ripped apart by the Civil War. The Nephite Zion grew in the space made possible by Christ smashing the tribal society that preceded it and killing the most wicked. Some changes occur deliberately through the application of persuasion and individual effort. The Civil Rights movement in this country largely succeeded this way (though after the elites were persuaded a certain amount of external force was applied). Another example might be evangelization carried out by Ammon and his brothers.
There is a third type of deliberate change that gets dismissed as mere retreat because it neither seeks to bring outside pressure or to slowly chip away from within. It instead seeks to create its own alternate structures that then serve as a model for change. America as the City on the Hill and Deseret were both examples. We hardly do this anymore. Indeed, we hardly even ever *think* of the possibilities, with notable exceptions like Kent Huff. And where some people have succeeded in going against the grain, their efforts are largely unknown, which is why I’ve always thought that Russell Fox would do far more to advance his ideas by publicizing his family’s United Order than by practically any other means.