"People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors."
Conservatism is a way of looking at social reality in an essentialist and teleological way, assuming the existence of an order and a natural law knowable by reason, revelation, or tradition. Conservatives emphasize duty, virtue, and human nature as well as seek to maintain the social order and their country's traditional values, they usually seek to preserve a range of institutions like religion with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity. but with time, this thinking was alienated from politics. Overall, conservatism is an economically and civically variable, culturally right ideology although a few conservatives ideologies are culturally center.
Atheist Conservatism is a variant of conservatism that relies on secular arguments for upholding traditional societal standards, and believes that religions aren't needed to uphold the stability of society  . This kind of conservatism is seen with Cultural Christians.
Religious Conservatism principally applies the teachings of particular religions to politics: sometimes by merely proclaiming the value of those teachings; at other times, by having those teachings influence laws.
The first established use of the term "conservatism" in a political context originated in 1818 with François-René de Chateaubriand. Conservatism has since been used to describe a wide range of views that aim to maintain certain traditional views, but no single set of policies is associated with the term.
The meaning of "conservatism" in the United States is quite different in comparison with what people from other parts of the world consider conservatism; when they talk about conservatism they usually refer to Liberalism or Neoliberalism. Since the 1950s, conservatism in the United States has been chiefly associated with the Republican Party. However, during the era of segregation, many Southern Democrats were the ones considered conservatives.
The characteristics defining conservatism in the United States include support for the traditional family, law and order, the right to bear arms, Christian values, anti-socialism, and defense of "Western civilization, its traditions, and way of life". About major economic policies in general that they defend are, along with Libertarians, favor, low taxes, limited regulation, and free enterprise, although many conservatives in the US are also Keynesian, which are the economic policies that mostly differentiate them from most Libertarians. Some of them also see religion as an important part of Western Civilization and are opposed to secularism, and separation of the church and the state.
They are also considered Neoconservatives and foreign interventionists, assimilationists, and at some points also imperialists, they believe in strong morals and are in favor of intervening in other places that do not align with these values. Another part of American conservatism is trying to stop the spread of Socialism.
Other modern GOP positions include deregulation and opposition to environmentalism. Some conservatives, such as paleoconservatives, libertarian conservatives, and paleolibertarians advocate for a non-interventionist foreign policy. Economic Liberalism and social conservatism are major principles of the Republican Party, but they are not in opposition to bail-outs and, in general, certain interventionism.
In Germany, Conservatism grew alongside Nationalism, resulting in Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War, the formation of the United German Empire in 1871, and Otto von Bismarck's simultaneous rise in the European political stage.
With the rise of Nazism in 1933, agrarian movements faded away, replaced by a more command-based economy and forced social integration. Although Adolf Hitler was able to win the support of many German industrialists, prominent traditionalists opposed his policies of euthanasia, genocide, and attacks on organized religion.
More recently, the work of the conservative Christian Democratic Union leader and Chancellor Helmut Kohl has helped bring about German reunification and closer European integration in the form of the Maastricht Treaty.
Today, German conservatism is often linked to politicians such as Angela Merkel. Who can be defined by her marked attempts to save the common European currency (Euro) from devaluation and other certainly important financial issues.
Another form of conservatism developed in France in parallel to conservatism in Britain. It was influenced by Counter-Enlightenment works by men such as Joseph de Maistre and Louis de Bonald. Many continentals or traditionalist conservatives do not support the separation of church and state, with most supporting state recognition of and cooperation with the Catholic Church, such as had existed in France before the Revolution.
They also added patriotism, and Nationalism to the list of traditional values they support. Conservatives were the first to embrace Nationalism and the Revolution in France, contemporary conservatism in France is deeply influenced by Gaullism and one of his main representatives is the ex-president Nikolas Sarkozy and his party.
The People's Party was created in January 1989 by a "refoundation" of the People's Alliance (AP).
This federation of conservative parties was founded in 1976 by former personalities of the Franco regime who had decided not to join the Union of the Democratic Center (UCD). Its main leader is the former Francoist minister Manuel Fraga.
The AP entered into a deep crisis after its 1987 congress, which followed the failure of the Popular Coalition in the June 1986 elections and the distribution of Fraga. The latter finally decides to take over the leadership of the party and to ensure a profound renovation. The January 1989 congress, therefore, marked the birth of the People's Party, which broadened its ideological base to the ideals of Economic liberalism and Christian democracy. It then absorbed the Liberal Party (PL) and the Christian Democracy (DC), becoming the hegemonic party of the center-right and the right in Spain.
On September 4, the PP invests by the decision of Fraga the president of the Junta of Castile, and León José María Aznar leader for the anticipated general elections of the following month, after having dismissed Isabel Tocino and Marcelino Oreja. During the ballot, Aznar failed to break the glass ceiling which had blocked the Spanish right since 1982 with 25.8% of the vote and 107 deputies out of 350. A new congress, convened in April 1990, carried Aznar to the presidency of the Party popular, while Manuel Fraga received the title of founding president.
Under Vladimir Putin, the dominant leader since 1999, Russia has promoted explicitly conservative policies in social, cultural, and political matters, both at home and abroad but has attacked multiple times economic Liberalism, which differentiates them from other conservatives. Putinist conservatism is unique in some respects as it supports economic intervention with a mixed economy, with strong nationalist sentiment and social conservatism, opposing largely most of the Libertarians' ideals. Unlike most western conservatives, Putin's version promotes a Kleptocratic form of government over a democratic one, is Elitist and mostly opposed to populism.
During and after World War II, the Conservative Party made concessions to Democratic Socialist's policies of the left. The basis of the post-war consensus was the Beveridge Report. Between 1945 and 1970 (consensus years) unemployment averaged less than 3% as "full employment" was the policy of both Conservative and Labour governments. The post-war consensus included a belief in Keynesian economics, a mixed economy with the nationalization of major industries, the establishment of the National Health Service, and the establishment of a modern welfare state in Britain.
However, in the 1980s, under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, and the influence of Keith Joseph, there was a dramatic shift in the ideological direction of British conservatism, with a movement towards, what are considered free-market economic policies and reforms.
In efforts to rebrand and increase the party's appeal, following three consecutive defeats in the general elections, both leaders have adopted policies that align with more moderate views. This has included a "greener" environmental and energy stance, and the adoption of some socially modernist views, such as acceptance of same-sex marriage. However, these policies have been accompanied by fiscal conservatism, in which they have maintained a hard stance on bringing down the deficit, and embarked upon a program of economic austerity.
Conservatism loves tradition and old values. He usually does not like LGBTQ+ advocates , but sometimes accepts Homoconservatism. He is accused of being racist and xenophobic by Progressivism, but insists that it's actually his opponents who are "the real racists". He thinks that women and men are fundamentally different. In addition, because countries have taken different paths to glory, conservatives' idea are different in different countries so conservatives can be either small-government or statist.
- He votes for various center-right political parties (Republican Party of America, Conservative Party of England, Conservative Party of Canada, Republican Party of France, etc).
- He does not like left wing ideologies like socialism, communism, anarcho-communism, etc.
- He loves his country, almost as much as National Conservatism.
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- Classical Conservatism - My more traditionalist UK parent!
- Traditionalism - My oldest comrade!
- National Conservatism - My son shares my values also but puts an emphasis on the importance of the nation.
- Nationalism - We both like strong borders.
- Patriotism - We both love our country.
- Civic Nationalism - As long as they come here legally!
- Cultural Nationalism - I love my culture.
- Religious Nationalism - I love my religion.
- Gerontocracy - My target demographic is usually the older people.
- Agrarianism - Ah, good to see that the simple farming life isn't dead!
- Paternalistic Conservatism - I guess I can use welfare to get people to like me more.
- Distributism - A good Christian alternative to the reds.
- One-Nation Conservatism - My British SocDem grandson! Disraeli was a great prime minister!
- Eco-Conservatism - My hippie son wgo combined both kinds of conserve into one.
- Christian Democracy - A Church buddy.
- Islamic Democracy - Mosque buddy.
- Conservative Liberalism - Good liberal who exposes Neo-Marxists.
- National Libertarianism - Same as above but with nation.
- Right-Wing Populism - He has many good ways to make the country great.
- Religious Zionism - Zionism, but better.
- Hamiltonianism - Economic system is intresesting, but my parent hates you.
- Patriarchy - Strong father figures in families are necessary.
- National Democracy - My Son from Poland, Poland is Independent Thanks to you.
- Gaullism - My son from France.
- Jeffersonian Democracy - My great inspiration in USA.
- Feuillantism - My son from revolutionary France, he's the most sane person in that disgusting mess.
- Girondism - My 2nd French republican son.
- Gremialismo - My son from Chile.
- Paleoconservatism - A more isolationist son from America. Constitution Party, Carlson, Buchanan and Taft are all admirable
and father is proud that you try to get your dummy brother in line but Fuentes and Groypers are not what I stand for.
- Authoritarian Conservatism - My son who sometimes goes crazy.
- Liberalism - You know, you are a strange one, broadly our relations are mixed e.g. I hate on cultural aspects of modern liberalism, but not necessarily your economics.
- Classical Liberalism - Predecessor of the above, he granted me good ideas about the economy and limited government but he sometimes can be a kinda progressive, George Washington was one of the greatest men in history also John Locke and Adam Smith are gems.
- National Liberalism - Usually you're similar to natcon but sometimes you can be degenerate .
- Neoliberalism - We both love Reagan and Thatcher, but for very different reasons, and most of your modern supporters are too progressive.
- Liberal Conservatism - My, let's say, disappointing son... I hope he mans up sometime...
- Reactionary Liberalism - With the opposite problem which paradoxically makes him better, still you go too far.
- Reactionaryism - I just want to conserve culture, not hop into a time machine and go 600 years back. But Falun Gong is still better than CCP.
- Libertarian Conservatism & Paleolibertarianism - Libertarians who understand the greatness of tradition!
Wait, what do you mean weed and porn is fine?!
- Anarcho-Conservatism - My weird son.
- Conservative Feminism - Always complains about me forgetting her birthday!
- Homoconservatism - He's gay, however, he does value tradition, which I can respect.
Still prefer traditional family values.
- Progressive Conservatism - Pick a side already, damn it!
- Rockefeller Republicanism - Ike did an excellent job just stop being such as wiener...
- Neoconservatism - My son shares some of my values but always drags me into long wars, sometimes even against fellow tradition fans.
- Conservative Socialism - My commie son, we both hate progressives but argue over economics.
- Reactionary Socialism - A leftoid who is also going way too far.
- Neoreactionaryism - A weird technophile geek who also likes to go too far.
- Alt-Lite - Good to see that some kids these days see the value of tradition, but you really need to take some time off the internet. You mostly concentrate on political incorrectness rather than tradition.
- Jacksonian Democracy - Better than the rest of the Democrats and my son likes you for some reason but don't piss off my family. And your racism is bad for PR.
- Multiculturalism - I like that you respect cultures, but most of your followers are degenerate SJWs.
- Christian Socialism - Love your Christian values, but why are you a leftie?
- Dengism - I don't like your domestic policies but you call many Western conservatives such as Kissinger, Bush I, PIS and Pinera among others "friends of the Chinese people" and you're a good improvement over Maoism. But some of my followers, such as Trump or the Australian Liberals, don't have the best relationships with you.
- Police Statism - BLUE LIVES MATTER! I won't follow mask mandates though.
- Manosphere - Based tradition defender and feminist's worst nightmare but there's no redpill I need to swallow. Plus, stop complaining about women, not all of them are like that. Also, what do you think of Thatcher? And Tate is an immoral boy.
- Hayekism - What do you mean, you're "not a conservative"?
- Radical Centrism - You're like this guy but more general about things. So, do you support my ideas or not? I can't really understand.
- Neo-Ottomanism - Take a cool bath, seriously...
- Korwinism - I don't know if you're a genius or just crazy.
- Gandhian Socialism - Your pro-life stance, defense of culture, and sympathy for Christianity are all wise points just you're a bit progressive in a sense and polygamy is disgusting.
- Longism - I admire a lot of your points, especially Religious Values and helping The Poor but your commmie-fascistic tendencies remind me of someone.
- Hindutva - My "Different" great-grandson from India. Narendra Modi is pretty much let's say the "nicest" thing about you.
- Marxism–Leninism - Anti-traditional communist scum and my archenemy from 1917-1991.
- Leninism - Aren't you the same as the previous guy?
- Maoism - Damn you and your destruction of culture!
But at least you like Nixon.
- Futurism - Boy what the fuck is wrong with you?
- Stransserism - Trans commie Nazis are oppressing the REAL men/women!
- Alt-Right - Stop infiltrating the GOP, fascist scum and go and support Biden as your leader did.
At least some of you support Trump.
- Anarcho-Communism - Insane Communist Terrorist Antifa Pinko who calls me a fascist!
- State Atheism - Go get fresh air and clean up!
- Fascism - Wokies always accuse me of being him. I'm against all left-wing ideologies, himself included.
- Clerical Fascism - No, you don't protect religion, you just twist it. Also, Fuentes is a degenerate.
- ANTIFA - The real fascists! If you actually hated fascism and not just the people who disagree with you, you would idolize people like Pilecki, Urbanowicz, Churchill, Eisenhower and De Gaulle, not some Far-Left 16-year old's living in their basement, living on energy drinks, doping and panicking after reading comments.
- Nazism - Everyone with a brain hates you and I don't give a trash can if others call you conservative. Idiotic wokies often compare me to you for some reason. You also pretty much caused the USSR’s rise to superpower status by losing to them.
- Homofascism - Even more degenerate than Nazi.
- Esoteric Fascism - Same as above, but worse. You belong in the hospital, pagan schizo.
- Progressivism - Degenerate hippie and my eternal enemy. Trying to destroy both me and tradition- what's next, Pedo Rights? Quit calling me a cuckservative when you keep up the orgies like a degenerate.
It hurts my feelings, okay?!
- Revolutionary Progressivism - *Gets into a shootout*
- LGBT+ - What you are doing is a choice.
- Pink Capitalism - The companies have betrayed us and promote degeneracy to enrich themselves.
- State Liberalism - What the hell is this abomination?
- Neo-Marxism - The post-modern Neo-Marxists post leftist trying to destroy all our Judeo-Christian values with their post-Marxist neo-modern hardcore crab sex!
- Democratism - You used to be okay, at least in social aspects, but you have now moved to the woke radical left. The “Squad” is just a bunch of neo-Marxist scums who want to destroy the United States. But at least you still have people like Manchin, who is okayish.
I wonder how long it would take for you to become a full socialist party.
- Satanic Theocracy - SATAN! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU! This is the "great" future that wokies want for the world.
- Secular Satanism - Literally the same as above.
- Anarcho-Primitivism - You're taking this WAY too far.
- Primalism - Bruh...
- Liberal Feminism - Don't kick the Goddamn baby! Haha, Roe v. Wade go bye-bye!
- Crusadism & Jihadism - Can't you see you are destroying tradition with your stupid wars? All religions are important for our heritage.
- Third Way - Literally OBAMA!
- Social Democracy - Ah yes, the RADICAL LEFT.
- Soulism - Quit your disgusting drug addiction, go outside and socialize, get a wife, start a family, get a job and finally be a FUNCTIONAL MEMBER of society, you lazy junkyard!!!
At least you are partially spiritual and don't like materialist hedonism.
- Anarcho-Egoism - Do you have any sense of morality, for God's sake?!
- Illegalism - Likes drugs, murder, abortion, rape, theft, and other grave actions? Get the death penalty!
- Avaritionism - Aren't you that thing above again?! Well, the death penalty for you too, psycho!
But you also hate those degenerate communist hippies.
- White Nationalism - Aren't you just one of the Democrats? And I won't forgive David Duke for trying to infiltrate the GOP. You make us all look bad!
- Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
- A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell
- Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
- The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
- Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
- The Conservative Mind by Russel Kirk
- The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
- Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches by William F. Buckley Jr.
- Rationalism in Politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott
- The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher
- Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World by Margaret Thatcher
- The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher
- The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro
- A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
- Yes I Con: United Fakes of America by Lloyd Billingsley
- Why I Couldn't Stay Silent by David Harris Jr.
- Whiplash! From JFK to Donald Trump, a Political Odyssey by Arnold L. Steinberg
- America - An Illusion of Freedom by Dr. Richard A. Nixon
- America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Ben Carson
- Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind
- Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980 by Charles Murray
- The Right Nation: Why America is Different by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
- The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia
- The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana by Peter Hitchens
- The Conservative's Dictionary by Todd Domke and Gerry Lange
- The Dictionary of Conservative Quotations by Iain Dale
- The Tories: Conservatives and the Nation State, 1922-97 by Alan Clark
- Conservative Thinkers: Essays from the Salisbury Review
- A Case for Conservatism by John Kekes
- Ann Widdecombe: Right from the Beginning by Nicholas Kochan
People and Parties
- Edmund Burke
- David Hume
- Thomas Carlyle
- Otto von Bismarck
- Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
- Leo Strauss
- Michael Oakeshott
- Rupert Murdoch
- Republican Party (GOP)
- William F. Buckley Jr.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Joseph McCarthy
- Barry Goldwater
- Irving Kristol
- Richard Nixon
- Gerald Ford
- Henry Kissinger
- Ronald Reagan
- George H.W. Bush
- George W. Bush
- Dick Cheney
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Paul Wolfowitz
- Condoleeza Rice
- John McCain
- Sarah Palin
- Donald Trump
- Mike Pence
- Mike Pompeo
- John Bolton
- Rudy Giuliani
- Dinesh D’Souza
- Pat Buchanan
- Ron Paul
- Steve Bannon
- Tucker Carlson
- Ben Shapiro
- Charlie Kirk
- Dennis Prager
- Joe Arpaio
- Candace Owens
- Marco Rubio
- Larry Elder
- Ted Cruz
- Mitch McConnell
- Matt Gaetz
- Conservative Party
- United Russia
- Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)
- The Republicans
- Conservative Party of Canada
- Liberal Democratic Party
- Syngman Rhee
- Liberty Korea Party
- People's Action Party (PAP)
- Liberal Party of Australia
- Front National
- National Democracy (ND)
- Marian Krzaklewski
- Law and Justice (PiS)
- New Right
- Colombia First/Democratic Center
- National Renewal
- United Malays National Organisation
- Reform UK
- Sweden Democrats
- Lega Nord
- Austrian People's Party
- European Solidarity
- Independent Democratic Union
- Palang Pracharath Party
- Rush Limbaugh
- Jordan Peterson
- Andrew Neil
- Bruce Gilley
- Andrew Bolt
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- Yeonmi Park
- Rita Panahi
- Jimmy Lai
- V'yacheslav Chornovil
- Paul Joseph Watson
- Carl Benjamin
- Alex Jones
- Hanif Bali
- Phyllis Schlafly
- Andrew Schlafly
- Why Do People Grow More Conservative As They Age? by ShortFatOtaku
- How Disgust Drives Society, History and the Right by Whatifalthist
- A Study of Decadence by Whatifalthist
- Prager University
- Depends mainly on the cultural context; importance of free-market economics and capitalism within it.
- Context dependent: in countries with long-established constitutions, the rule of law tends to be of greater importance than those with short-lived ones.
- Sleaze and cronyism is currently a huge problem within the Conservative party, with the Boris Johnson government suffering significantly from allegations of alleged corruption.
- Some Canadian Conservatives tend to be more moderate on certain questions, including social views, while advocating economic liberalism.
- "Centrão", Wikipedia.org.
- "United Kingdom", Parties and Elections.eu.
- "Policy Declaration: February 2014", Conservative.ca. Archived 27 June 2019.
- It is Possible a Right-Wing Atheist? A Message to the Religious and Christian Right
- The Common Ground Between Conservatism and Atheism
French Republicanism, by Cheebow8
US Conservatism (Old)
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