Conservative

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Colloquially, in America, a conservative is someone who is highly critical of The New Deal, a series of social projects signed into law by US president Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt in the early 20th century, which sought greater regulation on business, and some monetary support to the old and severely disabled.

Taken in a longer historical context, the term means something completely different, namely a strong support for familiarity, family, community, and community intervention in the social sphere. Conservatism and liberalism heavily overlap. For example, both promote a defense of “inalienable rights”.

Always-online conservatives are often radically different than IRL conservatives, and theorize their own unique philosophies. Both South Park conservatives and Blackpill conservatives have tried to monopolize online, self-identified incel discourse during the Trump administration in the USA. Both by claiming to be “incel leaders”,[1] and trying to establish an, “incel culture”,[2] that goes against the sociological definition of incel as a, “life circumstance”.

Types[edit]

South Park conservatism[edit]

Main article: 4chan

A direct forerunner of new-millennial conservatism and blackpill/4chan conservatism. It's hyper-politically incorrect in its mockery of the New Left. Unlike almost all other schools of conservatism, it nominally rejects liberalism as a whole, but shows little signs of genuine social conservatism. Sees everyday social discourse as part of an overarching culture war against elitist liberals, which it wants to, “defeat”, through a, “battle of ideas”.

Considers mainstream academia to be subverted by radical leftists, but thinks that conservatives can, “regain power”, in academia.[3] Regards media and academic liberals as extremists. Thinks that liberals have a near monopoly on media institutions. Believes that liberals have an irrational hatred of conservatism which leads them to broad-brush conservatives in an overzealous way that ultimately backfires against liberals.[4]

Examples: Edward Dutton

New-millennial / Alt-right conservatism[edit]

Main article: Alt-right

Arguably not a conservative strand due to founders repeatedly disavowing the conservative label... this strand of politics has served as a stomping ground for many conservatives who would provide no such disavowals. This group also occupies a conservative space in the minds of many political pundits.

This political strand includes 2016-radicalized anarcho-capitatalist (often self-described sadist/Machiavellian) millennials and Gen-Xers who feel oppressed by the politics of most people their age and of their parents, who they deem SJWs and cucks respectively. While alt-rightists differ on many issues, they primarily advocate racial ethnostates,[5] anti-immigration, and a return to (many) traditionalist and anti-globalist values. Perhaps due to the near exclusive focus on racial politics, anarcho-capitalists within this strand of politics took up increasingly fascist and authoritarian ideology.

Eventually portrayed as being optic-concerned national-socialists, alt-rightists worked to astroturf their unpopular ideology into non-related political spaces. They are both critical and accepting of LGBTQ politics. While being a mostly male group, it has an explicit and highly transparent interest in homosexual men,[6] femboys,[7] and/or tomboys.[8]

They agree with blackpill conservatives on most everything except LGBTQ and incel politics. They think the philosophical underpinnings of the blackpill are true, but many alt-rightists believe that low-status, traditionalist men should be purged from society rather than helped.

Many people in this camp claim that they have been irretrievably broken apart due to the Charlottesville lawsuits and murder of Heather Heyer during a rally, differences of opinion about national-socialism,[9] and alleged abandonment of conservative and right-wing values in search of mainstream acceptance.

Their main impacts on politics were increasing cancel culture among liberals, helping to elect Donald Trump as US president for a few years, and accidentally helping liberal US Democrats secure an unprecedented supermajority in the state of their infamous Charlottesville rally.

Examples: Richard Spencer (formerly), Andy Nowicki (disavows much of what media calls alt-right)

Social conservatism[edit]

Main article: Tradcon

This is a brand of conservativism which emphasizes re-ordering society around traditional social roles. It is pejoratively labeled tradconism by social progressives or social liberals.

Examples: Ross Douthat

Paleoconservatism[edit]

A brand of social conservatism that is opposed to foreign intervention abroad. They consider themselves the true heirs of US conservatism.[10]

Blackpill conservatism[edit]

Main article: Blackpill

A online form of (nominal) social conservatism, and revolutionary conservatism born on 4chan which proposes radical, often violent or rapey interventions in the social sphere to, “enforce monogamy”, and punish women for perceived adulterous inclinations.

Sometimes branded as “4chan conservatives”, blackpill conservatives have been criticized by some conservatives such as Angela Nagle for being hypocritical about their social conservatism. In particular, critics highlight the incivility and hyper-sexuality, often homo-erotic fantasies blackpillers have, as incompatible with social conservatism.

This philosophy was adjacent and embedded in some incel forums after the advent of Donald Trump's 2016 bid for the US presidency, but was not at all confined to incel forums.

Examples: Nathan Larson

Liberal conservatism[edit]

Main article: Neoliberal

Free market proponents who want a small array of austere social program. Unlike social conservatives, they place more emphasis on civil rights. Unlike colloquial liberals, they are against drastic change in the social or economic sphere.

Basically a slightly socially conservative form of neoliberalism.

Examples: David Cameron

Neoconservatism[edit]

Founded by a collection of ex-Trotskyists who believed, much like Trotsky, that any new political order should be internationalist instead of 'in one country'.[11] In America, this mostly meant unilateral support for absolutely any military intervention overseas. They reject race theory[12] and consider themselves a silent majority.[13] They were socially conservatives on issues of crime prevention and considered the social liberalism of the New Left to be a self-destructive form of leftism.

The are also notably anti-communist, and described by critics as amoral, power hungry people who defend elites based on, “might-makes-right”.[14]

Described as the most dominant form of conservatism in the USA during the Bush administration.

Examples: Irving Kristol, Nathan Glazer, Norman Podhoretz,[15] Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams, Richard Perle and Paul Bremer.

Cultural conservatism[edit]

An amalgamation of neoconservatism and liberal conservatism. They are preoccupied with maintaining an American status quo, but foreign as well as domestically. Highly patriotic.

Examples: Mike Huckabee

Crunchy conservatism[edit]

Environmentalist and anti-materialist conservatives. They consider themselves outside the conservative mainstream[16] due to what they see as a mainstream conservative obsession with growth-at-all-costs. They claim to be equally critical of business as they are critical of the state.[17]

Examples: Rod Dreher

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