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relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially : ultraconservative in politics
“Reactionary (or reactionist) is a political epithet typically applied to extreme ideological conservatism, especially that which wishes to return to a real or imagined old order of things, and which is willing to use coercive means to do so. The term is primarily used as a term of opprobrium (groups rarely identify themselves as reactionary), meant to assert the idea that the opposition is based in merely reflexive politics rather than responsive and informed views. More specifically, the term "reactionary" is frequently used to refer to those who want to reverse (or prevent) some form of claimed "progressive" change.
Then they rephrase it as(site was seemingly written by a reactionary): A Reactionary is a rational moralist combating cultural and political insanity.
that which wishes to return to a real or imagined old order of things,
Originally posted by Nephalim
reply to post by Ghost375
Ghost, why start labeling people and adding the words like "EXTREME" to them?
Originally posted by Ghost375
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
I was doing some more thinking, and I remembered that a lot of these reactionaries use the term progressive in a very negative way. Which really makes sense when you re-read that description. They are basically two polar ideologies.
It also explains why so many people here are obviously conservative, yet hate to associate with the republican party.
The modern day republican party is Neo-con, which is quite different from the reactionary political viewpoint,
That chart on the site clarifies it well.
Originally posted by beezzer
Any site that has an article calling Herman Cain an "Uncle Tom" has my immediate disdain.
But if you want to use a site that promotes racism as a source, then by all means, continue.
Originally posted by BO XIAN
Nevertheless, the majority--by far, in my estimation--of posters on ATS are still exceedingly to rabidly liberal in a list of ways.