I think we all knew this site has Conservative tendencies, but recently I realized this site houses a specific type of conservative, Reactionaries.
Merriam Webster defines them as:
relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially : ultraconservative in politics
Another source I found describes them in more detail, and I think you will agree, it describes the majority of people on this site rather well:
“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.
I think they would favor the second description, even if both are rather accurate.
That source has a chart that compares Reactionaries, Neocons, Progressives, and Fascists.
For government, they choose state's rights and individualism.
For Foreign policy, they are very American centered and oppose immigration.
For taxes, very anti-tax in all forms.
For education, they generally support homeschooling, and oppose the public school system.
I won't go into all the details, but I find the chart to be very descriptive and accurate of the people on this site.
You can see how people who hold these political views, received the name reactionary. Look at this site. People respond very reactively,
particularly those who hold these ultraconservative views.
They sit around waiting for something to respond to. When something happens they don't like, they respond vigorously.
None of this is necessarily good or bad, it just is.
I just found it interesting that the more research I did on reactionaries, the more accurate I found the term to apply to the people on this site.
edit on 5-7-2013 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)