The general meaning of conservatism is that it is a belief in the utilisation of established and traditional practices or, if necessary, is only willing to change slowly or gradually. The more specific, political meaning is that it represents a critical position in contrast to the idea that humans and society are perfectly achievable, such as these are in ideologies like liberalism and socialism. The N-VA also equates conservatism with a sense of community: we don’t see the individual or the state, but rather the community, to be the most important piece.