A reactionary attitude is also described as being extremely conservative. In contrast to moderate
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.
, reactionaries do not strive to keep the status quo in place, but rather, they advocate for a return to yesteryear. They want to turn back social changes that are seen as positive by non-reactionaries. The term has gained a negative connotation today.