A reactionary attitude is also described as being extremely conservative. In contrast to moderate Conservatism 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. conservatism, 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.