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    Classical Conservatism

    Classical Conservatism, also called Traditionalist Conservatism, is a type of conservative that focuses on traditions stemming from before Enlightnenment.png the Enlightenment.

    ClassCons emphasize the need for the principles of a transcendent moral order, the bonds of social order, and the defense of ancestral institutions over what they consider as Anin.png excessive individualism.

    They also place a strong emphasis on Sec.png authority and Trad.png tradition among other things. Civically speaking, the ideology can vary between moderately authoritarian (most ClassCons) to somewhat libertarian (Powell, for example).

    Despite being culturally right, they are generally neither Nation.png nationalist (with the exception of Enoch Powell) nor React.png reactionary (although the latter is debatable).


    Classical Conservatism, or rather Toryism can be said to originate in late 17th-century England, in which there was a dispute over the right of the Catholic James, brother of King Charles II, to succeed the throne. Those who supported James were known as Tories, and their ideology Toryism. Tories were generally staunch monarchists and Anglicans, and favoured agrarianism over industrialism, in addition to being opposed to radical reform such as that advocated for by Foxite.png Foxites.


    EnochPowell.png Powellism

    Powellism is an economically right-wing (but also welfarist), culturally center-right, and highly nationalistic ideology, based on the political beliefs of former Conservative and later Ulster Unionist MP, Enoch Powell.

    Powell was most well-known from his anti-immigration rhetoric (in particular his warnings of ‘Rivers of Blood’ if immigration continued ‘en masse’). He was also a White Nationalist- claiming that those descended from Caribbean and Asian immigrants did ‘not, by being born in England, become an Englishman. In law he becomes a United Kingdom citizen by birth; in fact he is a West Indian or an Asian still.’

    Although he had previously held imperialist views (with an ambition to become Viceroy of India), upon Indian independence he decided the entire British Empire must go alongside it. Britain should, in the eyes of Powell, return to the period of ‘splendid isolation’. He opposed Britain being involved in international organisations and alliances, particularly with the United States, which he accused of destroying the British Empire and seeking to re-unify Ireland in order to ensure its membership of NATO. Powell’s anti-Americanism was so strong that he even saw the Soviet Union as a potential ally for Britain in countering American influence in Europe (despite Powell himself being pro-Capitalist).

    As mentioned above, Powell was generally pro-capitalist and pro-free market in the sphere of economics. He believed that business interests should be looked after by the people that best understood them – businessmen – not politicians. Having criticised conventions on business practice organised or funded by the government, he was the first major UK politician to call for de-nationalision of public services in the 1960s. However, while Powell was very much a monetarist, he also supported the welfare state, the National Health Service, and labour unions.

    With regards to social views, Powell was was conservative in terms of his support for the maintenance of monarchy, established religion and hereditary peers in governance. However, on other issues he was liberal/libertarian- he opposed the death penalty and corporal punishment while supporting no-fault divorce and other aspects of the ‘permissive society’ established by Labour Governments. He also voted to decriminalise homosexuality as he did not regard "it as a proper area for the criminal law to operate".

    ClassUSCon.png American Whig Party

    The Whig Party in the United States first emerged in the 1830s in opposition to Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party. The name Whig was intentionally chosen as being in opposition to monarchy. In the same way that the British Whigs opposed absolute monarchy, the American Whigs opposed "King Andrew" and his policies. Unlike the British Whigs whose main ideology is Clib.png Classical Liberalism, the American Whigs were much more conservative. They supported an economic system put forward by Clay.png Henry Clay known as the "American System" which favored protective tariffs, a strong national bank, and federal subsidies for infrastructure. The Whig Party was also critical of Manifest Destiny and criticized the presidential power of Jackson and Polk, preferring Congress to be the dominant lawmaker.

    The Whig Party struggled to gain power through the presidency. In 1836 they ran four different presidential candidates against Buren.png Martin Van Buren, which backfired against them and allowed Van Buren to achieve a comfortable victory. By 1840 Van Buren had become unpopular due to the Panic of 1837 and WHH.png William Henry Harrison was able to defeat Van Buren in the Election of 1840. Harrison died just one month into his presidency and Tyler.png John Tyler, who was only nominally a Whig, took over as the next president. Tyler was eventually expelled from the Whig Party for disagreeing with much of the Whigs' economic policy, including a veto on Clay's bill to establish a national bank.

    The Whigs were able to win back the White House in 1848 with Taylor.png Zachary Taylor, however, he died one year into his presidency leaving Fillmore.png Millard Fillmore in charge. Fillmore is often described as being the closest the Whigs got to a full presidency. During Fillmore's presidency, the Compromise of 1850 was passed which meant Fillmore had to enforce the deeply unpopular Fugitive Slave Act. This divided the Whig Party between pro-compromise and anti-compromise factions which they were never able to recover.

    After 1852 the Whig Party was never able to obtain real power again and was eventually replaced by the pro-abolitionist Republican Party with many Republicans such as Lincolnism.png Abraham Lincoln, Hayes.png Rutherford Hayes, Arthur.png Chester Arthur, and Harrison.png Benjamin Harrison all being former Whigs.

    Rees-Mogg.png Rees-Moggism

    Personality and Behaviour

    • Has a very posh British accent (most likely Received Pronunciation).
    • Stereotypical "proper person".
    • Uses vintage sophisticated vernacular, such as: "bogus," "to be frank," and "poppycock".
    • "Why don't you go and make me a sammich?"
    • Fetishizes Romanticist art and bashes everything that's modern.
    • May act like Pops from Regular Show.

    How to Draw

    Plain design

    1. Draw a ball
    2. Fill it in with navy blue
    3. Draw a black or dark grey top hat on the ball
    4. Add the eyes
    5. Give the ball a golden monocle over its right eye

    You are finished!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Navy Blue #00309A 0, 48, 154
    Black #141414 20, 20, 20
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

    Traditionalist design

    Flag of Traditionalist Conservatism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Color it light blue
    3. Draw a white hourglass in the middle
    4. Draw the two eyes
    5. Add a top hat and golden monocle on the ball
    6. (Optional) Draw the ball holding a cup of tea

    You are done!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Light Blue #0183BE 1, 131, 190
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255



    • Monarch.png Monarchism - For King/Queen and Country!
    • Trad.png Traditionalism - Fellow T R A D I T I O NTM connoisseur.
    • Imp.png Imperialism - Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!
    • CountEn.png Counter-Enlightenment - Cheers!
    • Merc.png Mercantilism - I say, would you care for some tea, good sir?
    • Christy.png Christian Theocracy - Religion is the only thing separating us from animals, and by Jove, we must defend our established church.
    • Plcn2.png Paleoconservatism - My Yankee grandson who defends traditional values; does not critique the enlightenment enough, unfortunately. But why do you hate imperialism so?
    • Carlism.png Carlism - My more religious Spaniard counterpart.
    • Farm.png Agrarianism - But of course, a return to a simple, traditional life.
    • Conlib.png Conservative Liberalism - My liberal child whom I hold in high regard! Maintains most of my values whilst being a reformer.
    • Con-t.png Conservatism - I am willing to admit that you do not go far enough, but I am proud of you nevertheless, ol' chap!
    • Patcon.png Paternalistic Conservatism - Disraeli was a splendid Prime Minister, indeed!
    • Onenatcon.png One-Nation Conservatism - Same as I said above.
    • Eccon.png Eco-Conservatism - Splendid! We must protect our environment to preserve our culture!
    • Distributist.png Distributism - Defends me greatly, as we both desire a traditional lifestyle.
    • Cap.png Capitalism - How else could I have amassed such fortune?
    • Community.png Communitarianism - Jolly good show! Strong communities make strong societies.
    • BoJo.png Borisism - Splendid chap of mine. I thank you for delivering us Britons Brexit and for placing me at the helm of the House of Commons. You are much too moderate, still.
    • Optim.png Optimateism - Defender of the Roman Republic's customs and rule of law. But did you really have to shank Caesar? That's a bit rude, innit?
    • Pat.png Patriarchy - Very fine chap! Just how society should be run!
    • Feuillant.png Feuillantism - Most respectable French Republican ideology.


    • Nation.png Nationalism - …perhaps?
    • Consocf.png Conservative Socialism - Socialism? I beg your pardon.
    • Natcon.png National Conservatism - Marvelous, but if you will, please simmer down with the nationalism; Enoch Powell was very exemplary and excellent if I do say.
    • React.png Reactionaryism - Blimey! You are treading a bit too far there even for myself, sir! And if I must say, I am more fond of the Renaissance myself, NOT the dark ages.
    • Reactsoc.png Reactionary Socialism - Another socialist I can tolerate.
    • Clib.png Classical Liberalism - My good, ole rival! We debated much at Oxford! I must say, however, you are unequivocally superior to that Lib.pngmodern liberal fool.
    • Reactlib.png Reactionary Liberalism - Another tolerable liberal, if I may say so myself, but like those other reactionary blokes, he may tread too far culturally.
    • Libconserv3.png Liberal Conservatism - Low Tory rubbish, but I have hope that they will prove me wrong.
    • Rpop-tinfoilhat.png Right-Wing Populism - Good Lord, they are annoying... but I do say they have the right ideas.
    • Nalib.png National Liberalism - That Nigel Farage is "based" as the young fellows say nowadays, but the rest of them are too nationalist and not traditionalist enough, to my dismay.
    • Ricardosoc.png Ricardian Socialism - Percy Ravenstone was a delightful fellow; however, I must say you are far too well-acquainted with this preposterous notion of "egalitarianism."
    • Altl.png Alt-Lite - Young fellows valuing tradition is most splendid but please do go outside.
    • Korona.png Braunism - Speak English, please.
    • Muslim 2.png Islamic Theocracy - I wish that you did not migrate en masse to my country, but Hamza Yusuf is a good chap of mine.


    • Monkeyzz-Enlightenment.png Enlightenment Thought - Bugger off, you have brought degeneracy to our blessed land!
    • Civnat.png Civic Nationalism - Revolutions of 1848, NEVER FORGET! You nationalist scums opposed our glorious conservative monarchies!
    • Soc-h.png Socialism - Are you taking the piss out of me?
    • Prog-u.png Progressivism - Good Lord! That is rather disgusting!
    • Anqueer.png Queer Anarchism - Language, young lady, or man, or... whatever the bloody hell you are!
    • Ultraprogressivism.png Revolutionary Progressivism - Good heavens! Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?!
    • ModernLib.png Modern Liberalism - Bloody hell, what an utter buffoon!
    • Homocon.png LGBT Conservatism - Why, this does not make any sense at all!
    • Jack.png Jacobinism - The Fr*nch Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the Western world!
    • ML.png Marxism–Leninism - The destroyer of all tradition!
    • Fem.png Feminism - Sod off and get back in the kitchen!
    • Awaj.png Anarchism - Claims to support anarchism and NOT anarchy, but I'm not buying that rubbish. You are but a naughty girl who will get spanked!
    • Radlib.png Radicalism - Sort yourself out, young man! This is NOT how society shall be run!
    • Nazi.png Nazism - You sir, are not a conservative, and you will never be as dominant in the world as I was, so keep on dreaming, you cock-up!!
    • Jihad.png Jihadism - It would be very wise of you to leave my country, you heathens!
    • Pirat.png Pirates - Absolutely vile! You and your band of thieves will never rule the waves!
    • FDF-Pirate.png Internet pirates - And you, sir, will never rule the interwebs!
    • Gamer.png Gamers - Right! Stop playing video games and going on the internet at once! They will rot your brains!
    • Corbynism-ball.png Corbynism - Silence! I will put soap in your mouth for your utterly disgraceful speeches!
    • Frankfurt.png Frankfurt School - No, you degenerate Cultural Marxism.png Cultural Marxist, the enlightenment did not lead to "totalitarianism", or whatever ideology that you so happen to speak of. It leads to the formation of cultural degenerates like you. Speak for yourself, you hypocrite! You have just started a second enlightenment with your despicable ideas.
    • Strato.png Stratocracy - Bad hound! Prepare to be neutered![2] Though the Duke of Wellington was rather splendid, I ought to say.

    Further Information







    1. In addition to his controversial views on immigration, Powell was also arrested during WW2 as a suspected spy for singing the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’
    2. [1]
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