It is a social and political philosophy which encourages people to face up to their own rather nasty human nature and describes policies to protect society.
Compassionate Bastardism is about accepting that we are all bastards and harnessing the greed that drives the majority, but at the same time ensuring that everyone is provided with the means to survive.
Compassionate Bastardism holds that if you want a fair society you have to be a bastard about being compassionate so that your compassion can go to the people that really need it and it cannot be taken advantage of by the bastards.
A Compassionate Bastard wants to live in a world where it is not necessary to be confronted by beggars or demands for handouts from charities. Governments are responsible for proving for their citizens and in a Compassionate Bastard system you could be as big a bastard as you liked, focussing on your own well-being and lifestyle reassured that everyone’s basic needs would be taken care of, yet not feel that you are being taken advantage of with over-taxation or rewarding of the lazy.