one who supports Reaction
in opposition to the general progressive
, often accompanied by a sense that the expansion of democratic politcs
has made life in general much worse either in absolute terms, or measured by what should have been achievable with modern science, reason, and technology; usually believes race
is a real genetic construct and therefore not surprised at disparate
average outcomes across large population groups; often believes human evolution
has in part or in toto shaped human nature
, which therefore cannot easily, or at all, be changed very much by social engineering and/or conditioning; usually believes heirarchy
is imprinted upon mankind by nature and/or God, and that heirarchy is not only not necessarily evil, but desirable and even inevitable and ought not be torn down for any but the most grave reasons; tends to support tradition either as revealed by his religion and/or as successful adaptive memetic
developments which usually solve deep and complex problems in human societies; anti-revolutionary; anti-socialist; anti-communist; an...
Having old political and social views. Being ultraconservative. Reactionaries like to reminisce about the good old days when slavery, sexism, racism and cruel/unusal punishment were prominent.
Reactionaries biggest fear:
When straight white men no longer rule the U.S.
extreme conservatism, especially in politics. wanting to restore to past conditions that can no longer compete with modern changes.
Former radical hippies turning into post reactionary hippies
The "reactionary" elders of this country held on to the belief that someday after the reign of republican presidents the figure of chieftain or king will be restored as the political head figure once again.
verb: (colloquial)as a reaction or response to something.
It was reactionary when the people voted against the senate.