So you are going by the definitions from typical usage. I was going by a dictionary definition. Note my emphasis is below:

con·ser·va·tism (kən-sûr'və-tĭz'əm)


1. The inclination, especially in politics, to MAINTAIN the existing or traditional order.

2. A political philosophy or attitude emphasizing respect for traditional institutions, distrust of government activism, and OPPOSITION TO SUDDEN CHANGE in the established order.

rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y (rĕv'ə-lū'shə-nĕr'ē)


1. Bringing about or supporting a political or social revolution: revolutionary pamphlets.

2. Marked by or resulting in RADICAL CHANGE: a revolutionary discovery.

"Revolutionary conservatism" wouldn't be in essence a contradiction of terms if you are referring to a time and a place where your views were labeled conservative - and you want a revolution to get it back.

It confuses those of us who aren't politicos.

Maybe you are referring to radical traditionalism? An interesting article I stumbled upon:

Why Radical Traditionalism in Politics?

- Comment by Al Parker


This reminds of the amusing use of language in religion. It is so common nobody notices it.

For example, the Pope refers to the "Orthodox Church." But clearly he considers his OWN church to be the orthodox church or he would hand in his tiara.

ALL churches consider THEMSELVES the orthodox church or they would not exist.

When a pope or an Orthodox Patriarch refers to the Episcopal Church, we know what sect he is talking about. But the word "Episcopal" simply means that a church has bishops. Bishops rule the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and even the Methodist Church, which was titled The Methodist Episcopal Church until recently.

But we all know what the Episcopal Church refers to.

As for the Catholic Church, every church considers itself to be catholic, which means universal. Every church thinks of itself as both orthodox and catholic, but those words have a titular meaning without which any discussion between churches would be almost impossible.

All churches are evangelical, meaning that they all go out and preach the Gospel. But when we say evangelical Christian we mean a specific type of theology. Outside of the Quakers, all major denominations baptize, but we have a Baptist Church.

I do not consider myself a revolutionary because of Webster's Dictionary. I call myself a revolutionary because I want to tear this system up by the roots.