Conservatism comes from privation. You conserve to preserve what you have. This makes the approach to success much more stellar and able to create drag for others, pulling them along, too, as the conservative rises.
‘Liberalism’ comes from profit only. Having more than enough money and time available, you can go about busybodying whoever and whatever you like. The presumption of power comes from that very position of wealth, as though you act from noblesse oblige. In this sense, liberalism is absent morals by definition because it is based on a vacuum of spare energy.
The Dickensian, avaricious financier preys upon individuals as surely as the greedy, lustful glory hound whose idle hands shelter only those in thrall to them.
Some of the best words I've ever read on Free Republic. And there will be plenty of privation ahead.
In fact, IMHO, the most conservative groups of all time include the old Soviet Politburo, China's Communist Party and the mullahs in every nation in the Middle East.
American "liberalism" will quickly lead to the WORST form of conservatism.