This term in my humble opinion is an oxymoron. I will break it down and explain it in my simple-minded way. When this title is used they try to make it seem like they care about you and want to help you. FALSE ! Lets first split the two words up, and the meaning of each word.
Compassionate ; It is someone who cares about others, who is willing to help others and feels their pain. They understand what you are going through and will try to help in any way they can.
Conservative ; It is a person who is not going to go out of their way to use what they have, I.E.. like energy or money or their resources. The main part of the word is conserve, which means to save.
So how can one have compassion ( which means care for others ) and yet be conservative ( which means save your resources ) ? Every time I hear that word I just want to laugh, it is such an oxymoron of a title if I ever have heard one before. A compassionate Conservative is one who cares for themselves and no one else. Think about it, they save their resources yet they have compassion for themselves , because they will not exert their resources , that calls for energy to help others .
Here is a real title if you think you help others , or are thinking about helping others. A Compassionate Activist Liberal. Let me use my terms and it will make sense after I am done.
Compassionate ; definition already defined.
Activists ; Means to be active in the community and to use all of your resources to help others. To make sure others are taking care of . To use your energy and not sit back and see things go to pot.
Liberal ; Means to be open-minded , be open to diverse people or groups. It means to not be closed-minded or have conservative traits.
So if you think you are a good person and help others or make sure that everyone in your community have what you have, you my friend are a COMPASSIONATE ACTIVIST LIBERAL .
If you are a compassionate conservative, you only care about yourself, which makes the community weaker. Because you are not helping the weak get the help they need. You are only as strong as the weakest link.
QUOTE OF THE DAY ; Impossible only defines the degree of difficulty. ( David Phillips ).