Conservative ideology has always been based on refusing any progress and fighting against it when it does happen. Conservatives literally got their name from the French who wanted to restore the Bourbon Monarchy despite the massive debt the crown had inncured and continued to spend lavishly despite the economic crisis.
They take a unrealist perspective not only internationally, but internally. It’s all absolute gains for them. All means are acceptable means for getting you in power, including treason.
Conservative ideologies have perfected their ability to mask their self-serving agenda as somehow good for the people. The Russians spent 45 years trying to subvert the American left without success. But when they’d tried to subvert the American right, first time’s a charm. All the Russians had to do was pretend to be Christian, like guns (which are illegal to own there), and give them money.
It’s a shame that so many people around the world fall for this.