Look up the term liberal. Nothing there to describe what that cadet did. liberal: . Spoiler open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values. "they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people" [*]2. (of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person's general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training. synonyms: wide-ranging, broad-based. Conservative: Spoiler holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion. synonyms: traditionalist · [more] Spoiler a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics. Given the actions taken by the black cadet he certainly exhibited traditional conservative extremist values. And having been qualified to be admitted to an AF Academy he would certainly have impeccable credentials and would have exhibited some degree of traditionalism necessary to satisfy the brass.