You've got it backward. It's actually not okay to be progressive.
Conservatives believe in having a strong society centered around the family unit. People with socially conservative values were very prominent in labor unions in the 1900s. Conservatives do not pander to criminals like Fentanyl Floyd and they do not support abortion. It does not normalize delusional individuals (trans people). They do not have a breakdown over a single word (the n word) and they want a society with a strong and cohesive bond that will last long into the future. They do not support idiotic policies like mass immigration, They prefer to uplift their fellow citizens instead. Also, The most important part is that conservatives are not racist and do not hate white people like progressives do.