The Cuckservative Phenomenon
July 30, 2015 – Kevin MacDonald
The cuckservative meme is suddenly everywhere. It's brash, it's witty, and it's often embedded in visually appealing graphics – a new art form, really (see collection here). It's effective partly because its messages are short and simple. The SPLC, NYTimes, ADL, et al. have been using this strategy for decades. Terms like "White supremacist," "racist," "anti-Semite," and "Nazi" have been devastatingly effective, but they are only effective because they are disseminated by our hostile elites. It's no accident that Jeet Heer, writing in The New Republic, says that the cuckservative meme originated in "the white supremacist movement."
When someone makes such a claim, it's supposed to be the end of the argument. These labels have zero intellectual content, and yet they have been extraordinarily effective in making a great many Whites think that it's a moral imperative that they become a minority in societies they have dominated for hundreds or thousands of years. You're not supposed to think when you hear them – just cringe at the thought of being egregiously immoral as defined by people who have radically different ethnic interests than you do. They are intended to shut off debate before it can start, by automatically tarring one side as evil.
Yes, I do think that Whites, like Koreans in Korea and Ethiopians in Ethiopia, should do their best to remain in control of the countries their ancestors fought and died for. I do think races are different, that Whites have interests because they are White, and that if things don't change dramatically, the entire institutional structure built by Whites will eventually be destroyed and Whites victimized. And yes, Jews, like any group – and especially an elite group with enormous power in the media, politics, and the academic world – should be subjected to rational criticism. These views are profoundly moral points of view.
But now this same strategy has been bubbling up from the bottom due ultimately to the internet. And it combines intellectual power with simplicity. Bob Whitaker, who is the presidential candidate for the American Freedom Party, pioneered this strategy with his mantras – simple statements that, unlike the mantras of the establishment, make devastatingly accurate, intellectually unanswerable points: "Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, White countries for everybody!" "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White." I recall during my email debates on the CSU-LB faculty listserv that several times I made versions of the "Asia is for Asians…" argument. Not one response from these SJWs who populate our departments of social sciences and humanities. Just move on as if the argument didn't exist. Unlike the labels cooked up by our hostile elites that succeed only through power and relentless propaganda, the argument is compelling because it obviously reflects a basic truth. But, as usual, when the left can't answer an argument, they ignore it and do their best to get those making it fired. It will be the same with cuckservative.
It's not just the cuckservative label, but the witty, mantra-like statements that it is typically paired with, many of which ridicule cuckservatives. Ridicule is a very effective tactic – routinely used in Hollywood anti-White fare, from bumbling neo-Nazis in The Blues Brothers to snooty WASPs in Caddyshack.
Cuckley is the godfather of cuckservatism who thought that being invited to a cocktail party by Barbra Streisand was his ultimate social accomplishment ("When Streisand invited Buckley and his wife to a cocktail party at her penthouse in Manhattan, the whole Buckleyite empire went into Second Coming hysteria"). And of course, he expunged Joe Sobran from National Review and allowed the neocons to take over. I don't know much about Kevin D. Williamson, but the idea of "celebrating diversity by prepping my wife's bull" at the top of the graphic is hilarious. And I figure that if Williamson writes for National Review, the statement is not far-fetched at all as a devastating image of what cuckservatives have to do to be part of Cuckservatism Inc. Cuckservatives who are part of the neocon foreign policy establishment like Randy Scheunemann (who had a memorable run-in with Richard Spencer), John Bolton, and Frank Gaffney come to mind.
Pointing out hypocrisy and inconsistency is also an effective tactic, and Williamson gets skewered for that as well:
This obvious hypocrisy in the service of their masters would also apply to cuckservatives like Jeb Bush who love immigrants of all stripes, legal and illegal, but would never think of suggesting that Israel should be similarly blessed with diversity or condemned for keeping out African illegals. Indeed, cuckservatives are sure bets to loudly proclaim that Israel is a Jewish state and anyone who denies that is an "anti-Semite."
However, the champion hypocrites are the Jewish neocons with their all-out support for the ethnostate of Israel and open borders for the U.S. (except they're not really cuckservatives; see below).
The cuckservative label is so devastatingly effective because it connotes sexual humiliation. In our hypersexualized culture, there are few things worse than being called a cuckold. It's deeply rooted in our evolved psychology. Men laugh at a cuckold, women have no respect for them. They are the butt of jokes, the supreme object of ridicule. A cuckold takes care of another man's children and, if he is like the cuckservatives, he does it with a smile on his face – like the goofball writing in NewYorkMag who tries his best to accept the fact that his wife is having sex with other men. (I'd love to see an MRI of his brain showing how his lower brain centers are hyper-activated with sexual jealousy while his higher brain centers are doing their best to shut them down, perhaps by repeatedly telling himself "the faculty of the Harvard Dept. of Gender and Sexuality Studies and The New York Times editorial board will soon be expressing their admiration for me for being the ideal heterosexual male – next to Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, of course." Cuckservatives are adept at doing the same, except instead of sexual jealousy, they suppress their natural ethnocentrism with the same mantra.)
The following graphic is great because it gets at the cuckoldry of the ultimate cuckservative, Jeb Bush, complete with a line from the NewYorkMag article:
The cuckservative label gets under their skin because it gets at a basic truth. Cucks want to be seen as nice and tolerant. They are horrified at the thought of saying things that depart too much from what the NYTimes editorial board and the Harvard social science faculty would approve as a mark of their intelligence and fundamental moral decency. This is because of the success of our hostile elites in seizing the moral high ground and pathologizing absolutely everything about the traditional White majority and its culture. Whites who want to defend White interests are routinely portrayed as mean-spirited and psychiatrically deficient. The cuckservatives have totally and completely bought it. It's this knuckling under to the culture of Western suicide – the culture that is dispossessing their children and will certainly dispossess their grandchildren – that makes them cuckolds.
Calling them cucks turns around all the cultural tropes we've been hearing for decades. Hannity and O'Reilly and the rest of the talking heads who love legal immigration and even amnesty for illegals (in the case of O'Reilly) are like the guy who is so nice and so unwilling to offend anyone that he can't even scream at the guy who's screwing his wife, much less grab a gun. And of course, cuckservatives would never think that the organized Jewish community, Jews in the media, and the Jews who are an indispensable source of funds for both political parties have anything but the warmest feelings for all peoples. Jews are moral paragons and the ultimate victims, a light unto the nations, leading humanity out of darkness. So it's not surprising that the undercurrent of criticism of Jews massively irritates cuckservatives.
Which brings up the point that, in general, Jews are not cuckservatives, because I have yet to see any substantial body of Jews do anything apart from pursuing Jewish ethnic interests as they see them. Nobody is cuckolding them, but, given their role as a central component of our hostile elite, they have cuckolded a huge proportion of Whites. The Jewish left focuses their energies on pursuing strategies to make Western societies as user-friendly to Jews as possible – displacing previous White elites and overwhelming White societies with non-Whites, to prevent any mass movement of Whites against Jews, and to provide a counterbalance and eventual antidote to White political power. They have created the dominant culture of the left that cuckservatives bow down to.
On the other hand, Neocon Jews entrenched in the Republican Party mainly focus their ethnic activism on Israel. They are completely on board with all the essentials of the culture of the left (especially displacement-level non-White immigration) and have cleansed the conservative movement of all but the cuckservatives. But they have the added bonus of being even more hypocritical than their leftist co-ethnics: even more than Jews on the left, they are vocal supporters of the Israeli right which is overtly ethnonationalist to the core.
Joe Lieberman is not a cuck. He is using cuckservatives John McCain and Lindsey Graham to make it seem like White Americans share his ethnic interests. He is cucking them.
Of course, it's not just White "conservatives" who are properly labeled cucks. The concept of White cuckoldry in the face of this onslaught spans the mainstream ideological spectrum, and it includes droves of women. All White Hollywood celebrities and all Whites with visibility in the mainstream media are cucks, because they know exactly what they can and can't say to stay in the good graces of their masters to keep the paychecks rolling in. Pretty much every White politician with a shot at real power – Republican and Democrat – is a cuck, probably including Donald Trump, given his recent statements on immigration. The CEOs of the major corporations are cucks. They are actively participating in the culture of Western suicide, most of them because of the massive incentives available for those who participate in the culture of Western suicide.
But it must be said that it is particularly gratifying to make a special target of the cucks who call themselves conservatives. There is something supremely repulsive about self-styled conservative politicians and media figures who eagerly sell out the birthright of their people while mouthing principles like "the Constitution," "limited government," "the free market," and "meritocracy," while encouraging massive immigration of non-Whites who care nothing for these principles. I just heard cuckservative Sean Hannity list his criteria for the Republican presidential candidate; it went something like this: someone who will balance the budget, enact school choice, secure the border [as usual, nothing against legal immigration], act against "radical Islam" [but millions of non-radical Muslims are just fine as immigrants], repeal Obamacare, oppose the treaty with Iran, and erect a permanent shrine to Benjamin Netanyahu on the Washington Mall at least as impressive as the Lincoln Memorial.
Cuckservatives and the cucks of the left (lib-cucks?) are the ultimate examples of White pathology – especially the ones who actually believe in what they are saying and doing, rather than just picking up a paycheck and furthering their careers. No other people or culture would engage in this suicidal guilt.
Lib-cucks marching. They believe everything they were taught in school.
The cuckservative phenomenon can be seen as a new movement in the graphic arts. We can look forward to a whole new generation of politically engaged graphic artists who produce material like that reproduced here. Witty, visually appealing, and right on the money politically. I couldn't help but laugh hysterically at quite a few of these. There will be competition and ultimately there will be careers.
It's also a great example of the new intellectual and moral confidence among White advocates. We're shouting it loud and clear, and the only response the cucks have is to fall back on tired labels like "White supremacists" and "Nazis." The old "right-wing crank" label is an obvious misfit with all the super-intelligent, witty, internet-savvy, and socially adept Whites – especially young Whites – who are now being attracted to the cause. I haven't done a survey, but the cuckservative phenomenon seems obviously to be a movement whose inspiration comes from young people – the people who will suffer the most from the insanity they are pillorying. Cuckservative is irreverent and in-your-face – just the way young people should be. (The most pathetic creatures in the world are the young antifas who think they are "sticking it to the man," when they are pillars of the establishment and would proudly feature their antifa involvement on their applications to law school.)
It's sexy, it's stylish, and it's manly. No one respects a weakling – the key to Trump's success is that, if nothing else, he is not seen as weak. The people ridiculing the cuckservatives reject everything they heard in school and everything they saw on TV growing up. It's a huge harbinger of better times ahead. The geezers will continue to trot out the old and reliable "White supremacist," "racist," and "Nazi" labels. But there's a whole lot of White people who aren't listening any more.
It's no wonder that the left, spearheaded by the organized Jewish community, is doing everything it can to rein in free speech. Like the other principles that cuckservatives hold so dear, it too will be a casualty of their complicity in the suicide of the West.
Thanks to all of the White patriots who have invented and contributed to this meme. It's a very big step forward.
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