Every now and then a word you’ve never heard begins to become a thing. Galt knows why.
One word you may have heard, emanating from the more fetid ends of the blogosphere, is “cuck.” Indeed, it rears its head here and elsewhere in blog comments from braindead folk who find words of more than one syllable too difficult.
No, readers, I didn’t know either what its intended to connote. So I did what I usually do when the kids are talking and headed to the Urban Dictionary,
short verb form for cuckold, to make your spouse a cuckold. [A word deriving from the cuckoo bird, that invades other’s nests.]
So that’s weird. Not much there to do with political (or even polite) debate
So I dug further. Some fetid fools who can manage more than one syllable use what apparently is the complete word: “cuckservative.” Best explanation of meaning and origin, according to reddit [and Wikipedia]:
A "cuckservative" is, according to your far-right Internet nerds (like those on SlurTown) a white anglo-saxon Republican [or conservative] who respects other ethnicities and cultures.
[The term originated on websites such as 4chan, the right-wing message board My Posting Career, the political and social blog The Right Stuff, and other sites in the alt-right movement..
A few months ago the term left /pol/ when a Twitter user started using it to make fun of conservatives who weren't anti-gay or pro-white enough. [When one Republican calls another a "cuckservative" they are saying that person is weak (and un-manly) about their conviction to conservative principles.]
The word kinda exploded this month, and it's been applied to pretty much all of the Republican presidential candidates here in the U.S. Here's a nice Daily Caller article about it [which concludes “it is a slur against Christian voters coined by white-supremacists.”]
TL;DR: A "cuckservative" is a white Republican [or conservative] who doesn't hate other ethnicities, cultures, or sexualities.
So there you go. A term that broke out of the sewer used to insult conservatives and Christians. So much, so fetid.
The funny thing to me is that conservatives are using it to try insulting libertarians and atheists. Who are neither conservative nor Christian. (Differences that undoubtedly escape the fetid fools.)
The really funny thing here? This insult is most frequently flung around by the self-styled alt-right Trumpeters their hero’s campaign has flushed out of the sewers, mosty in their self-appointed role as blog trolls. Yet the cuckoo is famous for invading someone else’s nest and shitting all over it. Which is precisely what these blog trolls do all day themselves.
Maybe that’s why they’re so partial to the term.
Here’s Kristin Hersh:
“Conservatives fears new ideas because it has no distinctive principles of its own to oppose to them; and, by its distrust of theory and its lack of imagination concerning anything except that which experience has already proved, it deprives itself of the weapons needed in the struggle of ideas… since it does not really believe in the power of argument, its last resort is generally a claim to superior wisdom, based on some self-arrogated superior quality…
“Connected with the conservative distrust of the new and the strange is its hostility to internationalism and its proneness to a strident nationalism. Here is another source of its weakness in the struggle of ideas. It cannot alter the fact that the ideas which are changing our civilisation respect no boundaries. But refusal to acquaint one's self with new ideas merely deprives one of the power of effectively countering them when necessary.The growth of ideas is an international process, and only those who fully take part in the discussion will be able to exercise a significant influence. It is no real argument to say that an idea is un-American, un-British, or un-German, nor is a mistaken or vicious ideal better for having been conceived by one of our compatriots.”
"Why I Am Not a Conservative" – F.A. Hayek
“Today’s ‘conservatives’ are futile, impotent and, culturally, dead. They have nothing to offer and can achieve nothing. They can only help to destroy intellectual standards, to disintegrate thought, to discredit capitalism, and to accelerate this country’s uncontested collapse into despair and dictatorship.”
“Conservatism: An Obituary,” – Ayn Rand
I’m talking about the so-called “alt-right,” which stands for “alternative right,” though I can’t find anything particularly “right-wing” about them—not in the American sense, which has traditionally meant advocacy of free markets, individual rights, and the ideals of our Founding Fathers..
Frankly, it’s a little embarrassing that we even have to debate this, but by launching his campaign on a “Mexican immigrants are rapists” platform, Donald Trump brought the alt-right out of the woodwork…
The alt-right originated by looking at the left’s caricature of the right as racists and pro-white tribalists and saying, in effect: sure, we’ll be that. …
The alt-right is enabling this fraud. They accept the left’s intellectual framework and eagerly take on the role of the villain that the left assigned to us. Then they have the effrontery to present themselves as big rebels against the left. What a joke.
"Yes, The Alt-Right Are Just a Bunch of Racists" – Robert Tracinski, NOT PC