By Hunter Wallace
The derogatory term “cuckservative” finally caught fire on Twitter last week. Right now it is all that people on my Twitter feed seem to be talking about since mainstream conservatives have taken notice.
Even before the term was coined, the “cuckservative” or “cuckfederate” or “Rainbow Confederate” was already a familiar figure in our circles: picture an SCV commander issuing hysterical press releases denouncing “racism,” and vowing to fight “hate groups” and work even harder to advance “civil rights.”
“Where is the unity, tolerance, and togetherness in denying free speech to those who wish to honor their forefathers? The Hebrew, American Indian, African American, Hispanic, American Cuban, and many others along with many “Whites” who accepted their responsibility to maintain liberty are worthy to be recognized and honored.
Alabama Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans”
Like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Confederate Battle Flag makes no distinction with regard to race, creed, or religious affiliation:
“The Sons of Confederate Veterans still vehemently opposes the scheduled event on the same date by the North Carolina Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The Sons of Confederate Veterans has a strictly enforced hate policy. Anyone with ties to any racist organization or hate group will be denied membership. Any member developing ties to these organizations will be immediately expelled. Prohibited organizations include, but not limited to, the Ku Klux Klan, American Nazi Party, the National Alliance, or any organization expressing racist ideals or violent overthrow of the United States government.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a Historical Honor Society. Our duty is to protect and preserve the history and heritage of the Confederate soldier, both Black and White. The Confederate Battle Flag makes no dissimilarity to race, creed or religious affiliation.
T. Leland Summers
South Carolina Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans”
The historical CSA, which had nothing to do with slavery, racism, or white supremacy, was also composed of men who were against the violent overthrow of the US federal government!
As my friend Gregory Hood points out in his seminal article over at American Renaissance, the “cuckservative” or “cuckfederate” has several defining trademark characteristics:
1.) First, the “cuck” maintains a posture of command and puts on airs of respectability, in spite of being completely powerless.
2.) Second, the “cuck” embraces alien ideals, values, or policies, and passes them off as his own just like in nature a cuckolded male raises another man’s children.
3.) Third, the “cuck” will viciously attack his own kind and relish defeat. They are twisted people who embrace their own degradation as a kind of badge of moral superiority. They see people who work in their own interest as being somehow beneath them.
“Superiority is thus shown by not working in your own interest. As Mr. Lewis replied to Mr. Erickson’s initial tweet about cuckservatism, “They want you to be tribal–to only advocate policies that help your tribe. Otherwise you’re a cuckold.”
This is an implicit admission that cuckservatives are consciously not helping their tribe. They seem to think it would be immoral and would lower them somehow. Meanwhile, every other tribe on earth aggressively advances its own interests.
The original definition of cuckold–a man who raises the offspring of another–comes to mind when we think of conservatives’ apparent glee at the replacement of Americans with ethnocentric Third Worlders. But the moral calculus of men like Mr. Lewis and Mr. Erickson reflects a deeper perversion. Like the man who begs to watch as he is cuckolded, they reframe the reality of inferiority as a kind of weird proof of superiority. Their own degradation is proof of their imagined virtue and make-believe power.”
Cuckservatives are one of the reasons why decades of political victories by the Republican Party have never amounted to squat. Ordinary people vote against abortion, political correctness, or gay marriage and get open borders with Mexico, tax cuts for millionaires, bailouts for Wall Street hedge funds, and job destroying free trade agreements.
The cuckservatives always stand ready to interpret every liberal victory as a conservative triumph: Martin Luther King, Jr., for example, was a great conservative Republican, gay marriage will promote “family values” among homosexuals, open borders will invigorate America with fecund Third World immigrants, the Confederate Battle Flag was a Democrat flag that was taken down by a female minority Republican governor, etc.
The rise of Donald Trump and the cuckservative moment in America are connected at the hip. Millions of people are fed up with the same mawkish, mealy-mouthed cuckservatives who posture as their “representatives” in the GOP dog and pony show. They are yearning for change and see Trump as a breath of fresh air. In much the same way, lots of people are similarly tired of the LARPing cuckfederates and their pretentious claims to sole ownership of “Southern heritage.”
All that disaffection will eventually find an outlet.