Racist or non-PC: A Look at the Term Cuckservative

When you boldly declare yourself a libertarian fighter against all things politically correct, you’re swimming with sharks.  You’ve decided that you’re going to “tell it like it is” regarding every controversial political issue and you don’t care if people call you racist, sexist or homophobic and that’s fine, but you have to be careful what and who you begin to associate with.

As a Jew I don’t get offended by hate speech, I have pretty thick skin and I can most certainly “take it.”  What I don’t like is dishonesty.  Everyone knows what racism, sexism and homophobia are, so it’s not hard to pinpoint the difference between criticisms – even harsh criticisms – of groups of people and blatant hate speech.  Saying that a Jew wrote The Communist Manifesto and that communists were primarily Jews is okay.  Saying that Jews want to take over the world by uniting communists and capitalists under a Zionist world order, while not blatant, comes directly from anti-semitic texts.  Similarly calling Noam Chomsky a “gatekeeper” is a definite sign of a racist and anti-semitic conspiracy theorist.

With that said, the new term “cuckserative” has gone viral and caused quite a controversial stir.  This article at Breitbart excuses the term as being simply about conservatives who enjoy watching the country get screwed by the left and claims that any use of the term from white supremacists is purely on the fringes.  I pretty much agree with this point.  However, I stumbled upon this article at the, ahem, rather interesting "manosphere" Return of Kings site (warning: take with a MAJOR grain of salt and read at your own risk!).  

The article was written by Matt Forney who plays a ridiculous balancing act between the aforementioned un-PC conservative commentary and blatant, reckless hate speech.  Read some of these brilliant gems regarding why you shouldn’t date Indian women or how only “low” cultures like blacks and Hispanics prefer women with large derrieres and you’ll see what I mean.

However, the man’s article makes some interesting, if somewhat flawed points about the signs that you might be a “cuckservative.” 

         1.       You care more about Israel’s borders than America’s

The most basic definition of “conservative” entails protecting the things that separate a nation from its neighbors, including that nation’s borders. Yet for the past decade, conservatives in Congress and the media have acceded to the left’s demands for “comprehensive immigration reform,” a PC euphemism for rewarding millions of illegal aliens from Mexico and other countries for breaking our laws. Major Republican leaders such as Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and even Tea Party darling Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have echoed the left’s call for amnesty, in direct defiance of their constituents.

At the same time, cuckservatives obsess over protecting Israel from supposed “threats” that never materialize. Every major Republican of consequence always makes a point of reaffirming their support for Israel, to the point of urging us to go to war against Iran because of the infinitesimally tiny chance they might develop nuclear weapons. This is despite the fact that not only has Israel never sent a single soldier to die in an American war, more American servicemen have been killed by Israel (in the USS Liberty incident) than by Russia, a nation that cuckservatives are dead set on antagonizing.

The irony is that despite cuckservatives’ claims that we can’t turn back the tide of illegal aliens from Latin America, the very nation that they fetishize has all but eliminated its illegal immigration problem. Israel fought back against illegal immigration by constructing a border wall (something cuckservatives claim that America can’t do) and by swiftly deporting aliens in their midst. The Israeli government also managed to stave off demographic collapse by incentivizing Jews to have children; worth remembering whenever a cuckservative moans about how whites will be a minority in America by 2050.

Matt Forney has made his point clear that he’s no Jew-hater and even respects Jews for being leaders in innovation.  He even respects Israel’s ability to safeguard its borders and gone so far as to call white supremacists “Nazitards.”  But, he’s also said that Israel is no more an ally to the United States than any other country and that he couldn’t care less about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  If only the people at Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions could make such a claim.  I feel that most people don’t care about Israeli/Palestinian conflict and those that do have taken rather extreme stances on it.  I take personal interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict if only because the Jews deserve a homeland just like the Irish and Germans and because there is no protest against the “illegal occupation” or “apartheid” without a good dose of left-wing anti-semitism and support for Islamofascist regimes, whose very practices are completely illiberal.  I’ve asked every gay person I know which country would you feel safe in?  Democratic Israel or Islamofascist Palestine… well, you can probably guess the answer.  As for the “supposed “threats” that never materialize”, I’m assuming Matt Forney doesn’t know what Qasam rockets are.  And as for “the infinitesimally tiny chance they [Iran] might develop nuclear weapons”, he clearly thinks that giving them 30 days leeway to clear their facilities is just a way to tidy it up for our inspection. 

2.       You think that opposing free trade is Nazism

While they claim that they support the American economy, cuckservatives have gleefully supported the wholesale relocation of manufacturing to Mexico and China through free trade agreements such as NAFTA. Manufacturing jobs were what made the prosperity of the 50’s and 60’s possible, because they allowed the average man to earn a decent wage and provide for his family. Nowadays, Americans are either relegated to minimum wage service jobs or forced to go into debt to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars to go to college, just for a shot at entering the middle class.

Yet despite the fact that free trade enriches the super-rich at the expense of everyone else, cuckservatives attack anyone who questions it as a Nazi. No, I’m not joking. Cuckservative wunderkind Kevin Williamson of National Review recently attacked Democratic presidential candidate and soi-disant democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as a “national socialist,” solely because Sanders is opposed to free trade agreements that impoverish the average worker.

This whole paragraph is ridiculous; many republicans and democrats support trade agreements that aren't particularly beneficial to workers.  One example of calling Bernie Sanders a "national Socialist" does not a philosophy make.  How about lower the corporate tax rates so that companies decide to come back to our shores and hire Americans.  And no, Sanders is by no means a “National Socialists.”  He’s a socialist.

3.       You believe that the Democrats are the “real” racists

Cuckservatives have spent the past twenty years trying to appeal to blacks out of fear of the left calling them “racist,” going so far as to claim that the left are the “real” racists. Indeed, cuckservatives have gone so far in trying to appear anti-racist that we now have libertarian hero Rand Paul cuddling up to race hustler Al Sharpton and incompetent boobs such as Tim Scott and Michael Steele being promoted to positions of power in the GOP based on their skin color.

Despite cuckservatives’ genuflecting, blacks have continuously voted Democratic in numbers of 90 percent and up going all the way back to the 1960’s.

Sadly Forney is completely correct on this one.  Republicans, Tea Partiers and Libertarians constantly play this card: “Woodrow Wilson is a racist, he supports the KKK and his favorite movie is Birth of a Nation.”  Well, Woodrow Wilson doesn’t represent democrats any more than David Duke represents republicans.  If conservatives want to get the black vote, it’s going to take a lot more than bringing up the irrelevant notion that a bunch of hood wearing hillbillies from the Deep South once aligned themselves with the democratic party.  How about bringing up coddling criminals by “giving them a space to break stuff” as a start?

4.       You think the reason Detroit and other major U.S. cities are falling apart is because of unions

Cuckservatives are so desperate to avoid being called “racist” that they completely deny the role of race in American society. For example, National Review’s Kevin Williamson absurdly blames the dysfunction of Detroit on unions run amok and not the fact that the city is more than 80 percent black. While socialist policies will eventually ruin a nation, white liberal areas such as Vermont and Oregon have considerably higher standards of living than black areas with the same politics.

Hoo boy, this is one of those paragraphs that treads that fine line between racist and politically incorrect.  Indeed Detroit is 80 percent black, but what does that mean?  Is he saying that blacks are stupid?  That they’re inherently violent criminals?  I don’t know.  It’s  a tough call with Matt Forney, but one thing can’t be denied; Vermont, Oregon and primarily socialistic countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark really don’t have the type of crime we have in Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, South Central or areas that are dominated by black people.  That also fails to mention that black people who have made it into the middle and upper classes are, in fact, very good people.  Many black who haven’t  
made it into the middle and upper classes are still good people who are trying to make it into the upper and middle classes.  So, why, as a whole do most blacks still live in poverty and in crime infested areas, often committing crimes against their own people?  Maybe a lack of pride?  Too many single mother pregnancies and lack of a strong father figure?  Black leaders who would rather stress victimhood than hard work?  A culture which glorifies gang activity as “cool” and “fun”?  Solution?  “Why don’t y’all gang bang them books?”

5.       You believe that Hispanics are “natural Republicans”

Pro-illegal alien cuckservatives such as Jeb Bush and Karl Rove have tried to justify selling out their nation by claiming that Hispanic immigrants’ work ethic and Catholic values make them potential GOP supporters. However, as economist Tino Sanandaji showed, the average Latino has left-wing views on just about every issue of importance, from the size of government to gay marriage to taxes.

The highest percentage of the Hispanic vote won by any GOP presidential candidate in the past thirty years was 40 percent by George W. Bush in 2004, and he only won that much by essentially bribing Latinos with low-interest mortgages, resulting in 2007-2008’s housing crisis.

Not only that, the countries that these “natural Republicans” hail from are overwhelmingly socialist, if not outright communist. Mexico, where the bulk of Hispanics hail from, is dominated by the far-left Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has been in power for all but 12 years since 1929. Every other nation in Latin America, from Argentina to Brazil to Colombia, is run by socialists, and when Latinos migrate to the U.S., they take their ideology with them.

It’s a pretty silly statement to think there are “natural Republicans.” There are just people who you try to sell a pro-work, pro-innovation, pro-equality of rights message to regardless of whether they are white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian or any other group.  It also doesn’t matter who the illegals are; I couldn’t care if we were securing the border against Mexican illegal immigrants or Polish ones.  We need to secure the border for the sake of our economy and national security.

6.       You support corporations, despite their advocacy for leftist causes

Cuckservatives are vociferously opposed to any government action that limits the power of corporations, from higher taxes to environmental regulations to minimum wage increases. These corporations have rewarded cuckservatives by eagerly shoving left-wing degeneracy down Americans’ throats. Not only does Hollywood and other popular media glorify homosexuality, transsexuality and other perversions, most corporations enforce leftist orthodoxy, contrary to the left’s claim that big business is pro-Republican.

For example, following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage, a whole host of corporations, from Google to Facebook, suddenly put up rainbow flag logos in solidarity with the LGBT movement. Here in Chicago, Allstate currently has posters plastered all over the L featuring two men holding hands. Just a few days ago, the WWE acceded to left-wing hysteria about “racism” by firing Hulk Hogan solely because he used a racial slur in a private conversation nearly a decade ago.

Even supposedly right-wing corporate figures are further to the left than the average American. For instance, the Koch brothers, favorite boogeymen of the left, are in favor of open borders. Yet despite being turkey-slapped repeatedly by their corporate masters, cuckservatives are all too happy to spread their cheeks for these multinational purveyors of leftist degeneracy.

No, sorry, Matt.  Conservatives, not cuckservatives “are vociferously opposed to any government action that limits the power of corporations, from higher taxes to environmental regulations to minimum wage increases.”  The fact that they choose to “eagerly shove left-wing degeneracy down Americans’ throats” or that " the WWE acceded to left-wing hysteria about “racism” by firing Hulk Hogan solely because he used a racial slur in a private conversation nearly a decade ago" is their business and, if you don’t like it, don’t go to those businesses.  Again, we need to lower the corporate tax rates so corporations stay in the States.  Sorry, but this set of paragraphs reeks of a bunch of hateful, misguided nonsense statements.  What are we supposed to do: have the government enforce minimum wages and tell them to take down their rainbow flags?  Yeah, that’s real conservative.

7.       You think military veterans automatically deserve respect

Cuckservatives assuage their guilt about sending young men to die in pointless overseas wars by fellating every veteran as a “war hero,” no matter how they actually spent their service. For example, John McCain, the king of cuckservatives, is constantly lauded as a “hero” for his time in Vietnam, despite the fact that he spent most of it in a jail cell after being captured by the North Vietnamese. Donald Trump was lambasted by both left and right for pointing out that not only didn’t McCain engage in anything that could remotely be called “heroic,” as a senator, he has done nothing to aid veterans.

John McCain is a “war hero” in the same way that pink slime is a nutritious meal. Not only did McCain confess to breaking under torture and selling out his country, there’s considerable evidence that he may have actively collaborated with the communist Vietnamese (ex: his fellow POWs nicknamed him “Songbird”). McCain’s father was a highly decorated admiral and could have easily used his influence to suppress knowledge of his son’s traitorous activity.

Wow, you little ungrateful brat.  Yes Vietnam was a screw up and we didn’t need to do the Iraq war since Saddam Hussein was keeping his people in check, but this whole paragraph stinks of your cowardice.  You don’t know what John McCain went through and the fact that he went out there rather than sitting behind a computer criticizing everybody is deserving of respect.  Jesus, you little punk.

8.       You think the GOP needs to moderate in order to win elections

Cuckservatives believe that the real reason why Obama won the elections in 2008 and 2012 is because the Republicans have gone too far to the right, and that in order to appeal to voters, the GOP needs to move towards the center. This ignores the fact that the Republican presidential candidates in ’08 and ’12, John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively, failed to garner support precisely because they were too mushy and left-wing.

Not only that, the GOP managed to capture the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014 largely by running Tea Party candidates such as Joni Ernst, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul who were unashamed about being conservative and willing to take the fight to the left. Donald Trump is leading in Republican presidential polls because he’s the only candidate with a pair of balls, who doesn’t back down in the face of leftist attacks.

Okay, the ungrateful little punk has a point here.  Donald Trump may be boorish, but he’s definitely not backing down and apologizing.  Flip-flopping, maybe, but definitely he is no wimp afraid of being called racist or sexist.  A lot of republicans think it’s bad that Trump is leading in the polls because he’s too divisive.  Seems like we already have a “divisive” president, so what’s the big deal?

9.       You spend more time attacking fellow conservatives than the left

One of the most defining traits of cuckservatives is how they spend most of their ammunition firing at their supposed comrades for being too “extreme.” For example, Donald Trump has been lambasted by Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, and virtually every other GOP presidential candidate for his outspoken advocacy for conservative policies. In contrast, liberals have a “no enemies to the left” policy, explaining why domestic terrorists such as Bill Ayers and race hustlers such as Al Sharpton are allowed to operate without a single condemnation from their fellow ideologues.

Once again, the ungrateful punk has a point.  Outlandish and in your face comments notwithstanding, Trump has raised the ire of millions of Americans and is leading in the poles.  He’s bringing up issues that other politicians refused to talk about and he’s not playing nice.  He’s also not a career politician.  People cry about  career politicians and “politics as usual” and when someone comes along who is anything but those things, they complain about it.  Sorry, you can’t have your cake and lambast it too.

10.       You’re always apologizing to your enemies

Being a cuckservative means always having to say you’re sorry. Whenever “offensive” comments by cuckservatives are uncovered by the left, the cuckservative always drops to his knees and begs for forgiveness. For example, raging thundercuck Jack Hunter, a political consultant, resigned from Rand Paul’s staff after left-wing organizations publicized “racist” comments he had made as a radio commentator in the past. Additionally, Hunter waved the white flag and repudiated his views.

Unfortunately for cuckservatives, their reign of squeezing their clammy mitts around conservatism’s balls is coming to an end. The sudden popularity of the “cuckservative” epithet shows that grassroots right-wingers are tired of the movement’s spinelessness and groveling to the left. With Donald Trump on the rise and cuckservatives on the run, reversing America’s decline has never looked more possible.

I think the last paragraph pretty much sums up the entire article and makes the entire list rather moot.  Forney is not someone I would want to hang out with; if his writings are any indication, he has a nasty chip on his shoulder.  I can’t imagine how he would react if a homeless man asked him for change on the street and many of his comments seem flippant at best, but he does make some solid points here.  Maybe there is no golden center and it’s time to fight for what you believe in, unless you enjoy the direction the country is going in.  If this election cycle doesn’t go the way we want to, soon everything will be free at the expense of everyone else, lawlessness will be awarded and achievement will be criminalized.