‘Cuckservative’ — the conservative insult of the month, explained
Over at TRS, Hateful Heretic preempts this charge: Cuckservatism: The Alt-Right
I don't think most of the alt-right is neo-Nazi. I could be wrong. Sure, you'll find some neo-Nazis here and there. But let me ask a counter-question: What's with all the neo-Communists on the left? More specifically, why don't Democrats have to purge their party and all social connections of Communist sympathizers in order to win elections? Even more specifically, why is Jay Carney allowed to have propaganda for the murderous Bolshevik regime on his wall? Mainstream conservatives are proud of how Buckley purged the movement of Birchers, but this begs the question of why conservatives need to purge and liberals don't.If we were Nazis, they'd feel scared because there's a lot of us out there. It would be triggering, it would confirm their Progressive beliefs about the Right, but it would also be something they could put in a box. Name and shame, more of the same. They're going to unload everything they have on us, calling us Nazis and white supremacists and racists and it's not going to knock us down, it's not even going to phase us. If they want to fight us, they'll have to engage us intellectually. That is the next phase of this battle and it will be starting soon.
Let me ask you one more question: Did it work? Buckley purged the Birchers to gain respectability. Well? Does the left respect you? What did making Southern whites take down their flags win you?
That doesn't answer my question.
The alt-right is a safe space for crimethink. I recognize certain groups are double plus ungood, but as someone who's already at least ungood plus, I don't see any value in signaling that they're too extreme and hateful for me. The purpose of purges is to maintain respectability. Well, I think it's quite apparent that Buckleyite conservatism has failed. What the last 50 years has shown is that once you're done purging one group for being too extreme, the left just turns the ratchet, and now some formerly-acceptable group is the new Nazi. Once, it was Birchers. Today, it's anyone who doesn't clap hard enough for Bruce Jenner.
To be a safe space for crimethink, it means no purges. Yeah, you'll find commenters on any given articles calling me names for not accepting the Gospel of Der Führer. Oh well. The fact is, speaking within the left's moral framework has failed, so we're going to hang out down here in the pits with the rabble where we can speak freely.
But no, I'm not a Nazi, TRS isn't a neo-Nazi blog, and neither are many others on the alt-right. We're just not engaging in purges. There's no need to. We watch the left's tactics closely here, much more closely than conservatives do, because we want to learn from winners, not losers. No matter how extreme, mainstream leftists deal with radical leftists via radio silence, not loud, public purges. We're attempting the same thing over here. As for you guys...well, you've spent more energy denouncing the alt-right in the last few days than you ever did against Jay Carney's USSR fetish.