Cuckservatives: MLK Conservatives Eschew White Identity Politics

A week ago, John O’Sullivan pointed out in a column at National Review that American mainstream cuckservatism was in serious danger of becoming unglued:

“British Tories, French Gaullists, Swedish Moderates, and other parties elsewhere increasingly narrowed their appeal to that of superior economic management in a capitalist economy than their countries’ respective Leftist parties. They adopted what Marx called “economism.” They were embarrassed by the patriotism and traditional moral values that had been part of their original identity. They wanted the approval of the metropolitan liberal opinion-formers in which their leaders moved socially. They tailored their electoral messages accordingly. …

We can estimate the size of that minority by looking at Germany where, since the early Fifties, the conservative vote has been split between the socially conservative Christian Democrats and the economically conservative Free Democrats. While the Christian Democrats repeatedly won around 40 percent of the popular vote whereas the Free Democrats struggled to keep above the 5 percent threshold needed to enter the Bundestag (at present they stuck outside Germany’s federal legislative body). Even so the tail succeeded in wagging the dog.”

John O’Sullivan is correct.

The origins of modern cuckservatism can be traced back to a key turning point in American history: Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. Running on a wildly unpopular platform of libertarian economics, Goldwater was defeated by LBJ in a blowout and only managed to carry his home state, Arizona, and five states in the Deep South, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina. In that year, the Deep South revolted against the Democratic Party over its betrayal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which Goldwater had voted against in the Senate.

In the 1968 presidential election, George Wallace ran as a third party candidate and carried five states in the Deep South – Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Arkansas – while Nixon invoked the “Silent Majority” to carry most of the rest of the South except Texas and West Virginia. The triumph of Nixon and Wallace in the traditionally Democratic ‘Solid South’ was due to the Great White Backlash to the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of the Counter-Culture, not because libertarian economics had suddenly become wildly popular in the South.

In the 1972 presidential election, Nixon carried the entire South and 49 states in which he defeated George McGovern in a nationwide landslide. McGovern was defeated because of the strong economy and his New Left positions. Even the AFL-CIO refused to endorse him. Among other things, Nixon imposed wage and price controls, ended the Bretton Woods system by floating the dollar, increased government spending, took a much harder line on free-trade than his predecessors and basically presided over the New Deal era economy.

Matt Lewis, a reliable bellweather of mainstream cuckservative opinion, writes:

“Conservatives once hated identity politics and victimhood—but then again, we once supported free trade, too. Perhaps our disdain for tribalism was always a high-minded, yet doomed, effort to suppress the natural, carnal state of a fallen humanity. You and I may view politics as being about ideas and human flourishing, but a lot of people believe it’s really about power—about making sure scarce resources are allocated to “our” people. …

If conservatism is about ideas like freedom and entrepreneurship, not merely cultural signaling (the stereotype being that the definition of a conservative is a white guy with a gun rack), then there’s no reason the guy who orders an Uber shouldn’t be a conservative. …

The rejection of candidates favored by the GOP establishment this past year has been unprecedented. The Republican base, at least right now, is rallying to the candidates who embrace this new tribalism.”

The historical ignorance on display here is breathtaking.

The truth of the matter is that the Great White Backlash against the Democrats and the dog-whistling and token gestures to “the base” had been absolutely critical in the rise of modern cuckservatism from Goldwater who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to Grand Master Ronald Reagan who kicked off his campaign in Neshoba County, MS by pledging allegiance to states’ rights to Poppy Bush who beat Dukakis with the Willy Horton ad to George W. Bush who narrowly won reelection in 2004 by rallying evangelical voters solely because gay marriage was on the ballot in key swing states.

Michael Graham at The Federalist chimes in with this:

“Matt Lewis has already written the article I’d planned to write for the new year about how the Left and Right have now devolved into identity-politics tribalism. In so doing, they’ve left me a man without a party. …

For me, conservatism has always been a rejection of identity in favor of ideas: Free speech, free markets, small government, individual opportunity and responsibility, and so forth. I’m a MLK conservative—all “content of character,” no interest in “color of skin.” …

Unlike many of the Trump fans I hear from, I don’t care that America will become a minority-white country. I care about whether the next generation believes in the American ideas of liberty, opportunity, and equality under the law. …

I want a tax policy that promotes the most wealth and most jobs for the most people. I don’t care if those jobs go to white guys or Hispanic transgenders. I want to replace the government-run school system, not because it failed a white redneck kid like me (it did), but because every motivated student who escapes an academic cesspool for education success will become a happy, productive, low-crime, taxpaying citizen.”

I would be hard pressed to find a more concise synopsis of the mainstream cuckservative worldview that their rise had been driven entirely by the innate appeal of neo-liberal economics to the electorate and that they are capable of “modernizing” the Republican Party and winning elections solely on the basis of ideas and appeals to identity politics for everyone but White people. Remember, Marco Rubio is a great Hispanic and comprehensive immigration reform is necessary to appeal to Hispanics on racial grounds, and Ben Carson is a black conservative who will appeal to black voters solely because he is black. My personal favorite is the hilarious pandering to identity politics at GOP.com where P.B.S. Pinchback is honored as a great Republican hero.

As I read more about the late 19th century, I continue to see parallels between the demise of the modern cuckservatives and the division of the Democratic Party into Populists and Bourbons in the 1890s. The Bourbons, who were the champions of laissez-faire, free-market economics in their day said things like the Charleston News & Courier which boasted that it was “a great deal pleasanter to travel with respectable and well-behaved colored people than with unmannerly and ruffianly white men.”

Ultimately, a party that was electorally based on White solidarity couldn’t afford to antagonize the White masses while sprinkling the holy water of the “free-market” over them as they were economically ground into the dust. The quote above comes from Bourbon-controlled South Carolina on the precipice of the “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman era. History doesn’t repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.

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21 Comments

  1. With those quotes from cucks and their ‘self-servative’ ideology that only fattens their offshore bank accounts while demeaning Whites finally awakening from their “Civil Wrongs” Slumber and embracing the White nationalist sentiments long disallowed to them, I am reminded of a Charleton Heston quote, myself, which I gladly pronounce against bastards like Lewis and Graham:

    “Damn them. Damn them all to HELL!”

  2. “Liberty”, “opportunity”, “Equality under the Law”, mean nothing to non Whites other than a pathway to more “Gib me dats”.

    As America steadily progresses to becoming a minority White country the primal reality of race will supersede every other issue. Trump foreshadows it. This is why he scares the crap out of anti-Whites, liberal and cuckservative alike.

  3. And the greatest MLK Conservative of all is one Glen Beck who not only praises MLK on a regular basis but has King relatives appear regularly on his show. At a recent rally his supporters carried pictures of Fredrick Douglas and MLK.

  4. These aren’t conservatives. They are neocons which is a disingenuous term for a leftist/Marxist Republican.

  5. These cucks make no sense even in terms of their own beliefs. For the sake of argument, let’s assume that all people from everywhere can be assimilated to become good Constitution-loving Americans.

    Well just how is that assimilation going to take place if the demographic that most strongly upholds the Constitution, white Americans, becomes an ever dwindling minority? At that point the values of the immigrants and resident peoples of color will impose assimilation according to their values.

  6. “I don’t care if those jobs go to white guys or hispanic transgenders.” – someone cares where the jobs go, and that someone is the someone who wins.

  7. If they can’t convince the demonstrably least tribal people on planet earth to not be tribalist, perhaps they should think about why that is.

  8. Yeah, “libertarian” Barry Goldwater stood for property rights and freedom of association when he voted against 1964 Civil Rights. Today cuckservatives blame his opposition to the 1964 CRA for his defeat. Good thing he lost. More than outdated, regressive notions such as property rights were rightfully thrown in the dustbin of history, LBJ gave us the 1965 immigration law. In a way, 1964 was the turning point for White dispossession. A small price to pay to save America from libertarianism.

  9. My favorite question is, what are you going to do for White Americans? Or some variation of that question. It really knocks the politicians back on their heels.

  10. Unlike many of the Trump fans I hear from, I don’t care that America will become a minority-white country. I care about whether the next generation believes in the American ideas of liberty, opportunity, and equality under the law. …

    Ughh, American ideals concerning liberty (as cuckservatives define them) are of, by, and for White people. These ideas of Liberty didn’t originate in Africa, Asia, Mexico, Central or South America. They were originated by Europeans. If cuckservatives value ideas of liberty, they better value conserving the people (i.e. race) who gave us those values.

  11. “Conservatives once hated identity politics and victimhood—but then again, we once supported free trade, too. Perhaps our disdain for tribalism was always a high-minded, yet doomed, effort to suppress the natural, carnal state of a fallen humanity. You and I may view politics as being about ideas and human flourishing, but a lot of people believe it’s really about power—about making sure scarce resources are allocated to “our” people. …

    What cuckservatives should take from this is that ideology based politics only works in homogeneous society. In multi racial, multi religious, or multi ethnic societies politics invariably will become tribal. If they wished to have politics based on abstract ideals then they should have sought to have a homogeneous society (they didn’t). It’s too late now. For non Whites, politics is already tribal. To advocate for Whites to reject identity politics in order to take the high road is to advocate for suicide. There is nothing wrong with ideals. But a people’s survival comes first. Since their ideals come from White people, if White people don’t survive neither will their ideals.

  12. Red Army pamphlets during the invasion of Germany in 1945

    “The Germans are not human beings. From now on, the word ‘German’ is the most horrible curse. From now on, the word ‘German’ strikes us to the quick. We have nothing to discuss. We will not get excited. We will kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day … If you cannot kill a German with a bullet, then kill him with your bayonet. If your part of the front is quiet and there is no fighting, then kill a German in the meantime … If you have already killed a German, then kill another one – there is nothing more amusing to us than a heap of German corpses. Don’t count the days, don’t count the kilometers. Count only one thing: the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the Germans! … – Kill the Germans! Kill!”

    written by Ilya Ehrenburg

    http://www.infowars.com/mark-zuckerberg-caught-on-hot-mic-saying-facebook-will-censor-anti-migrant-posts/

    Facebook helping to finish the job, Zuckerberg 2016

    Ilya Zuckerberg 1945-2016

  13. I these Glen Beck people can show up with pictures of Frederick Douglas at their rallies, why not show up at Trump rallies with the Confederate battle flag and big pictures of James K Vardaman? It works for me. How about a nice poster of George Wallace.

  14. The point is that ethnicity is related to culture and culture is related to political orientation and political orientation is related to how people vote.

  15. Surprised there are naive posts here taking Cuckservative hogwash at face value. Haven’t you been paying attention to what Trump has been showing us? The cucks are on the take! They repeat whatever nonsense they think will please the donor class and the donor class hate Whites. Why else do you think identity politics is encouraged for all racial groups and forbidden to Whites?

  16. Let’s take a look at the cuckservative boilerplate:

    I’m a MLK conservative—all “content of character,” no interest in “color of skin.” …

    MLK never described himself as a “conservative,” nor did anyone as far as I can determine in the Civil Rights Movement. The “conservative” MLK is an image ginned up such that conservatives can jump on the civil rights bandwagon. It shows how desperate they are.

    As for “color of skin,” race is not a matter of pigmentation but underlying genetic-cultural factors.

    I care about whether the next generation believes in the American ideas of liberty, opportunity, and equality under the law.

    And what evidence is there that the third worlders mass migrating into the Homeland are going to believe in any of these things? They clearly do not believe in equality under the law since they support affirmative action, minorities-only contracts, ethnic studies programs, and etc. Of course, it’s absurd to talk about them believing in “the law” when millions of them enter the country illegally.

    We might also ask how well the ideas of liberty, opportunity and equality under the law are doing among the black demographic. Blacks remain steadfast in their support of the Democrats. Where are all those blacks escaping from the Democratic plantation?

    I want a tax policy that promotes the most wealth and most jobs for the most people.

    And what evidence that a tax policy promotes any of this? Is there going to be a general rise in wealth in a country which is run by an oligarchy and has a growing demographic of low-IQ peon level laborers? Meantime, citizens compete for a diminishing number of jobs as more industry is shipped to the third world.

    I don’t care if those jobs go to white guys or Hispanic transgenders.

    Presumably, he will not care if his children are told they can not get into college or qualify for a job because affirmative action policies dictate that white people are at the low end of the totem pole.

    Speaking of which, does he plan to tell the NAACP, La Raza and the rest of the race-based organizations that they should not make demands based on the “color of skin?”


    I want to replace the government-run school system … because every motivated student who escapes an academic cesspool for education success will become a happy, productive, low-crime, taxpaying citizen.”

    And the evidence for this is….what? Are private schools turning low-IQ students into successful graduates? We might note that his vision is that of a suburban American in the latter decades of the 20th century. But he refuses to recognize that this America was not the result of tax policies (which were actually quite high for the wealthy) nor private schools (until de-segregation, the public schools were quite good).

    The reason for that America of happy, productive, low-crime, taxpaying citizens was that this was a white country.

    The big difference between a cuckservative and a liberal is this: at least liberals get minorities to vote for them. As for the cucks, they can grovel before MLK all they want, but they are never going to get that minority vote. Clearly, they are a dead end.

    Time to replace them.

  17. These traitors better blow their brains out. I think they don’t want US or them to get our hands on them Enjoy the thirty pieces of silver filth.
    The economy is crumbling. Prepare for the worst. The Stock Market is deflating so the rats must be leaving.

  18. Cucks must be purged from positions of power. Insanity!

    Philly Mayor Rejects Islamic Ties to Police Shooting, Calls for More Gun Control

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/09/philly-mayor-rejects-islamic-ties-to-police-shooting-calls-for-more-gun-control/

    On January 8, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) rejected ties to Islam in the ambush shooting of Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett and suggested the big lesson is that we need more gun control.

    Hartnett was shot with a gun that was stolen from a police officer’s house. And the suspected gunman, Edward Archer, “allegedly told authorities he targeted an officer because police defend laws that are contrary to the Quran.”

    6 ABC reports that Archer “confessed” to having carried out that attack “in the name of Islam” and that Archer “pledged his allegiance to ISIS.”

    However, during Mayor Kenney’s speech, while flanked by city and law enforcement officials, he said, “In no way, shape, or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam, or the teaching of Islam, has anything to do with [the shooting of Officer Hartnett].”

  19. All this cuckservative high-mindedness is hogwash. This may be the the lies the cucks tell themselves, but their real purpose is to vacuum up all the donor class cash that they can. The cucks only real principle is rent collection and they’ll happily sell every White family in America down the river if that’s what it takes.

  20. These political whores are just gutter trash that someone mopped up and put in a cheap suit with fake credentials and advertising to play a WWE style slapfight while the Rich Alien Parasites sucked their victims dry with high taxes that didn’t benefit them and enriched the Aliens while at the same time getting these fake representatives to lie and berate Americans about how bad their ancestors were for freeing the slaves the parasites sold and wanting to keep the fruit of their own labors instead of allowing Aliens and idiots to loot and rape them. The humiliations these stupid and weak morons inflicted on far superior people has finally past the point of Christian Mercy and hopefully we can just kill these cockroaches now. This whole Sybil Rights disaster was stupid to begin with anyway. The very idea that Stone Age savages that can’t even take care of themselves should have political power and representatives in a government they can’t even understand was always ridiculous. Only dirty crooks would want retards running the government.

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