I don’t permit the word “cuck” into my working vocabulary; it sounds crass, and I’ve heard it has its roots in porn, which is a distasteful thing to talk about or reference. But in this case I make an exception because it’s needed to make a point.
A lot of people in the Alt Right have a fetish for this word, and they apply it liberally when talking not only about the pundit class of moderate conservatives (the ones who’ve caved on everything the Left demands while whimpering feebly about conservative values), but also about basically any person they don’t like. As far as I can tell that might include anyone at any moment–except of course Donald Trump. More on that in a bit.
“Cuck” is shorthand for “cuckold,” a man who derives pleasure from seeing his wife ravaged by another man. It got applied by the people in the Alt Right to moderate conservative pundits, I’m guessing, because the Alt Right’s members felt that these pundits were secretly titillated by letting the Left transform America in a radical (i.e. anti-conservative) way.
Yet, the Alt Right’s claim to be anything like opponents of Leftism is at least as weak. Defenders of the unborn, of chivalry, of traditional marriage, of America’s core historic institutions, and of sensibly limited government are noticeably few among the Alt Right, a movement that even explicitly attacks Christianity. Instead, what you find there are a lot of cynical atheists who would rather abandon conservatism like rats (many of them have even tried to make it a dirty word) than stand up like men and fight for it.
The Alt Right has left conservatism lying naked in the street, and they cackle excitedly from high windows while they watch the Left come along to defile it. That’s cuckoldry, among other things.
The one policy position where half a case might be made that the Alt Right is somehow actually different from a Leftist enabler mechanism is immigration: the Alt Right does talk a lot about national sovereignty and America’s right to decide who is let in and so on. But how much do they really mean it?
Over the past year, the Alt Right put all work on hold to cheerlead and salivate for Donald Trump, a New York City billionaire reality TV star with no record of having taken any critical position on immigration in his life (except perhaps for having readily hired illegals to work in his hotels). Within a week of being elected, Trump has admitted (just as I predicted) that he will be reneging on his promise to build a border wall and deport all border-crossing lawbreakers. Other admissions of backpedaling–about suspending immigration by populations with relatively high rates of terrorists, for instance–have also come out, and more are surely on their way.
In true “cuck” fashion, the Alt Right responds to these admissions by doubling down on their support for Trump and attempting to purge the one or two doubters among them who point out that the emperor has no clothes. We can only speculate of course, but it looks as though people in the Alt Right enjoy, in some strange perverted way, the sight of the Donald grunting in pleasure over what used to be their only remaining piece of vertebra.