June 28, 2016

If you want to sound like a Leftist, just keep using the word “cuck”

Josh EisenRebel Blogger
 

The term “cuck” has become a new weapon of choice for many on the Alt-Right. Short for “cuckservative,” the word is defined by Urban Dictionary as, “a self-styled Conservative who will cravenly sell out and undermine his home country's people, culture, and national interest in order to win approval with parties hostile or indifferent to them.”

Essentially, the Alt-Right throws out this word whenever they hear an opinion that deviates from their own. In this respect, they employ the same tactic that the Left uses whenever they aren’t intellectually capable of furthering a political discussion. “You’re a cuck!” is no different a debating strategy than “You’re a sexist!” or “You’re a racist!” except that it probably yields even less value than being called one of the latter.

Trolls on the Internet who seek to end debate by attacking character rather than ideas are the ones who've adopted this term. For people on the Right, but not the Alt-Right, the word's popularity should be both concerning and reassuring for different reasons.

The bad news is, the increasing popularity of “cuck” is emblematic of an intellectual decline on the Right. Many who sway from political Left to Right do so because conservatism can be defended using reason, empiricism, and facts -- certainly more so than the emotionally driven ideology of Leftism.

Therefore there is no need to use for the word "cuck" if your arguments are either logical or factual, and can be articulated as such. If conservative ideals are now being defended by character attacks and diluted words, not only are we no different than the Left, we will lose to them in the cultural-political boxing ring.

The Left effectively owns a monopoly on feelings and emotion. This is because their ideology frequently substitutes compassion for reason and commonsense. If the Right employs strategies grounded in feelings and emotion, we will lose. This is because “racist” is more powerful than “cuck” to anyone who is on-the-fence politically.

When someone hears a Leftist call their political opposition a "racist," non-partisan listeners are more likely to side with the Leftist because they don’t want to be affiliated with, or classified as, a racist. This is an emotional response, but nonetheless a general truth.

However, when someone hears an Alt-Rightist call someone else a cuck, they are likely not to be moved by it, and to think that it’s just some meaningless slang – which it is.

The best way to respond to accusations of racism, sexism or ideological cuckoldry is to ridicule the other person for resorting to character attacks rather than arguments. The last thing you want to do is switch the debate from free trade versus tariffs, to why you’re not a cuck.

Not only is this pointless, it implicitly concedes that the other person's use of name calling is a worthy tactic.

People on the Right should be reassured whenever they’re called a cuck, is because it is generally a good litmus test for your convictions.

When you’re debating policy and someone resorts to calling you a sexist, bigot or racist, you should feel victorious. The too-frequent use of these words has caused a momentous decline in their power. If being called a sexist or racist once meant something, it no longer does.

The same is true of being called a cuck. If you’re in a debate with an Alt-Rightist, and they call you a cuck after you explain why placing tariffs on Chinese imports would reduce the well-being of both American and Chinese people, you can be fairly certain that you have just won the argument.

Socrates once said that in debate, slander becomes the tool of the loser. He’s right. And it’s not just true when someone calls you a sexist, racist, bigot, or homophobe, its true when you’re called a cuck as well.




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commented 2016-06-29 22:37:45 -0400
All these conseratives, walking around talking about cocks constantly. Delightful.

Happy Pride week, everybody!
commented 2016-06-29 07:07:20 -0400
Jay Kelly,

Bless your heart. You didn’t take high school literature classes did you? Cuckold (not cuckhold) is the poor sap who had his wife fooling around on him, not one who “violated” another man’s wife. You didn’t get ANYTHING right! LOL
commented 2016-06-29 03:14:29 -0400
Jay Kelly Hillary and Obama looked like idiots, especially Obama trying to throw his weight around LMAO! He probably bought the leave side a lot of votes.
commented 2016-06-29 02:15:40 -0400
When he landed in Scotland last week to open his new golf course, Donald Trump praised the Scottish for rejecting union with Europe. The problem was the Scots had voted overwhelmingly to remain part of Europe.

Donald Trump looked like an idiot.

Among the expletives hurled at Trump was this one that I had never heard before:

Donald Trump: cocksplat.
commented 2016-06-29 01:41:42 -0400
Jay Kelly Trump is not that , look in the mirror to see an example of a cuckhold.
commented 2016-06-29 00:30:47 -0400
But it seems a “cuckhold” is a man who goes in and violates another man’s wife.

In Shakespeare and elsewhere the ‘cuckhold’ is a figure whose meaning is already understood. His wife was raped while he stood by and should have known it.

Donald Trump is an example of a “cuckhold”. He will defend the rights of “his own” without even knowing who they are. And he will debase “them” without even realizing they are his own children.
commented 2016-06-28 23:33:50 -0400
How hard is it to understand the word cuck? It comes from the cuckoo bird, which tricks another bird into raising it’s chicks. Historically used to describe a man who provides for another man’s kids, thinking they are his. Now has morphed into a man who provides for another group’s politics and culture, all while thinking he is supporting his own. If you raise another man’s kids at the expense of your own, or provide for another group’s politics and culture at the expense of your own, but with full knowledge, that’s not a cuck. That’s just a liberal at best, or a traitor at worst, but not a cuck. Often cucks suspect the truth, but bury it by lying to themselves.
commented 2016-06-28 22:57:01 -0400
A number of expletives were used to describe Donald Trump when he arrived in his “friendly territory” of Scotland the other day.

One crude name for Trump, which I had never heard before, was “cocksplat”.
commented 2016-06-28 21:36:08 -0400
Matthew,

You can’t even speak intelligently in your post here – how the hell are you going to do that in a debate.

1. The argument could be made that two wrongs – don’t make a right. Let them call you a Nazi – they probably have a good reason for that, but take the high road in response.

2. It’s COULDN’T GIVE A FUCK LESS. You stated that they do give a fuck, but that caring could be somewhat reduced.

3. Slack Jawed applies usually to conservative rednecks or white trash people from the conservative south. It’s not a liberal insult – especially considering conservatives always claim that Liberals are among the elite and they supposedly don’t understand the regular Joe’s of society.

The only thing you have confirmed here is that YOU are the retard.
commented 2016-06-28 18:46:56 -0400
I tend to agree with Keith. While I get the point that name calling shouldn’t be used as a substitute for logical argument there is also a problem with being overly polite.

You’ll notice the past few decades as the left has gained more support and political power they have been telling us to be polite while they call us names and degrade our character. It’s ok for them to call us Nazis but not ok for us to call them communists. It ok for them to call us racist, it’s not ok for us to call them retards.

Unfortunately there are more more weak willed and easily swayed people that are susceptible to peer pressure (cucks) then there are logical, strong willed people that could give a fuck less what people think of them.

Maybe what’s really needed is for us to crush them intellectually while at the same time calling them out for being the lazy, slack jawed, useless little bitches that they are. If the majority of the population was logical we wouldn’t be needing to argue at all. Most conservative and libertarian positions are self evident.
commented 2016-06-28 17:03:43 -0400
The bad news is, the increasing popularity of “cuck” is emblematic of an intellectual decline on the Right.

Ah bullshit, Josh.

It just feels good to hand back to the lefty trolls. The left doesn’t debate. The left could care less about any other opinion other than their own.

The lefts are a bunch of fucking cucks and I am as smart now as I was before I called the left a bunch of fucking cucks.