Austin Petersen is a presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party. I have not yet put him to the libertarian test. Maybe i should speed that up since i now have an article involving him.
This article does not really have much to state about Austin Petersen’s political views, aside from bringing attention to the fact that Mr. Petersen seems to be awfully annoyed by the thought crime of political incorrectness. Does one of the presidential candidates for the LP have nothing better to concern himself with than making snarky screeds about right-wing people saying or writing things considered offensive by the commissars of good taste?
No state aggression anywhere to condemn, Mr. Petersen? You sound like a good ‘ole Social Justice Warrior, which if true would prompt me into a gag reflex and say: “Great, one more reason not to take the LP seriously.” Because unpopular opinions of people who use their first ammendment rights are so very much more important to address than the national debt, imperical foreign policy, the welfare state, or the erosion of constitutional rights and liberties. Correct?
Let me help you, since your irrelevant article clearly admits to not knowing much about this ‘cuckservative’ phenomenon. It simply means getting on your hands and knees, as an alleged conservative, and allowing yourself (or your loved ones) to be reamed by what should really be your political or ideological opponents on important issues, like – say – freedom of speech. Or immigration. Or welfare. Maybe the introduction of the word “Cucktarian” should also be put on the unofficial agenda. May i suggest a first inductee?
Conservatives, no matter if you agree with them or not (and in many cases i do not), take pride in not being politically correct; in not abiding by demanding wails for sensitivity or tolerance for what are deemed improper or deviant behavior or lifestyles. They take pride in their philosophy, views and traditions and feel no need to apologize for it, let alone make constant compromises which only end up dragging the center further to the terrain of their opponents.
Cuckservatives do precisely this; they are one public mea culpa removed from expressing shame and embarrassment over being conservative. They help the left to move the center ever leftward by looking the other way when the left does so, and in some cases give the center a nice shove themselves. They really want to exhibit their political correctness and “tolerance” for “diversity”, not merely on issues of immigration but also issues of feminism and LBGT rights (do i have those letters in the right order?). When the nonsense of America’s culture being a “rape culture” comes up, or nonsense of “white privilege” or “gender wage gaps” or the “black lives matter” but “all lives don’t” movement, cuckservatives do not exhibit any backbone in rejecting this pathetic progressive fantasy wholesale.
Cuckservatives seem really eager to be buddy-buddy with their mainstream leftist friends. Their outrage and condemnations are more inclined to be directed at non-PC conservatives than they are at PC progressives, thus betraying their own ideological brethren. Yes, take Trump for example. When self-professed conservatives would in some cases rather vote for Hillary Clinton than for Trump, calling him “racist” for supporting a strong border defense and actually regarding illegal immigration…well..illegal, and suggesting the possibility that with Islamic terrorism being Islamic, Islam may just be a teensy bit apologetic of terror (which it is), they are acting like cuckservatives, too afraid to take a stance that may upset the duopolitical Status Quo.
Cuckservatives do seem willing to let the left screw their wives in order to still be regarded as acceptable to mainstream political society, where progressivism has been ruling the narrative for quite some time now. Don’t believe me? Where then are the equal condemnations and repudiations in tone and volume of socialism and communism, as they are for (alleged) fascism and racism? Did socialism not kill roughly a 100 million people in the 20th century? Yet all we seem to get, at most, in both mainstream politics and the media is the consideration that socialism may just be a little bit naive rather than despotic and murderous. Do you see liberals (or even many libertarians) denounce Bernie Sanders for his embrace of a tried and failed wretched ideology to the same degree the Republican establishment is denouncing Trump for his alleged racism? If Trump is a Nazi, Sanders is a socialist, and Socialism killed even many more people than Nazism did.
Rather than represent the interests of the group under attack by the left (try denying that the left has it out for white people (white privilege), men (mysoginist sexists and rape culture), Western culture and values (cultural relativism)), cuckservatives actually pile on, driving them into the hands of the very man that the left hates the most, and which cuckservatives too repudiate through typically progressive argumentation and thought police tactics.
You call all of these people racists, or are at the very least insinuating that they probably are, thereby making the likes of Donald Trump all the more appealing. In many cases i would wager they are not racists at all; merely people tired of being politically correct, tired of being made to feel ashamed for being white and ‘oppressive’, tired of having to defend their culture, tired of the endless onslaught of vitriol aimed at them by both the mainstream media and establishment politics. They are merely mad as hell, and are not going to take it anymore. They’ve been put into a corner for a long time, and now they are finally lashing out. And the only way they feel they can, is through the only political candidate that takes them seriously and doesn’t admonish them for being actual conservatives and believing in tight, secure borders, in traditions, in family life, in the right not to associate rather than the duty to associate, in not being flooded by people as a nation, who actually share religious values with those who look to slaughter them.
You provide potential conservative supporters of libertarianism no service with your apparent love for political correctness and progressive sounding tripe about the one outlet they think they have right now, and libertarians neither by adopting the typical Social Justice Warrior rhetoric and tactics.
Maybe you should consider jumping to the Democratic Party. They get hard ons for speech codes, hate crimes, diversity and sensitivity there, and they like smearing with the racism-brush.