What Is a Conservative?

by Jay Nordlinger

C-PAC is sort of like the conservative Super Bowl, and one of its star speakers this year will be Milo Yiannopoulos. There are many things to say about him. I’ll say just one. First, you need to know about “cuckservative.”

Buckle your seatbelt. 

“Cuckservative” is a term that the “alt-Right” uses to describe a normal conservative (for lack of a better phrase). “Cuck” comes from “cuckold.” The idea is, white conservative men enjoy seeing their wives have sexual relations with dark-skinned men, for the purpose of making the country at large darker.

Last year, the conservative journalist Ben Shapiro and his wife had a child. Ben sent out a tweet that said, “With infinite gratitude to God, we’re overjoyed to welcome to the world our new baby boy, who arrived at 10:30 this morning.”

Ben got the usual torrent of Nazi tweets, wishing his new baby and the rest of the family to the gas chambers. There were tweets showing the Shapiro family as lampshades. And so on.

Yiannopoulos wrote a tweet of his own. It said, “Prayers to Ben who had to see his kid come out half-black. And already taller than he is!” Accompanying this tweet was a comical picture of a black baby.

From where I sit, conservatives are going through something of an identity crisis. Who are we? What should our movement be? There is a lot of repulsive stuff out there, traveling under the name “conservative.” We can cough politely and look away. Or stare it square in the face.

I’m for staring, and forswearing.

N.B. It has been reported — by Breitbart and other outlets — that Milo Yiannopoulos will be the keynote speaker at C-PAC. But the organizers of the conference say this is not true. This post has been edited to reflect that. It originally said that Yiannopoulos would be the keynoter.

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