As the #cuckservative pincer movement continues to encircle the jellied gut of concessionary conservatism, one can’t help but marvel at the wailing. As many have noted, the defensive squid ink ejected by discombobulated cons has been indistinguishable from that deployed by cephalopods of the strictly liberal genus.
That conservatives have come to view this hoary meme as their most potent parry, and now unashamedly (perhaps unconsciously) adopt the rhetorical tools of their long-time liberal tormentors reveals much. Most poignant is what it reveals about the mentality of these cultural captives. They suffer a medically catalogued condition now ocurring on a societal scale. They are victims of Cuckholm Syndrome.
Cuckholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which failed opposition to the dominant cultural regime begins to absorb and express the same sentiments as their accusors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the obvious injury they do to the victim’s interests and posterity. The FBI’s Demographic Dissident Database shows that roughly 88 percent of conservative victims show evidence of this affliction.
Cuckholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a political scenario, but which describes strong emotional ties that develop between two opposing movements where one harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other. One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that racist-bonding is a response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor’s hackneyed insults is one way that the ego defends itself. When a conservative embraces the same values as a liberal, they cease to be perceived as a threat, and are spared subsequent verbal punishment.
A similar reaction has been noted in regard to emotionally abused women. If one is relentlessly called a bitch, bitch, bitch, what is the first term her mind conjures upon casting for an insult?