Being red-pilled is a disturbing experience. In some ways the most disturbing moment is when you realiser that all the traditional conservative values and beliefs that mainstream conservative political parties and pundits and think tanks have been trying to sell you are actually not the least bit conservative or traditional. They are liberal beliefs and values. The very values and beliefs that have destroyed our civilisation.
I’m not suggesting that political conservatism has been infiltrated by liberal ideas. I’m saying that political conservatism has been entirely and thoroughly liberal right from the start.
There is really no such thing as political conservatism.
This is disturbing because when you’re a liberal or a leftist who has lost faith in those ideologies your natural first impulse is to drift towards political conservatism. It comes as a shock when you discover that political conservatism is just liberalism under another name.
Once you do make this discovery your next natural impulse is to drift towards the strange archipelago of the alt-right and all the other weird and wonderful alt movements. The problem is that many if not most are still liberals at heart. They have internalised a great deal of the liberal propaganda. There are always the neo-reactionaries of course, some of whom are quite sound.
The intellectual class has been solidly liberal since the Enlightenment, even before liberalism had been given a name. The only real challenge to liberalism among the intellectual class has been Marxism. Marxism enjoyed great success among intellectuals from the 1930s up to the 1970s. Most of the Marxist intellectuals have now died off and sadly most of the survivors have sold out to liberalism. Intellectuals understand very few things but there is one thing they understand very clearly - they know which side their bread is buttered.
The ruling political class has been liberal since the early 19th century. That’s the secret to understanding the cuckservative mindset. Cucks are not weak or silly. They haven’t betrayed their conservative principles. They never had any conservative principles to start with. They are, and always have been, liberals. They push the liberal agenda because it’s their agenda.
If you want to find actual traditional values and beliefs you have to go back to pre-Enlightenment days.
This argument also applies to a lesser extent to social conservatism. Most self-described social conservatives are essentially liberal in outlook. Many if not most do not even realise the degree to which they have accepted core elements of the liberal agenda. It applies very strong to socially conservative Christians. These people want a softer milder version of liberalism. The Christians want a moderate liberalism that will tolerate Christianity. They can’t comprehend the fact that there’s no such thing as moderate liberalism. And there’s no such thing as a liberalism that will tolerate Christianity.
The Enlightenment was an anti-Christian movement. The driving force was a virulent hatred of Christianity. All the offspring of the Enlightenment, including especially liberalism, share this anti-Christian hostility.
The difficulty of course lies in persuading people to accept the full consequences of the red pill.