“As Douthat points out, it was a common and largely undiscussed assumption of both major parties and the elites that serve them that the old America would gradually give ground to the new until a fresh American synthesis was achieved, not without hurt feelings along the way but in the end broadly tolerable to all major social groups.
Within the limits of partisan advantage, therefore, both parties saw it as their responsibility to ensure that this gradual transformation of America’s national identity occurred without violence and undue conflict. Why not? It was inevitable, wasn’t it? But this required, and got, a degree of collusion between the parties that took the form of not strongly opposing policies such as affirmative action and not exploiting popular opposition to high levels of immigration and not following through on election promises to do something on such matters.
It seemed to work quite well until Donald Trump came along and raised these issues…”
In other words, the Republican establishment and “conservative” elites sat back and let the transformation happen. These “conservatives” never conserved anything because their real role in the system was always to collude with the Democrats and the leftwing intelligentsia to ensure America’s demographic “transition” into a Third World country went as smoothly as possible.
As George Hawley pointed out in The New York Times, the sole accomplishment of William F. Buckley’s conservatism was in policing the Right on behalf of the Left. They were a false opposition. For decades, they systematically silenced and purged anyone who opposed the “transition” on behalf of the SPLC. The “mainstream” was a nice little cartel of “respectability” until President Donald Trump and his hordes of populist and nationalist Deplorables came along and ruined it.
The deal was something like this: “conservatives” would be the respectable and mainstream face of the Right. They would be the Left’s legitimate sparring partner, they would be featured in newspapers and magazines and would appear as talking heads on television and have social status, but the price is that they would always have to uphold a set of norms in their discourse. They would always neuter their own side by purging anyone who questioned the rules the rigged game which were set by the Left. Those people would be banished to the fringe and the ruin of their careers would cause others who wanted to work in politics to police their own thoughts, language and associations.
In order to win the argument, all that was required of a leftist was to make an accusation of racism, sexism, nativism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia or Islamophobia. The “conservatives” were declared to be the mainstream, respectable and legitimate Right in American politics because they were willing to cede the substance of morality to the Left.
That’s why they were so cucked, so race-whipped, so housebroken. They couldn’t even imagine putting up a real political fight. It would be immoral to do so. They would reflexively shun and disassociate themselves from anyone who got uppity and broke the racial etiquette. Cuck Panic is the quakes that a mainstream conservative gets when he or she is discovered doing or saying something politically correct.
Eventually, the people began to wise up to the rigged game. It only took the arrival of tens of millions of foreign aliens in their communities and a decade of pleading with their leadership to stop it. A conservative pundit these days is synonymous with a weakling and a scold who doesn’t fight, who has no sense of honor and who has no sense of loyalty to his own constituency.
Were it not for President Donald Trump, the Ross Douthats of the world would assuredly still be colluding with the Left to ensure that the “transition” goes as smoothly possible. That’s why they fought President Trump with every fiber of their being. He was trying to win. Their role is to lose.
It is politically incorrect to say it and maybe it is a bit vulgar, but I got to say it because the comparison is accurate. These conservative elites were the house niggers of the American establishment. They got to live in the Big House, enjoy higher status and were handsomely rewarded for their services.