Do you know what hypocrisy is? Hypocrisy is defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. Hypocrisy comes in many shapes, sizes, and it often disguises itself under the titles of double-standards, selective outrage, lack of intellectual integrity, political correctness, and an aversion to facts.
Hypocrisy is saying you believe in freedom of speech, then turning around and denying someone the right to speak their mind because their words or ideas offend you.
Hypocrisy is forcing someone to provide a service for someone that violates their religious beliefs, then turning around and saying someone else of a differing belief does not have to do something which violates their religious beliefs.
Hypocrisy is saying the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, but abortions aren’t.
Hypocrisy is saying that requiring the recipients of social service benefits pass a drug test prior to receiving those benefits is a violation of their civil liberties, but saying that those whose tax dollars fund those same programs pass a drug test before they are allowed to work is perfectly acceptable.
Hypocrisy is saying that you believe illegal aliens should be allowed to remain in our country, but then you call the cops the moment someone breaks into your home.
Hypocrisy is saying that you believe in equality for women, but then when a gets the same job as a man they are not expected to perform at the same level.
Hypocrisy is calling yourself a conservative, yet the things you support in a candidate don’t even come close to being what the Constitution authorizes government to do.
Hypocrisy is crying foul when some other country allegedly interferes with a U.S. presidential election, but then says no harm, no foul when the U.S. orchestrates a coup in another foreign country to install some puppet leader who is friendly to US business interests.
Hypocrisy is saying you stand up for freedom, but then do or say nothing when a whistleblower like Edward Snowden risks his life and freedom to give you proof that your government is guilty of violating your freedom to privacy.
Hypocrisy is crying when one political party does things which you say violate the Constitution, but then remain silent when members of your party are guilty of the same crimes.
Hypocrisy is saying an American citizen does not need weapons of war such as automatic rifles to protect themselves from the tyranny of their own government, but then support their government giving those same type weapons to freedom fighters in other countries.
Hypocrisy is saying that it is okay to beat, or pepper spray the supporters of one issue, then when it happens to someone who supports a cause you believe in it is a hate crime.
Hypocrisy is saying you can have pride for your race, or heritage, but when white people attempt to express pride in their race or heritage it is racism.
I see a lot of hypocrisy, be it disguised as political correctness, double-standards, or selective outrage; and quite frankly, I’m getting sick and tired of it. Ya’ll sound like a bunch of mewling quims when I try to shed light upon it, and that upsets me even more.
What the hell has happened to America when an open discussion of the facts cannot take place without one side trying to shut the other down simply because the ideas being expressed offend the other?
Honestly, if free speech upsets people so much then maybe it is time to admit that freedom has died and we live in a real life version of George Orwell’s 1984 where our thoughts and beliefs are provided for us by a benevolent Big Brother.
Otherwise grow the hell up; and you can begin by turning your keen eye as to the faults of others inwards, and look to see if there is any hypocrisy dwelling in YOU.
March 11, 2017
~ The Author ~
Neal Ross, Student of history, politics, patriot and staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Send all comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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