Hypocrisy is one of those things I hate with such an intense passion, that it sometimes surprises even me.
It’s no shock to learn that Hypocrisy and politics go together like peanut butter and more peanut butter (I do not care for jam). Even armed with that knowledge, the sheer amount of it in today’s climate is so thick that it’s almost tangible. Along with irony, I can almost touch the hypocrisy.
While I could write a thousand page blog post about the so-called ‘evangelicals’, I wanted to focus on something else.
For the past 2 years, we have been bombarded by conservative media article after article, talking head after talking head, about how groups like Black Lives Matter are anarchists, hate the rule of law, are against every police officer in blue.
Because they have the audacity to protest and speak out when black children, teens and adults are shot and killed by police, who then face no consequences for their actions.
According to conservative media, the police are above reproach, above accountability. To call out one officer, is to call out every officer. There are no ‘few bad apples’ you understand, anyone who puts on a badge to serve their city, state, country, is a hero.
Cut to today.
Today, the entirety of the republican party and their friends at FOX News, spend their hours raging against FBI Agents James Comey, Andrew Mccabe and others for ‘malfeasance’, for political bias, for acting in a treasonous way.
According to them, no one is above reproach, above accountability. They’re calling out one officer, not every officer. It’s not all the FBI, of course, it’s just a few bad apples.
Protecting innocent black children from being shot by police is not nearly as grave as protecting their President from breaking the law.
Hypocrisy and conservatism are becoming synonymous, and the voices trying to stop it are getting quieter.
-Because I Can.
Quote of the Day
“Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you’re moral, saying you’re moral is not the same as acting morally.”