Hypocrisy – Do You Know What It Is? Do You Know How To Recognize It?


Hypocrisy is defined as follows::  a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not :behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel .

So, when a politician says; “He feels your pain”, but then he goes and lives a lavish life style where he feels no pain, then does he really feel your pain?  When a politician says that illegal immigrants are good for America, and that we should welcome them into our neighborhoods and work places, and yet the politician has no illegal immigrants in his (her is always implied as well) neighborhood or workplace, then how sincere is that?  When politicians pass laws that affect you and me, the average citizens, but it has no application for them, then is that not hypocritical?  What about when a Republican like Mitch McConnell calls for the elimination of Roy Moore who is only accused (no valid evidence yet – it ever), while saying nothing of the elimination of Al Franken who is on camera with his transgressions, plus he’s publicly apologized verbally and in writing having acknowledged his transgressions.

As a side note, the word sincere is from two Latin words; sin (without) and cere (wax).  When the Greeks sold the Romans defective marble statues, they filled the cracks and chips with wax which was to make them look nice until the sun melted the wax and revealed the flaws.  Therefore, the Romans got savvy and asked the seller of statues; “Sincere”.  Sincere is the opposite of hypocrisy.

When citizens complain of these things, and yet, they do nothing about it, is that not hypocritical?  If you don’t like it, but you’re too lazy to do anything about it, then stop complaining, and smile and go with the flow.


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