Is Hypocrisy a Character Trait of the Left?
We all think we know what hypocrisy is: claiming to have certain moral and ethical standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. But given the across the board hysterical response to Donald Trump’s presidential win, it seems Octavio Paz’s sentiment that hypocrisy can be a character trait applies. “When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one’s thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant.”
Hypocrisy is indeed a character trait of the American Left. For months, the Left has been predicting that if Trump lost the election, which of course they assumed he would, his supporters would lash out violently. They would rant, rave and riot. Sure. Just as conservatives did when McCain lost and Romney lost? But here we are, a week and a half after the defeat of Hillary Clinton and leftists are still rioting, marching, and weeping. Students on college campuses are behaving like ill-raised toddlers when they do not get what they want at the toy store. Adults who should know better are comparing Trump’s victory to 9/11! That is how insane the left is today. This reality, that Trump will be the new president, is apparently a bridge too far. The left simply rejects it out of hand and are behaving badly. They apparently did not realize that elections have consequences, as President Obama instructed us 8 years ago. – READ MORE