Friday, March 3, 2017

On Hypocrisy and Witches

So I posted this on FB today from .

Hypocrite- noun. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

Then this:

  2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Then this:

 from Urban dictionary: (1) A person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for.

(2) A person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them.

(3) A person who holds other people to higher standards than he holds himself.
The only reliable product of an organized religion is a flock of hypocrites who feel that only *their* hypocrisy is divinely sanctioned.

I am not going to lie.  I posted it in response to the fact that Mike Pence used a private email server and account while he was governor of Indiana.  

Where is the self righteous indignation from the right?  Where are the chants of "Lock him up"?  Now don't get me wrong, I don't think Pence should be locked up for doing something stupid.  If we locked up every person that has done something stupid in their lives, everyone would be in jail. 

But let's be honest whether you're the governor of Indiana or the Secretary of State, or POTUS you shouldn't be using a private server, email account or cell phone because there is someone at a computer in their mother's basement in smalltown USA or Russia that spends all of their waking hours trying to hack into high value targets.  There are bad hombres or comrades who would pay top dollar/ruble for the info garnered in a hack.

I probably wouldn't give a fig about this if email security hadn't been a huge cornerstone in Mr. Pence's boss' campaign.  OMG the emails.  We wasted time and energy and MONEY on Hillary's emails and what did we get...nothing to prosecute.  When the investigation was reopened days before the election, here is Mr. Pence's reaction from Twitter

"@realDonaldTrump and I commend the FBI for reopening an investigation into Clinton's personal email server because no one is above the law."

Neither are you Mr. Pence, neither are you.  An honest man might have had an "oh shit" moment and thought, "Hey, I am doing almost the same thing.  I should probably change things so when the time comes I can come clean and say honestly that I made a mistake and fixed it."  Own this Mr. Pence; you have an opportunity to appeal to your detractors.  Don't lie and deflect.  People are on to you and the number of those people grows daily.

The hypocrisy displayed by both parties is both mortifying and laughable.  I loved watching Mitch McConnell accuse Dems of stalling Senate cabinet confirmations.  Does he not remember Merrick Garland?  When stuff like this happens, I seriously want to scream at the TV.   There isn't a separate set of rules for different parties or races or religions.

This is simply a matter of right and wrong.

I spent some time reading about how 45 thinks the investigation of ties to Russia is a witch hunt.  Maybe it is. 

Here's some advice for 45.  If it truly is a witch hunt and you have NOTHING to hide, keep quiet, let the investigation finish and find nothing but witches.  Then, I don't care if you spend a weekend at Mar-a-Lago tweeting, "I told you so!"

See, I think you have a lot to hide because you are protesting more than an actress in Hamlet.  I think you have enough financial dealings with Russia to show up on a tax return which is why they haven't been released.  I think you are beholden to the president of Russia which I am guessing is terrifying if you aren't president of the free world.

I think we're going to learn a lot in the coming months.  I hope I am wrong about what we're going to find out.  I hope the glimmer of presidential-ness you showed the other night grows like a wildfire and that the positive things you've promised move towards fruition and I hope someone who has an open mind and moderate beliefs steers you straighter on some of your more ridiculous promises.  You are a smart man 45...billions of dollars are needed for far more important things than a wall on our Southern border.

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