Kavanaugh and Hypocrisy
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
How does one talk about a subject such as this in relation to our country when the problem is so pervasive? Examples pop up, not daily, but almost every hour. A part of the medical establishment, big pharma, which seems to be trying to turn the Hippocratic Oath into the Hypocritic Oath, announces that cures for diseases hurt their bottom line while pushing a plethora of expensive drugs with awful side effects when they well know there are more effective, cheaper methods of treatment with fewer side effects. Let us not leave out the incredible number of public figures, many of them elected, who have declared their “family values” and are against homosexuality yet they have been caught in bathrooms and elsewhere with members of the same sex or cheating on their spouses with other women. It’s a big world out there and lots of room for hypocrisy!
But onward! We have bigger fish to fry. Our elected officials are under oath to support the Constitution yet many of the laws they pass are specifically designed to undermine the rights of certain groups within the country. As far as the country goes, as we undermine democracy and freedom at home, we spout democracy and freedom in the rest of the world all the while using “security” to support some of the most dictatorial governments abroad. We support 70% of the world’s dictatorships. That support contains a lot of military hardware otherwise known as profit. But wait! There’s more. We also educate those we support with military aid. That education is done in the infamous School of the Americas where such succulent topics as assassination, torture, guerilla tactics and such are taught. The graduates of this academy have distinguished themselves by overthrowing elected governments, assassinating reporters, elected officials and the killing of nuns, priests, children and elderly to spread terror among the ranks of those opposing them. What a fine Alma matter to graduate from in the name of peace and freedom! Don’t look here for hypocrisy. Naw, that’s down the road a bit, probably out of the country.
There is a charge that the United States of America is hypocritical in the area of nuclear weapons. There have been several instances where it has been proposed that nuclear weapons be banned. We have enthusiastically supported this idea when it comes to the likes of North Korea, Iran, Iraq and other “rogue” states, but when it comes to us getting rid of our nuclear weapons, no deal! Now why is that? Is it because we are hypocritical? No way! It’s because we are exceptional. That means that we are so wonderful that none of the rules that apply to others apply to us. That’s why we are allowed to keep our nuclear stash, torture whomever we like, support dictators no matter how grievous their crimes (as long as they don’t cross us or even look like it), bring down elected governments all over the world (they were all rigged elections anyway) and circumvent our own constitution (in order to get the bad guys over here).
Actually, there are more examples of hypocrisy in American history than you can shake a stick at. But right now there is one going on that is right in front of our faces. After stalling Obama’s nomination to SCOTUS for several months and denying any vote on his pick, the Republicans now tell us that we must hurry up and confirm the current Republican pick despite having only examined 4% of his records in government, despite several women coming forward with complaints about sexual misconduct, despite the fact that he’s lied throughout the hearing under oath (a felony) and despite his partisanship and clearly unjudicial temperament.
Why are they pushing this man who is so unfit for the job through the system despite all the resistance? Well, for one it provided cover for another couple of trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy. Also, there is Roe vs. Wade that Kavanaugh has indicated is not settled law. There is more though. On the SCOTUS docket is an issue that could open up the possibility of the president to pardon himself and others of his crew of criminals. The case is Gamble vs. US which will decide whether or not failing to convict someone of state charges will keep federal charges from being filed under the double jeopardy rule. This would allow the president to pardon himself and his cohorts at a federal level and not still be subject to charges from one of the states.
There you have it folks! Hypocrisy at its height. One wonders if the government of this country has ANY credibility left at all.