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Hypocrite Has Officially Been Removed From GOP Dictionaries

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”

— George Orwell, 1984.

 

We have recently heard several GOP statesmen speak out about the blatant, low character ugliness we see from the White House.  John McCain, accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia, blasted a warning to the people against “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”  He got a quick response; “At some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”  Trump

This discourse is by now, no surprise.  The party vehemently proclaiming patriotism shrugged their collective shoulders when the same tyrant candidate coughed up this military degrading regurgitation expressing how he feels about POWs.  “I like people that weren’t captured”.

If you still are keeping down your lunch, we regretfully have more, much more.  In his response to Khizr Khan, who had expressed at the Democratic Convention that his fallen hero soldier son Humayan would not have been in the country if America followed the unconstitutional policies of Trump, we got this; The incoherent English sentence structure in debilitating Trump-Speak said the following; “She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.  But a plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say. A lot of people have said that.”  His comments worked their double duty there and dog whistled a bigoted war whoop to his Far Right Militia Patriots-like followers while denigrating the Gold Star family that stood against him.  Showing his expression of hate for the fallen soldier without regard.

The Horror isn’t finished.  Last week we saw this leader that ascended to his throne via the help of a foreign power, further denigrate another Fallen Soldier, his Widow, her family and the Congresswoman that supported this soldier to become the man of integrity he grew to be.  It wasn’t enough to lie about a former President’s handling of fallen military families, and lie about the expression of the conversation, this vile man trotted out a former Four Star Marine General to debase himself and the country by proselytizing with a verifiably false tale about the Congresswoman Wilson, and slithering in the gutter with name calling.  General Kelly needs to resign for his denigration of the office, the podium and the uniform.

This behavior is sick and disgraceful once, but repeatedly we see the exposure of the hypocrisy more broadly as a rotting of the character of the party that now spreads this rot into our society as a whole.  The Party and their Right Wing Media masters dupe their audience to believe character doesn’t count, and only the garb you wrap yourself in does.

Now we see the party that wraps themselves in patriotic symbols like off-the rack Halloween costumes, has clearly invested in working with an adversarial Foreign Power.  With the World Shattering Indictments brought on by the very Republican Robert Mueller leading the Special Counsel there is no doubt that the Trump Campaign had more detailed relationships and intersections with more Foreign Agents.  They had the highest ranking campaign officials working with Russian Oligarchs while running the campaign.  The candidate’s son meeting with FSB cutouts.  We confirmed they were notified about a crime Russia had committed on a Presidential Candidate, and all they could do was lie, cover-up, dissemble, distract. This has no semblance to American Patriotism.  Patriots?  Yeah, right…Like Benedict Arnold was a Patriot.

“Oh, you’re dressed as the Party of Patriots this year I see.  What are you doing setting up back channels to the Kremlin?  About that theft from an American Presidential Candidate, all is fair in love and war right?  That money laundering while at the Cleveland GOP Convention, see my spokesperson Baghdad Bob, I mean Sean Hannity.”

There is no Cross, Badge, Uniform, Flag that the GOP won’t exploit for their celebration of righteous refuge Halloween.

We see this party and their politicians flagrantly disregarding any moral, ethical, empathic actions while dressed as their favorite cover.  We see them wrap themselves in religion while actively seeking to hurt those less fortunate or who need help in our society.  We see them piously grimacing like Pharisees on high and patronizingly feigning encouragement to the working man while making sure the guy in the executive office gets the lion’s share.  We see them calling for law and order and speaking ultra-masculine faux mucho macho rhetoric while ensuring that the mentally disturbed have access to weapons that endanger our officers.  This GOP Party rages about kneeling during the Anthem because it disrespects our troops, while turning the other way when the Commander in Chief disrespects our troops.  They get fanatical about disrespecting our flag, while allowing demagogues to dismantle and betray our Democracy.

The right has broken the word Hypocrite.  They have removed it from their minion’s vocabularies and torn it from their dictionaries.  Here is the definition to remind us of the strength of its meaning; Hypocritenoun

  1. 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.

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

I remember how powerful its meaning was.  It was a word so heavy it could crush, so sharp it could cut.  To be branded with this word exposed a person, flattened a person, reviled them, exiled them.  This word is now dull.  It is now hollow.  The right wing media didn’t need to do more than dim the meaning of this word to control their followers.

This isn’t about religion, it’s about fraud.  This isn’t about patriotism is about power.  This isn’t about respect, it’s about manipulation.  This isn’t about honor, it is about a con.  This isn’t about wrapping yourself in righteous Halloween costumes, it’s about creating a transformed world.  Democrats fight for the side that fights for real virtue, real morals, real development and support of real people.  We don’t drape ourselves in garments to feign great virtues, we aspire to deliver real value, real development, real contribution.  These people have been so deluded by their media, that character is now only something one fakes for some gain.  They lowered the integrity bar so low, that their followers were willing to aid a Foreign power.  Democrats, don’t wrap ourselves in symbols to feign concern or high ground to con, trick or dupe people, we leave that to the GOP.

Trick-or-treat!!!  With the GOP we just get Tricks, oh and lots of costumes.

 

— V.M. Smith

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