Hypocrisy within the United States government is as inevitable as the tides. From preaching peace while waging war to advocating freedom while caging people for victimless crimes, the underlying premise of nearly all government activity, relies solely on hypocritical platforms.
This hypocrisy should come as no surprise given the mental gymnastics of many Americans and their tendencies of cognitive dissonance. The two-party paradigm, which uses superficial divisive talking points to keep Americans fighting with each other is often times so powerful that it can cause those who prescribe to it to condone even the most horrific crimes of "their party" despite being morally opposed to those very crimes.
What this illustrates is that partisan politics and the two-party paradigm draw people into a state of thinking in which they can hold two entirely contradictory ideas as a single truth—just so long as their political rulers tell them it's acceptable. Hypocrisy is the very fabric of the current political paradigm as most every elected official says one thing to get elected and does something entirely different once in office. After all, it takes very little effort for sociopaths to lie to get what they want.
As 18th century philosopher, Edmund Burke points out, "hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."
Showing just how rife this negative trait is among politicians is the fact that President Joe Biden's hypocrisy started as he was being sworn in. As he preached about the American dream, freedom, and unity, he was surrounded by 25,000 troops, several tons of razor wire, concrete barricades, 10-foot tall fences, and bulletproof glass in a scene that would have made Kim Jong Un jealous. But that was only the beginning.
After leaving the capitol, the new president signed a slew of executive orders — bypassing the democratic process that he just claimed to champion — one of which mandated masks on all federal properties.
“The most pressing of his priorities are measures to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic,” WaPo reported. “Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and asked agencies to extend moratoriums on evictions and on federal student loan payments.”
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“Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives,” Biden tweeted on Wednesday evening. “That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America.”
Guess what Biden did right after signing that executive order.... yep.
While walking around the Lincoln memorial with his family, Biden was seen disobeying the very executive order he had just signed. The new boss, who lambasted the old boss as an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask, was now, himself, not wearing a mask.
Biden's apologists will undoubtedly come to his defense and claim that during the visit to the Lincoln memorial, the president was addressing reporters, so it was okay to not wear a mask. Their mental gymnastics may be able to justify this in their minds, however, it does not justify Biden's family breaking the same mandates. They were addressing no one.
Apparently, this above the law privilege extended to a half dozen of his grandchildren who were all photographed maskless on federal property.
To be clear, we couldn't care less about Biden or his family wearing a mask outside while hanging out with each other but that is not the purpose of this article. The purpose of this article is to point out the hypocrisy that is rife throughout all levels of government and the "do as I say, not do as I do" mentality of the state. In the coming weeks, we will undoubtedly see this very law, which the president and his family blatantly disobeyed, being used by police to kidnap, cage, and assault people who break it.
Just like Trump broke most every promise he made to get elected, Joe Biden will do the same. Because the two-party system blinds people to the corruption within their own party, we can look forward to four years of apologists in the mainstream media, Washington D.C., and the tech giants, all bending over backwards to justify the torrent of hypocrisy that is sure to come.
Sadly, this is the state of the union and until people wake up to the fact that we are ruled by a system of liars, thieves, and murderers, the liars, thieves and murderers will continue to rule.