The protests against the legitimate election of President-Elect Donald J Trump are populated by the same people who gave him derision for saying he might not accept the outcome of the election. Yet to the streets they go, without anyone actually offending them. The guilty flee when no man accuses. It's fine for them to not accept the outcome of the election, but wasn't for Trump.
Others in California wish to leave the Union, yet they scorned Texans who suggested they may want to do the same if Clinton won. Note the hypocrisy? Why is that. First of all, the fair-minded observer will note that there are no principles on the left. Values, often misplaced, but no principles. There is a whiny obnoxious tone on the left as well. The general trend is that they dislike or even hate their country. Their way or no way.
Even Obama and Clinton found a way to be gracious losers. There are those who refuse to even TRY to work with Mr. Trump. What are they afraid of? Likely exposure that their ideas are old and tired. If it becomes exposed, they lose their "I want it free" argument.
At some point there needs to be an infusion of intellectual honesty in both left and right ideologists. Intellectual honesty applies the same principles to everyone regardless of their ideology.
Many of the protesters interviewed on TV showed how uniformed they are. Likely, many of them were paid to protest, but certainly not all. One young woman interviewed in Oakland, CA said that she was protesting for the environment and for the US to take more environmental steps which she was sure wouldn't happen in a Trump administration. Up to this point, she, while not necessarily correct in her science, was on an intellectual track. Then she went on to say that people in India and China area dying from air pollution. Well...those countries manufacture their own pollutants. We've all seen video of Beijing in a cloud of smog so thick one can barely imagine breathing there. Not the fault of the US.
Another protester said she wanted California to leave the Union because California gives the US money to support the rest of the country and that California doesn't need the rest of us. So uninformed she doesn't understand the strength of the Union but also that California goes bankrupt without the rest of the country.
Yet these protesters have a right to protest peacefully. You don't need principles to protest, just an excuse. Learning more about the Constitution and what the Framers had in mind is what these young folks need. They also need a lesson in what hypocrisy is and why it's a bad thing. Then they need to look inward and see who they really are.
Develop intellectual honesty and hypocrisy usually disappears. Give it a try leftists. It might look very good on you.
Do you have any observations about the hypocrisy of the left? If so, please comment below.
Yours in the Constitution,