Hypocrisy is a great teacher

The phoni­ness of the left is on abun­dant dis­play

The Washington Times Daily - - OPINION - By Robert Knight Robert Knight is a con­trib­u­tor to The Washington Times.

Years ago, like many col­lege stu­dents, I flirted with left-wing pol­i­tics be­fore life de­liv­ered enough les­sons to set me straight. Ac­tu­ally, my good par­ents had taught me many life les­sons that I had to re­learn af­ter be­ing swayed by left-wing pro­fes­sors and a cor­ro­sive pop­u­lar cul­ture that mocked my par­ents’ time­less val­ues of faith, fam­ily, hard work, pa­tri­o­tism and com­mu­nity.

The first re­al­ity check came with my pay­checks. How could the govern­ment take so much of what I earned?

It also helped when I em­u­lated Yogi Berra’s sage ad­vice: “You can ob­serve a lot by watch­ing.”

That’s my hope for young people who have been se­duced by the Democrats’ “some­thing for noth­ing” siren song of so­cial­ism and their cyn­i­cal charges of “racism” to smear any­one who dis­agrees with them.

They’ll also be­come aware of the left’s hypocrisy, so abun­dantly on dis­play at the mo­ment. New York State leg­is­la­tors re­cently erupted in ap­plause when they le­gal­ized abor­tion right up to a baby’s due date. How this squares with their con­stant virtue sig­nal­ing about “com­pas­sion” is any­one’s guess.

Which brings me to another thing that brought me around when I was still on cam­pus: Watch­ing male left­ist lead­ers re­peat­edly lie and treat other people poorly, par­tic­u­larly women. While preach­ing “equal­ity,” they treated their “old ladies” like serfs and ho’s. No won­der many of those women de­faulted to rad­i­cal fem­i­nism.

The creeps who took over cam­pus build­ings in the name of “peace” en­thu­si­as­ti­cally em­braced the cause of abor­tion be­cause it not only gave them fem­i­nist cre­den­tials with which to im­press clue­less women, but was clearly in their own in­ter­est. Dis­pos­able preg­nan­cies al­low men to for­ni­cate with­out fear of be­com­ing hus­bands and fa­thers — a fate they’d re­gard as worse than mil­i­tary ser­vice.

Some of the most out­spo­ken celebrity male “fem­i­nists” were Hugh Hefner and his fel­low pornog­ra­phers, who made for­tunes by ex­ploit­ing women’s bod­ies. Hefner even boasted of help­ing to fund the le­gal team be­hind the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court rul­ing that le­gal­ized abor­tion in all 50 states in 1973. It’s the le­gal equiv­a­lent of Bill Clin­ton get­ting up and telling his al­leged rape vic­tim Juanita Broad­r­rick,

“you’d bet­ter put some ice on that” cut lip. Hey, what­ever makes the lit­tle ladies happy, or at least less un­happy.

Hefner also supported the nascent

LGBTQ ac­tivist move­ment, which has mush­roomed into the pre­dom­i­nant threat to re­li­gious lib­erty and free­dom of con­science in the United States, Canada and West­ern Europe. Once you throw off the gold stan­dard of faith­ful sex within mar­riage, or even nat­u­ral, com­ple­men­tary dif­fer­ences be­tween male and fe­male, any­thing goes, as the Cole Porter song says.

In re­cent days, Vir­ginia’s three-man Demo­cratic lead­er­ship team has im­ploded on racism and sex as­sault al­le­ga­tions.

Gov. Ralph Northam, who first owned up to be­ing in a med­i­cal school year­book photo in ei­ther black­face or a KKK out­fit, backed away from his ad­mis­sion and is ig­nor­ing pleas to step down. The kindly Dr. Northam also en­dorsed in­fan­ti­cide — af­ter birth — in a ra­dio in­ter­view.

Iron­i­cally, Dr. Northam’s cam­paign gave money to the group that in 2017 pro­duced one of the dirt­i­est, race-based po­lit­i­cal ads of all time, “Amer­i­can Night­mare.” The TV spot was aimed at his gu­ber­na­to­rial op­po­nent, Repub­li­can Ed Gille­spie. It shows a pickup truck with a Con­fed­er­ate flag and a Gille­spie sticker driven by a white man in­tent on killing sev­eral mi­nor­ity chil­dren, one of them in Mus­lim garb. The ad fin­ishes with an ad­mo­ni­tion to end “ha­tred.” It was re­moved af­ter an Is­lamic ter­ror­ist in a pickup killed eight people on a bike path in New York City.

As for Lt. Gov. Justin Fair­fax, who is fac­ing an al­le­ga­tion that he sex­u­ally as­saulted a woman at the Demo­crat Na­tional Con­ven­tion in 2004, I don’t know if he pub­licly com­mented when Democrats con­fronted Supreme Court nom­i­nee and now As­so­ciate Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh with Chris­tine Blasey Ford’s and other women’s un­cor­rob­o­rated sex as­sault claims. But his fel­low Democrats, who con­victed Brett Ka­vanaugh in the court of pub­lic opin­ion, sud­denly have a new­found re­spect for due process.

Fi­nally, there’s Vir­ginia At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mark Her­ring, who ad­mit­ted wear­ing black­face in 1980 when im­per­son­at­ing a black rap­per at a party. Mr. Her­ring, the prime force be­hind a new “hate crimes” bill in Vir­ginia, and who vi­o­lated his oath of of­fice by re­fus­ing to de­fend the state’s mar­riage law, apol­o­gized but did not of­fer to step down.

Mirac­u­lously, the na­tion’s left-wing me­dia have not been able to con­tain all these scan­dals. Ed Gille­spie, among oth­ers, must be think­ing about David’s re­port on his en­e­mies in Psalm 57:6: “They have dug a pit be­fore me; Into the midst of it they them­selves have fallen.”

But con­ser­va­tives had bet­ter not indulge in too much schaden­freude. Proverbs 24: 17-20 warns: “Do not re­joice when your en­emy falls, “And do not let your heart be glad when he stum­bles;

“Lest the Lord see it and it dis­please Him, “And He turn away His wrath from him.” Still, you can ob­serve a lot by watch­ing.

Iron­i­cally, Dr. Northam’s cam­paign gave money to the group that in 2017 pro­duced one of the dirt­i­est, race-based po­lit­i­cal ads of all time, “Amer­i­can Night­mare.”

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