Leftist bigshots openly proclaim they won't live by the rules they want others to follow
George Orwell’s Animal Farm aptly satirized the attitude self-righteous leftists take when imposing rules on others, when the pigs who had seized power from the farmer in the name of the animals proclaimed, “some animals are more equal than others.” It’s time to call the leftists who want to rule the way the rest of us live “pigs.”
Joining Al Gore (who flies in private jets, owns multiple energy-gobbling mansions, and cashed out with petrodollars from Qatar) in the pantheon of left wing hypocrites are two particularly brazen examples of left wing pigs.
From Emily Gosden of the UK Telegraph:
One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.
Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began "commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam" when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.
The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb "the growth in aviation", which it says "is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”. (snip)
Mr Husting defended the arrangement, telling the Telegraph that while he would "rather not take" the journey it was necessary as it would otherwise be "a twelve hour round trip by train".
Exactly. Let other people make the sacrifices. Some animals are more equal than other animals.
The second example is closer to home, and comes from Kenneth Vogel and Tarini Parti of Politico:
David Brock has a message for liberal millionaires: Don’t sweat being called hypocrites.
Brock, a former “right-wing hit-man”-turned-top-big-money-Democratic-operative, is part of a behind-the-scenes campaign to convince donors it’s OK to attack the Koch brothers for spending millions of dollars while doing the exact same thing for the left.
You see, the difference is that Brock’s moneybags are good people.
“You’re not in this room today trying to figure out how to rig the game so you can be free to make money poisoning little kids, and neither am I,” Brock told donors this month at a conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to someone who attended the conference, but who declined to be identified because it was closed to the press.
“Subscribing to a false moral equivalence is giving the Kochs exactly what they want: keeping us quiet about what they’re doing to destroy the very fabric of our nation,” added Brock….
The reason people like Brock and Greenpeace think they can get away with this sort of obvious hypocrisy is the left wing dominance of media and cultural institutions. But the days of media ,monopoly are over, and we can hold up to ridicule people like this and make their hypocrisy hurt.
Mocking laughter is the solvent.