Ramblings on a word – Hypocrisy

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An Ode to Hypocrisy


Hypocrisy – the gap between word and deed, between the image of virtue and its reality

O hypocrisy! The juice that binds our dysfunctional society together. You make it possible for us to look civilized and not require us to be civil.

You let us sophisticate the barbarianism of war with technology and perpetuate injustice through the semantics of law.

You let us dilute moral principles that keeps the human society functional and let us call it moral relativism.

You let us hide condescension within acts of charity and hide double standards in eloquent verbiage.

You give us rituals to escape from the truth about ourselves. Thus, we can repeat our sins without compunction, because there is easy absolution. Continue reading “Ramblings on a word – Hypocrisy”