The death of hypocrisy

People, government, and corporations don't deny or hide their sins. Instead, there is pride. Why bother hiding it.

One notable development in the last few years is the death of hypocrisy.

Politicians, corporations, and individuals, would offer lame excuses and try and hide their actions in the past. They don't anymore. It is all in the open now.

Individuals are openly arbitrary, intolerant, ignorant, arrogant, racist, sexist, xenophobic, mean, casually lying, and doing whatever they want to do without any attempt at hiding it. The 7 Deadly Sins of Christianity - Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride - are proudly displayed.

The same is true for politicians and corporations. People get the leaders they deserve. Politicians are a mirror of their electorate. Oligarchy, nepotism, corruption, incompetence, greed, is all in the open and no attempt is made to hide it by politicians or corporations. They do what they want, and don't even bother to give any evidence or justification.

This is a positive development in a way. It is good to know where people stand instead of trying to get to the truth by peeling layers of hypocrisy.

Pockets of deep hypocrisy still remain especially in liberal hotspots where people like to be perceived as tolerant, open, diverse, thoughtful, empathetic and competent, even when they rarely are.

The reason why hypocrisy died is because there are no consequences for wrongdoing. So there is no need to hide it. Incompetence is not an impediment to a job as a senior executive at a large corporation or the government. It is the executive's contacts which got him the job or the contract, not his competence or ability to do the job. So why hide the incompetence? Most incompetent senior executives are not answerable to customers, colleagues, or shareholders, but only to the nepotism which favored them.

There are no real consequences to intolerance, ignorance, arrogance, racism, meanness, casually lying. So why even bother hiding it?

There is minimal social mobility, and the myth of the American Dream is long dead. Those who are born with it know it can't be taken away from them as their privilege is institutionalized. So what if they are incompetent.

There is also a cultural change. Pursuit of sin has become the purpose of life for most in the Westernized World. People, government, and corporations don't deny or hide their sins. Instead, there is pride.

Why bother hiding it.

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