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Sep 11th 2017 at 7:15:46 AM •••

If you plagiarize something that condemns plagiarism, then it becomes hypocritical.

Jan 17th 2017 at 6:35:23 PM •••

Straw hypocrites are, because their hypocrisy is intentional and they exploit it to advance their evil agendas.

Jul 24th 2016 at 5:11:13 PM •••

Jesus called out hypocrites for swallowing a gnat but straining at a camel. That's in the quotes for well-intentioned extremist, but wouldn't it fit better in one of the other hypocrisy tropes?

Aug 18th 2014 at 12:03:38 PM •••

I've seen a number of people who claim they subvert hypocrisy only to see them playing it straight. Is subverting hypocrisy really possible? There are many things (too many things to list, in fact) that people can be hypocritical about. Would that be how they "subvert" hypocrisy?

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Aug 18th 2014 at 12:12:42 PM •••

Among other things, by demonstrating that their seemingly hypocritical action is actually consistent with their professed standards.

Jul 17th 2014 at 3:02:54 PM •••

May I add Revenge Myopia on the list? Taking revenge for something oneself started is blatant hypocrisy.

Aug 12th 2011 at 10:40:44 AM •••

No...an hypocrite is someone who pretends a higher moral standard than is the case, not one who doesn't practice what he preaches. An hypocrite is marked by his insincerity, a man can act against what he preaches and still not be a hypocrite...so long as he sincere about it. Al Gore can preach the virtue of saving the environment while running up the gas bill so long as he is sincere in its goodness, even if he hasn't conquered his addiction himself. I can preach the virtue of eliminating lust and go on to look at the most depraved and dirty porn and still not be a hypocrite, so long as I don't add that I am the exemplary model in that respect and I sincerely believe in its goodness. I would edit it, but that would mean deleting almost everything.

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Jul 27th 2013 at 9:10:05 PM •••

hypocrite noun 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. 2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Your definition is not correct, and the examples fit.

Aug 12th 2010 at 9:09:19 PM •••

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara both denouncers of bourgeois ways, happen to be seen playing golf a bourgeois form of sport.[1]◊

Golf? GOLF? that's the example we go with? nope not human rights abuse, not living in luxury while his people starved? nope it's fucking GOLF!

Jun 2nd 2010 at 7:31:14 AM •••

The real life examples should either be cut or trimmed.

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Oct 5th 2010 at 6:00:06 AM •••

I went and cut all of them.

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Oct 5th 2010 at 4:29:21 PM •••

Good idea, but I'll just keep a note that this simply happens plenty in real life.

Edited by Gundamforce
Mar 27th 2019 at 3:54:36 PM •••

There are more than a few examples missing that I can name right now, case and point: sleazy politician, badass pacifist, martial pacifist, believing their own lies, implausible deniability, not helping your case, digging yourself deeper, i reject your reality, screw the rules, i have money, screw the rules, i have connections, screw the rules, screw the rules i make them, etc, loophole abuse, consummate liar, bad liar, self-proclaimed liar, designated hero, nominal hero, social darwinist, prefers the illusion, dirty coward, lovable coward, stupid evil, obliviously evil, oblivious to their own description: i, e, calling others stupid while conveniently ignoring the fact the same description applies to them, small name, big ego, smug snake, suicidal overconfidence, virtue is weakness, lack of empathy, no sympathy, a god am i, politically incorrect villain and hero, the bully, barbarian bully, big brother bully, inferiority superiority complex, family values villain, ungrateful bastard, brainwashing, brainwashing for the greater good, villain wants mercy, fantastic racism, fandom myopia, dumb jock, jerk jock, alpha bitch, corrupt corporate executive, lobotomy, anti-intellectualism, pride, dumb muscle, brainless beauty, can\'t take criticism, narcissist, fighting narcissist, arrogant kung-fu guy, dumb is good, good is dumb, kindhearted simpleton, stupid good, lawful stupid, chaotic stupid, chaotic evil, the corrupter, super gullible, idiot hero, eviler than thou, entitled bastard, big dumb body, even evil has loved ones, morality pet, kick the morality pet, jerkass, faux affably evil, affably evil, a shared suffering, freudian excuse, the brute, the big guy, against my religion, i lied, torture technician, sadist, unsexy sadist, combat sadomasochist, soft-spoken sadist, dissonant laughter, dissonant serenity, self-serving memory, torture technician, you have failed me, you have outlived your usefulness, sympathy to the devil, cry for the devil, quest giver, treacherous quest giver, nostalgia filter, ignorant of their own ignorance, suspiciously specific denial, Manchurian agent, brainwashed and crazy, not brainwashed, brainwash residue, a nazi by any other name, putting on the reich, fundamentalist, kindhearted simpleton, overwhelming exception, church militant.

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