…isy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another.” Put another way: Giving advise, then personally doing the opposite. Saying “no kneeling,” then personally kneeling. Saying “no dictator handshakes,” then personally dictator handshaking. Saying no “greedy selfish,” then greedy selfish-ing.
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Thank you! This drives me nuts. We had a local store fire an employee after he appeared in photos at the Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. While many praised the store’s decision, I remember one commenter on social media calling the store managers “hypocrites.” I told her it wasn’t hypocrisy unless they too went to the rally yet didn’t resign.
You make great points about “whatabouting” supposed “leaders” of a cause in order to distract from the fact that you have no counterargument. I also see this reflected in the tendency on both the right and the left to demonize/”cancel” celebrities who say something wrong. I write about it here, if you’re interested.