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Famous Hypocrites

This page might more accurately be titled Infamous Hypocrites.

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George Washington

George Washington famously never told a lie, but he was a hypocrite when it came to freedom. While he claimed the right to free himself from the tyranny of King George, he was a slaveowner who denied the same right to the people he owned.

Thomas Jefferson

Like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson was a slaveowner. In fact, he owned more than 600 slaves during his lifetime. In his original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson denounced the slave trade as an “execrable commerce ... this assemblage of horrors,” and a “cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life & liberties.” But the unfortunate truth is that Jefferson not only owned slaves, but that he raised his children by Sally Hemmings as slaves in his own house. Jefferson owned a nailery and once had a slave whipped for stealing nails, when he had stolen the man's freedom and dignity.

Donald Trump 

Donald Trump may be the greatest hypocrite in human history. Here are just a few examples of Trump's hypocrisy ...

Trump demanded to see Barack Obama's college grades, then threatened to sue the schools he attended if they released his grades or SAT scores.
Trump derided Barack Obama for attacking Syria then authorized an attack on Syria himself (at a time when his polls were dropping).
Trump tweeted that Barack Obama needed congressional approval to bomb Syria, but did not seek congressional approval himself.
Trump harshly criticized Barack Obama for not releasing records, but has been withholding records himself.
Trump denounced Barak Obama for spending money in Afghanistan, but his administration continues to spend money in Afghanistan.
Trump condemned Hillary Clinton because five of her staffers sought FBI immunity, but he then encouraged Michael Flynn to seek FBI immunity.
Trump castigated Barack Obama for playing golf, then spent much of his time as president on endless golf vacations.
Trump said "we" (the taxpayers) had to pay for Barack Obama's golfing, but we have paid millions more for Trump's.
Trump said Barack Obama should not play golf with his "local friends," but that is what Trump does when he visits his golf clubs.
Trump condemned Barack Obama for campaigning as president, then began campaigning himself immediately after being elected president. 
Trump said Barack Obama should be impeached for issuing executive orders, but he has issued many executive orders himself.
Trump said "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy," but that's how he won because he lost the popular vote.
Trump tweeted: “Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress.” But of course Trump went way beyond anything President Obama ever did, when he created his "national emergency" because he was unable to negotiate with Congress.

Donald Trump claims to be a Christian, but Jesus Christ saved all his sternest criticism for hypocrites. The Bible warns of an Antichrist, or someone who is the exact opposite of Jesus Christ. Thus we would expect the Antichrist to be the world's biggest hypocrite. So let's take a quick look at the evidence ... Trump releases the Nunes memo and the stock market immediately crashes 666 points. The federal budget deficit Trump's first fiscal year was 666 billion dollars. Trump's family owns 666 Fifth Avenue, a street symbolic of money (Mammon). The Trump Tower is 203 meters tall, or 666 feet high. On the Ides of March, the day when the Roman republic became a dictatorship, Trump had 666 delegates. He was born on a blood moon. His ancestor who started the Trump family business died on 6-6-6. Her name was Elizabeth Christ Trump. Elizabeth means "oath" so her name can be interpreted as "oath for Christ to be trumped." Is it just me, or are we living in a real-life Omen movie? For a YUGE slew of 666 connections, see Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) was handsome ladies' man before he became better known as the iron-fisted ruler who had multitudes of people murdered during his purges of Russia. In his earlier days, he and his fellow revolutionaries raised money the old-fashioned way: through robberies, extortion and kidnappings for ransom. After being elected to Lenin's first Politburo in 1918, Stalin began burning Russian villages in order to intimidate Russian peasants into obedience. Stalin, who was short (5'4") with a withered left hand, had painters executed for not portraying him as he preferred. When his son Yakov shot himself in a suicide attempt but survived, Stalin remarked "He can't even shoot straight." It has been estimated that as many as 60 million people died either directly or indirectly because of the excesses and errors of Stalin and his underlings.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler extolled the virtues of the tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Aryan superman, while consigning Jews to the gas chambers and crematoriums of the Holocaust. But Hitler was no Aryan superman himself. In fact, there were rumors that Hitler was one-quarter Jewish and that his grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, became pregnant while working as a servant in a Jewish household. His opponents tried to prove that Hitler had Jewish ancestors. Hitler may have believed or worried that they were correct, because in response he made it illegal for German women to work in Jewish households, and after the Anschluss (annexation) of Austria, Hitler turned his father's hometown into an artillery practice range.

George Orwell

George Orwell warned the world about the dangers of Big Brother, his name for a prying government that snoops into the personal lives of its citizens. But as the Cold War intensified, Orwell's fear of the red menace grew to the extent that he became an informer for Big Brother by reporting suspected communist sympathizers to his snooping and prying government. In 1948 the British government formed a secret agency called the Information Research Department (IRD). Orwell not only supported this "research" organization, but informed on writers he suspected for nebulous reasons such as their being homosexuals or Jews.

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy insisted on faith healing for her followers, but took morphine for her own illnesses. Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, did not practice what she preached. Christian Science scholar Robert Peel, the author of a definitive three-volume work on Eddy's life, has confirmed that Eddy did take morphine on occasion in direct contrast to her teachings. Miranda Rice, a friend and close student of Eddy, told a newspaper in 1906: "I know that Mrs. Eddy was addicted to morphine in the seventies." A diary kept by Calvin Frye, Eddy's personal secretary, suggests that Eddy sometimes reverted to "the old morphine habit" when she was in pain. Eddy recommended to her son that, rather than go against the law of the state, he should have her grandchildren vaccinated. She also paid for a mastectomy for her sister-in-law. Eddy used glasses to read fine print, and towards the end of her life she was frequently attended by physicians. So it seems she did not believe in the healing powers she preached to the rest of the world.

Unhonorable Mention

Henry David Thoreau is the author of Walden, the book that made him famous for his philosophy of self-reliance. Thoreau has become an icon for survivalists and do-it-yourselfers. But when he visited town, he would drop off his laundry for his mother to clean!

While Newt Gingrich was trying to have Bill Clinton impeached for his affair with Monica Lewinsky, the little toad was having an affair with Callista Bisek. This affair took place while Gingrich was married to his second wife, Marianne Ginther. And the toad can be a cold-blooded creature. According to Esquire, Gingrich “went to the hospital to present [first wife Jackie Battley] with divorce terms while she was recovering from uterine cancer and then fought the case so hard, Jackie had to get a court order just to pay her utility bills.”

Jesse Jackson paid a visit to Bill Clinton to offer moral counseling during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Jackson brought along a staffer Karin Stanford, who was visibly pregnant at the time. It turned out later that Jackson was the father of the child. In an attempt to cover up his "little error," Reverend Jackson used money from his tax-exempt charities to arrange for his mistress to live in a home reportedly worth $345,000 and to receive thousands of dollars per month for living expenses.

One may accuse the entire Republican Party of similar hypocrisy. When Bill Clinton had sex with Monica Lewinsky, she invited his advances by flashing her thong at him. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been accused by many women of kissing and/or groping them without asking their permission. So it is vastly hypocritical for the GOP to attempt to impeach Clinton over a consensual affair, then ignore Trump's attacks on women who did not give their consent.

Hillary Clinton has been accused of hypocrisy for being an advocate of women's rights, then attacking the women who reported having affairs with her husband.

Billy Graham has been called a hypocrite for preaching a gospel of love and peace in public, while advising presidents behind closed doors to escalate the war in Vietnam.

Jesus Christ saved virtually all his sternest criticism for hypocrites. But ironically, Jesus himself was the absolute King of the Hypocrites, if the Bible is a reliable source. In his Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus commended a man who put aside religious dogma to show compassion to someone of another religion. But according to Christian dogma, Jesus will not be compassionate to the saints and adherents of other religions. Rather, he will condemn them to an "eternal hell" for not "believing" in his person. But why should anyone believe in someone so unjust and cruel ... unless Christian theologians got something very wrong.

Yahweh, also known as Jehovah, is said by Christians to be the all-loving, all-wise, all-just author of the Bible. But this "god" commanded the most unloving, unwise, unjust crimes known to mankind: slavery, sex slavery, infanticide, matricide, the stoning of children for misdemeanors, ethnic cleansing and genocide. No decent human judge would suggest such things, much less command them to be done.

More Famous Hypocrites: Spiro Agnew, Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker, Glenn Beck, William Bennett, Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia (Pope Alexander VI), Michelle Bachmann, Aaron Burr, George W. Bush, John Calvin, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Larry Craig, Scott DesJarlais, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Lindsey Graham, Rudy Giuliani, Ted Haggard, Andrew Jackson, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Miller, Judge Roy Moore, Tim Murphy, Pope Sergius III, Richard Nixon, Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson, Mitt Romney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Ryan, Jimmy Swaggart, Clarence Thomas, Strom Thurmond, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump

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