Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Hypocrite 

"Workers of the world, unite.  Amen." writes Prof. AbuKhalil, who likes to define himself (in all seriousness, I suspect) as  "a former Marxist-Leninist, now an anarchist", a feminist, and an "atheist secularist". (wiki)

On his own self-indulgent website", the most recurrent expression of his political inclinations is this:

 I don't like flags and I don't like nationalisms but for Palestine and the Palestinians everything and anything.

 About such as these, Hannah Arendt wrote:

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.


At 10:25 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hannah Arendt was a rotten *ike whose main goal was to legitimize zionism. Who gives a... what she said?

At 11:40 AM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Zagreb is back.


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