Let them eat cake (through their masks).

Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

You never have to look hard or wait long to find examples of lefty ‘rules-for-thee-but-not-for-me’ hypocrisy. Examples abound.

California Governor Gavin Newsom survived a recall election this week that was driven in no small measure by his manifest hypocrisy. Last November, after having just told his citizens subjects that they couldn’t have the family over for Thanksgiving – you know, COVID and all – Newsom was photographed at a posh Napa Valley restaurant maskless – along with dozens of maskless guests – at a birthday soirée for a high-profile lefty lobbyist.

Closer to home, you remember Austin mayor Steve Adler. Last December, he posted a Facebook video that said,

We need to stay home if you can, do everything you can to try to keep the numbers [meaning COVID] down. This is not the time to relax.”

It quickly came to light that he posted that video from Cabo San Lucas where he had just flown via private jet to – you guessed it – relax.

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There are many more examples. But for brazen leftist hypocrisy, it’s hard to top the Met Gala in New York. The Met Gala is a charity event that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It’s put on by Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It costs $35,000 a ticket to attend.

The Met Gala is an opulent, Palace at Versailles-like event of gluttonous excess and narcissistic preening that would likely embarrass even Louis XVI. It’s the sort of event for which one is asked, “Who are you wearing?,” as in, “Which famous designer created your grotesquely expensive, ridiculous-looking, tasteless-trying-to-be sexy party frock?” (For my money “Who are you wearing?” is the snottiest, most pretentious question that can be formed using English language words.)

The Met Gala guest list is predominantly liberal, predominantly wealthy and, as can be seen in photos from the event, predominantly white. Which, if it stopped there, would be fine. If rich, pasty white liberals want to throw a party and invite black and Hispanic celebrities, power to them.

New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one such Hispanic. She showed up in a white designer gown upon which had been painted in red, “Tax the Rich.” Now that’s rich.

But look carefully at the photos. The bedecked, bejeweled and mostly white attendees are, to a person, maskless. The faces of the mostly black and brown waiters are all covered. Apparently, if you’re rich, white and liberal you pose no risk of spreading COVID at a party. But if you’re an hourly worker employed in a servile job at that party, safety demands that you wear a mask lest you spread disease and death.

The truth is that all for all of their preening and posturing to the contrary, if you’re black or brown and haven’t quite managed to become a celebrity, rich liberals don’t really give a damn about you. What’s more, that disdain extends to every person in the country who can’t afford $35,000 to go to a party.

Which helps prove the Gleiser Postulate; there is no greater hypocrite in the solar system than a rich, white liberal.

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Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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8 Responses

  1. Ron Eagleman says:

    How proverbial Paul, as it may foretell a similar scenario unfolding in this great country. It certainly did not turn out well for the pampered, self-absorbed, and detached person who made the remark, “let them eat cake”. She literally lost her head! The hypocritical behavior of these elites/politicians is becoming more and more like the conditions that precipitated the French Revolution; however, they are not going to be dealing with a populace carrying pitchforks! In between all the preening and admiring themselves in the mirror, they need to be reading a little world history.

  2. Jim Lee says:

    Another good one my friend. History shows that this great country cannot survive if this keeps up. I studied History quite a bit at HP and at Austin College….it always fascinated me. You’re a good man.

  3. Matthew E says:

    I agree hypocrisy abounds , left and right. And regarding color , (green ) money is both sides preferred color, that’s what they give a damn about.

  4. C M Solomon says:

    The Liberal (obsolete term), Despicable, Defaming, Dishonest, Damnable, Marxist, Commiecrat TRAITORS, that Hate America First, wear their HYPOCRISY with Honor and Impunity because they are HEARTLESS and have NO allegiance to the TRUTH and exist purely to advance their self-centered LUST for POWER and WEALTH at the expense of those they wish to DOMINATE and RULE as Iron Fisted TYRANTS. Why should these “shreds of human debris” CARE what anyone thinks about them? When you have creatures that are SOCIOPATHS (as I explained last week) that have NO conscience whatsoever, what is to keep them from causing untold (censored) amounts of human suffering, if that suffering advances their Evil destruction of America (a weakened Constitutional Republic) that is a THREAT to their ongoing domination of that very Nation.

    To paraphrase the “cake” comment, they can easily say: “Let them eat Del Rio” as they have invited every possible unvetted illegal alien (diseased and criminal) “future Democrat voter” to siphon the Nations wealth (cradle to grave benefits) while forcing illegal “fake pandemic” MANDATES on law abiding citizens. These mandates are exposing our citizens (children included) to serious sickness, unrecoverable lifetime illness, or death, unnecessarily, who could also be fired from their job or restricted from ordinary commerce (including medical treatment) if they were to exercise their Rights of Liberty and Freedom to ignore these draconian illegal mandates as guaranteed by our Constitution

    Please, let’s STOP calling Illegal Aliens (the official legal term) as “undocumented immigrants or migrants”. They are NOT immigrating. They are guilty of criminal trespass as they violate our immigration laws by invading our National and State borders. There are NOW 14,000 plus criminals growing at the rate of 1k to 2k per day with 20K plus on their way from Mexico that have squatted at the American side of the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas, city population of 35.5K already struggling with the influx that are demanding food and water resources. These illegal aliens are guilty of trespass and potentially guilty of theft, murder, and/or drug smuggling and human trafficking and are just inside the overwhelmed Del Rio Border Control Corridor, waiting for the Biden Regime’s “Welcome Wagon”. The Biden Regime is transporting them throughout the States in order to lavish them with the Commiecrat package of free benefits from our very “generous” BANKRUPT Treasury through which our law abiding citizens will be forced to fund without our consent at the point of a debt/tax gun, or jail, or both.

    By the way, the 13 American Heroes at the Abby Gate Kabul Airport in Afghanistan were NOT “killed”, they were MURDERED by a Taliban suicide bomber as our “woke” military leadership was asleep to the actual unprotected threat they faced. I wish our ‘woke” news reports would start using the English language properly. – – – Fat chance!

    If the SOCIOPATHS are NOT stopped, we are DOOMED to join with the rest of the “third” world bankrupt Nations with unleashed human suffering, including disease, squalor, poverty, and CRIME in every neighborhood, a Courtesy of the Commiecrats: “Let them eat Tyranny”.

    • C M Solomon says:

      If you want to fully comprehend the southern border (unvetted) INVASION please see the following report from the scene of the crimes underway. Bear in mind that there are 3 to 5 times the number if illegal alien crossovers “get aways” that are NOT caught at other remote portions of the border (including other States) that the under staffed Border Patrol can’t protect due to the added crush in Del Rio, TX. This report is already out of date because the number of illegals at Del Rio has swelled beyond 15,000. Most of the “Haitians” there have been living in South America (NOT Haiti) and are hoping to “upgrade their lifestyle” at the expense of our Commie Controlled Treasury. Also, a large portion of the illegals are military aged men, 18 to 30 yrs old.

      The “estimated or recorded” number of invaders is over a 1.5 million so far this year which is expected to top 2 million at year’s end. This is the result of a 3-5x the average monthly rate from Trumps last year in office (2020) and that means that there are going to be a grand total of at least 6 million illegals that have crossed the border including the “get aways” for this year, courtesy of the Biden Regime that is deliberately going to alter the voting population towards the Commiecrat, one-Party, totalitarian State, if NOT STOPPED!


    • Ron Eagleman says:

      Hey Solomon, why don’t you quit sugar-coating your comments, and just tell us how you really feel! I have only a one-word reply…….AMEN!

      • C M Solomon says:

        Thank you, Ron. The pitiful pansy Pukeblicans that seek to be pampered by the prevaricating press pose a permanent threat to our Liberty as they REFUSE to push the press’s Marxist puke back into their putrid faces. I therefore, relish the opportunity that Paul gives us on this platform to expose in stark and truthful terms the Evil and Damnation that awaits us if we can’t rescue our beloved Nation from the physical, ideological, and international global war of words and actions being waged on the American people by the Communist sympathizers and Marxist religious fanatics that wish to destroy our fundamental Rights as FREE MEN by way of SUBVERSIVE elements that have infiltrated most institutions of BIG medical, BIG government, BIG business and BIG education in our own Nation. The lack of a victorious OFFENSE against Evil is guaranteed to let it triumph over Good!

  5. Ron Eagleman says:

    A little off Paul’s commentary, but we still need to discuss the pomp and ceremony of the military “celebrities”. As a veteran, and one who respects the ones who are actually in the trenches, I am so disappointed in those who claim to be the “leaders” of our military. These puffed up and obese “leaders” who flaunt their ribbons and medals like adolescent little league baseball players, should get on their knees every night to thank the good Lord that they are not employed in the private sector. They are government employees who, by an act of congress, keep their jobs even when they act in the most outrageous and incompetent ways. If they were employed in the private sector , they would be fired, and future job prospects would be nil. Of course, job security is probably the main reason that these very ordinary people who run the pentagon went into this line of work. When I look at Sec. Austin, Gen. Milley, and Gen McKenzie, and then listen to them explain how they managed our withdrawal from Afghanistan. it sends cold chills through my spine. Lord help us!

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