Crocodile Tears, methinks

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny
Frederick William Robertson

The hypocrisy of some is that we like to think of ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, but we’re still also driven by primal urges like greed and power.

Michael Leunig

It would appear that MP after MP is queuing up to condemn the award of a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List to Mike Carne; with Labour’s John Mann branded it “one of the most extraordinary rewards for failure”.

It is not as if Mark Carne has been knighted (see Wikipedia), so why the outrage?
How many of our political class have been honoured for their failure? 

Have they not practiced hypocrisy by saying one thing to their constituents/nation whilst doing the exact opposite?

Have they not practiced fraud (think expenses); and whilst a small minority were made an example of, the remainder carried on their merry way and in many cases were rewarded with a higher honour than Carne.

Have not our politicians practiced tyranny on those they are supposed to serve by maintaining a form of democracy that is anything but?

Politicians do like to think of themselves as sophisticated and evolved, but they’re still also driven by primal urges like greed and power – and that, in itself, is an example of hyprocisy.

We are indeed a very sick nation.