Spotted on a car in Berkeley:

As noted in my earlier Concourse of Hypocrisy photo essay, vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area are often adorned with bumper stickers which display an astonishing degree of hypocrisy. This latest example takes the concept to the next level, dispensing with any details or political justifications for the pronouncement, with the owner simply declaring “Fuck Cars” — on his or her own car.

If you think this surely must be satire, think again: Such heights of hypocrisy are par for the course in the Bay Area, where rich people living in lavish comfort campaign for communism, where white college students demand that white students not be admitted to college, where Climate Change activists jet around the world to lecture everyone else about their carbon footprints, where limousine liberals advocate for a higher minimum wage while simultaneously hiring illegal immigrants at sub-minimum wage rates to tend their gardens; and so on.

Mere normal-intensity hypocrisy requires some kind of self-awareness; the standard hypocrite knows on some level that he is not living up to the rules he imposes on everyone else.

But to display the kind of hyper-hypocrisy commonly seen among leftists, you must necessarily also be completely oblivious to the fact that you’re a hypocrite at all, unaware of how you appear to others. No sane person would use their hypocrisy to virtue-signal their moral superiority; you’d have to lack any kind of self-awareness to go around bragging that you’re a hypocrite.

Unfortunately, there is no word in English that combines the meanings for “oblivious” and “hypocritical.” Which is a shame, because this word would be the signature identifying trait of the modern left.

UPDATE:

Perhaps the owner intended the bumper sticker to be interpreted literally, as in this photo:

15 Responses to “The Oblivious Hypocrisy of Bay Area Bumper Stickers”

  1. 1Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls on Jul 3, 2018 at 9:42 am:

    What if the sticker means the owner thinks copulating with automobiles is great?

      

  2. 2BackwardsBoy on Jul 3, 2018 at 9:43 am:

    I would wait until they cool off a bit first.

      

  3. 3zombie on Jul 3, 2018 at 9:56 am:

    “1 Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls
    What if the sticker means the owner thinks copulating with automobiles is great?”

    Ha! You inspired me to update the post.

      

  4. 4SSBN656 (G) on Jul 3, 2018 at 10:03 am:

    Look at that guy getting some tail (pipe)!!!

    OK, off to pull out my eyes!

      

  5. 5Nate Whilk on Jul 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm:

    You know, when you’ve posted photos of the bizarre people in SF or Berkeley, you’ve at least given us some warning. I appreciate that very much. All your previous photoblogging was very informative. But not warning us about that last photo was a bit much. I BEG you, sir (or madam), for the love of GOD, PLEASE warn us next time. I’m now going to my safe space and watch cartoons. :)

      

  6. 6Scott on Jul 22, 2018 at 6:03 am:

    Well, this is certainly indicative of the mental disease that is leftism. A guy in women’s clothes giving it to…his Land Rover…is pretty solid evidence of crazy. You simply cannot advocate for socialism/communism and be wealthy. It just doesn’t make sense. Nor does a feather-headed Al Gore as the leader of the environmental movement. A wealthy person who squeaked through Yale as a Religion major (and whose Daddy made a fortune off of strip mining) cannot be taken seriously…except by mentally deficient people. So it makes sense, in this context, that someone with a car would have a “Fuck cars” bumper sticker. Could he ride a bike? Mass transit? Maybe get a job closer to his residence? Naw. That’s too easy. Let’s just be a malcontent and be “edgy” and have a sticker on a private automobile that says “fuck cars”. There. All my guilt and angst about polluting the environment and causing noise and congestion has dissipated! Now, where was that bustier and stockings????

      

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    How about the shootdown of the Russian ELINT airplane IL-20 in September? The Russians blame the Israelis, the Israelis deny, but it seems to me that the Russians are lying (eg here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amVkM-3a5LM

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  10. 10pre-Boomer Marine brat on Oct 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm:

    The “intelligentsia” (snark definition intended) no longer serves a higher ideal, as did J-J Rousseau and later company. It now serves only itself.

    Each has become his/her/its/whatever own arbiter of right and wrong, and things like logic and consistency are reactionary t*rds on the sidewalk of Progress.

    Refer to the iconic portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono made just hours before his murder. Ono laying fully-clad, dark clothes. Lennon naked, wrapped against her in adoration. Then recall that a decade before, hyper-Westernized Ono had said her classic “Women are the n-word of the planet”.

    There she is in “total control”, with her eyes closed, making you wonder if she’s likely to yawn.

    Consistency? Rationality? Who needs those?

    The year before Lennon’s murder, Christopher Lasch had published “The Culture of Narcissism”. Maybe that afternoon, Ono was out to prove Lasch right.

      

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