Proselytizing and Hypocrisy in The Party of Tolerance
So back to New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, who represents Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. An often proselytizing supporter of the underdog and tolerance has increasingly resorted to some questionable posts on social media — some drawing both unbridled support and criticism from his like-minded constituents and supporters.
Mr. Hoylman is a Harvard-educated lawyer and a man of privilege, who resides in a tony apartment building on 5th Avenue in Greenwich Village, within a stone’s throw of Washington Square Park and the protectorate of New York University.
Despite this, the tone and contents of his official posts on social media display little tolerance and neophytic behavior — which is not becoming of a person who holds office in a proclaimed tolerant state. Further exacerbating this is someone who portrays himself as a family man as evidenced by parading his two young daughters on display on social media for all to see. All under the guise that he is setting the right example and touting the photos and beliefs of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Yet, he found it perfectly appropriate to tweet this last night…
I’m disappointed in you, Brad for a variety of reasons — for gay man and a demagogue to advocate hatred, shame on you.