The plague of desperate hypocrites is that they can never get away from their own hypocrisy. It is in every aspect of their lives, every element of their nature, and in every breath they take. Everything they do fuels the very thing keeping them subhuman and thus worthless.
There isn't another type of existential relief quite like the one you feel when you watch someone you immensely dislike suffering the consequences of their own (in)action. That relief you feel is a type of moral validation in its own right.