Jun 15 2005

Useless Senate Apology

Published by at 1:08 pm under All General Discussions

I had commented on this truly vacuous apology the Senate issued for not stopping filibusters on laws to stop lynchings 100 years ago (like there were no other laws they could use to deal with a murder – even by a group of whacked out people?). They were part of another topic:

The idea of people who had nothing to do with these acts apologizing for them is a vacuous and empty gesture. I am disgusted with people, who have not been the victims of the acts, demanding apologies (and reparations) from people who were not the perpetrators of the acts. For example, if I apologize now for not being born decades earlier and stopping Hitler, what would that mean? Nothing.

[OK, that is the first time I quoted myself – is that some blogging milestone?]

Not being African American, or from that time period, I cannot truly appreciate the complete horror and fear these acts must have created. I cannot truly understand their repercussions today in that community. But of course there are those much more able to speak to this, people like La Shawn Barber (hat tip: Lori Byrd @ Polipundit:

In light of the serious problems we face in the world and our own country, I think this apology is one of the dumbest, emptiest, most politically correct pile of rubbish I’ve heard in a long time.

We’ve got fanatics trying to kill us all in the name of their god and hiding among us. We’re being taxed to death taking care of deadbeats and criminals, while President Bush is sending even more of our money to brutal dictators in Africa. And the Senate apologizes for failing to pass anti-lynching laws 100 years ago?

I’m sick of politicians wasting time and money pandering to blacks, treating us like empty-headed children, spoon-feeding us putrid pabulum, and prostrating themselves for every perceived slight. Don’t apologize to “Black People.” Apologize to individual blacks who actually care about this mess.

Apologize for failing to protect Americans against foreign invaders. Apologize for taking our hard-earned money and giving it to people who don’t want to earn it themselves. Apologize for constantly referring to me as “African American,” implying that I’m a lesser American than everyone else. Apologize to all Americans for pushing racially divisive entitlements and preferences and insane “hate crime” laws. Thanks to your misguided paternalism, racial tension will always be front and center.

Read the whole thing and the comments at both sites.

Comments Off on Useless Senate Apology

Comments are closed.