28 November 2009

When An Apology Isn't An Apology

I saw this over at Holycoast.com, describing yet another "meaning less apology where people who didn't commit the offense apologize to people who weren't harmed":

Members of one of America's oldest Protestant churches officially apologized Friday — for the first time — for massacring and displacing Native Americans 400 years ago."We consumed your resources, dehumanized your people and disregarded your culture, along with your dreams, hopes and great love for this land," the Rev. Robert Chase told descendants from both sides. "With pain, we the Collegiate Church, remember our part in these events."
Apology? This is nothing more than a typically liberal self-indulgence. Try as he might, the Rev. Robert Chase cannot give an apology for the acts of others to people who were not among the offended. And the good Reverend (and people like him) knows it. The Reverend knows that when he says "we" he is really saying "they." It's easy to apologize for the actions of others, especially when you can do so with a nod and wink that you would never have done something like that yourself.

Let's face it, this is not an apology but an attempt to elevate oneself with an air of innocence and superiority. It's a tactic Barack Obama uses virtually every time he steps on foreign soil.

2 comments :

  1. The Saint said...

    I am thankful that idiot liberal schools don't teach about Thomas Jefferson anymore. Rather paint our founders to be "Racist slave owning white men"
    I’m thankful for Obama getting on his knees and bowing, apologizing to the whole freaken world so that maybe, just maybe they will like us and not crash Airplanes into our buildings and not kill us anymore. Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all even you Marxist’s Turkeys..

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    If somebody had only thought to send Hitler flowers.