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From FOX News:

Paula Broadwell apologizes for Petraeus affair
The biographer whose extramarital affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus triggered his resignation says she regrets the relationship.

What is with all this apologizing? The Obamanation has apologized to almost everyone on Earth for America’s very existence. A steady stream of celebrities are constantly apologizing for DUI and abusive behavior (which most then go on to repeat over and over). Criminals apologize for heinous crimes as if that will make some difference to their victims. And so on until I could vomit.

Certainly there is a time and place for a sincere apology for certain acts. For instance, Petraeus and Broadwell may well owe some form of apology to their families or to others who were directly affected by whatever they did. However, whatever intimate relations they may have had with each other were not my business, did not involve me and, in a sane world, did not affect me one way or the other. So, how can I possibly be due an apology from either of them? I just don’t get it.

As for the celebrities, most of what they apologize for were criminal acts that would result in serious punishment if done by you or me. And, in most cases the obvious insincerity of the apologies make them more like insults.

Whether your average criminal’s apologies make any difference to the victims and their families, I simply do not know. I have no doubt that most of them are genuinely sorry but I suspect this sorrow is more from getting caught that from whatever illegal act they were caught at.

Then there is that repeated Obamanation world apology tour. Yes, we use a large percentage of the world’s energy resources. Yes, in the past we lived better than much of the world. We have also expended endless blood and treasure fighting on behalf of others and are almost always first on the scene with assistance when tragedy strikes other nations. We are what we are and most of us are proud of it. If the Obamanation is not, he should move to one of those third world crap pots he seems so enamored of. Or at least quit insulting the people who have bestowed the highest position in the world upon him (for reasons that escape me).

I feel so much better having said all this. If, in the process of venting, I have managed to offend any of you, rest assured that I offer you no apology whatever.

Thank you.

Troy L Robinson

5 Responses to “Stop Apologizing!”

  • Greg says:

    Paula Broadwell’s apology seems to be more of an “I’m sorry we got caught and I ruined your career,” sort of apology. But I do agree with you. These were two consenting adults who most likely knew what ramifications there might be if they were caught–and still proceeded on with their affair, meaning it was done on purpose and therefore there is no need for an apology. Apologies to the families perhaps, but not publicly, as you so clearly opine.

    On a macroscale, if President Obama kills a terrorist with a drone, should he apologize? No. It was a deliberate action. If he kills someone who he thought was a terrorist and it was not, that’s an accident and demands an apology.

    As far as criminals apologizing, they do it for a number of reasons: 1) They could be up for parole and as such want to be on their best behavior. 2) They are genuinely sorry. 3) Society demands an apology; and thus they give it without any remorse whatsoever.

  • Chris says:

    Your non apology is accepted Troy.

  • Be cautious, my friend. If these sensitive types hear of the distress they are causing, you will be inundated with their personal apologies. They can’t help themselves. 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

  • Larry Andrew says:

    Troy…I’m with you on this. I can’t think of a single apology that I have rendered outside of my family in, well, forever. Sorry!

    • Agreed, Larry. I have evolved a pretty serviceable moral code, which generally precludes me from taking regrettable action. I always tell the truth as I see it, say what I mean and mean what I say. If my honestly exercised free speech offends someone, I figure that is evidence of their problems, not mine. â—„Daveâ–º

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