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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Never apologize to SJWs

Or to the media, as both Donald Trump and Ann Coulter, among others, have repeatedly demonstrated:
Appearing with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Donald Trump was in the mood to tweak his own persona — to a point. “I think apologizing’s a great thing,” he said. “But you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.”

It’s funny because it’s true: Trump’s steadfast refusal to apologize for his controversial antics may be the most striking thing about him. A significant portion of the Republican base craves it, and a handful of pro-Trump conservative pundits does, too. None of them looms larger, perhaps, than Ann Coulter.

It makes sense. Trump has given political expression to a model of conservative discourse perfected by Coulter and subsequently emulated by Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, and others: 1) Say something controversial or provocative and get a ton of attention in the process. 2) When the media and the Left inevitably demand an apology, adamantly refuse to provide one, driving your critics batty and burnishing your conservative credentials with the base. It’s been Coulter’s modus operandi for her entire, lucrative career, and now Trump has brought it to the campaign trail: A real conservative never says he’s sorry....

Coulter has made a fine living with the same mantra for decades. “Never apologize, at least not for what liberals want you to apologize for,” she advised in her 2004 book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must). It’s a rule her critics know she follows all-too-well.

During the George W. Bush years, Coulter’s use of the terms “raghead” and “faggot” in speeches at CPAC generated some furious reactions but no public contrition. In 2012, the Today Show spotlighted a father who was demanding that she apologize for using the term “retarded,” and cease using it in the future. She insisted she wasn’t really referring to the mentally handicapped and said, “screw them!” when asked about her critics in a radio interview with Alan Colmes. (As recently as this May, Coulter wrote a column entitled, “Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?”) Later that year, a Latino GOP group demanded she apologize for a column entitled, “America Nears el Tipping Pointo.” She declined to do so.

Coulter’s remarks have attracted the ire of bigger fish on the right, as well. A few months ago, Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren called on her to apologize for saying that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who is of Indian Sikh heritage, “is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.” No such apology was forthcoming.
What I find remarkable is the way that despite the clear and conclusive evidence that a public apology always does more harm than good, people are STILL dumb enough to offer up public apologies. Matt Damon is only the latest to learn this very simple and obvious fact; Brad Torgersen learned the same thing when he made the mistake of apologizing to John Scalzi. As will not surprise anyone who has read SJWs Always Lie, Scalzi immediately took Brad's apology and turned it into a weapon he used to launch an attack on the Sad Puppy leader.

Look at it this way. An apology is a confession. And what do prosecutors do with confessions? They use it to prosecute the person who gave it to them. 

If you're ever being put under pressure to apologize for something, ask yourself this question: What are the real objectives of those who are putting pressure on me? If they happen to be your critics or political opponents, you can be confident their real objectives don't happen to include your best interests.

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68 Comments:

Blogger YIH September 20, 2015 6:37 AM  

Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?
At first I thought she was talking about Shrub. I misread, I figured out 10 years ago he was retarded.
Back on the topic of ¡Jabe! I did some thinking, ''How the hell did he become Governor?'' The answer of course was ''Same reason Clinton and 0bama got elected twice, weak opponents''.
In '98 Jeb's opponent was a two-term Lt. Gov. that stayed invisible for eight years, Buddy McKay.
In '02 he got re-elected by spending a ton of money against an equally undistinguished candidate.
Retarded? No, just the consummate betaboy.

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 20, 2015 6:39 AM  

I get the motivation. Just apologize and you will make everything better. It's what Mom taught you to do.

Except that that doesn't work with our modern spontaneous Maoist Show Trial/lynch mobs.

The confession was always a vital component of those.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 September 20, 2015 7:11 AM  

Under pressure to apologize?
1. Then it is NOT an apology.
2. "under duress", I'm more likely to offer "STFU you imbecilic twit".(in the nicest possible way of course)
3. An apology, without atonement, is simply a lie.
Where's the proper place to put the hyphen in such cases?
CaptDMO

Blogger Salt September 20, 2015 7:28 AM  

Coulter's response, "screw them," was spot on. There's nothing better than SJWs with high blood pressure.

Blogger Durandel Almiras September 20, 2015 7:30 AM  

Vox, would it be helpful to our cause if you or other Ilk wrote booklets on how to rhetorically demolish our opponents on various issues? For example, main subject: Immigtation, sub headings: rhetorical counters to SJWs/Cuckservatives, counters to the rare well meaning Liberal, counters to the bleeding heart Christian, counters to immigrant or first gen citizens, etc.

Or maybe a more precise guide on how to craft the rhetorical counters? I just need more training in this and want to work on it. I think others do too.

Blogger FALPhil September 20, 2015 7:52 AM  

As with most interactions with SJWs, when you take the aggressive stance without backing down, it gives you 3 advantages:

1. It detracts from control of the narrative. It doesn't automatically give you control, but it does reveal the cracks.

2. It reveals the illogic of the rhetoric and does this to the degree that you show skill in skewering the rhetoric. Vox Popoli is a great place to learn this skill.

3. It throws the SJWs off balance. This is the most fun and entertaining aspect, and will also generate the greatest rewards, I think, it the battle for the culture, due to the fact that the more we do it, the weaker it makes them look.

Blogger SirThermite (VFM #0025) September 20, 2015 8:07 AM  

Trump understands what Lyndon B. Johnson said about Americans (and I think Roissy/Heartiste echoed about women)- "they'll forgive you for everything except being weak."

Blogger Student in Blue September 20, 2015 8:12 AM  

A significant portion of the Republican base craves it, and a handful of pro-Trump conservative pundits does, too.

It's no surprise that the National Cuckview misses the point.

They're popular because they don't back down just because someone's feelings got hurt, not because they don't apologize.

One is having confidence, conviction, and being smart enough not to fall for show trials, the other is just being boorish.

Blogger Unknown September 20, 2015 8:30 AM  

Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?

Jeb Bush? I don't know; I don't follow Mexican politics.

Blogger Alexander Thompson September 20, 2015 8:41 AM  

At the core of this though seems to be a disbelief that anyone disagrees with the status quo. "Surely they really beleive the right think. I mean, intelligent people never wrong think..."

Blogger James Dixon September 20, 2015 8:49 AM  

> “I think apologizing’s a great thing,” he said. “But you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.”

And there you have it. You apologize when you're wrong. The fact that someone, somewhere might be offended by your comment does not make you wrong.

Blogger Ron September 20, 2015 8:58 AM  

@3 Tell them to shove the hyphen up their ass. It's what Nate would do.

Blogger Chris Mallory September 20, 2015 9:17 AM  

@1 I hold the firm opinion that the Bush home in Midland, Texas was painted with lead paint.

Blogger Rez Zircon September 20, 2015 9:33 AM  

"Look at it this way. An apology is a confession. And what do prosecutors do with confessions? They use it to prosecute the person who gave it to them."

True. -- Tangentially useful and on the same point:

"Don't Talk To Cops"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

Blogger Remo - Vile Faceless Minion #99 September 20, 2015 9:37 AM  

If you must issue an apology (and you shouldn't) give them a patented "Bill Clinton" brand apology: "Mistakes were made" and leave it at that. If that was good enough for every SJW bedwetter when Clinton said then it should be good enough for you.

Blogger Thomas September 20, 2015 9:51 AM  

I got into a Facebook argument about the Muslim kid who "built" the "clock", with a group of SJW's whom I've known online for over 10+ years. In recent years they have taken to demanding an apology, basically when I am winning the argument and they trot out the race/sex/whatever card. I demand they apologize for defamation of character, and prove where I am wrong factually. I find they usually drop the subject. Until the next time of course. I tend to argue dialecticly until they get so butthurt that I can drop their own tactics on them. Granted this is mere FB arguments, but might this be good practice for the day I might actually need the skills to defend myself?

Blogger Nate September 20, 2015 9:54 AM  

I think its hard to understand because for decades the correct tactic was to "get out in front" of a contraversy. Admit it. Own it. and america will forgive you. PR people have lived by that mantra for decades.

They are only now just learning that times have changed. Because the enemy has changed.

Blogger Jim September 20, 2015 10:02 AM  

If I say something that I believe to be truth, and somehow someone gets offended over it, why should I apologize? How am I at fault? If I say something that I later found out to be incorrect, I'll issue a correction, but not necessarily an apology because it was never my intent to deceive. If I just plain screw-up through inattention or poor performance on my part, then I apologize because I did not hold up my end/meet my responsibilities.

Blogger Davy Jones September 20, 2015 10:22 AM  

"People who don't apologize to leftists remain successful for decades. People who do apologize are destroyed by the leftists anyway. I think I'll write an article about how strange it is that people aren't apologizing."- cuckmag writer

Blogger JWM September 20, 2015 10:22 AM  

Does anyone remember Andrew Dice Clay?
Didn't think so. He apologized.

JWM VFM#404

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 20, 2015 10:46 AM  

Larry Summers, president of Harvard? He's gone. He apologized.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 20, 2015 10:55 AM  

Wow, that article demands an ILoH fisking. But I really hope he sticks to writing the next Monster Hunter :P

"During the George W. Bush years, Coulter’s use of the terms “raghead” and “faggot” in speeches at CPAC generated some furious reactions but no public contrition. "
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That's because raghead was a term everybody in the rainbow was using to describe the camel jockeys. It was only offensive to the SNs, Cucks and Lefties.

Same with faggot. That's what they called themselves!


"In 2012, the Today Show spotlighted a father who was demanding that she apologize for using the term “retarded,” and cease using it in the future. "
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Because we are all a village raising an idiot? Nope.
This is like Erickson hiding behind his wife's and daughters skirts. Makes him look like a Candy Ass. He probably thought he was standing up to "the man". Ann didn't directly reference his son. Sticking your Candy Ass nose in someone else's business is a good way to get the back hand.


"She insisted she wasn’t really referring to the mentally handicapped and said, “screw them!” when asked about her critics in a radio interview with Alan Colmes. "
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You would think, after all these years, they would realize that Ann is a lot tougher than all lefty males. And she is an expert at getting under their skin.
Do they really think Alan Colmes, the living embodiment of a Concern Troll, would have her begging her critics to forgive her for something that wasn't even wrong? I'm surprised they didn't send in a tag-team partner, Juan Williams, to pour on the disapproval.
These are the same type of clowns who got Po' Folks to change their name to Folks.


"Later that year, a Latino GOP group demanded she apologize for a column entitled, “America Nears el Tipping Pointo.” She declined to do so."
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She should have said, "Well, since my critics didn't like the name of my last column" and named her next column, "America el Pointo Tipping Nears".


"Coulter’s remarks have attracted the ire of bigger fish on the right, as well. A few months ago, Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren called on her to apologize for saying that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who is of Indian Sikh heritage, “is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.” No such apology was forthcoming."
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Greta Van Susteren on the right? Who knew?
Ann could have said "I didn't realize people were still angry that I used raghead years ago." as an apology.
Whatever else Nikki Haley does, she will be a despised figure in the south for her immigrant handling of the Confederate flag. With immigrants like these, who needs enemies? Maybe she's a Yankee Sihk.

Blogger Lovekraft September 20, 2015 11:08 AM  

Mark Steyn should be on the top of any list covering those who don't quiver before the might of the eternally-offended.

Blogger Plump Pleasant Plumber September 20, 2015 11:08 AM  

Trump has the right of it. Like he says, he's looking to the future. Never apologize. As was said upthread, don't participate in a maoist show trial. I've been thinking that for a while. As another said, think about why they want an apology. You see, sjw's hate us, and have no moral restraints. So, something about pearls and swine.

OpenID b1bae96e-6447-11e3-b6bb-000f20980440 September 20, 2015 11:09 AM  

Unless whatever it is caused you to have guilt or carry a moral burden, you shouldn't be apologizing.

I think a number of SJW warriors were abused as children and forced to apologize for things they either didn't do or had no guilt over.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 20, 2015 11:11 AM  

@18 Jim
If I say something that I believe to be truth, and somehow someone gets offended over it, why should I apologize?
---

You should use one of my favorite Farscape quotes
- "The imperfection is yours"

Blogger VD September 20, 2015 11:11 AM  

Mark Steyn should be on the top of any list covering those who don't quiver before the might of the eternally-offended.

I don't know about that. He promptly called Coulter a "jackass" for her failure to cheer the Republican candidates making their ritual genuflections towards Jerusalemn.

Blogger IM2L844 September 20, 2015 11:20 AM  

It will be interesting to see how Carson deals with his critics (Lindsay Graham et al) over his perfectly reasonable comment: "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,"

Nothing to apologize for. Lindsay Graham doesn't seem to understand that Islam is inextricably imbued with an obligatory system of governance. It would be okay if Carson expressed regret that people misunderstand the fundamental facts, but I expect he will apologize for his insensitivity instead.

Blogger Bob Ramar September 20, 2015 11:25 AM  

Vox: Michael Savage was doing this twenty years ago, long before Glen Beck of Mark Levin had a career in radio.

I first head "The Savage Nation" driving home from grad school classes at night. I have always been impressed by his accurate take on the behind the scenes action in politics, particularly with the Republicans. I can certainly see him as a threat to the fascist wing vs. Rush Limbaugh, who has always been a fellow traveler.

Blogger Danby September 20, 2015 11:58 AM  

@Bob,
Medved is on the fascist wing, not a threat to it.

Blogger Dan in Tx September 20, 2015 12:40 PM  

"Mark Steyn should be on the top of any list covering those who don't quiver before the might of the eternally-offended."

Mark Steyn is a Jew. Jews aren't required to apologize. In fact if any group overall could be labeled "the eternally offended" it would be them.

"I don't know about that. He promptly called Coulter a "jackass" for her failure to cheer the Republican candidates making their ritual genuflections towards Jerusalemn."

Hmmm but why would he do that? Oh yeah, see above comment.

Blogger Josh September 20, 2015 12:48 PM  

I can certainly see him as a threat to the fascist wing vs. Rush Limbaugh, who has always been a fellow traveler.

Savage is the fascist wing.

Blogger Unknown September 20, 2015 12:48 PM  

It may take awhile for conservatives to come around to understanding the secular Jewish influence in this country as Ben Shapiro and Ann Coulter do, but things like Pathway to Codswallop are why I like Mark Steyn.

Blogger collisioncat67 September 20, 2015 12:55 PM  

SJWs have acquired their power in barely noticeable increments.
Their end game would be for conservative, patriotic, Christians to apologize for existing before being summarily ruined.
The proper way to apologize to an SJW is with your middle finger.

Blogger James Dixon September 20, 2015 1:12 PM  

> I just need more training in this and want to work on it. I think others do too.

Get you friends together, go out to a bar, grab a couple of cold ones, and spend a couple of hours trading insults with each other. That's most of the practice you'll need.

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 September 20, 2015 1:13 PM  

I'll stand with Steyn as long as we share common enemies, even if he's wrong about Ann this time. And I'm certainly not going to disavow him over calling someone a jackass. I can still lob my artillery over him to hit to his left.

Blogger Eric September 20, 2015 1:21 PM  

From Wikipedia
Steyn was born in Toronto. He was baptized a Catholic and later confirmed in the Anglican Church;[3] he has stated that "the last Jewish female in my line was one of my paternal great-grandmothers" and that "both my grandmothers were Catholic"

That doesn't sound very Jewish to me.

Blogger Josh September 20, 2015 1:22 PM  

It may take awhile for conservatives to come around to understanding the secular Jewish influence in this country as Ben Shapiro and Ann Coulter do, but things like Pathway to Codswallop are why I like Mark Steyn.

Isn't Ben Shapiro Jewish?

Blogger Derek Kite September 20, 2015 1:23 PM  

I don't know about that. He promptly called Coulter a "jackass" for her failure to cheer the Republican candidates making their ritual genuflections towards Jerusalemn.

Someone who doesn't instinctively genuflect before a woman?

Blogger Aeoli Pera September 20, 2015 1:29 PM  

I think I've figured out why SJWs take apologies as a sign of weakness- regardless of whether it is an honest apology or a forced one, it is a concession of some kind of internal pain. Either cognitive dissonance caused an honest apology or external force is causing enough pain to make a person take on the added cognitive dissonance of being dishonest to make the external force go away.

Because inflicting emotional damage is their victory condition, SJWs pile on and press on the wound with both hands, because this usually produces more damage regardless of the wound's nature.

In less metaphorical terms, they sense anxiety and work to make the victim focus on the anxiety as much as possible because this consistently produces more anxiety.

Blogger Aeoli Pera September 20, 2015 1:33 PM  

In my psychological system, the trait "sadism" is explained as "aggressive people watching", so it makes sense that extremely group-focused, but incapable people (that is, powerless extraverts) will engage in a sort of distributed, cumulative sadism.

Blogger Student in Blue September 20, 2015 2:10 PM  

@39. Derek Kite
Someone who doesn't instinctively genuflect before a woman?

As opposed to someone who doesn't instinctively genuflect before Israel?

Blogger Unknown September 20, 2015 2:11 PM  

@38 Ben Shapiro on why Jews vote leftist.

Blogger Doc Rampage September 20, 2015 2:24 PM  

A real apology is an admission that you have done something wrong, that you regret doing it, and that that you are willing to accept the consequences of what you did. It can be an act of courage in some circumstances. But if your intention in apologizing is to get yourself off the hook or somehow lessen the consequences, then (1) you don't grasp the point of an apology, and (2) it isn't going to work.

Apologies are not supposed to get you off the hook. They are supposed to help you recover fellowship with those you have offended *after* you have paid all due consequences. If you don't think that any consequences are due, then an apology is dishonest. If you don't care to recover fellowship with anyone or don't believe that you have genuinely offended anyone, then an apology is pointless.

OpenID corvinus333 September 20, 2015 2:27 PM  

I get the distinct impression that there's a significant difference between how non-Gamma men handle apologies and how women and Gammas do.

And of course people who do apologize to women and Gammas are routinely surprised at how badly their apologies are received. I guess because they've internalized equalism to a degree that they assume the woman or Gamma will react the same way a non-Gamma man would, rather than smelling blood in the water and moving in for the kill.

Blogger Doc Rampage September 20, 2015 2:39 PM  

Although I don't trust Donald Trump at all, I have to admit that he is doing great work at teaching timid politicians that they can stand up to the Left and still succeed in politics.

If all that comes out of his candidacy is that a few actual conservative candidates grow a pair, it will be worth it. If he actually becomes president--it's a crap shoot. No one has any idea what he would actually do in office.

Blogger RobertT September 20, 2015 2:45 PM  

None of them looms larger, perhaps, than Ann Coulter.

How about Rush Limbaugh & Drudge? They both appear to be for him and they're both pretty big deals.

Blogger Lucas September 20, 2015 3:11 PM  

Apologizing to leftists and cucks is defeat.

Blogger Lucas September 20, 2015 3:11 PM  

Apologizing to leftists and cucks is defeat.

Blogger RobertT September 20, 2015 3:13 PM  

Compared to Trump, politicians are imaginary characters, vaporous, translucent, without real existence. The smug look on Rand Paul's face as Trump made an idiot out of him was scary. In his soul, he's an SJW. So are most of the candidates. Maybe all of them. Carly looked ready to cry when Donald told everyone she was beautiful. Jeb, Carson, both got gamed. High five bro? And I didn't even watch the debates, I watched some highlights on my iPad. Pitiful.

Blogger RobertT September 20, 2015 3:35 PM  

We definitely have a single alpha in a pride of deltas. Beta's way too high for my taste. Of course Carly's Carly. May be a disservice to Cruz. He may be getting tarred by the company he keeps.

That's my analysis. I noticed the surprising (to me) lack of alpha types when I ran for Congress twenty years ago. All the elected officials (stress on all) feel uncomfortable in a casual setting with ordinary people. They are more comfortable in the smoke filled back rooms telling each other how important they are. Or on the stage pontificating. I could tell you stories about how there were thousands of voters just beyond the closed door, and they elected to remain behind the closed door. I can tell you how to pick out politicians at a big event. It was primarily the attraction to the back room that disabused me of running again. It's not my style. Politicians are talkers, not doers. Trump is a doer.

Blogger bob k. mando September 20, 2015 4:03 PM  

37. Eric September 20, 2015 1:21 PM
That doesn't sound very Jewish to me.



one drop, dude.

ONE. DROP.

Blogger VD September 20, 2015 4:05 PM  

It was Levin to whom I was referring, not Steyn.

Blogger Plump Pleasant Plumber September 20, 2015 4:45 PM  

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Blogger Plump Pleasant Plumber September 20, 2015 4:47 PM  

Trump is out to protect his posterity. It really isn't any more difficult than that. Leftists will have no idea what that really means, much less spineless rinos and cuckservatives.

For his posterity to prosper, well, we have to prosper. But that means this.....he steps out into the sunlight to do battle, and he doesn't play by his enemies rules.

Is that hard to understand?

OpenID corvinus333 September 20, 2015 5:06 PM  

@55 Plump Pleasant Plumber

Yup...

Here's a pic of Donald Jr. and his wife -- who've had five children.

Blogger justaguy September 20, 2015 5:11 PM  

I think that we are viewing an apology with the wrong perspective. Although apologies are used to help destroy those rare unique individuals who go against the mainstream but constantly changing pc world we live in, apologies have a different meaning in the modern public school era. Apologies are meant to show that one is returning to blind acquiescence to the will of the system. All or virtually all SWJs in the US were raised in modern tradition in our public school system where the apology was used as a public act, not of contrition, but obedience to the power of the administration. The percentage of active and engaged SWJs that were raised as precious silver spoon sucking kids at elite private schools is very, very small.

In the existing public school system, compliance with authority is the main object lesson very much akin to 1984. One need only look at the many examples of absurd pc thinking where zero tolerance forces thought obedience. No matter how absurd or against common sense, reward is given to those who blindly follow the dogmatic direction. As school progresses, the dogma becomes more and more absurd to force more and more compliance. In this environment, the will of the child is crushed and the child is shown that even’s their parent’s opinions must fall to the administration’s dogma. In this school reality we inflict on almost all kids, an apology is a public ritual of re-establishing compliance. Apologies mean nothing and are not meant to show anything except insipid obedience to the authority. Everyone apologizes many times as they go through the school system and rarely does the ritual result in any real administrative action.

When SWJs demand an apology, they are demanding a ritual and public acknowledgment of re-establishing acquiescence to the will of the “system”, here that of the SWJs. Once one acknowledges the will of the “volk”, they are expected to follow that will into oblivion. Maybe that is why so many unexpectedly give up instead of making the SWJs actively get rid of them which normally forces something to be objectively stated in writing as to the offense (something that becomes perilous for SWJs to do, it might become not pc to have documented it.)

Blogger Student in Blue September 20, 2015 6:51 PM  

SJW. Social Justice Warrior.

I'm gettin' triggered when people consistently spell it SWJ.

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 20, 2015 7:59 PM  

@52: That doesn't sound very Jewish to me.

one drop, dude.

ONE. DROP.


WAKE UP GOYIM SHEEPLE!

Blogger SciVo September 20, 2015 8:40 PM  

@ Student in Blue:

It's okay, man. Just pretend he means Solipsistic Wanking Justicars. It's basically the same thing.

Blogger Anonymous September 20, 2015 9:41 PM  

I'm sorry, but apologies are a great way to get someone to lower her hands for a sucker punch.

Also good like this: "Sorry (for you)"

- Koanic

OpenID eidolon1109 September 21, 2015 12:09 AM  

I realized a few things thinking about apologies. First, I realized what an apology in this context means -- it means that the people demanding the apology have control over you.

With politicians it's obvious that they basically never apologize because they think they're wrong, they only apologize because they think it's advantageous to do so. If they feel that it's advantageous to apologize to SJWs then it means that the SJWs are in the position of superior power.

MLK Jr. didn't demand apologies from white people; he recognized that he was in the inferior power position and thus he must try to convince people. Nowadays a Jesse Jackson will just point and shriek "racist!" because the racial grievance mongers are in the superior power position. Apologies from politicians are an indicator of who has the power to hurt the politician, or who he perceives to be able to do so. If he shows that he perceives SJWs as having that power, that means he believes them to be more powerful than him and he is subject to their whims.

This also makes it clearer to me why people would vote for Democrats, which often mystifies me. If Democrats are SJWs, and Republicans are subject to SJWs, then why bother with the middleman? If you're going to have the same result, why elect someone who's going to have to be annoyingly guilted into doing what the SJWs want when you could just have someone who's going to do it without the extra step? I don't think people necessarily think in those terms, but since it's obviously the left setting the terms and the right following them I see that there's little reason to vote for the inefficient leftist.

Blogger CashBailey September 21, 2015 3:18 AM  

I worship Ann Coulter. I especially love how all of her most venemous haters have never read a word she has written. The best criticisms they can ever come up with is "She lies!" (she doesn't) and "She's mean!" (poor diddums...)

Reading her masterpiece MUGGED: RACIAL DEMAGOGUERY FROM THE 70'S TO OBAMA has changed my life and everything I ever thought I knew about race relations.

That book should be taught in schools. It'd at least stop ridiculous shit like 'BlackLIvesMatter happening.

OpenID ymarsakar September 21, 2015 8:11 AM  

Look at it this way. An apology is a confession. And what do prosecutors do with confessions? They use it to prosecute the person who gave it to them.

It's much like an Inquisition of sorts, where the goal isn't to deal with spiritual problems but find a justification to revoke your titles or take your wealth.

To do that, a public statement of guilt, a confession, and a written one at that, is necessary to create justifications and rationalizations.

To the Left, who often fights a religious war due to their death cult nature and being part of a Christian heresy, finds such things natural.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 21, 2015 8:39 AM  

I was watching a Western ("Bad Company") yesterday. Part of a gang of outlaws had been caught, and the marshall was questioning one of them about where the hideout was. He didn't want to tell, but the marshall said, "Son, in a couple minutes, you're going to meet your Maker. Don't you think it'd be best if you did it with a clear conscience?" So he told, and then they hanged him.

That's how it is now with SJWs and forced apologies. It's not even about saving yourself anymore. They're going to hang you regardless; but by confessing your sins against PC, maybe you can make things right with Society before starting over in a new life.

OpenID Steve September 21, 2015 2:32 PM  

I had to laugh at all the cuckservatives saying "I would have defended queen Obama's honor from that fowl truther"

tell you stories about how there were thousands of voters just beyond the closed door, and they elected to remain behind the closed door

They didn't appreciate my stories of politicians behind closed doors.

For his posterity to prosper, well, we have to prosper...Is that hard to understand?

He didn't make his money insider trading, or scrubbing toilets so many people have trouble realize if the economy goes Brazil, Venezuela, or Zimbabwe there will not be enough people going to his golf courses, & hotels to keep his brand alive for his grandkids.

Blogger SciVo September 22, 2015 2:57 AM  

eidolon1109 @62: I don't think people necessarily think in those terms, but since it's obviously the left setting the terms and the right following them I see that there's little reason to vote for the inefficient leftist.

It works both ways, but not really. Progressives will rant about how the Democrats in conservative areas should just go all-in with leftism and not even bother with moderation, since the inferior Republican is not an appealing product to anyone. However, they have the national media on their side, so it's not the same at all.

Blogger Gaiseric ! September 22, 2015 10:35 AM  

@44: Which is exactly why, as Donald said, you have to be wrong first.

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