The old adage In vino veritas, is simply not true any more than it's true that what people say when they're anaesthetized is the truth. We all have weird stuff floating around in our minds and when one is as blotto as Gibson was reported to be ... well, he could as easily have started putting the moves on the police officer.
But apologies have come to be like affirmative action in that there is never a time when they are allowed to stop, when forgiveness is granted and we all move on. The expectation seems to be that anyone who is in any way conservative must at least forever apologize for anything. Resignation is also required if the miscreant hold office.
But Democrats, liberals, and blacks (okay, maybe not Andrew Young) can say anything whatsoever, confess to a slip, and then it's over with.
If I ever slip publicly, I am going to apologize, explain how it happened and how it violates my own values and what I will do to avoid doing it again. Then if there are any further calls, I'll tell the apology vampires to get a life. I'm tired of this nonsense.
Very well said.
I like your comments. Right on point...
For all the hoopla about the movie being anti-Simetic, it didn't inspire anti-Israeli movements. There were no riots against the Jews. There were no public statements about the Jews being to blame for the world's problems.
Christians were moved by the movie. They did not become anti-Iraeli or anti Jew.
The movie moved some people and others were less impressed by the presentation. It wasn't the horrorific presentation it was made out to be in advance. And for that reason, there should be a lot more people appologizing publicly for what they have said, than just Mel Gibson.
Many of them are wagging their tongues again now. And they are essentially wrong again.
I do not think Mel Gibson is a Jew hating anti-Semite. He is a human being that screwed up. That's it. He has never to my knowledge made a concerted effort to hurt the world's Jews.
Isn't it strange how Gibson is skewered, but those so willing to do so seem absolutely mute on the comments made by Iran's leader?