An apology for slavery should flow from the source: VirginiaSwell. Another call for an apology for something that none of us had anything to do with.
Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist
Last week, in accepting the 2006 George Mason Award from the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, [Ken, editor of The Farmville Herald] Woodley urged his peers to push for a congressional apology for slavery. In April, he issued the same challenge to U.S. senator and presidential aspirant George Allen, who embraced the idea as "powerful" before equivocating. (link)
You want an empty apology, Michael Paul, call Bill Clinton. He'll accommodate. He wasn't much good to us in any other regard but, man, could he deliver a lip-biting, teary-eyed apology when the occasion called for it.
The good part of this story is that these fools know they're dreaming. So they assign a reason for our not wanting to revisit an issue that was resolved 141 years ago:
For some whites, there's guilt, discomfort. For politicians, there's fear of being held accountable, ...but there is no legitimate reason.Right. Personally, I feel overwhelmed with guilt about every slave I ever owned.
How about this? Normal human beings feel responsible - and hold others accountable - for THEIR actions, not the actions of nameless, faceless individuals from the distant past. Especially the actions of people we never met who died off a hundred years ago.
You jokers are just as American as the rest of us. You apologize. Let the rest of us deal with issues that matter TODAY.
An apology for slavery ... For the love of God.