Thursday, June 23, 2005

Nobody Can Say Anything Anymore

Over the past couple of weeks, we've seen Illinois senator Richard Durbin compare Guantanamo to every single horrific display of human rights abuse and then everyone on the right calling for an apology. Then, Karl Rove speaks out against liberals and 9/11 and now everyone on the left wants an apology.

I think it's time we use a "Wheel of Fortune" philosophy here. Years and years of that show, the final contestant would always pick the most popular letters of the alphabet (R, S, T, L, N, and E) on the final puzzle. Now they just give those letters away and the contestant can pick more. In politics, I think liberals speaking out against conservatives and vice-versa should just be a given (even the so-called "harsh" comments). Apologies are a waste of time and are never, never honest if one actually goes through with it. And so what if you get an apology? The words are still out there, everyone remembers you saying them, and you might as well stick to it. Hell, John Rocker apologized about a hundred times for his comments in Sports Illustrated...did it matter?

People really get riled up about words. Every time there's an attack overseas, we see Bush and Blair "condemn" the attack, like that's some big deal. Hey, KW--I condemn you! Hey--look...KW reads his monitor unaffected. I condemn this blog! See--the blog continues without halt. Words have about zero chance in stopping a bullet or a punch. There's been so much time and paper wasted on these apologies, people calling for apologies, and so forth. Let Durbin say his piece, then you can disagree and state your position. Who needs a friggin' apology?

Here's a thought that isn't original, has been beaten to death, and doesn't need to be said--but for the record, The United States government is completely, totally fucked up. Nobody in America really trusts anyone that lives in Washington D.C. That's a huge obstacle. Perhaps government should be reduced to volunteers who have no monetary or power gain...they just want to help out, and they decide what's fair. Everyone in Washington seems to have that dreaded "agenda" where the decisions made help them out, help their party out, and the citizens get the scraps. I feel like a total mutt.


At 6/24/2005 07:31:00 AM, Blogger MaraJade said...

It�s a difficult thing, knowing who to put your trust in. It�s made even more difficult by the fact that since the beginning of time we�re told not to trust politicians, and time and again that saying is proven right. The times we live in just get more and more scary and I don�t see much we can do about them.
Nice entry.

At 6/24/2005 05:27:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I happen to agree with Instapundit, as I often do...
What they both said was pretty stupid, but I think the Repubs are going to come off looking better. Just my thoughts.

And, yes, I think our gov't is pretty messed up, but I still think it's one of the most honest in the world. Not that that's saying much. There are honest people in our governement, and there are crooks... just like in any other institution. It's just that we give those people in DC more power.


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