When the General Assembly passed a resolution expressing Virginia’s “regret” for participating in the slavery up until about 150 years ago, I figured this was another “ho hum” feel-good piece of liberal angst management that I’d never find a reason to write about. Yawn. Is there anyone else out there who might feel better if we apologized to someone else? By all means, let’s apologize to the gay whales if it’ll give some poor, tortured soul somewhere the slimmest modicum of relief. Or not.
So I’m driving out to the store, listening to WMAL’s pet liberal Jerry Kline opine on this “momentous” event, and out it comes: this isn’t some sort of victory for Virginia, for african-americans, or anyone like that. It’s a victory for the reparations movement. That’s right, the folks who think it’s good public policy for us to start cutting checks out of the Virginia treasury to folks based on their race, in repayment for something, albeit horrible, that happened so long ago that no one knows anyone who suffered under it. It’s not about an apology, it’s about getting your own cut of the state’s treasury based on your race. Wonderful.
The gay whales can go to hell. I’m done with apologies if this is what they’re going to be used for.
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