Thursday, October 29, 2009

On The Side Of Angels

A false apology or non-apology for wrong-doing is about all that is offered these days, and generally we take these as we are so accustom to no apology at all.  There was a time when people took responsibility for their own actions and the actions of those who work for them.  This has not been the case for some time.

Day after day we wait for apologies, we bemoan these insincere non-apologies. Expressions of "regret" have too become seen as almost the same as an apology. But, they are not.

Today The Chief Rabbi of Poland had issued this statement:
“There is no doubt that Kaminski is a strong friend of the State of Israel. He himself has spoken out against anti-Semitism on several occasions during the past decade. It is a grotesque distortion that people are quoting me to prove that Kaminski is an anti-Semite. Portraying Kaminski as a neo Nazi plays into the painful and false stereotype that all Poles are anti-Semitic. I would also like to clarify that the headline of James Macintyre article of July 29, 2009 entitled: “Jewish Leaders Turn on Cameron’s Tories: Poland’s chief rabbi and others call on Cameron to sever ties with Polish MEP” does not represent what I said to the author. I made no political statement and this headline is misleading and untrue.”
Be honest, when you saw this you knew as well as I do that there will be no apology from Miliband and there will be no apology from Macintyre. Despite the vulgar implications of their words and actions, and the tarnish caused to role of Foreign Secretary their opinions shone through and could not be contained, no matter how false and worng that these opinions were.  They both see it as their role to bash the Tories, and there is no method that is out of bounds. They see themselves as on the side of the Angels, and as such the ends justify the means.  They are aiming for loftier goals, that progressive lurch to the lefties ideal society; there will be no Tories in their utopia.

But that is the problem, with our Government in Westminster, the one in Brussels and with our Media. There is no longer even the pretence that they are there to do anything other than pursue their own agendas.

That sick feeling we all share is the knowledge that there is very little people can do about it. That even when misdeeds are exposed they are not punished as you and I would be, they get to just keep carrying on. Like I say, the bext we expect now is a non-apology and we feel bad when we do not even get that.

That does not mean that we should stop trying though.

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