This is loosely Rangers-related, in that it connects to the apologies and resignations at Heart and Hand, while also alluding to those demanded by the DR.
We must admit at Ibrox Noise, we’re more than a little weary of the ‘cancelled’ culture and ‘apology’ culture that has started to take over modern thinking.
Some group, Joe Punter, whoever, does something others don’t like. They demand he/she apologise, take accountability, be fired.
But it doesn’t stop there. The outrage continues. As if someone showing contrition and providing the apology quite simply doesn’t wash any more.
The BBC ran a story today about how a racist troll who’d abused Saka post-penalty miss admitted he should have been banned from social media for life. He profusely apologised and admitted it had been a huge error to behave in that way. And yet this response from the guy simply ‘wasn’t good enough’.
The words were regarded as hollow.
Which is troubling.
If those words are hollow, why wasn’t the original abuse hollow? Why is the only stuff that is taken seriously and used, the stuff people don’t like?
When an apology arises, and the realisation of a mistake is delivered, it’s ‘worthless’. So, what’s the point of admitting an error and an apology when it falls on deaf ears?
It almost seems to us that short of a prison sentence or death, nothing a guilty party can do for their victim post-crime is good enough – because we just want to stay angry with them.
We will ignore the gestures of peace, apology, contrition and everything else because we want to remain angry and mad at the original crime, and nothing short of the perpetrator being jailed or killed is enough to satisfy the bloodlust.
The desire to see people punished is almost as bad as the original crime.
Which is not condone what they did – but everyone makes mistakes, especially online with comments.
Should they be hung drawn and quartered – ‘cancelled’ for the rest of their life for that?
As we say so often, let those who have lived without mistakes or sin judge others.
But will you?