The Left Doesn’t Want Public Apologies, It Wants Public Self-Immolation

...In the past, the generally accepted social norm was to advocate for the virtues of sincere apologies. Acknowledging that it is often difficult to apologize, especially in the public sphere, there was some form of societal reward for genuinely owning our errors and attempting to repair the damage caused.

However, recent years have shown that the radical left’s moral authoritarian nature is destroying the core values of apologies. For example, Kevin Hart was recently criticized for homophobic tweets made between 2009 and 2011. He had previously addressed and apologized for these tweets. Despite this, many of the progressive left demanded he apologize again if he was to be permitted to host the Oscars in 2019. Hart refused, pulled out of the event, then released another public apology.

Many conservative commentators criticized this as an example of the radical left attempting to destroy those who become too successful. While this may be true, there is a deeper and more dangerous ideology at work.

Rather than rewarding the public acknowledgement of wrongdoing or the sincerity of an apology, apologies are now used as a weapon of political submission. Following the binary concept of people being “good” or “bad,” an apology is required to prove “goodness.” Whether the apology is required, sincere, or has already occurred is irrelevant. When they call for an apology, the left are actually asking you to bend the knee.

If you submit to their will, and agree to pay their virtue-membership fee, you may be permitted to remain in their circle of moral superiority. However, you will repeatedly be required to prove your loyalty and pay homage to their demands of supposed righteousness. If you fail to prostrate yourself at their feet, you are ostracized and cast out. This is the same dangerous ideology that has underpinned the crimes of religious groups (such as the Catholic Church during the Spanish Inquisition) and political groups (such as the Nazis or the Soviet Union) throughout history...