Monday, January 9, 2012

Fake Apologies

Today I would like to talk a bit about Apologies.  Not just any apologies, fake ones.  I mean those that are so fake that they are basically forced.  You know the ones I'm talking about, some public figure says something politically incorrect and the next day they are holding some press conference to apologize.

Does anyone actually believe these apologies?  What exactly is the use of them?  Ok, I can understand that sometimes we get mad and we say things we don't really mean.  I myself have done it.  But I would say the majority of the time when I see some public figure apologizing for what he/she said it always sounds extremely fake and scripted.  You can just tell it is something the Public Relations office gave them.

Lets not forget about how fake these apologies make people look also.  Look if you have an opinion about something that is not politically correct and you let it out, be proud of it don't back out.  You have every right to  have your own opinions.  I for example let it be known that I have a great deal of respect for people like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.  Most people don't like that comment but tough.

Even if you are a Racist, be proud of racism.  Personally I think you are an idiot if you are a racist but I'd rather deal with a racist who is comfortable with his/her racism than someone who keeps trying to hide it.  Obviously being a public figure and being racist doesn't make for very good business, but if you do happen to let it be known that you are a racist by mistake, then don't be going and apologizing the next day.

STUFF
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2 comments:

  1. There is a lot of ambiguity with what you're trying to present. It is called inter-personal communication. It is a cycle, and when people brake trust, they should apologize, even if it is fake. I really respect honest people, as long as it is not a destructive honesty, if it is, then I don't want to be part of it. Should people apologize even if they don't feel like it? I think that if you care about continuing your relationships, yes... If you don't I guess that many other variables will be affected in the process. If you don't want relationships to terminate and you understand that relationships is as important as every organism in an ecologic environment, then you would at least attempt to restore what will eventually create a collateral damage in your social/public network. Anyways it is easier to move on when you apologize, fake or not. I believe that there is something even greater than holding your position as far as opinions come and go, and that is empathy. So, as far as the adjective-noun relationship there can't be such a thing as a proud racist. And I understand your point, but one is a positive manifestation of a good feeling. There can't be such a thing as a proud murderer, or a proud rapist, or a proud pedophile. There is nothing respectable about negative actions that destroy and violates others people's rights. I have no problem with people been bias, I think we all have biases, but when you discriminate because of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc., you are violating human rights, and human rights go over everything. Bottom line it all summarizes in one word: ETHICS.

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  2. Thing is when you apologize to people because you are being forced, do people even really accept that apology? I would think not. If someone calls me a lazy spic and then apologizes, I may accept that apology and just keep working with the person but it's never going to be the same, I know the person is a racist bastard that thinks I'm a lazy spic.

    As for being a proud pedophile, that'd be just plain illegal. So no I wouldn't expect someone to be a proud pedophile or rapist or murderer. But hating gays or blacks or anyone is just plain personal opinion and people have the right to their personal opinion. I hate how we try to force people to accept gays or accept people of a race or religion they hate.

    I'm not saying I don't accept gays or I hate any race or religion, but if someone wants to hate them then it doesn't matter how much I disagree with them, I think they have every right to do so. As long as they are not breaking the law.

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