The Celebration of Collective Guilt

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It is interesting to watch the statists reinforce the collectivist thinking upon which their existence depends. To apologize to a specific victim for one’s own wrongdoing – particularly when coupled with a sincere effort to recompense the person harmed – is quite responsible. But empty apologizing for ancient historical events serves no purpose other than to maintain both the sense of collective guilt and collective victimhood that keeps statist thinking going. The Senate’s recent “apology” for slavery is an example of this manipulative practice. What next? Shall we look for the Italian government to apologize for having thrown the Christians to the lions?

9:26 am on July 8, 2009