25 February 2007

Unburdening ourselves

Oh, good lord. In today's pointless news that's supposed to make us all feel good (or perhaps, bad) about ourselves - Virginia expresses 'profound regret' for slavery

This has got us all in the mood to apologize for sins we have not committed, but which have been committed by someone somehow related to us.

I am profoundly sorry about all the trees my logger Grandpa cut down.

Mr. Abby is profoundly sorry about all those conquistadors his ancestors killed.

Casey is profoundly sorry about every rioter ever bitten on the ass by a police dog.

I'm sure the trees, conquistadors and rioter asses will feel as good about this as the slaves do.

Sorry, but I've never been sufficiently Catholic to see the point in self-flagellation.