Harvard Caves, Society Suffers
Raise your hand if you have ever done or said something that you later regretted. If you’re hand is not up you are either a liar or have no sense of shame. I’m not sure which is worse.
Kyle Kashuv would raise his hand. The former Parkland High Schooler had a moment as a 16-year old where he used racial slurs in a Google Doc and text messages. When news of this surfaced, Kashuv released a statement apologizing for the matter. Still it wasn’t enough as an unholy alliance of respective social justice and alt-right Twitter mobs compelled Harvard to cave to the mob and rescind his acceptance into the university.
Kashuv isn’t the first public figure to have their past comments be brought to light. From athletes, Hollywood personalities, and other conservative figures, people are apologizing for stupid and offensive things they said as teenagers. Which in and of itself is not a bad thing and could teach today’s teens to watch what they say and what they post on social media, but that’s not why the tweet miners do what they do.
They don’t seek justice, they seek to cloud themselves in self-righteousness while destroying anyone else. Do you think of one second that the social justice-left would go after Kashuv if he was like his fellow Parkland High Schooler David Hogg. No, of course they wouldn’t. But, because Kashuv spent his time blasting Scott Israel and not Dana Loesch or Marco Rubio and because he has been mentored throughout this process by the likes of Ben Shapiro, the left views him as a threat to their pro-gun control agenda which relies more on emotion than facts.
And its not like the people digging for dirt of Kyle Kashuv or Amber Athey of The Daily Caller or anybody else are squeaky clean either. One could probably bet a lot of money that same SJWs that seek to bring them down probably said something offensive about somebody or group of people in their younger years. Some of them should consider themselves lucky that Facebook and Twitter weren’t around when they were 16. What percentage of Harvard’s incoming freshmen did the same? Speaking of Hogg, he is also a member of the Harvard class of 2023, what about him?
There’s another problem with mining for people’s past indiscretions. If you don’t like the fact that the President of the United States is such an egomaniac and narcissist that he doesn’t even ask God for forgiveness, then you can’t support what the SJW-left and Harvard just did. If public figures sincerely apologize for their past sins and society isn’t prepared to accept them, then don’t be surprised to see people doubling down in a “screw you” sort of mentality because they assume you aren’t really concerned with what they did, they just want to destroy your livelihood.
This mentality also politics turns into a sort of war where apologies are for suckers and the voters try to find the biggest, baddest brass knuckle brawler they can find. It may be cliché at this point, but this is how you got Trump
Meanwhile, to the people on the left cheering this: congratulations, you’ve made common cause with Laura Loomer.