Sometimes It's A Good Idea To Just Say "I'm Sorry."
I’ve been away from this Substack for several hours, and in that time, a friend called to tell me I that what I wrote, here, led to a post by Alison McDowell which apparently listed at least some of my flaws. I’ve not had a chance to read it.
I’ve rarely been so at a loss as to what I said or did that was so injurious, but the fact it, what I wrote caused upset.
I’m extremely busy and driving to various places to get things done in the next 2 days, so literally do not have the bandwidth to understand what I did.
My options are to: a) Review it all and try again to explain what I meant. b) Apologize.
I am choosing to apologize.
It’s not a disingenuous apology, but it is a blank-check apology.
If you hurt somebody’s feelings or they say you misrepresented them, and you don’t know how, or lack time, to analyze whether you said or did, I think this is the best thing to do.
I apologize to Sandra and to Alison McDowell for causing any kind of bad feeling or trauma, in the process of trying to put across what I thought needed correction about Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s stance on the “pandemic” and its origins.
I don’t care whether I “need to apologize” I care only that I might make things more peaceful instead of less peaceful.
I know I am sometimes a little edgy when I make a point, and I could be more diplomatic.
If you think I don’t need to apologize, I want to stress that an apology need not emerge from a debt, (you owe an apology, etc.) but can emerge from wanting a skirmish to settle, in this case, one I started.
I hope my apology is accepted.
There are more comments on my last post than any post I have ever written.
Very soon this Substack will return to covering things that make us all happy instead of miserable.
I support Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for President.
He has always been very kind and generous to me and he brought me back from a journalistic grave I was in for about 15 years, by taking my writings about the “HIV” war seriously as a historian.
That’s not why I support him. But based on working with him, I am willing to bet both arms that he is in this for the right reasons, that he is a genuine patriot, hates lies, and tyranny, and loves this country.
I also think he has walked more fine lines more expertly than just about anybody I can think of.
He would be a President not only for all Americans, but most especially, for those who have known loss, trauma, and pain.
He took it all and converted it into a life of combat. I don’t know how not to respect that.
I think he would free Julian Assange. I think he would free the truth about vaccine genocide. I think he would work toward peace between Russia and Ukraine. I think he would confront the deranged “monetary system,” which seeks to destroy all life on earth, and I think he would fight the poisoning of the planet and its inhabitants in all forms.
Whether he has a chance depends partly on whether we dare to believe he does.
Even if he doesn’t have a chance, he will step in where a bloody wound that never heals, to quote Putin, was blasted into our collective psyche on a dark day in November, before I was born.
I also think he knows an awful lot more than he is able to let on, just yet.
To fear for his life is to insult his guardian angels.
So I never talk like that. Everybody who does this work is well aware of the risks, but, as Jordan Peterson says, the risk of not taking huge risks is even riskier.
Let’s try to get along, and stop helping our common enemy.
“Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”
Romans 14:13 ESV