"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Monday, April 5, 2010
Does It Take 992 Apologies Before We Can Move On?
I don't know about you folks, but I am getting sick and tired of hearing Tiger Woods apologize. It seems like every week there is an article about Tiger Woods apologizing. I mean come on now, the man has apologized to his wife, his fans, his co-golf players, the world, his mistress... Jesus Christ, does it take 992 apologies for a black man to be forgiven? Or is the media trying to kill Tiger's self-esteem and confidence? Is this their way of destroying the man's ability to play golf by making him keep his head down in shame--destroy his concentration on the game? Or is Tiger a glutton for apologizing?
Bill Clinton didn't have to apologize that much, nor did the governor of South Carolina. For goodness sakes, is another apology gonna change anything or magically erase his adulteress affairs and they just disappear. After all of the apologies Tiger has given, one would think that he is apologizing for each and every affair he ever had and other men's affairs as well. It is beginning to look more like a Catholic confessional penance that never ends. In addition, even his homewrecking mistresses want an apology from him.
How long is the media gonna drag him through the apology syndrome? The man apologized once and that should have been enough. In fact, he shouldn't have had to apologize to anyone but his wife and family. No one else has to live with him, sleep with him, or put up with his cheating ways but his wife. If she and him have settled their differences and made up then people on the outside ought to be going about minding their own business.
It is time to let go and let the man go on and play golf in peace, so that television ratings for golf will go back, golf fans will once again fill up the stands, and Tiger can continue to kick some butt on the golf course. Please tell Tiger to stop apologizing! I don't know about you folks but I think I am coming down with an allergic reaction to apologies. Can we just get through the rest of 2010 without anyone else apologizing for anything?
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?