What amazes me is how much RESISTANCE there is to it.
So much hot air spent on WHY SHOULD X HAVE TO APOLOGIZE WHEN…
Way more of that than anything. It’s hysterical.
Idiotic or standard? Why should anybody have to apologize?
It’s almost as if apologies actually DO carry a moral currency value.
I see it as a moral currency all on its own.
Sometimes “I’m sorry” is meaningless. Sometimes it’s meaningful. It’s a moral currency whose value is negotiated among parties involved.
Look at the different value levels of “I’m sorry”.
If an intentional crime is committed, say, a rape, and the attacker says “I’m sorry”, what value is that in moral currency compared to hiccuping at the wrong time during a play and saying “Sorry”?
Know who you’re going into business with.
Apologizing for war crimes is pretty standard fare in world politics.
I don’t know what the hubbub is about.
Spain apologizing to Mexico is NOT like apologizing to a vindictive ex-partner.
That’s your viewpoint and that’s fine. But actions of a corporation vs actions of an individual with limited lifespans can’t be directly compared.
Nation is akin to a corporation. Also, this apology is between Mexico and Spain and the Pope.
Pope dd his part 3 years ago. Spain has not yet. USA isn’t involved
Is there a NEVER-APOLOGIZE principle I’m missing here?
Still called Britain. Same legal entity. Acting in its name.
I’m not who I was 20 years ago or two minutes ago. What’s a cutoff?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_England existed from 927 – 1707.
Its legal obligations absorbed into Great Britain after the union with Scotland.
Trump is a nobody. US Constitution is strong and will easily survive current bullshit. I don’t have to like it though.
“Are we going to demand apologies from Italy for the atrocities committed by the Roman empire?”
Not from Italy. Roman empire ceased as a legal entity around 5AD, although the Byzantine empire carried it until 29 May 1453.
So, you could have asked for an apology from a long time frame.
If you want it today?
You have to determine who carries the legal burden.
Mehmed has the strongest claim. “He founded a political system that survived until 1922 with the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. ”
So, you missed out again for that apology.
I’d say that the Roman Empire ended in 1922
The fact that there is such great resistance to apologizing shows recognition of this value.It’s not always meaningless as the value is negotiated in each transaction.
Now I happen to like a lot of the very same notions as you… but…
Should you become Caesar of World Rome, would you implement your notion?