Retraction and Apology
In this Monday’s “Things I Think” I made the comment that if there were anyone reading that believed “slavery was a personal benefit” to those enslaved, they needed to leave.
It was a flippant throwaway comment in response to alleged “news” out of Florida.
I made the comment because I allowed myself to be duped by headlines that made it appear as if this was the belief of Florida educators and government officials.
I allowed myself to be duped because those headlines affirmed negative impulses I already had…so I accepted the lies and spread them around a little farther…as one would spread manure on ground prior to planting.
Had I done five minutes of research (including reading the actual curriculum I posted) it would have been quickly evident that this was an accusation without any substance constructed solely for the purpose of inflaming further hostilities between people for political gain.
I failed to do what I’ve been preaching online and off, failed to hold to any standard of journalistic ethics, and worse, failed to hold to standards of Christian ethics…that I tirelessly demand of others.
My apologies to my brother Alan and to all my readers.
I am far more disappointed in myself than you can possibly be.