Delingpole: Laura Ingraham Should Never Have Apologized to David Hogg

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Laura Ingraham should not have apologized to David Hogg for having called out his whiny entitlement on Twitter.

First, you should never, ever apologize for being right.

Indeed. There is not a scientific device in existence capable of measuring how little how most of us care that this frankly sinister kid was rejected by UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine. You can bet that had he got in, he would have spent most of his time campaigning to decolonize the curriculum, transgender every bathroom, Occupy every lecture hall…

Second—and more importantly as far as Laura Ingraham’s career is concerned—you should never apologize to Social Justice Warriors (SJWs). Period.

Apologizing to the regressive left is like trying to get rid of circling sharks by chucking a bit more chum in the water. It doesn’t make them go away. It makes them hungrier, more aggressive, more determined to destroy you.

If I could go back in time—I admire Laura Ingraham—I would lend her my copy of Vox Day’s SJWs Always Lie.

Here is the relevant section from Vox Day’s SJW Attack Survival Guide:

3. Do not apologize.

The third thing to remember when undergoing an SJW-attack is to never apologize for anything you have done. I repeat: do not apologize. Do not say you are sorry if anyone’s feelings were hurt, do not express regret, remorse, or contrition, do not say anything that can be taken as an apology in any way. Just in case I am not being sufficiently clear, do not apologize! Normal people seek apologies because they want to know that you feel bad about what you have done and that you will at least attempt to avoid doing it again in the future. When SJWs push you for an apology after pointing-and-shrieking at you, what they are seeking is a confession to bolster their indictment. They are like the police down at the station with a suspect in the interrogation room, badgering him to confess to the crime. And like all too many police these days, the SJWs don’t really care if you did it or not, they’re just looking for a confession that they can take to the prosecutor. Be aware that once they have launched an attack on you, they will press you hard for an apology and repeatedly imply that if you will just apologize, all will be forgiven. Do not be fooled! I have seen people fall for it time and time again, and the result is always the same. The SJWs are simply looking for a public confession that will confirm their accusations, give them PR cover, and provide them with the ammunition required to discredit and disemploy you. Apologizing will accomplish nothing more than hand them the very weapons they require to destroy you.

Is that clear enough? It should be. Laura Ingraham is one of America’s most successful, respected and influential conservative TV and radio show hosts. It seems almost beyond imagining that someone so established could be taken so close to the brink of career destruction as a result of a couple of spiteful, cry-bully tweets by a 17-year old kid no one had heard of till the high school tragedy which he has gone on to exploit so relentlessly…

But this is the new, post-#MeToo world we live in. This is how the regressive left rolls and we need to wise up to its tactics which – as poor Laura Ingraham has just discovered – can be extraordinarily effective.

There are ways to play this. And there are ways not to play this.

Never apologize to the devil. It’s your blood, your soul and your eternal damnation he wants, not your contrition.


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