And Don't Forget the Neck Protector
The Left wants to apologize for everything, even in Australia. Tim Blair notes:
An email currently puking its way around a Sydney university:
You may have heard that Google intends to take high resolution photos of Sydney on Australia Day as part of its Google Earth project.
We think it's a great opportunity for a bit of activism.
We'll be chalking up the word "Sorry" in a bunch of places that are clearly visible from Google's plane. Given our record on Aboriginal human rights, Iraq, Kyoto, East Timor's Oil, &c. we have plenty to apologise for.
Please tell me where I can purchase one substantial coil of hangman's noose, of execution quality, which I can use to string myself up. Having shamed and degraded myself in every way possible and nearly starved myself by exclusive reliance on the comestibles for sale at the Cooperative, I find my residual guilt essentially unchanged. I've converted to Islam and engaged in every sort of unconventional sex, including that proscribed by Islam (which I somehow feel they will understand); even taken to wearing my socks and underwear three weeks in a row without change, the better to reduce my impact on the Planet, all without relief from my feeling of malaise.
At one point I was even tempted to apply for a job but stopped short of going to work after I realised that it meant having to use products manufactured by Americans and Australians. Now I realise that death is preferable. I would have been a suicide bomber but lack of funds means I will be stretched (pardon the pun) to simply get the rope.
I'll be tying a sign with the word "Sorry" to my shoes in a way that will be clearly visible to my parents when they find my corpse. Given my record in life, I have plenty to apologise for.