The proper response to the the Outrageously Outraged is never “I am sorry”. They will only bully you more. Really, I prefer a good, heart felt “Go fuck yourself” that, I think, is the correct response
Even after the police chief at West Virginia University publicly apologized for a “Thin Blue Line” flag displayed in his home during a Zoom meeting, professors at the university are still demanding his resignation.
In response to George Floyd’s death, West Virginia University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea Poore and W.P. Chedester, chief of University Police, sent out a letter to the students and faculty of WVU.
“We stand united against the violence and racism, discrimination or bias towards Black people that has plagued our country for so many years,” the letter read. “And by recognizing there is a systemic problem in many law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and taking a stand against injustice, we can begin the process of rebuilding trust within our communities.”
In order to discuss “how we can work together to foster a safe, diverse, and inclusive culture,” West Virginia University hosted a virtual Campus Conversation over Zoom. The format of the call allowed students to ask questions to university officials regarding race relations on campus.
Visible during the video conference was a hand-carved Thin Blue Line flag on Chedester’s wall.
Of course, the little rat bastards took his asinine apology and then demanded he resign, so, where did his apology get him? NOWHERE! So, STOP APOLOGIZING to these Stalinist wannabes! Damn, how tough is this to figure out? As a public service I will use the chiefs statement to show where he went wrong. This is his apology
Earlier today I participated in a virtual Campus Conversation with our vice president of diversity, Equity and inclusion. Our goal was to focus on how we can work together to foster a safe, diverse and inclusive culture at WVU.
I participated from my office, and on the wall behind me was an American flag with a blue stripe that I had been given as a gift. For me personally, it has always represented a way to honor the commitment I made as a first responder to protect our community. I understand now that it represents something else to many others; something that I now know was traumatic to some of our community tuning in for our Conversation. I sincerely did not have any intent to suggest that police lives matter more than Black lives nor was I intentionally trying to cause any harm or offense.
I apologize for how this has damaged the trust I have worked to build with the community. I am committed to rebuilding that trust beginning today. I am taking the flag down from my office wall.
What Chief No Nuts should have said was this–
To those “offended” by my Blue Lives Matter flag:
The flag that hurt your feelings represents the lives, and sacrifices of police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Anyone who would suggest they need an apology because they saw that flag deserves no apology and will receive no apology from me. Further, anyone who suggests that flag represents racism, or police brutality is either a fool, or harbors hatred towards law enforcement, and, again will never receive any apology from me.