I only recently discovered Christoher DeGroot a few months ago.
Last week, myself and a few friends of mine came in contact with this sort of herd-mentality-as-morals invective, and DeGroot writes here of exactly how to respond to it.
It is why I have stopped apologizing for speaking True things. (That everyone knows are True but won’t say). The society itself depends on men doing exactly this. That is, telling the Truth, sometimes throwing in a little diffusing humor, butnever falling prey to the enormous pressure from the mob to “apologize.”
Apologizing is a crappy facsimile of something the Bible calls repentance, and I just don’t do it. Repentance is good, apologizing is false virtue. The kind of apologizing they want you to do is appeasement to the God of political correctness that ultimately can never be appeased because apologizing is not designed to heal the temporal and eternal relationships like repentance is. It is cheap, comparatively and ultimately just churns you through the PC machine.
I say things to my boys and girl exactly like this race car driver did, because they are true. In fact, we kind of over do this kind of masculine/feminine reinforcement as a way to specifically undermine that which the culture tells usabout “gender.” What business is it of the mob, and why should I care?
The mob, the media gossip, and your online “friends” opinions are not morality.