Monday, July 31, 2017


The  pro-Trump conservative elected Kalaska Michigan Village President Jeff Seiting is known for his anti-liberal, anti-Muslim posts.  "In the last year, he posted rants on Facebook calling for the United States to kill ‘‘every last Muslim’’ and declaring Islam ‘‘a flesh-eating bacteria.’’ Asked at a village meeting in June whether he would apologize for the posts, Sieting told the room, ‘‘I owe nobody an apology for exercising my First Amendment rights.’’ His stance could cost him his job, but he doesn’t appear to be sorry about that either. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Sieting suspects that the antipathy toward him is coming from nonresidents’ disdain for the president."  [His facebook site has apparently been removed. When protesters rallied, they were met by supporters, many described as 'bikers' who stated agreement with his statements. for more details and pictures, see source]

"The current allergy to apology meets up with exasperation over so-called political correctness, exasperation that became a selling point of Donald Trump’s candidacy. He won. So, then, did the offenses, insults and assaults he and his campaign not only refused to apologize for but also, in the case of, say, the former campaign staffer and journalist-mauler Corey Lewandowski, swore never happened. Witnesses and contradictory video footage be damned.
‘‘Unapologetic’’ is how The Los Angeles Times characterized Donald Trump Jr.’s defense of his having met with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton last summer, during the presidential campaign. You could see just how un-sorry he was when he tweeted out his damning pre-meeting emails moments before The New York Times published them. In the Trump era, ‘‘unapologetic’’ constitutes a state of mind: There is no shame in flouting norms, exiting accords, jeopardizing international relationships, lying."

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