The Past

If you’re among the politically correct minions, you probably believe that people’s past should NEVER be forgotten – and certainly not forgiven, and people NEVER change, no matter what.

The recent news that Harvard, that prestigious, elite institution of higher education, has rescinded Kyle Kashuv’s acceptance because of comments he made as a 16-year-old student at Parkland.

Yes, that Parkland.

He made those comments in what he thought was a private platform (even though it was online) and used racially offensive language. It allegedly occurred in a shared study guide on Google Docs. (No one should EVER believe that Google Docs is in any way “private.”)

He is being judged for comments made as an immature 16-year old months before the shooting took place.

When it did, he and a lot of other students grew up – fast. The ugly reality of life made sure of that. Kyle quickly forgot those comments he had made in an attempt to “show off” or be as shocking as possible among other students. He was being “naughty.”

He realized and apologized for his actions, and was “embarrassed by the petty, flippant kid” that he was (and no longer is).  But that wasn’t enough, because in this social-warrior-watchdog age we live in, past mistakes made even in the innocence of youth or circumstance become a dead albatross around your neck, never to be removed regardless of sincerely appropriate apologies and an obvious change in life-style.

But perhaps there’s more to this than a years-old study guide with inappropriate comments: Kashuv has taken a pro-Second Amendment stance, even after the shooting at his school.

Instead of allowing someone to learn from and leave their past behind, Harvard has joined left-wing efforts to assure that those who have ever said [or done] anything untoward, awful or offensive – especially [if they’re] from the political right – are purely represented only by those flashes of life.”

And I would add, the politically-incorrect support of the Second Amendment is a sure death-knell of character as far as the Left is concerned.

The Bible says “judge not, so you won’t be judged.” Also, “…forgive others, as you have been forgiven…”  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

It’s a lot easier to hate and be judgmental than it is to love and offer forgiveness. Love does indeed cover a multitude of sins, and it involves a committed level of trust.

To ignore the possibility – and the frequent evidence – that people can change is simply not logical.

But the Left is rarely logical.