Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he’s not sorry for his past actions that some women have said made them uncomfortable, but that he’s sorry he didn’t understand more at the time.
See, here’s one of the problems:
When someone does something awful (or what I would call “objectively awful”) the common interpretation of this event is that the subject decided she wanted to do something awful, this awful thing fit the bill, so she went and did it, knowingly committing an awful act. But that’s a fatal misunderstanding if one were to wish to understand what is actually happening here.
Joe Biden certain wouldn’t think he did anything wrong or regrettable or else he probably wouldn’t have done it in the first place! People usually don’t do things they think are wrong. That why they fucking do them, stupid. They are right in so many important ways that it’s a reasonable option to them.
So when Joe Biden says he wishes he knew better, well he can also be sorry for being so stupid at the time to have done such awful things. But that’s not how simple-minded people think.
It’s very important to understand that when people like George W. Bush help our country invade another country and lay waste to it, dooming further generations of people to misery by the American military, they do it not with evil intentions or with evil anywhere in their mind. They do it with the best of intentions. Somewhere, somehow in their mind they think that what they are doing is good and right. So think about that. You need to understand that there’s THAT amount of delusion occurring in the world, in the minds of people with such vast power over your life, before you even BEGIN understanding anything else.