Former Mumford & Sons guitarist explains what he learned from apologizing to an outrage mob: Don't do it
In March of 2021, Mumford & Sons guitarist Brandon Marshall did the worst thing an entertainer could possibly do. He said something nice about Andy Ngo. Specifically, Andy's book exposing Antifa as a terrorist organization. Leftists are okay with Antifa being terrorist organization. What they HATE is anyone famous who has an opposing viewpoint from theirs. These are the types of leftists who assault random Asian guys thinking they're Andy.
Marshall followed the usual script upon being attacked. He apologized for the high crime of tweeting a nice thing about a book he read. He begged for forgiveness. He said he was taking a leave of absence from the band to reflect on what he did and how he can better himself from it. During that leave, he realized: "Wait, I'm NOT sorry."
Marshall told Glenn Beck about this sudden epiphany.
Former Mumford and Sons banjoist @MrWinMarshall tells me how he went from apologizing to the woke mob for tweeting about Andy Ngo's book exposing Antifa to speaking out against the mob: "I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I HADN'T been wrong." pic.twitter.com/fkrEVIMDCO
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) November 21, 2022
His main reason for apologizing was that people were coming after his bandmates, and it seemed like the right thing to do. It wasn't. And he soon realized that.
I looked deeper into the topic and realized I hadn't been wrong. I called the author brave. Not only was he brave, but he'd also been attacked by Antifa mobs. And so my conscience really started to bother me. I was also frustrated because I felt like I was excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing it doesn't exist.
When Marshall first apologized for apologizing back in June of 2021, he said of leaving the band "I could remain and continue to self-censor but it will erode my sense of integrity."
Marshall's right. When you apologize for something you are not sorry for and that you are not wrong about, you are saying that the truth is wrong. You make it harder for the next person to come along and say accurate and factual things that leftists don't want to hear. Things like, "Hey, I found this book interesting."
People who are quick to bend their knee ARE part of the problem. The left just makes up an excuse for you to bend the other one. Marshall knows that now and I hope he helps his peers realie that too.
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