Constantly Late and Begging for Applause

Kind of tired of watching big organizations (political parties, churches, etc, etc, etc) look for a standing ovation when they finally come around on an issue (doesn’t matter what it is, pick your favorite).

No, sorry, you don’t get credit for being a late follower. If you project an air of infallibility and want everyone to believe that you’re on the side of truth and justice and love and all that other good stuff you say you believe – YOU’D HAVE BEEN EARLY TO THE PARTY. You should have helped organize it.

You don’t get to show up at the last minute after people have spent decades fighting your lies and pretend that this is some great thing you’re doing. You’re LATE. You were on the wrong side the whole time and don’t even have the courage to admit it other than a couple of trite press releases written by your lawyers and a couple of donations to charities that helped all the people you hurt.

You get no credit. Screw you.

Welcome to the party, but we were just wrapping up. There might be a couple crackers left. Sorry, but all the dip’s been eaten and we’re out of wine. Feel free to make your own.

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.

1 comment

  1. Joe Dzikiewicz says:

    I can understand your frustration. But if someone wants to come around on a progressive issue, no matter how late, I’ll welcome them. I wouldn’t want to do anything to discourage someone from joining the party – and I want to do plenty to encourage them.

    Also, you should remember that organizations are made of people, and sometimes new people take over the organization. In that case, we should happily welcome those new people, and congratulate them for bringing their organization around.

    After all, we all belong to organizations that used to be a whole lot less progressive than they are now. I’m willing to invite the Democratic Party to the party, even though they were the biggest barrier to racial progress for a good century following the Civil War.

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