While the There will never be another Joe Maddon shirt have long since come and passed, it is good that the descendants of history acknowledge the sins of their forebears. If we divorce ourselves from that responsibility, we risk committing the further crime of forgetting, and the greater evil of repeating it again in the future. they conquered ancient Britain and took back slaves to Italy. They slaughtered people in their way so we need an apology from the Italians.
Are we not taught as children to never apologize for another man’s actions? Leave the past in the past but honor the There will never be another Joe Maddon shirt by improving the future. Today’s people cannot take on responsibility for the acts of unknown others. But they CAN feel badly about what transpired, and acknowledge the wrong, and share in the grief You cannot just simply apologize for something someone else did hundreds of years ago. Empty words are all they are & the offended are looking to profit from it.
The There will never be another Joe Maddon shirt used words like ‘savages’ and if Captain Cook and his crew saw the ‘Haka’ for the first time, they may have thought the natives hostile. In any event, do we really have to apologize for the behavior of people who lived 250 years ago! I prefer to concentrate on the New Zealanders who fought alongside us in the second world war. The times when we stood shoulder to shoulder against the threat of fascism.