Liam Neeson Thing Show more
We need to remember this moment because it so perfectly encapsulates where we (that is, white people) are right now.
This isn't about penance. Liam offers no new insight or aid. His anecdote serves no purpose, aside from making white people feel a little better about abhorrent thoughts by saying "I've been there, too".
This is about expecting forgiveness. We say this kind of shit like it redeems us. We want a stamp of approval, we want to not feel shitty about being shitty.