“Now: did you, or did you not, when you were 11 years old, say such-and-such…?”
Actually, this has gotten much worse since this incident from five years ago.
Now they can–and do–go back over everything you’ve ever said since you were a toddler and dig up a “homophobic slur,” whatever that may be, that you made on the playground when you were ten years old. And this disqualifies you from, well, everything. Certainly from any kind of role in public life: and you can forget about holding any job more exalted than latrine attendant.
We now treat abominable things as sacred, and holy things as abominable.
Does anybody know how this came to be?