OK look. We're very sorry that we ever had a Sixties, ok?
We're really sorry that we ever thought that sex shouldn't be freighted with guilt, that women should be allowed to choose when they have babies, that racism and poverty are worth trying to eradicate, that organized religion is fraught with horrid, repressive ugliness, that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't be feeding our young to a war machine that makes us universally loathed the world over.
We're really sorry that we ever thought any of these things. We're sorry it ever happened, we won't ever do it again. Boy, that was sure naive of us! What were we thinking!
I guess we just never thought we'd have to live with 35 years of backlash...