Rant alert: the dishonesty and disingenuity of “time to move on”

I saw the phrase “you need to move on” recently.
“Move on” and its related phrasings are offensive, insulting, and like I said dishonest and disingenuous. Below is how I think it should be responded to:
(MO is short for Move On; AJ for Autism Jungle)

MO: Enough already about this! You need to move on.
AJ: Hang on a moment. I had a look at this issue. The unhappy ones have legitimate grievances. Do you agree?
MO: Sure, but…
AJ: The people who were responsible for the issue – have they sought to put things right? Have they expressed any regret for their wrongdoing?
MO: No, but…
AJ: But nothing! If they have neither apologised not attempted to correct matters, then telling the aggrieved ones to move on is dismissive, belittling, and merely trying to avoid fixing things and taking corrective action! Stop saying it!

Every single time I’ve seen or heard “move on” used, it’s someone telling a person with a valid issue to drop it.


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