Virtue Signaling – Another Problem With The Landscape.

“Virtue Signaling,” Just Another Part Of A Larger Problem.

“You’re talking a lot but, you’re not saying anything.” – (Psycho Killer, Talking Heads, 77).
“Why don’t they do what they say? Say what you mean. One Thing Leads To Another.” – (One Thing Leads To Another, The Fixx, Reach The Beach, 1983)
“Subtle innuendos follow, must be something inside.” – (Adam Ant, Goody Two Shoes, 1982).
All songs – http://www.songfacts.com.

(Relative then. Relative now.)

Virtue is virtuous.

The left accuses the right. The right accuses the left. The Boston Globe says a journalist from the Spectator came up with it.¹  The Spectator guy gives himself credit.² Someone else says it was first coined way back in ’04.³Everyone has a stick in their craw over the way the last guy or girl was using it, and whom or what the definition truly fits. I say, ‘who threw mud in the water?’ It’s a nifty term, it’s more descriptive than I would put it. I would call it plainly, “false virtue.” It all lends itself to the blurring of the lines that has taken place in America, over and over again. It has led to the double standards, hypocrisy, one-way streets and narcissism, ‘there’s what’s good for me and then there’s everybody else.’ It has led to the same crime calling for different convictions. The big believable screen is telling us lies or leaving out pertinent information. Politicians and talking heads make insinuations and then talk about them as if they were true. This is the establishment-your government=media=Hollywood=sports=corporate=repeat, repeat, repeat=judicial=purgatory in which all the cops are criminals, and all the sinners saints. This is they. This is them. But, wait-that was yesterday. Today, we talk of the cops’ heroism. Yesterday, we worshiped the First Amendment, today the Veteran, like never before. It depends on what the expediency of the day can contribute to the Big Plan.4   Today, what is bad may be good, depending on how our ‘corporate’ media wishes to view it. It is definitely trial-by-media and the courts are just an extra sideshow.

There is something very dangerous taking place, and I would particularly ask the men, the women, the five races, the religions, the conservatives, the liberals, the Millennials and Boomers and X’ers, and Yada, yada, yada. Please take notice; your “shadow” government has created the very divisions they hoped would take place all along. And of course, we now have different applications of morality, ethics, laws and justice. Therefore, a bad person can be redeemed, and a good person made bad. Historical figures can go from heroism and importance to irrelevant, or a pariah. You, who probably know much more than I, are a revisionist, (bad), while I can be a revisionist, (good). We can have a statute of limitations or go back a lifetime. To them, it depends on the day and the narrative they are going for. Payday is coming up and I know you got the memo.

Is it virtue? Really?

 

The fiat bankers have been angling for control of this country since its birth.   The death grip has been tightening  starting with the years following the Civil War and the years of the Industrial Revolution. Banks and Robber Barons accumulated unprecedented wealth and power, leading up to the two World Wars.  They have been slowly taking control of the government.  It’s lucky for all us little specs that, at particular times, not everyone has wanted to play ball.   I mean, guys like Louis McFadden.  (love that guy).  But they are still working on the same thing, the wealth is more concentrated than ever, and they are very close: a World Government-A big center of power by which you will all be controlled.  Of course, I’m a crazy conspiracy nut, so, help me with the sane people who are are happily proclaiming it and writing about it in the MSM.  Explain them.  And, most are the go-along-to-get-along types. Most are helping them, their masters.   There are people who are “virtuous,”  but there are those that would like to blur the lines;  blur the virtue, blur the differences of so many things.

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But, back to the virtuous virtue signalers. First, let us take the attacks of the Dems, all racially-aligned groups, the media, and our lovely popular movie and sports stars when now-President Trump stated that we must ‘stop the violence at the border.’ Hillary, to her talking heads to CNN, to stars Eva Longoria and every single star of Latin descent and sports stars galore seized upon it to make candidate Trump a ‘racist.’ What Mr. Trump said was actually true; there was a crazy amount of violence at the border. Movies were made about it, Juarez was the murder capital of the world, and gangs became a regular part of the American landscape. How does that make Mr. Trump ‘racist?’ It doesn’t. You would to conceive it in your own mind-and, then, we know something about you, don’t we? We know that you have a one-sided way of deciding in your own mind what is true. That you had to conceive it entirely without evidence. Then you proclaim it over and over. You make yourself a Savior of the Races. Nope. You are taking a selfish stance beneficial to yourself, or those who fund or represent you. Isn’t that what Hillary has done again and again? One had to know she would do it. I was already buh-bye. Amazingly, an unprecedented number of people jumped on board. Let’s talk about them. First-the Latino factor-self-serving-Period. Second-White people be racist-It’s all about the African Americans. Third-anything at all that seems like it could be discriminatory is all about the black people. Fourth-people wanting a better life. Too many numbers here to go that deep. All those “old white men” may have started talking about social justice warriors and virtue signaling. The SJWs tried to turn it on the conservatives. (Still trying). I watched a debate between Jorge Ramos, (Univision) and Jared Taylor, (white supremacist, racist, segregationist, nationalist, (etcetera, etcetera, and etcetera.) I mean, (American Renaissance), and it was quite interesting to say the least. Mr. Taylor seemed to make Mr. Ramos look like a Latin Supremacist, a racist, a segregationist, self-serving and selfish beyond the pale, (pun intended), caring about his own people and not giving a damn about European Americans, their land, or any of their interests as being American. Did I say seemed? He did. That’s because that is what Mr. Ramos is. He is a self-server of La Raza, (“The Race.”) There are way too many examples to cite. But one of critical note is Colin Kaepernick. Oh boy! Is he a good one? And how about all the sexual accusers? Maybe I’ll be able to point out how these lovely virtuous people don’t really care about the country or it’s countrymen, but about their own quest for power, to erase the American identity, and make it either their land, or a no man’s land, believing they have every right.*  But, I’ll get to that issue. Let’s go to Colin.

Colin Kaepernick was applauded by the media and fellow sports stars, and took a risk, saying he would do what he had to do to draw attention to ‘racial inequality.’ I read a brand new blog trying to shed light on this as a black man, so I’ll give him a shot here:

There has been much tuhdoo about Colin Kaepernick and “virtue signaling.” Here is the opinion of one such, and a new guy on the block, so we welcome him: Matt Infald.5  What can I say?  Where should I start?   Like Mr. Ramos, it appears he sees things in “Univision.”6

 

 

I have no qualms with his first few paragraphs. After all, a lot of conservatives repeat what other conservatives say simply because it is negative towards liberals. He says, we don’t know what they really mean until we can equate them to actions. Good. Rather than take issue with his statements against President Trump, I’ll say what he says, what he does, is debatable. The Ohio governor, (Republican), would like him to know there’s another half of the country, but that half just wants him gone. Every time he has stuck his neck out, from top to bottom, the democrats are looking to take his head off. I’d have to review tapes of Obama. I do not believe he was under such relentless, consistent, attack…Establishment darling that he is. Kaepernick! Kaepernick! Well, Matt goes off on Mr. Trump, how he’s a Castro-styled blowhard (?), and self-aggrandizing. All those who voted for him are lobotomized, conspiracy-theorist, victims. I had to think back to Obama’s inauguration where all the white people who voted for him said he was for everybody, while all the black people thought he was just for them, and they laid all their expectations out that way—to which Obama was one huuuge disappointment. He believes Trump does not care about the flag, he doesn’t care about vets, he doesn’t care about the country, and he is the epitome of “virtue signaling.” Really, Matt? Matt cites his criticism of Senator McCain, which is correct. Mr. Trump had no room to talk, there. He called the country Third World, and said it is going to Hell. He’s right, Matt. The evidence is massive.  He may not care about the country, but, I have a feeling he does. I believe, even if doesn’t do a professional job, he’s out there doing what is required. He pretty much financed his own campaign.  He is foregoing the salary. His agenda seems quite aggressive. Perhaps he didn’t start out caring.   Now, I think he does and he has to. I think if you haven’t done much for the country yourself, you’re not in a position to talk about it. He does call soldiers’ parents. He does honor his countrymen at the Cemetery, (Arlington National),  and he honors the holidays along with every American. Nah, he’s not the epitome, Matt.

Can we move on to Colin?  Well, Matt says that Colin was just exercising his ‘First Amendment rights,’ and he thought if we loved America, we should see no problem in burning the flag.   Matt says he was just protesting racial inequality. First, Matt, where was that First Amendment, when the alt-right, or whoever was trying to speak. Let’s say White Supremacists, even. Well, I heard several anti fa and Black Lives Matters supporters shout them down saying they had no right to speak. In the wake of Beyoncé’s rude entertainment at the Super Bowl, those White Supremacists, or whoever they were, probably saw all the black people wiping their bottoms with the flag. You know, I didn’t see President Trump doing that, Matt, did you?  They probably saw all those green,black and red flags being waved.  I didn’t see the White Supremacists waving those flags, Matt.  Did you?  You want the Confederate Flag down?  Take those down.  Also, they felt, rightly so, that his protest was misguided; wrong forum, debatable reasons, escalated from a police to a national issue. And, they would be right. First, we know, in the numbers, police kill many more white people-they just don’t have a fellow racebaiter around filming. They believe in justice. Definitely, two or three videos clearly showed police officers going way over the line. What I didn’t see was any indication whatsoever it was because of their race. Sometimes, when we talk race, we have to talk the truth, whether it benefits our side, or not. Next, would be the fact that black folks have done much better in this country than any other country by FAR. Not a little. By FAR. So, the question is: How can this country be so racist?**  Every reason ever cited is a problem from within, not on the outside. But! If conservatives don’t like it, they can move to a country that doesn’t allow flag burning.  Right, Matt?  First, why should they leave a country they love? They aren’t complaining, Matt. Colin is. You are. What we know and you know, (unless you’ve had a lobotomy), is that the protest was disingenuous, and for more than one reason. Tell me, why is the virtuous Colin, who himself stated he was taking the risk, he was sacrificing for his people, now suing the NFL and trying to get his job back?????? What is virtue signaling? Well, to me, it’s when you say or imply how genuinely concerned you are, so much so, that’d you risk a career, as in Colin’s case. But, the country-haters got some blow-back. Too, bad. Now, you want your First Amendment rights? They were never against that, in case you’re still not getting it. They are against it being so untrue, just so untrue. They are against the false altruism. They are against people taking a family sport and turning it into a political grandstand like Beyoncé, like Colin. He’s not a hero. I guess he doesn’t really care about your plight as much as he said, because now he wants his job back. And finally, most of us, and I would agree, that the alleged plight is bogus to begin with. I can’t speak for President Trump but I can say Colin is a much better example of “virtue signaling,” -“Of false virtue.”

Next, the sex scandals, another abysmal example of the “alleged” virtuously, brave women. The media, on and on and on, about “brave women.” Really? Good corporate maneuvering because they are either completely ignorant, or in absentia, or both. News flash: Anyone with two cents of power abuses it. Sad, but true. We aren’t talking just about women. This country is littered with its victims.  In fact, it is a much bigger, monolithically bigger, problem that would be worth highlighting. But, back to the ladies:  Being molested, or assaulted and speaking out years, indeed decades, later about it is not too brave at all. Maybe the first, not any other. You see there has to be risk. The ladies were not only not willing to risk, but now they are seeking reward! Bogus, bogus, bogus. That is virtue signaling.  What brave women, who wouldn’t risk their job, and Colin, what a brave person who wouldn’t risk his job. So, there had to be many, many other victims to come. It still doesn’t address the larger issue of the abuse a multitude of people, man and woman, suffer behind company walls. Much, much more damaging,  played out daily by the thousands, (a guess). It doesn’t get you elected though, does it? Even if one employee manages to speak up for another, it goes hush-hush. The extent of the problem hasn’t even been touched.

“In the twentieth century, it almost a joke in the Western world to use words like ‘good’ and ‘evil.’ They have become old-fashioned concepts, yet they are very real and genuine. These are concepts from a sphere which is above us. And, instead of getting involved in base, petty, shortsighted political calculations and games we must recognize that a concentration of evil and a tremendous force of hatred is spreading throughout the world.”

-Solzhenitsyn.

    1. [1] https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/12/24/virtue-signaling-and-other-inane-platitudes/YrJRcvxYMofMcCfgORUcFO/story.html
    1. [2] https://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/i-invented-virtue-signalling-now-its-taking-over-the-world/
    1. [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtue_signalling
    1.  [4]  N.W.O.

[5] https://medium.com/@mattinfald/colin-kaepernick-the-flag-fetish-and-conservative-virtue-signaling-49b2caab81a

[6] White Racist/ Brown Racist

[7]  “Warning To The West”, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, First Edition, 1976, p.43.< datetime=”2017-11-12T21:11:43+00:00″

  • (anyone of such virtue may give up their personal land and personal rights may be so inclined.  We have yet to see one.)
  • Enlightened people would surely know how the reverse would look.  Haiti would be an EXCELLENT example.