Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Outrage Now Delivered by Emoji

With the massacre in Brussels last week, we were besieged by another round of Facebook forwards offering unity and support.

I am tired as hell of this.  Hence, when I saw Michelle Malkin's article from last week, it totally hit the nail on the head for me.  Here's an extract:

To borrow a useful phrase coined by British journalist James Bartholomew last year, we have reached the oversaturation point of post-terrorism "virtue signaling:" Hashtags, avatars and animated GIFs ad nauseam. These are the easy advertisements and maudlin displays of one's resolute opposition to an unidentified something that must be stopped somehow by unspoken means.

Virtue signals are "camouflage," Bartholomew explained. They are sincere-seeming shows of collective unity that disguise the millennial-age indulgence of publicly patting one's own back for supposed moral courage. "No one actually has to do anything," he opined. Virtue now "comes from mere words or even from silently held beliefs."

I encourage you read the entire article here


Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...