Virtue-signaling, the lazy, self-justifying compulsion of most progressives you went to school with, is the act of communicating by words, actions, or illustration their passion for some social justice issue that makes them look 1) caring; 2) in step with the times. It doesn’t need to be followed up with any walking of the talk, it just needs to be signified on Facebook cover photos, t-shirts, or words spoken a little louder than necessary at Starbucks. And although the hot social issue du jour for leftists changes a bit every 2 – 3 years, when an issue is “in”, it’s In. And today what’s In is “Welcoming Refugees”.
Beyond a few magnanimous sounding syllables that prove how caring one is merely by stating they “stand with refugees”, nothing is really required of the social justice warrior. Hence the laziness, the susceptibility to herd mentality, and the persistently self-referential nature of these people. It’s not important to them whether an immigrant is actually a “refugee” under the statutory definition or an economic migrant – two significantly different things – it’s only important that the immigrants look downtrodden, brownish, and needful of some kind of aid. Unfortunately this lack of interest in examining any concrete details of actual immigration – the rate of admission, the question of background checks, public health impacts, the ability of the U.S. to accommodate a potentially unlimited stream of entrants – gives the back of the hand to the complexity of the problem. But these are just terribly unimportant minutiae to the progressive who just wants to look like they’re doing the right thing.
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The schism of pro- and anti-Front National is grounded less and less in political differences. Instead, the conflict increasingly takes the form of a sheer political polarity. For FN supporters, the immigrant is the figure that is undermining French culture, through his unwillingness to respect the ways things are done. Immigrants don’t want to integrate; they don’t respect France.
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It finally ends today. With the peaceful transfer of power in Washington from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, what might be described as our long national nightmare will be over.
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Pardoning drug offenders by the thousand, many of them violent offenders and/or dealers. Commuting the sentence of a convicted traitor who released military secrets directly impinging on national security. Why does Obama do these baffling things? Is it because, as writer Ed Straker believes, “Obama decides everything based on identity politics. He doesn’t look at the nature of the crime; he looks at who he thinks committed it and how virtuous that person’s group is.”?
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The New York Times, once a newspaper, has printed a full-page ad from the Revolutionary Communist Party calling (in so many words) for the overthrow of the government: “Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do — creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.”
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Timidity in the face of barbarity. We’ve seen this pattern increasing across Europe as the 2015 wave of massive Muslim immigration has led to jihadist attacks and fear of attacks. Here was a case not so much of a specific threat as it was the native Dutch citizens deciding they simply didn’t want their elementary school children to experience an atmosphere of unease during a town Christmas festival.
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