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MysteryMan

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zvelf

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Subj: Re: I have to wonder,,,while the Hollywood condemnation of Brunei's new law...
Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 at 02:20:47 pm EDT (Viewed 139 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I have to wonder,,,while the Hollywood condemnation of Brunei's new law...
Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 at 01:57:32 pm EDT (Viewed 199 times)

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    ...is to be lauded. BUT. Why don't they do this with all the similar countries and leaders that are doing these terrible things as well?


First, celebrities criticize stuff all the time (https://www.thewrap.com/hollywood-activism-helen-gahagan-douglas-harvey-telethon/), but if you're asking why Hollywood doesn't condemn everything there is possible to condemn, well, that's ridiculous because no one does that. There's not enough time in the day to tackle every single evil in the world.


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    What's happening in Brunei is horrible...but there are many other targets...even much bigger targets they should be calling out. It smacks of virtue signaling since this is a relatively small country.
    Any ideas why?


Yeah, this JUST happened is why. Also, virtue signaling is a far more complicated phenomenon than your condescension merits:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/opinion/sunday/virtue-signaling.html


My question was which you sidestepped...there are many examples they could target.
Why this one and not many of the others? Some of which are BIGGER.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brunei-invokes-laws-allow-stoning-gay-sex-adultery-074919015.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/nicki-minaj-and-more-stars-who-hang-with-dictators

a blast from the past...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-clooney-sudan_b_1353817


So yes they cant go after everything...but the question is why Brunei for example but not Saudi Arabia?


P.S. In response to your defense of virtue signaling...

"Psychological studies reveal that a person’s authentically experienced outrage is inherently interwoven with subconscious concerns about her reputation. In other words, even genuine outrage can be strategic."

All this really does is call into question even genuine outrage. That doesn't make it any better that "virtue signaling" has taken place. If anything it makes a larger percentage of anyone "outraged" more selfish.


Also...that study could be questioned...maybe those that were not given the money were outraged not because they didn't get the chance to virtue signal...maybe they were upset that they weren't given the chance to have some money to give...or mad they didn't get money for their time. The "test results" could simply be a projection of the testers.


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