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Subj: Re: I have to wonder,,,while the Hollywood condemnation of Brunei's new law...
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 at 11:57:28 am EDT (Viewed 139 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I have to wonder,,,while the Hollywood condemnation of Brunei's new law...
Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 at 11:54:31 pm EDT (Viewed 143 times)



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    I disagree. A parent can be outraged at the latest school shooting, for fear of having to send their own kids to school in a system that inadequately tackles gun violence. My wife (who's white) often gets outraged at police brutality against blacks, for fear of my safety and that of our biracial kids. As a black man I share this outrage, mostly for the same reason. Virtue signaling has nothing to do with either of these cases.


You're right. Outrage on your own behalf or on behalf of your own family or your own people is probably not virtue signaling. It's these people who broadcast outrage on behalf of people in other countries - I just can't take them seriously. Deep down they just want attention, I think.

Another caveat would be for people who've dedicated their lives to people in other countries or people all around the world. The genuine saints and heroes of our modern civilization. Not internet warriors. If a modern Albert Schweitzer broadcasts outrage, I'll take it at face value.







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