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The Good Reverend Roger

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2017, 02:59:49 am »
I suspect that since what appears to be the demographic of those who virtue signal the most, namely those who come from affluent, sheltered backgrounds, this capitalistic enterprise of competition for "virtue" at the least cost in terms of actual action is rational.

I heard someone else refer to it as "oppression poker".

Reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

That was a bunch of ass.

What's that supposed to mean?

First I had to wait longer for anything to happen than I did in Manos, The Hands of Fate.

Then it was a bad cartoon, like something you'd find on "The Comical Conservative."  Then I closed the tab.

So you have a bad internet connection, you have an attention span of a flea and like so many these days, you lack an appreciation of spot-on satire.

Good to know.

Oh, you're RP.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2017, 03:00:55 am »
I suspect that since what appears to be the demographic of those who virtue signal the most, namely those who come from affluent, sheltered backgrounds, this capitalistic enterprise of competition for "virtue" at the least cost in terms of actual action is rational.

I heard someone else refer to it as "oppression poker".

Reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

That was a bunch of ass.

What's that supposed to mean?

First I had to wait longer for anything to happen than I did in Manos, The Hands of Fate.

Then it was a bad cartoon, like something you'd find on "The Comical Conservative."  Then I closed the tab.

So you have a bad internet connection, you have an attention span of a flea and like so many these days, you lack an appreciation of spot-on satire.

Good to know.

Oh, you're RP.

What's "RP"?

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2017, 03:02:09 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 03:04:54 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.

Like I suspected. You'd rather waste your time bloviating to sycophants, and I failed the sycophant test.

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2017, 03:13:22 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.

Like I suspected. You'd rather waste your time bloviating to sycophants, and I failed the sycophant test.

Good way to make a first impression.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2017, 03:21:03 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.

Like I suspected. You'd rather waste your time bloviating to sycophants, and I failed the sycophant test.

Good way to make a first impression.

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 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2017, 03:24:37 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.

Like I suspected. You'd rather waste your time bloviating to sycophants, and I failed the sycophant test.

Good way to make a first impression.

They are my people and I am their king.

Now I applaud that response. Please tell me that was a real sycophant, and not your left hand in another forum sock-puppet.

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2017, 04:44:14 am »
Done wasting my time on you.  Good day.

Like I suspected. You'd rather waste your time bloviating to sycophants, and I failed the sycophant test.

Good way to make a first impression.

They are my people and I am their king.

Now I applaud that response. Please tell me that was a real sycophant, and not your left hand in another forum sock-puppet.

Chump.  I'm the only person here other than you, and I'm not sure about you.  RP.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2017, 08:41:39 am »
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So you have a bad internet connection, you have an attention span of a flea and like so many these days, you lack an appreciation of spot-on satire.

Good to know.

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2017, 07:57:45 pm »
Semaphores of Spot-on Satire  vs.  Indications of Overwrought Irony .....  Fight!
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2017, 03:55:10 pm »
The article in the guardian is not using virtue signalling in the same way that Roger uses it in the first post.  Roger is defining it as making statements to identify with a group wheras the guardian uses it as making statements to identify as good or virtuous.  Roger's definition is more specific and more useful.

The Adam smith article does the same thing.

There's a related term which I think applies here, if I get your meaning. Tribal signaling. Undoubtedly, this can occur in the same space as virtue signaling.

Here's Zizek explaining signaling in general and taking it a bit further into signaling with and via commodity and market stuff. <5min



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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2017, 04:00:01 pm »
Coincidentally, zenosaburu is tribal signaling "Right-wing/Republican/Conservative" when he uses the term sheltered and oppression pejoratively. He is simultaneously virtue signaling by implying his holding doctrinal values of the party: rugged individualism, moxy, grit, etc.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 02:32:44 pm »
The screeching about the word pussy on FB currently unfolding is a good example of this.

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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 02:57:34 pm »
The screeching about the word pussy on FB currently unfolding is a good example of this.

Yes.  I am told that the march was counterproductive and worse than Pol Pot because the pink hats were a symbol of TERF.

The people doing the bitching are of course stupid and probably won't be available for comment inside of 24 months.
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Re: Virtue Signalling
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 06:34:51 pm »
The screeching about the word pussy on FB currently unfolding is a good example of this.

Yes.  I am told that the march was counterproductive and worse than Pol Pot because the pink hats were a symbol of TERF.

The people doing the bitching are of course stupid and probably won't be available for comment inside of 24 months.

I don't really get why some women having vaginas should be so intimidating to women without vaginas, but I suspect this may well be one of those situations where I am about to be schooled, so I am open to learning.