Safety Pin Tribalism and Virtue Signalling Nonsense

Posted: November 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

This insightful post describes the leftist mirror image of the rightist “Support Our Troops” bumper sticker “virtue signalling” of recent years. The criticisms below apply equally to that empty gesturing as they do to the “safety pin” signalling.

Godless Cranium

I was reading a post this morning (honestly, it was almost noon because I’m a lazy ass) about the new safety pin phenomenon. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s what the creator of the safety pin movement said:

The founder of the campaign, who tweets as @Cheeah, told the BBC ‘This is meant to be more than just a symbolic gesture or a way for like-minded people to pat each other on the back.If people wear the pin and support the campaign they are saying they are prepared to be part of the solution. It could be by confronting racist behaviour, or if that is not possible at least documenting it. More generally it is about reaching out to people and letting them know they are safe and welcome.’ she says.

Anyhow, it was created after the Brexit vote and recently it has been taken up by…

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