Virtue signaling: noun — the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue. "It's noticeable how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate things."
The definition comes with the picture of a reusable bag printed with, “My reusable bag makes me better than you.”
Virtue signaling is everywhere these days. From the couple smiling while giving a street corner denison a few dollars, he smiling back with the anticipation of being high for the next few hours, to the Georgetown University students who voted to approve a mandatory student fee to pay reparations for the school’s participating in the slave trade two centuries ago.
It’s a showy virtue promotion of their “wokeness” and their superiority over the rest of us deplorables.
So, if you’re better than me, you must be more intelligent, so therefore it only makes sense to you that you should make my decisions for me. You will mind my business for me.
This is a root cause of the division in our country right now. The virtuous elite believe they are always right and never wrong, so they will make the decisions of how we act and carry out our lives.
A problem is that these people are easily influenced into false conclusions because they think with their heart, instead of their brain.
The United States contributes less than 6 percent of plastic in the oceans. Can you understand that to solve a problem, you must go to the source? Until you talk to China about ocean acidification, mercury, carbon and plastic, you won’t solve the problem. All of your virtue signaling to us here in Oregon and the U.S. is as useless as peeing into the wind.