The Hypocrisy of Virtue Signaling
Feb 09, 201711:23PM
You've all seen the meme of comparing unvetted immigrants to skittles. It's a poor metaphor, as many are, and this guy calls it out (my comments to follow):
Now, he's 100% correct that it's a poor metaphor. After that, every word he writes is incorrect, including "The," "and" and "of."
There will be brief pause while I drink enough Scotch to numb the agony my neurons suffer having to read this again as I refute.
Here we go:
1: You're not "Saving anyone from a war zone." They did that themselves when they reached Turkey. They're displaced persons, but no one is going to shoot them dead there (or, at least not for the reasons claimed). We're not picking them up in Syria (the primary nation in question) or even in A-stan to speak of. And why can't they stay in nations where there are similar languages and cultures? If I was in their place, I'd prefer Canada or the UK to say, Mongolia.
2: Let's look at the metaphor and the reality both. "I would GORGE myself on Skittles." Has he taken in any of the refugees who were here? No? Then he's lying. He intends to do nothing but be an internet virtue signaling loudmouth. If he took even one in, I'd respect him. As far as gorging himself on Skittles, that would, in fact, be very bad for his health.
But that's where the metaphor breaks down, because he wants to force those Skittles to be dumped into my childrens' candy jar as well, and in the candy stores, and in the freebies at doctors' offices, so it's not just his life at stake. He arrogates to himself the right to expose everyone else to the poison.
And it's not just poison. Some of the Skittles/"refugees" are known to explode and take others with them, and butcher children's genitalia, and disfigure their own women, and attack local Western women for failing to meet their standards, and even molest children because of "Sexual emergency," as the defense in an Austrian case read.
3: And when he dies? Well, he expects others to die following his lead. (But again, he has yet to make any effort to actually do this, the internet hero). From his stupidity, in an attempt to prove he's not racist (we'll come back to that) (HINT: he's racist), we're supposed to learn that it's a good thing to embrace potentially hazardous unknowns.
He also conveniently glosses over the fact that these displaced persons will each need money and support. For each one we take in, one of our people is not getting that same help. It either requires a lot of people to step up with money and housing (but not him, obviously), or it critically impacts our economy.
Oh, and they're going to need jobs, which last I heard were in short supply. So apparently, "liberals" do believe Trump can fix the economy. Or else they were too busy virtue-signaling to think.
4: He offers no explanation for how this makes the world a better place. The US already gives away literal megatons of food, sends ships with supplies, generators, water distillation equipment to most major disasters, and takes in 40,000-70,000 a year in legal refugees, AND STILL IS RIGHT NOW, other than from 7 of the countries 0bama had a tendency drone-strike with regularity. And now they're pissed at us. Go figure.
5: "Racist." The default bleat of a "liberal" cocksucker who has no logical argument to make.
A: "Muslim" is not a race.
B: Muslims were not named, only everyone from given nations, INCLUDING the Jewish, Christian and Atheist residents who are at more risk there than other Muslims.
C: In fact, per the USG, Arabs are "White." So are Persians. They're also Asian, due to the "liberal" need to pigeonhole everyone, because Israelis, Koreans, Yupiks, Turks and Sri Lankans all look alike, I guess. So, who's actually the racist here? And Afgans are Asian, but indistinguishable from Pakistanis...who are still allowed to enter the US. So no, "Race," or what "liberals" like to claim is race, has nothing to do with it. Grow up.
6: And is his life worth more than theirs? Apparently so, because this racist cock still doesn't have a single fucking "Refugee" in his house.
And yes, I value my life, and my childrens' lives, over a random stranger's. Though unlike the shitbag, I actually did put mine on the line for 25 years in the US military, and went to that part of the world twice, and served on several humanitarian missions in the US.
So he can go fuck himself, because he's a fucking pussy.
Try this simple test:
Go pick up a random homeless person right now, and put them in your house.
No? Why not?
Oh, you're afraid this random homeless person will steal your stuff or trash the place?
Well, what if a good friend could vouch for them, and brought them to you personally?
That's more acceptable?
We call that process, "Vetting."
Stop being a virtue-signaling hypocrite. Actually do something to help.