Struggling to Connect

The nice middle-class people who post about “the racist murder” of Breonna Taylor do it because it makes them feel edgy and important. They are completely indifferent to the violence, destruction, and hatred that their careless chirping makes possible.

The obligatory “I hate this racist country” Facebook statuses are a class marker. “I’m one of the cool, hip people with good jobs, nice houses, and a well-deserved sense of moral superiority,” they signal.

It’s getting worse because virtue-signaling online is the only remaining way of connecting with people. The overlap between BLM-supporters and Covidiots is close to 100%, so people get ever more rabid in their efforts to Breonnataylor a feeling of relevance and community for themselves.

I really wish that instead of all this we felt the sense of community and solidarity against the bastards who engineered the COVID-craze and the riots to keep us hating each other while they exploit us. But as usual, the dumb schmucks are at each other’s throats over yet another hoax.

8 thoughts on “Struggling to Connect”

  1. ” “the racist murder” of Breonna Taylor ”

    After recent revelations about this case (it wasn’t at the wrong address, it wasn’t no-knock, she was involved in the drug trade, the boyfriend shot first) I simply do not believe anything the mainstream media says about BLM cases.

    Which is probably the goal – to use a bunch of insipid virtue signalling and well-meaning but gullible people and hard-boiled cynical race hustlers to stir up racial hostilities, a house divided against itself will fall to the digital manipulators…..

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    1. I got really burned by the Michael Brown case where I sincerely believed the narrative only to discover that it was built on egregious lies. The only thing that shocks me now is how little people learn from these stories. Where I come from, we don’t fall for the same con twice. Let alone twice a month.

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      1. “I got really burned by the Michael Brown case”

        I saw through that one right away (being a continent away can sometimes help a person’s perspective).
        I really had sort of fallen for the Taylor case (in comparison with Floyd or ) but once the truth came out….. no. Not buying it.
        I’m not saying there aren’t unfortunate cases (or that police are often over militarized) but the idea of systematic police racism targeting innocent black people…. no. They had their chance to make a case and they failed because. they. lied. again and again, they lied.

        Fool me 27 times shame on you. Fool me 28 times….

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  2. More and more, I find the hippie new-age woo-woo explanations for some of this craziness… useful. Not sure I buy it, but it’s elegant: Your aura, or spiritual/energy body, extends roughly 3 feet out beyond your physical body. In normal life, whether it’s hugging someone, shaking hands, or just brushing by, we encounter and experience and perhaps read each other’s energies. We exchange energy. It’s what we do as spiritual/energy beings, just as we eat and breathe as physical beings.

    So if we tell everyone to maintain a 6-ft perimeter… what happens to them, on an energy level? They starve. x10 if they live alone, and don’t do anything restorative such as get out in nature, or pray regularly.

    Then we add insult to injury by trying to substitute online interaction for actual social contact. It’s right up there with using artificial sweeteners to trick your body into thinking you’ve consumed something sweet (which screws with your metabolism), or artificial light to trick yourself into staying awake (which screws with your circadian rhythm). What does it screw up if you simulate social contact, but you don’t get the energy contact your body expects?

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    1. This is a very important comment. There are huge consequences for our mental health from this. This isn’t normal human communication. It’s not how our brains process human contact. We are doing violence to our brains with this. There will be a hell of a price to pay.

      I’ve been feeling guilty about skipping the online church service many times but it simply doesn’t feel the same. It doesn’t feel like anything. And it’s precisely what you say: the energy of a group of people who get together to worship God is not there.

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  3. Virtue signalling is a bit like an explanation in that book Rich Dad, Poor Dad imo. To illustrate:

    1 Grandfather: is poor, starts business from nothing, becomes middle class, passes it on to his son.
    2 Father: grows business inherited from grandfather, becomes upper class, passes it to his son.
    3 Grandson: grows up as spoiled brat, ruins business, becomes poor.
    4 Great grandson: starts business from nothing to become middle class like his great grandfather.

    Regarding virtue signalling:

    1 Grandfather: learns through a bad experience that doing business with X race of people can be dangerous due to cultural differences in how business is conducted, and mentions it often.
    2 Father: has no experience about doing business with X race, but avoids them because his father told him to.
    3 Grandson: virtue signals by saying that not doing business with X race is racist.
    4 Great grandson: does business with all races as if they are culturally the same, has bad experience doing business with X race, and mentions it often just like his great grandfather.

    Therefore, it is likely that a hard experience with either BLM or COVID will remedy the virtue signalling problem before too long. Probably by mid-late November, if things continue on as they are.

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