by Anniel 8/16/17
If there were ever two societal evils that belong together “virtue signaling” and “humble bragging” are them. Both sides of the same coin, as usual. After all, our betters must signal WHY they are our betters, and they must also let us know the depths of their humility in light of their great virtue. They do seem to have a very twisted path to walk.
Think how virtuous you are and what you can do to make certain other people will know how great you are, if that is your desire. Some folks can afford a publicist, even members of congress with known deficiencies in virtue can be made to look like choir boys by their “handlers” and staff. Would you, personally, like having a handler and having to live a lie that way?
There are people who seem to have a need to be acknowledged for their power and wealth, which they, of course, in their own minds, deserve. Look at Nancy Pelosi and her ilk in Congress, they have no self awareness at all. They are not bound by the same laws as you and I are, so even insider trading or taking bribes, excuse me, campaign funds, is no impediment to their acquisition of wealth. They must believe they deserve what they have.
Those in the Administrative state are no better, and could be even worse, since there are so many of them and they have been members of the deep state and learned its ways over long periods of time. John Koskinen and Lois Lerner are fine examples of virtue signaling. They are crooked and wealthy beyond belief, and yet willingly speak out on a continuing basis against others, such as the Tea Party groups, as being unworthy of tax fairness. All while preening their own law abiding feathers and being protected by the 5th Amendment, or whatever.
I do not believe the virtue signaling tiara sits easily on Lois Lerner’s head, she has not aged well and looks stressed. At one point even her neighbors wouldn’t open their homes to her. Maybe she’s moved now. But John Koskinen’s crown seems secure for the time being, despite his lack of sisu. One can hope he gets fired soon.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, infamous race baiter that he is, “shakes down” his own people of color and demands their allegiance as he travels about with his armed goon bodyguards. They are quite visible as they roam the streets of Chicago terrorizing those who would toss them aside if they dared. Tales are rife of Jackson and his thugs’ boorish and sleazy behavior from people who have been unlucky enough to wind up on airplane flights with them where they trash their surroundings. But Jesse virtue signals always as he travels to “help” other blacks, and also humble brags every chance he gets. You’re wrong if you think he doesn’t have a lock on lots of crooked things in Chicago and he shares the wealth with his son (now that Jr. is out of jail and has the Coca Cola Franchise for the city of Chicago.) Money attracts more money for such virtuous people.
There is something in most of us deplorable people from fly-over country who still believe that only evil people refuse to acknowledge their own evil acts, or refuse to sustain the rights of others. People who think the laws do not apply to them. The ones with dead and ugly eyes, but who pretend humility enough to let you know how great they really think they are. Just ask Maxine Waters, or the fake Indian.
I am still baffled by people who think they will pay no price for the harm they inflict on their own country. People like Mr. Jonathan Gruber, who finessed Obamacare for the regime and then publicly laughed at the stupidity of the American people for accepting it. Does he really think that the people he laughed at will forget him? Will virtue signaling and humble bragging save him when push comes to shove and he is in the way of someone with more power? When gangs overrun the land? Or when patriots assert themselves and then he meets his deserved fate?
What happens when the hoi polloi want what they think of as theirs and storm the gated communities where the “better” people live? Where will the great get their food if there are no more farms or farmers willing to sell to them? Or no transportation to bring goods to market. Our betters might face a bare bones existence.
Since we are in the midst of Obamacare’s implosion and the destruction it has wrought on American families, thanks to Mr. Gruber and others like him, we need to be aware of what becomes of health care in the event of a break down of society for any reason. How long do you think your local hospitals will be functional if the transportation system fails and medical supplies cannot be delivered?
All you have to do is visit some local hospital and ask if they have a plan should a disaster or epidemic occur. Most hospitals have supplies of food, drugs and equipment to last for three, maybe four days at most. No more autoclaves to disinfect equipment on site, no sanitary linens and bandages.
No stoves to boil water on, no on-site laundry facilities. You will be better off at home because the spread of diseases is inevitable.
Once my daughter was hospitalized and needed some tape on a bandage. The doctor opened a large package to use only the tape and one or two other items from it. Everything else, including surgical grade scissors, was to be thrown away to be completely incinerated. One of the nurses slipped those scissors to me, plus the sterile mop up cloths which she said were the best and most absorbent cleaning cloths she had ever used. I wonder how many nurses would be fired today if caught giving such things away. Hospitals waste so many resources.
Storing some First Aid Kits and other medical supplies at home, even sanitary napkins and baby diapers might be a wise thing to do. When life saving medicines run out, many people will simply die. Life in the raw will come back with a vengeance.
Today I again heard the ultimate virtue signaling occur for the ex-president, Mr. Obama. According to his sycophants, Obama continually “reached across the aisle,” and had the “most transparent” administration in history. He said only nice things about Republicans and the police. Of course he never lied about the cost of health care and keeping your doctor either. Everything he did was for the benefit of Americans. And “fiscal responsibility” was his middle name, even as he enriched himself by raiding every trillion dollars he could. It would appear that the smartest man in the world is so humble he needs the help of his handlers to get the word of his greatness out.
Thinking about the arrogant virtue signaling humble braggarts in action around us makes one think of the fate of the useful idiots when their usefulness ends. There is ALWAYS someone greater waiting in the wings.
Even greater than swamp-dwelling ex-presidents, members of Congress and Bureaucrats.
Maybe there is a group of someone elses pulling the strings today. A group we know little or nothing about. But you can be certain the members are virtuous and humble, and want only the very best for you and me. When they unmask they will tell us so. • (389 views)