The astonishing rise of lovelyism, political correctness and virtual signalling is a TERRIBLE DARKNESS which is threatening to overtake our lives. Free speech, the very heart of Western democracy is being stifled, strangled and snuffed out by a new generation of bleeding-heart, liberals who want to be seen as part of a new left-wing movement which has moved from its original stance on social equality and egalitarianism to favour anything which sits in a minority because they believe minority is their new Nirvana.
We don't have to look any further than the American Democratic Party for a classic example, last week, in a painful, cringeworthy, toe-curling attempt to show respect to George Floyd and the Black Life Matters, (BLM) movement they actually took the knee, social distancing you understand, wearing "Kente-cloth" scarves. The scarves were originally worn by wealthy land-owners and dignitaries of the Ashanti (or Asante) tribes of what is now known as Ghana who sold slaves to the Western world. You see, lovelyism, political correctness and virtual signalling is not a plea from the heart as they would have us believe, it is nothing more than a photo-op for the, me, me, me, fraternity.
Social media, of course, is the catalyst behind the astronomical rise in lovelyism, political correctness and virtual signalling. People are in constant search of likes and other approval clicks so they immerse their life pasting their point of view in order to garner praise or acknowledgement of one’s righteousness from others who share that point of view, however, in an attempt to be seen as standing up for the "oppressed, their outraged, virtue signalling comes across as contrived.
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Above is a graph on FBI crime statistics showing data on the number of blacks and whites murdered in the US in 2013 as you can see Instagram has censored the post. The graph shows that by comparison, a tiny amount of black people are killed by whites. Please, don't get me wrong here, I do not condone the senseless murder of George Floyd, I am merely pointing at the disparity in numbers, yet somehow, the Black Lives Matter movement has exploded into a global movement within weeks riots, protests and demonstrations in our capital cities across the world have shocked many of our politicians into siding with the protesters, throwing petrol on the flames. It defies logic.
Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see happen, instead of trying to change everyone else.” The opposite is at work here, I hate to use the word sheep but sadly it's true, people these days are not busy trying to change themselves, they are busy trying to look like everyone else, following the latest trendy photo op, showing their outrage in order to be liked, it has become sickening.
The very act of using lovelyism, political correctness and virtual signalling to gain moral approval is in itself an immoral act. The truth has been abolished for Facebook likes.