Societal Delusion and Historic Virtue Signaling

The American Sun

When observing the nature of societies, a main factor is the ‘mob’ (for want of a better word), and the ideological direction of thought that it is drifting. George Orwell’s overly used ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’ has become rather cliché in recent years, but we really are in the realm of such rhetoric. You can guarantee now in the present day that for every normal reaction voiced in real life or on the internet, the irrational reactions will be twice as loud and will undoubtedly have the ear of the powers that be. A new additional falsehood to this quote, ‘virtue signalling is selfless’, should probably be added, as there is little virtue these days that does not involve social signalling or a hidden agenda.

Although you might think this phenomenon is a post-1960s reality, it goes much further back. Indeed, one of the…

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