Upon my return to the United States after an extended stay aboard, I noticed one continuing problem in my Philadelphia neighborhood: the extensive virtue signaling against “hate” and guns.
Virtue signaling includes empty, public gestures intended to promote social issues without any risk or sacrifice. Think yard signs as actually doing something.
Instead of engaging in a healthy debate on the issues, liberals and leftists simply pat one another on the back for the “truth” they shout.
It’s also ironic that these signs resemble similar messages—both in Chinese and English–along main streets in China that tout the Communist Party’s pledges of justice, peace, and coexistence.
What happened to that mark of unity in the United States, the American flag, as a symbol?
In our neighborhood, our home is one of a tiny few with an American flag proudly displayed over our porch unless you count the little, heart-shaped thingies on the signs that virtue signal “hate has no home here.”
It’s hard to locate a flag hovering over the local schools. It’s difficult to find one in the local stores and restaurants. It’s almost impossible to find one at the local churches and synagogues.
Nevertheless, I am happy to return to a country where the U.S. Supreme Court has offered some sanity in the past week, putting in their place abortion proponents, union bosses, and illegal immigration forces.
I am happy to see that the U.S. Supreme Court has our backs.
Happy Fourth of July!
You’re a Grand Old Flag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=E7mEC-vAewg