Better to virtue signal than to actually be virtuous

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Yet another example of how we live in very stupid times.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ignited a backlash online after revealing that he ate at Chick-fil-A this month.

On Saturday, Dorsey posted a photo on Twitter with the caption "Boost @ChickfilA," showing he had saved 10% on a $31.58 order at the fast-food chain.

Critics immediately seized on Dorsey's support of Chick-fil-A, whose CEO has come under fire for his views on same-sex marriage, during Pride Month.

"You must love the taste of bigotry!" one person wrote in response.

"Why is Twitter boosting a notoriously anti-gay company during #PrideMonth?" another person wrote.

Among the critics was the former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, who said, "This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack."

Dorsey responded: "You're right. Completely forgot about their background."

As is the case with many victims of the Twitter mob, an apology was coerced.

This backlash is of course in response to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy declaring in 2012 that he wholeheartedly supports the biblical definition of the family unit, which flies in the face of same-sex marriage. As with many of these simpletons on the left, they believe having a nuanced disagreement with one's lifestyle choice is equivalent to abject hatred of that person. Now if Chick-fil-A had a reputation of refusing to hire gay people or deny service to gay patrons, then the leftist outrage would be justified. But it's never happened.

The truth is that if the "progressive" left really cared about principles and aiding the disaffected, they would be applauding an organization like Chick-fil-A. In the aftermath of the awful mass shooting at Pulse nightclub nearly two years ago, multiple Chick-fil-A stores opened early on Sunday morning (the organization faithfully observes the Sabbath by closing Sundays) to feed those providing aid to the shooting victims ---- many of whom were (GASP!) gay. It was also on a Sunday last December when the Atlanta airport had a power outage, thus stranding thousands of travelers a week before Christmas. Chick-fil-A agreed to the Atlanta mayor's request to open in order to accommodate those stranded.

And for all the caterwauling leftists engage in over fast food workers NEEDING to earn $15 per hour and how they have A RIGHT to sick leave, Chick-fil-A proves they don't need government intervention to pay such a wage as well as add in ancillary benefits.

Recently in the NY Times, columnist David Brooks pointed out how being "woke" is little more than symbolism over substance.

In fact, wokeness puts more emphasis on how you perceive a situation — how woke you are to what is wrong — than what exactly you plan to do about it. To be woke is to understand the full injustice.

There is no measure or moderation to wokeness. It’s always good to be more woke. It’s always good to see injustice in maximalist terms. To point to any mitigating factors in the environment is to be naïve, childish, a co-opted part of the status quo.

Again, it's much easier for one to signal his/her virtue than to actually put actions behind one's words. Maybe that's why the secular left despises Chick-fil-A so much. The organization is actually living by certain principles which the left claims they possess but rarely back up with substantive action. As a result, the progs are exposed for the frauds they are.