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Kamden November 6th, 2017 6:00pm

Is thanking a veteran or active military person for their service a form of virtue signalling?

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ctskapski NB MD
11/06/17 11:39 pm

Generally, no.

But it can be. It depends on context.

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Alcerus fascist
11/11/17 10:25 pm

Thank you for the GI Bill by the way. Really.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/06/17 4:54 pm

That’s the best thing to happen to Trump’s image since he took office. Should’ve rolled with it. I mean, he is trying to get re-elected eventually, right?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/06/17 4:54 pm

Ah shit, this comment somehow managed to end up on the wrong poll lol.

DonWichita Kansas
11/06/17 4:23 pm

No! To most it is gratitude signaling.

qmastrangelo back again one day
11/06/17 2:32 pm

Last time I saw someone in uniform no one else was around and I thanked them for serving the nation. I wouldn't consider that virtue signaling, but I guess if it was done in a showy way in front of people it could be

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/06/17 1:40 pm

What is “virtue signaling”?

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Kamden popular revolt
11/06/17 1:46 pm

I think the second definition is the most accurate

TheBlackKnight Eclipse
11/06/17 4:25 pm

Urban Dictionary as a source...never thought I’d see the day... 😂

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/06/17 1:06 pm

No. Its to show them that people appreciate them. If it was to show other people how im a good person because i support the military then it would be.

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CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
11/06/17 12:29 pm

Depends. If it’s clearly meant to just them, no

If you try to make sure others know you’re doing it, yes

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SauceBoss nj
11/06/17 12:22 pm

Lean no but depending on how it's done it could be

gluxford1 Arizona
11/06/17 11:58 am

No, it's a way of showing appreciation and respect.

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Xemanis Neutral Good
11/06/17 11:43 am

It definitely can be but isn't always

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Kamden popular revolt
11/06/17 11:13 am

I saw a WW2 veteran at the mall today. I thought, "man this badass is still alive and kicking?" So I went up and shook his hand and thanked him.

I believe it is virtue signalling, but he seemed genuinely happy and appreciative of the gesture.

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CovfefeDealer
11/06/17 11:05 am

Sometimes. Still worth doing though. God knows they don't get enough thanks.

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