Is thanking a veteran or active military person for their service a form of virtue signalling?
But it can be. It depends on context.
I thank them with the GI Bill
Thank you for the GI Bill by the way. Really.
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?
Ah shit, this comment somehow managed to end up on the wrong poll lol.
No! To most it is gratitude signaling.
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
What is “virtue signaling”?
I think the second definition is the most accurate
Urban Dictionary as a source...never thought I’d see the day... 😂
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.
Depends. If it’s clearly meant to just them, no
If you try to make sure others know you’re doing it, yes
Lean no but depending on how it's done it could be
No, it's a way of showing appreciation and respect.
It definitely can be but isn't always
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.
Sometimes. Still worth doing though. God knows they don't get enough thanks.