“Regardless of why and how virtue signals acquired their prestige, it is worth acknowledging the end result up front. First, simply as a matter of mental discipline: most right-wingers who are considering counter-signaling understand that a counter-signal makes them literally Hitler, but are surprised by the amount of uninhibited (and apparently genuine) class-hatred they will receive. Because the contempt comes as a surprise, it can be disconcerting and demoralizing. Being mentally prepared for it helps. If your social status is a sore point in real life, knowing that leftists treat everyone this way can help you stay detached. If you find the contempt stinging because you’ve never experienced anything like it, treat it as research into how leftists actually feel about the underclass they pretend to adore.”
They think of poor people as pets.
“But conversely, understanding how much political posturing in normal life is motivated by apolitical status-seeking, you can tailor your rhetoric much more effectively. When people virtue signal: play dumb, mock them, or pretend to find “problematic” attitudes (racist? patronizing? cis-centric?) in their virtue signals. Even explicitly praising a virtue signaler’s level of education (use the word “articulate”!) will discomfit him: blatant virtue signals are still virtue signals, but blatant status signals are tacky. The need to signal one’s status betokens low status, so a signal must be subtle and understated to communicate high status.”
Give them a disgust expression from the corner of your eye, immediately hide it then change the subject.
As if they’d told you they use hookers, at a children’s nursery group.
If you make them feel awkward, they stop.
That’s the secret emotional trigger you need.
“If would-be virtue signalers discover that whenever they try to signal their status only drops, they will get frustrated with signaling games, lose interest, and start to resent people whose virtue signals are more elaborate and earnest.”
Already happening, attacking other left-wingers for making them look bad, itself a signal.
No True Lefty, SJWier than thou.
See: Why mockery?
Well, it got me Brexit and Trump in the White House.
If only Farage for PM, maybe coalition.
Champagne, holidays, festivals.
Things only rich people buy and in bulk.
Nothing that affects the poor or even the majority of the middle-class.
Instant vote-winner, since you can drop their taxes as futile.
The 1% is almost half-Jewish, any attacks will be called anti-Semitic.
comment “Stop taxing people’s labour, investment and accomplishments.”
That’s the point of taxing the right things.