It’s noticeable how often virtue signalling consists of saying you hate things. It is camouflage. The emphasis on hate distracts from the fact you are really saying how good you are.
Status signalling is a bitchy, passive means of attacking a powerful subject in the hopes of gaining some of its status for being so edgy. Teenage girls do it. It is the mode of infighting between PC r-types, too scared of a real fight to ever back up anything they say with actions. In a logical debate, this is both poisoning the well and various emotional appeals about being evil as Hitler.
The Brahmin caste started it but over time is has descended to the rank of puerile name-calling ad hominem. It works for them because they cannot display their status in more overt means and must appeal to ideological purity to conform. It doesn’t actually work for the middle class, because they desperately try to signal with their toys and every aspect of their lives (dress, word use, hobbies). It creates an isolated echo chamber effect squabbling over details and this is why many SJWs, the product of taking their shallow parents seriously, are deluded about the real world. They aren’t in on the joke.
If the SJWs and wannabe middles succeeded, they would cease to exist. They look down on the poor because those hateful spiteful emotions must go somewhere. http://www.moreright.net/reaction-and-the-poor/ Tolerance is impossible in a world of difference.
They replace a love of class with a love of race/religion/sex/sexuality, any other cohort division because, would you look at that, they’re no longer responsible or need to feel bad for their higher position in society. The lower class and underclass fight for their own interests because nobody else does anymore and the middle despise them for daring to seek social mobility.
I just remind them of this;