Virtue Signalling Gallery

Post examples of corporate and institutional virtue signalling in the comments.  Here are a few to get the ball rolling.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space



The SETI Institute

Microsoft

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art: virtue signalling

Autodesk

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Author: John Walker

Founder of Ratburger.org, Autodesk, Inc., and Marinchip Systems. Author of The Hacker's Diet. Creator of www.fourmilab.ch.

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  1. drlorentz:
    The best one was the Horsehead Nebula. Horse Lives Matter!

    And don’t forget the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), named after white coloniser Amerigo Vespucci and, implicitly, the slave-holding and racist nation founded on that continent in 1619.  And what about “NGC” for “New General Catalogue”?  Doesn’t that imply superiority of a white socially-constructed “catalogue” over traditional and indigenous names for deep-sky objects visible only with whites’ optical instruments?  And doesn’t “General” imply a white-motivated conformity at the expense of diversity?

    De-colonise the heavens!

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  2. jzdro:
    “I support our ongoing reevaluation of the names by which we refer to astronomical objects,” said Thomas Zurbuchen”

    Consider: of the planets which are named for (white) Greek or (white) Roman gods, they have the following genders:

    • Mercury: male
    • Venus: female
    • Mars: male
    • Jupiter: male
    • Saturn: male
    • Uranus: male
    • Neptune: male
    • Pluto: male

    Hey, can you say “disparate impact”?  What does this say to young people born with cervices who aspire to have planets named after them: one out of eight!

    Perhaps there’s still time to re-christen (sorry, there’s another white, Christian assault on Diversity—let’s say re-name) the “Perseverance” (a white concept) rover en-route to “Mars”, the Whatever mission to planet LaShanna.

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  3. jzdro:
    From the NASA site:

    “I support our ongoing reevaluation of the names by which we refer to astronomical objects,” said Thomas Zurbuchen”

    I love Big Brother.

    “I find ‘Big Brother’ to be sexist. Woman have longed been overlooked when it comes to this category. They can multitask and be the heroine and the villain at the same time unlike the inferior part of the human race.”

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  4. John Walker:
    Poetry Magazine

    This moves me to suggest we consider supplementing our options when it comes to ‘like’ – ing a comment or post. ‘Like’ somehow doesn’t come close to capturing my response to such narcissistic, self-flagellating drivel.I propose we include ‘groan’ , ‘retch’  or some other similar dyspeptic descriptor as alternatives.

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  5. civil westman:
    This moves me to suggest we consider supplementing our options when it comes to ‘like’ – ing a comment or post.

    See my comment from a couple of days ago about the meaning of “Like” on a post or comment.  For example, people who “like” Juan Browne’s detailed video analyses of air crash investigation results are not approving of the disaster, but rather his effort in explaining what happened to a non-professional audience.

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  6. John Walker:

    civil westman:
    This moves me to suggest we consider supplementing our options when it comes to ‘like’ – ing a comment or post.

    See my comment from a couple of days ago about the meaning of “Like” on a post or comment.  For example, people who “like” Juan Browne’s detailed video analyses of air crash investigation results are not approving of the disaster, but rather his effort in explaining what happened to a non-professional audience.

    I was sort-of joking, though the content of some comments, like the one in question, begs for nothing more that a brief ejaculatory retort. To comment further on it, I think, would afford more attention than is deserved.

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