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ScutFarkus -15 points ago +2 / -17

They put signs in their yard to let the mob know that they're on their side.

Devil’s advocate here: I still see “Trump 2020” flags and signs in yards everywhere I go. This is also virtue signaling.

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SparkMandrill83 11 points ago +11 / -0

Letting people know who you're voting for is not a virtue signal. He's talking about those "in this house we believe etc" signs.

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ScutFarkus -8 points ago +4 / -12

Unless they have a time machine, having “Trump 2020” merch publicly visible in September of 2021 is absolutely, positively, virtue signaling.

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WhoIsThatMaskedMan 1 point ago +2 / -1

I don't consider "me like mainstream politician :]" flags to be the same phenomenon. That's just human nature. They want to belong to a "team". To those people it's really no different from cheering for a sports team.

Also, there hasn't really been a right wing version of BLM or antifa in a very long time. Probably a solid 50 years, minimum. But yes, when the KKK was still active, people who had "I love the KKK" signs in their yard would have absolutely qualified as this type of person.