The great Greek philosopher, Socrates once said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
In today’s modern culture of social media and virtue signaling, there is a massive trend among people to support things and new ideologies that they have no real knowledge about.
It’s been dubbed the “I support the current thing #trend.”
It’s a way to say that you support something without having to do any work or research.
You just have to show up, and say, “I support this thing.”
Meaning, that, unlike Socrates, they do not know that they know nothing. But they act, lie, and will even fight you as if they do.
Even Elon Musk has been trolling people on Twitter who virtue signal online and jump on the latest social justice trend.
Here is a tweet from Musk in March 2022 of an internet meme known as the Wojak or the Feels Guy, which is a rudimentary simple black-outlined cartoon drawing of a bald man holding a Ukrainian flag, and behind him are other flags that promote the “LGBTQ COMMUNITY,” including transgender, bisexual, Black, and brown community flags, and more.
Musk’s tweet quickly went viral as Twitter mobs fiercely engaged in a viral debate over whether the billionaire CEO was being insensitive.
The I support the current thing #trend is a fairly new phenomenon that has been growing in popularity over the past few years. It is especially found among liberals, but many ignorant conservatives have also fallen victim.
It is all about people jumping on board the “I support this thing #trend” for just about any cause or campaign that is popular based purely upon an emotional response rather than any actual knowledge or understanding of the issue.
This normally involves people who blindly change their social media profile pics to “support” whatever “Current Thing” is trending online and in the news. It appears to be a trend of mostly ignorant and lonely people who are trying to posture on social media to their fake friends and crazy fans online that they are cool and hip.
The current thing has been movements such as Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, Drag Queens in schools, essential workers, the vaccine and now Ukraine.
The supporters of these new liberal (neoliberal) ideas are also called “social justice warriors” acting under the atheist religion of ignorance known as wokism.
It’s the new “I’m with Black Lives Matter.” I’m with the LGBTGQ or drag queens in elementary schools.” I’m with Ukraine.” I’m with this or with that. I’m with him or her”.
As the Financial Times reports;
“In some senses, the meme is just a new way to make a charge that’s been levied against “social justice warriors” for a while now: that of slacktivism. This is the practice of signaling your support for the moral cause du jour by, for instance, adding a flag emoji or hashtag to your Twitter bio, while doing nothing to help that cause in the real world.
The implicit criticism is that this is ultimately hollow, providing the virtue signaller with social credit, but ultimately achieving little.”
We also have many of these social virtue warriors declaring war on anyone who disagrees with them. As if this is a fight for not only democracy, but for our very minds, bodies and even our own children who are not off limits to their ideological assaults.
These facts can be witnessed in the U.S. school system, where today we can find liberal city mayors, school administrators, teachers, and parents allowing these potentially harmful ideologies to propagandize our children.
For example, according to the New York Post, in New York City, the city developed a $207,000 yearly fund in operation since 2018 for what is called, “Drag Queen story hour” to read books to students at dozens of elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
The NY Post reports;
Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC — a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 — earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.
Since January, the group has organized 49 drag programs in 34 public elementary, middle, and high schools, it boasted on its website, with appearances in all five boroughs.
“I can’t believe this. I am shocked,” said public school mom and state Assembly candidate Helen Qiu, whose 11-year-old son attends a Manhattan middle school. “I would be furious if he was exposed without my consent. This is not part of the curriculum.”
After the article was published, New York Mayor Eric Adams defended sending drag queens to public schools and libraries, stating that inviting flamboyant female impersonators to read to young children promotes “a love of diversity.”
“At a time when our LGBTQ+ communities are under increased attack across this country, we must use our education system to educate,” Adams explained.
“The goal is not only for our children to be academically smart, but also emotionally intelligent. Drag storytellers, and the libraries and schools that support them, are advancing a love of diversity, personal expression, and literacy that is core to what our city embraces,” he said.
This isn’t just happening in New York, which is one of the most liberal states in the nation. The conservative state where everything is bigger – Texas is not immune from drag queens in their public schools.
In June 2022, concerned parents protested outside a Dallas-area gay bar called Mister Misster at what was called, “Drag the Kids to Pride” event — billed as a family-friendly drag show.
The liberal parents who attended allowed their children to tip scantily clad drag queens with dollar bills as they danced and shook their butts in front of their kids.
Please keep in mind that not all drag queens believe it is a good idea for parents to support the current thing #trend when it comes to exposing children to gay sexualization at such a young age.
In 2020, drag queen, Kitty Demure released a video speaking out against parents who want to expose their children to drag queens in schools.
He says that these performances are very sexual and there is a lot of filth that goes on. According to Kitty, they normally perform in night clubs for adults and that backstage there is a lot of sex and drugs.
It’s gotten so bad that many ignorant celebrities and tycoons of business are jumping on board with any cause they can find just to get attention from their fans and followers.
This is especially true when it comes to liberal social issues like politics, wars, sexuality, feminism, or racism because those topics create controversy, which means more virtue signaling points, more views on their social media posts, and more engagement.
I support the current thing #trend – case in point.
Here is a recent Tweet from the Russian Emassay in the U.K. trolling the American Author, Stephen King for supporting Nazis in the Ukraine after Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus, who pretended to be Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a video call that was posted online.
King is a well-known liberal who had recently stopped selling his book in Russia after the invasion. He has condemned the invasion on social media and called the President of Ukraine heroic. This may be the precise reason he was targeted for trolling by Russian pranksters sanctioned by Moscow.
The video shows King sitting in a wood-paneled room wearing a Ukranian baseball cap and was originally posted to Telegram. The pranksters actually get King to say he supports the World War II Ukrainian nationalist leader and politician, Stepan Bandera, whose army fought alongside Nazi Germany during WWII, killing thousands of Jews and Poles.
In the video, the fake Zelensky praised Bandera as a Ukranian national hero who was also a Nazi.
“He was in the second world war and he fighted against Soviet Union but yeah he had some crimes but it’s not so big crimes. It’s of course accidentally crimes against Jews, but it’s important to keep him opposed to Putin and he is (used as) propaganda,” the fake Zelensky said.
He then asked King’s opinion of Bandera.
“You can always find things about people to pull them down,” King responded. “Washington and Jefferson were slave owners, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t do many good things for the United States of America. There are always people who have flaws. We’re human, you know there are things we do that are bad choices and then there are things we do that are great choices, so on the whole I think Bandera is a great man and you’re a great man and viva Ukraine.”
The Press Herald reports;
“Bandera fought for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union throughout his life and is regarded by some as a symbol of Ukrainian freedom. In Russia, Bandera is regarded as a villain and his followers are considered to be Nazis. In his 2022 Victory Day speech, Vladimir Putin specifically cited threats from Bandera followers as a reason for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“There was every indication that a clash with neo-Nazis and Banderites backed by the United States and their minions was unavoidable,” he said.
I think that it’s a bad idea because the people who are doing it, like Stephen King, are not educated about the topic they stand behind and they are just doing it just to be popular.
It doesn’t matter that he is an author, a celebrity, and a millionaire. Even people with a lot of money such as King can be incredibly stupid and naive.
Parents allowing or praising drag queens in schools are also part of the problem. Many of them are deluded and possibly damaging their children forever by exposing them to extreme sexualization at such a young age.
This trend is pushing many people to support and defend certain new ideologies they have no real knowledge about that can be potentially harmful to our nation’s youth and future. They are also contrary to our nation’s history and its traditional values.
I think we all know by now that the world is not black or white. There are shades of gray in every situation and topic.
And that you shouldn’t just blindly support everything because it’s currently trending, or being done by someone famous.
There are so many things going on in this world that deserve our attention, but often we choose to support the wrong things based on what is trendy. I see it all over social media, people posting about something, that they have no idea what it is or what’s going on in the world.
The problem is that when you do that, you are supporting the wrong thing. If you don’t even know what it is, then how can you support it?
If you’re going to support something, be sure you know what you’re supporting before you do so. There are plenty of people who don’t know what they’re talking about and have no idea what they’re actually supporting.
If you don’t know anything about something, then don’t be foolish and support it. Also, do not expose your children to new woke ideologies and mentally ill drag queens that can damage their minds and ruin their lives.
You will not only look like an idiot and child abuser – you will become one.
Knowledge equals power!
This ancient fact will never change no matter what trend ignorant social justice warriors try to impose upon other people.
In regards to real knowledge (Gnosis), as former Navy SEAL and podcast celebrity, Jocko Willinck would say, “Get some!”
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.