Well I could’ve gone line by line and repeat “that’s just an assumption” each time… 'cause that’s what his whole post was about… assumptions.
But hey, let me just do it real quick:
“Yes, I think broadly you can measure a lot about a person by who they think deserves scorn—in this case people who are in favor of equal rights, equality, fair treatment, the notion that people shouldn’t be treated differently based on factors they can’t control, and an overall baseline degree of respect for others.”
He’s assuming anyone who uses the term thinks people in favor blah blah deserve scorn… assumption based on absolutely nothing*.
“But even if one agrees with all of that, as you say Christian, using the phrase “SJW” means you’re getting news and information from places that use that term regularly, meaning you’re getting the whole platform with an open mind to it.”
Again, assuming* that’s what’s acutally happening and that there’s only certain places that use that term, whereas it’s pretty much everywhere on the internet these days.
“It reveals something about the seriousness with which you deal with these issues, a lack of caring, of valuing name-calling and point-scoring over empathy. There’s obviously a degree of privilege in there.”
Again, massive assumption about motives based on nothing at all*. Why is there an obvious degree of privilige there? Assumption.
“Perhaps most important (imo), as it is a phrase is virtually never used in real life, it shows that you spend too much time online, and you’re getting a worldview that is seen through the filters of Twitter, of Reddit, and a wide variety of online platforms (some more malicious than others), as opposed to actual reality.”
Do I really need to repeat it?
So basically, he’s saying that a person who uses the term SJW is scornful towards “progressive people and ideas”, misinformed (in this case meaning informed from sources he doesn’t agree with), apparently an un-caring jerk… oh and a no-lifer… did I miss anything? nope, I think I got it…
Or bascially: if you don’t agree with me, you’re a poopoo head… riiiight… so what is there to further discuss or debate again? u_u
(and that’s where the virtual signaling comes in, in case it wasn’t clear)
*I obviously mean nothing but his own opinions/biases/moral standards/etc…so “nothing” objective.