The Art of Virtue Signaling
Updated: Apr 15, 2022
This 'peace for Ukraine' large-scale crochet display was installed at the Crooked Tree Arts Center this week. It was the brainchild of a Californian artist named London Kaye who was assisted by a team of volunteers with the crocheting. While the aesthetics and scale of the work is impressive and while the invasion of Ukraine is horrifying and soul-searing, one wonders if this display, in the downtown of Petoskey, is just trendy virtue signaling especially by the political elites. The Petoskey mayor, for instance, was involved with the installation of the art work. If these folks really cared about innocent lives being lost, wouldn't they also make lots of noise about the 63 million American babies who have lost their lives, since 1973, due to abortion? Or about the victims of illegal immigration? Forget it. Not ever. Humph.