Yes, creating a more durable sign would seem to be a no-brainer but the City are planning to fix it, soon. "But a cold snap foiled plans to install it before New Year’s and staff are now waiting until May, and a warm, dry spell, so the vinyl can adhere properly."Back to the Toronto sign - as if no one could foresee this:
Can we not cheap out and put some real money into creating a durable version of the sign?
Yes, creating a more durable sign would seem to be a no-brainer but the City are planning to fix it, soon. "But a cold snap foiled plans to install it before New Year’s and staff are now waiting until May, and a warm, dry spell, so the vinyl can adhere properly."
All that seems lost on backers of the turtle. The Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre prepared a backgrounder on the Restoration of Identity monument. A spokeswoman for the group, board designate Andrea Chrisjohn, told me she has nothing against The Archer, but “What does that archer represent? How does it represent me or my family.”
On the other hand, she said, the turtle is a significant Indigenous symbol.
“The land that we live on, in our teachings, is the turtle, this Turtle Island. We are all residing here on the back of the turtle.”
Stupid and selfish.
We can turn that statement on its head: "What does the turtle mean to me? How does it represent me or my family?"
Just put the turtle in the place where the restaurant was supposed to go instead of trying to "reclaim" territory or do other virtue-signalling acts.
But what if complaining about people complaining about virtue signaling is also virtue signaling? What then?
Sorry, but I've never stated what or whose actions I consider virtue signalling or not.
I think specifically insisting that The Archer has to go because "It doesn't represent them" is more or less equivalent in their moral claims as to right-wing activists stopping the performance of Shakespeare in the Park because it doesn't represent their beliefs. I have nothing against a native statue in Nathan Phillips Square. I have everything against activists specifically targeting The Archer.
I agree with you that virtue signalling is not something limited to a certain segment of the population, but I would argue that certain acts lend themselves more towards outward displays of negatively aggrandizing virtue signalling than others whereas other acts of virtue signalling could in fact be beneficial, like philanthropy.