Last week I wrote a fun little piece on the latest in youthful virtue signaling: “Sober curious.” If you missed it, young persons have elevated the decision over whether to have a drink to a lifestyle choice involving support groups and (of course) friendly media coverage.
Naturally, their defenders showed up in the comments. One accused me of dropping a “pile of sneering hatred” that was “dripping with professed virtue.” Another asked, “Is this idiot writer seriously making fun of people for choosing sobriety?”
ASIDE: That second commenter also accused me of being a Budweiser drinker. That hurt.
Well, no. They aren’t choosing sobriety, as my article and the related NPR report both made plain. They are choosing, on occasion, not to drink, and treating it as some great moral accomplishment.