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describing an act intended to make a statement, usually political, that serves only to inflate the ego of the participant(s), often ultimately detracting from the intended cause by associating a legitimate problem with half-baked, half-hearted, and half-witted grabs for self-fulfillment.
any and all human peace signs are masturbaction.
by APN October 17, 2006