Jussie Smollett did the real lynching in Chicago. Including actually purchasing a rope!
Yep. Jussie Smollett is a perfect exemplar of the new racist — he’s the one running around shouting, “Racist!” the loudest. Like this guy. And this guy. And this doofus. (Warning: rugged language and severe IQ deprivation in that last one.)
The proprietors of the blogs at the other end of those last links are all members in good standing of the Race Grievance Industry on the “blackosphere.”(1) And they’re all racists.(2)
What Jussie Smollett did was every bit as reprehensible as what the goons lynching black people at the turn of the previous century did: fomenting hatred of millions of innocent people based only on the color of their skin.
But, wait! you’ll say… Smollett never said specifically that white men attacked him. He said his attackers wore ski masks and he couldn’t tell the color of their skin.
Yep. The rest of Smollett’s description, however, was meant to point to a conclusion that it was two white men who attacked him. They wore MAGA hats, he said. They put a rope around my neck, he said. They yelled, “This is MAGA country!” he said. They were Trump supporters, he said. The media have expended a great deal of time and effort to generate the propaganda meant to make the term “Trump supporter” equivalent to: “Angry, uneducated, white man.”
I don’t know about you, but I remember what we used to label people who vilified entire peoples based on nothing more than the color of their skin. Yep, they were, and are: racists. Or as I’ve taken to calling them: bigoted bastards.
They’re bigoted because they’re racists, and they’re evil bastards because what they do and say harms innocent people, sometimes millions of them.
I have some wonderful white, male friends who are Trump supporters. They’re good and decent family men, every last one of them. None of them has a single racist bone in his body. To the contrary, these are the most accepting, generous, caring, friendly men friends I have! These guys are the ones who never fail to help someone in need, and never toot their own horns about it.
I know, I’ve been that person in need. And from them I’ve never lacked for plentiful support, assistance, real friendship and genuine affection. They’ve given me money, food, shelter, transportation, a shoulder to cry on, ears to listen and vast gratitude that they’re my neighbors. And they’ve never asked for anything in return, not even for the money!
You try to tar all Trump supports as racists, as Smollett did, then you yourself are a bigoted bastard, and you’ll hear it from me first! I’m not a Trump supporter, but I know for certain that many of the people in my area I can count on 100% to be there if and when I need them, are Trump supporters.
Go ahead, you try to square my personal experience, and likely yours, with the narrative that the media are peddling. And with the deeply harmful fraud that Smollett tried to do.
Smollett tried to portray good and decent people like my friends and neighbors as the same bigoted bastards that he himself is.
Jonah Goldberg in the National Review online — not remotely a Trump supporter! — put it well:
First, people who live under real oppression have no need to fabulate oppression. To paraphrase Madge from the old Palmolive ads: They’re already soaking in it.
Second, when you live in an oppressive country, there’s no one you can take your grievances to because that is what it means to live in an oppressive country! For God’s sake, people, you’re making me use exclamation points and italics here. If you’re an inmate in the Shawshank prison, you can’t go to the guards to complain. When you live in North Korea, you can’t go to the local police and gripe about your working conditions or the sawdust in your bread.
I feel like one of the Duke Brothers explaining how you might find bacon in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. But in oppressive societies, the oppression isn’t a bug — it’s a feature. That’s why they’re called “oppressive.” Complaining about oppression in such societies is like a fish complaining that there are a lot of fish in a barrel of fish.
Which brings me to the third point: In non-oppressive countries, there are people to take your case to. (Red emphasis added)
Half-wits on the Left are wringing their hands in anguished bewilderment. “Why?” they cry, “Why would Jussie do such a thing?!?”
That’s actually a really easy question to answer: Smollett did it for at least two obvious reasons: (1) He was confident he’d get away with it, and (2) because he hoped to obtain what he believed to be an important reward — more money from the producers of Empire — as a result of the hoax.
Both those reasons are important, because if Smollett hadn’t believed that both those things would work out for him, he never would have tried to pull the hoax off.
In other words: Jussie Smollett tried to paint the country that elected Donald Trump President, as oppressive to his kind of person — black and gay — knowing full well that (1) he would have plenty of recourse for the “attack,” and that, therefore, the country is not oppressive to people like him for the simple reason of all that recourse.
As it turned out, Chicago, one of the murder capitals of the country, and a killing ground for young black men, diverted valuable law enforcement resources to finding Smollett’s non-existent attackers, leaving real people’s real cases unattended for the duration of the hoax.
How many people died because Chicago police were searching desperately for the non-existent attackers of a bigoted bastard of a hoaxster looking for more money?
Interestingly, now that he’s been caught out, the first of Smollett’s two reasons for perpetrating the fraud remains a strong possibility: he likely will get away with it.
Remember years ago, also in Chicago, when one of the intended victims of notorious serial murderer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer briefly escaped the monster’s clutches? The naked, Asian boy ran down the street crying for help, and the Chicago PD declined to assist. They were, they said later, afraid to do something that might have made them appear homophobic, and they turned the young boy back over to the beast. I believe that shortly thereafter, Dahmer raped, murdered and ate the child, though I’m not sure of it. He certainly did that to a number of young boys during his gruesome life.
Will Smollett go to jail for his disgusting racist crime? Or will Chicago law enforcement again bend over backward to try not to look racist or homophobic? The Left have already done what they can to say, “Well, it wasn’t right, what he did, but you can certainly understand it!”
Nope. I can’t. If you can understand perpetrating a fraud that you know will cause harm to millions of innocent people, in order to get more money, then you have a serious problem.
Smollett’s crime proved pretty conclusively that the basic premise on which he committed it is false. As Goldberg said, above, in a truly oppressive country, you don’t need to fabricate oppression. It’s a feature of the system.
At the time Smollett committed his fraud, he knew that (1) what he said he believed was false. He didn’t believe it. He knew (2) that others knew it to be false as well. He knew also that (3) those who knew his premise to be false — prominent people of the Left, academics, fellow actors, media personalities of all kinds, pop culture — would reflexively and immediately back him up anyway. In other words, Jussie Smollett knew that (4) he had plenty of ready, willing accomplices just waiting to buy into his hoax, and (5) lastly, Smollett knew he was committing his fraud in a country overwhelmingly friendly to people like him! Even the white racists of the early 20th Century sincerely believed that black people were inferior. They were idiots to believe it, but at least history has shown that the main reason for their hostility was: ignorance. All indications are that Smollett knew he was harming millions of innocent people.The reason for his crime was: malevolence. Evil.
Jussie Smollett, the black, gay man, is an inferior person. Not because he’s black, or because he’s gay, but because he’s chosen to be an inferior person.
Nowadays, with information and alternative points-of-view, and intelligent dissent at the fingertips of just about anyone with a cell phone, there’s no excuse for (1) Smollett’s racist point-of-view, and (2) what he did.
And he’ll probably skate for it.
(1) Sure, we’ll coin the term… why not? This would be, of course, as a working definition: The black blogosphere — blogs and other online and published media outlets addressed primarily to black people, and purporting to address issues pertinent to black Americans, and black people all around the world.
(2) These are the ones to whom we refer when we say, “The new racists will come waving the banner of anti-racism.” The new racists are here, and they’re the people, like Jussie Smollett, who have no qualms about hating entire peoples based solely on the color of their skin.(3)
(3) You’ll object to me that Smollett was really trying to underscore his hostility to Trump and therefore for those who supported Trump’s policies. Yes and no. Remember, that a big part of the “attack narrative” was to be sure to make it clear that the alleged attackers were white. The actual narrative is that people are Trump supporters, racists and homophobes, primarily because they’re white. This is, of course, the basic premise of the racist Race Grievance Industry, who have declared openly that the cause of all the ills of this country are caused by… whiteness and whose who possess white skin.