Civiil Rights Movement, elite universities, fake hate crime, false police report, Jussie Smollett, MAGA, Michael Brown, Obama Administration, President Trump, socialist narratives, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Trayvon Martin
It was inevitable. The media and race hustler’s (I know: one-in-the same) latest world-ending hate crime, “it-was-all-Trump’s-fault,” narrative has crumbled under the weight of its own stupidity.
As I noted in Jussie Smollett: It’s Hard Being Anti-LGBQWERTY, White Supremacist, MAGA, Trump Racists!, any competent police officer would have been deeply suspicious of Smollett’s story from the moment they entered his home and found a noose around his neck. Actually, I was being kind. They would have known it to be a lie at that moment, and everything they learned from that point forward would have confirmed their initial certainty. Because this issue was—by design–fraught with racialist overtones, they had to be careful about what they said until they had more than enough evidence to prove Smollett lied beyond any doubt. A reasonable doubt is not enough in these race-infested times. And so they can, as Mary Chastain at Legal Insurrection, reports:
Empire actor Jussie Smollett turned himself into the Chicago Police Department early Thursday morning after the Cook County States Attorney charged him with a class 4 felony on Wednesday for filing a false police report.
CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said ‘Smollett paid $3,500 to stage the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary.
Why would the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department involve himself in what is essentially a common case of filing a false police report, something that happens every day and is handled at the lower levels of the Department? More on that shortly, but consider this:
11:07AM: CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson gave a powerful press conference where he lashed at out at Smollett for the fake hate crime. Smollett staged the attack due to dissatisfaction of his salary. From CBS Chicago:
‘Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,’ Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Thursday morning. ‘This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn, and certainly didn’t deserve.’
Police said, in reality, Smollett had paid those two men, Ola and Abel Osundairo, $3,500 by check to stage the attack. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar has reported Smollett also directed the brothers to buy the noose at a hardware story and the hat and masks a store in Uptown. Johnson said police have the check.
‘I’m left hanging my head and asking why. Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?’ Johnson said. ‘How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?’
Johnson said the facial wounds on Smollett were self-inflicted.
So. Smollett paid $3500 to stage the fake “hate crime.” Not only do the police have the check he wrote, they have video of the Nigerian brothers buying facemasks, gloves and red MAGA hats at a Chicago store. There is, of course, a great deal more evidence, which will be tied up in a neat little felony package with a bow provided by the testimony of the brothers, who have rolled over on Smollett (police and grand jury). And if that were not enough, Smollett is still being investigated by the FBI for sending the fake letter noted in my first article on this debacle. He may face federal charges for that in addition to the Chicago felony.
The Chicago Tribune has more on that letter:
A week before he says he was attacked by two men yelling slurs, ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett reported receiving a small white envelope addressed to him in a thick red scrawl at the Fox production studios on the West Side.
Smollett told police he and the show’s executive producer used gloves to open the envelope. Inside was a sheet of white paper with a threat in cut-out letters: ‘You will die black fag.’ There was white powder in the envelope, but it was later determined to be crushed acetaminophen, a pain reliever found in Tylenol, police said.
Witnesses told police a postal worker dropped off the letter. It was postmarked in southwest suburban Bedford Park on Jan. 18, four days earlier, and bore two American flag stamps. The letters MAGA were written, also in red ink, in the upper-left corner of the envelope.
Superintendent Johnson was involved because in Chicago, and in all cities controlled by Democrats, race is all consuming. He has it partially wrong. Smollett didn’t take advantage of “the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” Smollett is just one of many who think their race, and the knee-jerk socialist political support it sparks, makes him invulnerable to consequences. He was probably trying to promote his career, but that is only possible not because of the pain and anger of racism, but because of the racial grievance industry, willingly aided and abetted by a media driven not by the truth, but by favored socialist narratives, and for more than two years, a deranged desire to blame every purported ill of American life—and the world–on Donald Trump.
I do not suggest there is no such thing as racism, but the Civil Rights movement was justly one of America’s great success stories. Circa 2019, racism has been all but obliterated, and the few actual racists that yet exist are equally justly social pariahs. As it becomes more and more obvious that affirmative action and other racialist shakedowns are losing their viability, those profiting from perpetual racist agitation are panicking.
The Obama Administration, taking as an article of faith that most Americans—particularly those that did not think Mr. Obama a messiah—are inherently racist, set race relations back decades—perhaps longer. In so doing, the Obamites gave race hustlers on life support massive shots of adrenaline and steroids. We still suffer from that madness, as the students and parents of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School discovered when it was revealed the shooter, a Hispanic, had never been punished for his many crimes, due to a program of race-centric refusal to discipline minority students fostered by Obamites. Asian students far more highly qualified than Blacks are routinely denied admission to elite universities, forcing some to sue Harvard, which university is in the unenviable position of being exposed as racist by its own policies and documents, but defending them anyway because everybody, including Asians, is racist but them, and their motives for discrimination are pure.
Mr. Trump also provided the racial grievance industry with a convenient scapegoat, and virtually every race hoax perpetrated in the last two years has been blamed on him, and the white supremacist, racist, anti-this and that deplorables that elected him over the saintly Hillary Clinton. The media have been only too glad to push the “everyone but socialists are racist” narrative, and all of its sub-narratives.
It is this faux racist climate, not a climate of actual racism and hate crimes, that encourages Smollett and many like him to try to claim uber victim status. Being a victim by mere chance of birth is simply not enough for members of some favored victim groups. Smollett did it knowing it would deluge him with positive publicity, even adoration. He may have been foolish enough to think he wouldn’t get caught, but he surely knew that even if he did, it would be unlikely he’d suffer any real punishment, because most, if not all, race hustlers would claim him the victim of racist lies, as his attorneys are doing. Fox News Reports:
Meanwhile, Smollett’s attorneys, Todd S. Pugh, and Victor P. Henderson, had vehemently denied that the attack was a hoax.
‘As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,’ the lawyers said in a weekend statement. ‘He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.
Just like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown before him, Jussie Smollett will forever be known as a holy social justice martyr/saint. Unlike Martin and Brown, he has the advantage of not being dead. Former Obama Administration Marxist Van Jones paves the way to Smollett’s canonization, via Fox News:
CNN’s Van Jones compared ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson on Thursday during a rant about how beneficial the actor has been to the ‘black community.’ [skip]
This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community. ‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,’ Jones said. ‘The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia.
Such laughable comparisons are insulting to honest Black people. Jackie Robinson was a true American hero. Trayvon Martin was a doped up thug wannabe who died in the act of trying to kill an innocent man. Michael Brown was an equally doped up thug who robbed a store and tried to take a police officer’s gun, brutally beat him, ran away, but returned, dying in a homicidal charge on the officer. Their race was irrelevant to their crimes, but because of their race, they always will in some quarters, be revered as innocent victims of racism. Jussie Smollett, held on $100,000 dollar bond, has already joined that warped pantheon, because he is a useful pawn in a larger narrative of race and sexual orientation, and justified hatred for half of America and the president they elected.
There is, however, one hopeful possibility. If Smollett never admits his treachery, we’ll at least be spared the obligatory excuse that he did it to “raise awareness.”
Jussie Smollett is black? He’s gay? Normal Americans, after asking “who’s he?” are not going to praise him for either of those attributes, but they aren’t going to scorn him either. They have lives that occupy them, and tend to waste no time tilting at imaginary windmills or hating others. They consider the goals of the Civil Rights Movement won, and are thereby pleased.
Unfortunately, universal racial peace will not be attained until race hustlers are thought as loathsome as are the few remaining racists, and until we judge everyone on the content of their character. As long as the media is so willing—indeed, anxious—to publish any “too good to check” lie that aligns with their narratives, there will be more Jussie Smolletts. Not lying to the police to further racist/sexual orientation narratives, and to attack political enemies, would help too.
I suppose that’s too much to ask of the intellectually and morally self-imagined elite. It’s certainly too much to ask of race hustlers.