On January 29th, Jussie Smollett was the victim of an alleged hate crime committed by two white men, in ski masks, who beat, tied a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him. The men also allegedly made racial and homophobic slurs and shouted, “This is MAGA country” as they fled.
A few weeks later, Jussie Smollett was in police custody, charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report; a Class 4 felony that carries a maximum sentence of three years.
He is now under investigation for sending a letter containing racial and homophobic threats, along with a with a white powder to the set of Empire in which he targets himself. He has been released on bail.
Is this what happened? I don’t know, I wasn’t there, but that’s why we have the criminal justice system.
This is what the Chicago Police believe happened, and they believe he did it to further his career. If that wasn’t bad enough, many on the left have found themselves either having to awkwardly walk back demonizing and accusatory statements or suddenly finding it necessary to wait until all the facts are out.
Of course, there is Nancy Pelosi who quietly deleted her tweet in which branded this alleged incident as a racist and homophobic attack.
The left has already begun asking the question if there is something wrong with him “mentally” or if this was some sort of a cry for help. Perhaps there is, but when you take a breath and listen, you realize that this is what the left does.
They are rushing, once again, to push the victim narrative to hopefully distract from the bigger story, that so many rushed to blame President Trump for this hate, not just Jussie Smollett, allegedly.
Media, celebrities and elected officials like CNN, MSNBC, Ellen Page on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Maxine Waters, just to name a few, quickly jumped to label this a hate crime and placed the blame squarely at the feet of President Donald Trump.
The Democrats didn’t just want this alleged hate crime to be true, they needed it to be true.
While Jussie Smollett may have been ok with committing these alleged crimes for whatever purpose they would have ultimately and personally served, it is the radical left who used it to further widen the racial divide, further the already existing rift within the LGBT community and its allies and escalate the already volatile relationship between the Democrats and Republicans. To stand up, point and exclaim, “See, we told you!”
This incident did something even worse. It gave a truth to a narrative that generalized and demonized every white, straight, male who supports President Trump or wears a MAGA hat.
Jussie Smollett aside, where has the media coverage and outrage been over other hate crimes that have been committed? Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel virtue signaled as he often does, heck there were 24 detectives on this case. How many other cases have had twelve Chicago detectives working on them?
Was the immediate and palatable outrage because he’s black, gay or was it because it was allegedly committed by a Trump supporter. I’ll go with “because it was allegedly committed by Trump supporters.”
When you take into consideration incidents like BuzzFeed’s fake story that suggested the President Trump instructed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie, the lambasting of the boys from Covington Catholic High School and add this to the mix, it should be painfully clear as to who’s fueling the divide here in America.
Here’s a hint, it’s not President Trump. If you don’t believe me, just wait until the next politically correct or politically motivated social injustice takes place. Regardless of whatever it is, watch who’s going to get the blame.
Don’t worry, I’m sure the next outrage will be along soon. Somehow their timing is always right on queue.
Allan Giberti is the host of RI Red Radio on 990WBOB.com. You can listen to Allan Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm.
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