Catholic Boys of Covington KY say ‘tell us about it’
What does it say about our beloved USA when an increasing number of the best and the brightest aspire to Victimhood? Or that our leaders bestow the Croix de Victime on entire demographies? Blacks, hispanics, gay, college students, women — every member a victim. If they do not so regard themselves, then they are not sufficiently “woke.”
Remember “I am woman, hear me roar”? Today, they sing: “Help, I have fallen because a U.S. Supreme Court nominee advertised for sex slaves in his high school year book.”
Poor Jussie Smollett. The well compensated television actor lunged for the brass ring of Victim Super Star but in his fall they sinned all. The satiric Babylon Bee “reports”
“Nation’s liberals devastated after learning hate crime
didn’t actually happen”
The earliest knee jerking came from Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and other Democratic presidential candidates. For the liberal-progressive-socialist agenda of identity politics requires a steady diet of victims.
The facts, they’re still unfolding
Ann of Althouse deconstructs Kamela Harris squirming before the news cameras, post hoax unveiling:
She acts as though she doesn’t remember what she tweeted, then, when reminded that she called it “an attempted modern-day lynching,” she looks back (at 0:27) as if to seek help from somebody … then turns forward again, says “sorry” and giggles. She giggled in response to the idea of lynching!
Then she partly composes herself, lifts her eyebrows halfway up her forehead and says “ummm, uh, uh, okay” and otherwise stalls for 10 seconds before coming out with “The facts are still unfolding,” which struck me as ridiculous considering that she didn’t wait for facts to unfold before declaring it “an attempted modern-day lynching,” so she’s making it seem as though she’ll jump to a conclusion when she likes where she can go and will take refuge in restraint when she doesn’t like it.
Smollett’s story reeked from the start
While returning to his Chicago home around 2 a.m., the actor said, he was beaten and doused with bleach. His assailants tied a noose around his neck and shouted racial and homophobic slurs. “This is MAGA country!”
Yeah, right. In today’s NY Times, Noah Rothman deconstructs the rush to judgment and the extreme confirmation bias.
These details strained credulity from the very start. There was the idea that downtown Chicago was Trump country. Then that Mr. Smollett reportedly hung onto the Subway sandwich he picked up before the attack. The rope his attackers placed around his neck remained there even when he arrived in the lobby of his building. His assailants were roaming the streets for high-profile targets at 2 a.m. during a historic cold front.”
If you are inclined to believe that America — especially in the age of Donald Trump — is plagued by racism and homophobia, none of these extremely fishy details seemed to register. Indeed, many politicians and journalists seemed to suspend all critical thought in a campaign to indict not just Mr. Smollett’s attackers but the country as a whole.
Madison’s elite does the same thing with its Blame Police Officers First campaign. They would have you believe cops are responsible for 60% of black Madison public school students scoring BELOW basic proficiency in reading and writing.
We’ll leave the last word to the The Babylon Bee:
After some deep breathing exercises, [U.S. Sen. Cory] Booker spoke with reporters. “How are we supposed to intentionally turn the nation against each other and exploit these divisions for political power if people won’t commit a simple hate crime once in a while?”
First the Catholic boys of Covington. Now this!