Now that Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of faking an anti-gay, racist hate crime against himself, it’s a good time to reflect on how the left rushed to judgment about Jussie’s absurd claim simply because it fit “the narrative.”
“What happened today to [Jussie Smollett] must never be tolerated in this country,” Joe Biden tweeted. “We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie.”
Kamala Harris praised Smollett as “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings” she knows and said his attack was a “modern-day lynching.” …
And so on. Look at the cast and crew for the “Big Bang” TV series:
In addition to top Democrats, many in Hollywood fell over each other to virtue signal their anti-racism and anti-homophobia with tweets supporting Smollett and condemning hatred. These people refused to see the absurdity of his story and instead let it validate their negative attitudes about this country and Trump supporters.
It’s no mistake that those of us on the right saw through Smollett’s story, as did a jury of his peers, while the left fell for it hook, line, and sinker. The left always wants to believe the worst of this country and the worst of Trump and his supporters.
The left wants us to believe this country is racist, yet it seems like so many of these high-profile hate crimes turn out to be hoaxes. Why is that?
The demand for anti-black racism is obviously much higher than its supply. So people are making it up, to satisfy that aching demand from the left. Like drugs, it is demand-driven.