It showed itself viciously after the Trayvon Martin Shooting. It was even more vicious after the Michael Brown Shooting. It has been consistently disgusting when used against President Trump. It was nothing short of ugly during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and just as ugly with the Covington Students - and incredulously, without a moment’s pause for self-reflection, its disgusting effects were on full display in reaction to Jussie Smollett’s false accusations.
It is multi-faceted racial divisiveness employed as a tool for political gain, self-aggrandizement, and profit.
It is used by a libertine news media that operates with complete disregard for truth or any respect for decency – or for the harm, it does to individuals or to the fabric of the country.
It is used in a propagandizing higher education system that preaches an anti-American political philosophy rather than offering an introduction to political thought.
It is greed - greed for profit, power, and control.
Depending who is utilizing it, it can appear to be well mannered and educated and sympathetic, or it can be violent and vulgar and threatening. Sometimes it is so theatrical in its presentation that is can appear amusing – but it is always deadly serious, intended to irritate a wound that long ago should have been allowed to heal.
Jussie Smollett’s accusations in Chicago, while not the most egregious by a long shot, were so quickly publicized and then so quickly confronted by the truth, that a glaring dichotomy between the truth and the lie stood clear and observable; so clear and observable that it left exposed the mechanism by which racism is used as a tool.
The utilization of racism by so many disparate anti-American entities was so visible that it may just become the catalyst that will force a confrontation with one of the most foul smelling social manifestations in America – Leftist adherents’ disconnect with reality and their willingness to unhesitatingly employ their diatribe regardless of any truthful substance.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said most poignantly:
“Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career... 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?”
Sadly, Mr. Smollett is not the first person to foment racial tension for profit, only the most recent.
Mr. Smollett’s actions may emulate those of other racial charlatans, but it stands out because it is an example that cannot be conveniently explained away in terms of politics, social justice, a concern for the Black community as a whole – or just plain old keeping up the good fight for equality in the name of the downtrodden Black American.
The revelation of the truth of Mr. Smollett’s accusations was immediate and quickly exposed its foundation in plain ol’ greed; it was exposed for what it was by a sincere Black man in a position of authority, but – as usual - not before every race baiter inside of government and the media and on the web had jumped on Smollett’s story and used it to demean White society, the President and mostly his supporters.
It was the sheer magnitude of the bellicosity thrown at the President’s supporters and the rapidity with which the truth surfaced that has not allowed the Left to make their usual well managed retreat from the battlefield of public discourse on the subject. Like an army overwhelmed, their casualties are numerous and have been left where they were slain by the truth.
Smollett’s accusations took on greater meaning because they followed on the heels of the Covington MAGA hat confrontation, in which the media was also hyperbolic in its use of race to demean Trump’s supporters. The revelation of the falsity in that situation, in no way, gave pause to the media. Undeterred, given the opportunity made possible by Smollett, they once again attacked Trump’s supporters as racists.
Smollett’s actions at their core are no different from those of Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama. The difference between the actions of these race baiters’ and Smollett’s is that Smollett’s actions are un-attributable to anything other than greed, and his actions were quickly called out by a most sincere Black Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.
Yet, even Inspector Johnson’s strong words are not new. It is not the first time we have been warned about Black charlatans preying upon their own people. Visionary Black American Booker T. Washington warned about Blacks taking advantage of racial strife.
"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
As I said in an earlier piece, “This past half century's deference towards Blacks has been manipulated and turned against White society. Black transgressions were excused and blamed
on White society. The media went so far as to edit George Zimmerman's comments - making it appear that he was a racial bigot. The event was further muddied when Obama weighed in with comments like, "If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon"- completely ignoring Martin's culpability. It became more serious when the media lied about Ferguson's nonexistent "Hands up don't shoot" scenario... Sadly, for many Blacks today, their victimhood is a belief instilled by professional race baiters...”
Smollett, while still responsible for his actions, is a victim. He is a prodigal son born of evil social parentage.
Smollett lives in a society where the corporate media disseminates an incessant message saturated with a hatred for America; with a hatred for those who love America in spite of its faults.
He lives in a society where young liberals thrive in a protected bubble and act with a sense of impunity over their actions of deed and speech, and where everything they say and do is reinforced and protected by their peers and the media and by those in charge of their schools.
The ranting and raving of the Left in restaurants, in the halls of Congress, on college campuses and on the streets in every large and medium-sized city in the United States has permeated the consciousness of those predisposed to finding fault with America; by those who view America through a contemporary lens with no historical perspective.
Smollett lives in a time and place where Dorian Johnson was not charged after lying about the events in Ferguson; where a statue is erected to a hoodlum like Michel Brown, while statues of Civil War heroes who fought for their country are torn down; where prosecutions for perjury did not follow the false testimony given during the Senate Kavanaugh confirmation hearing; where Hillary Clinton’s and the Obama Administration’s criminal actions in regards to Donald Trump were not punished; where the violent actions of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter generally escape punishment, and where a President is hounded by liars and is falsely accused of crimes and misconduct at each stroke of the clock.
If you only surround yourself with biased false news reports like those that followed the MAGA hat wearing Covington students, and you come to believe that your sexual preference and your race give you entitlement and protection – and you are obviously somewhat dense to begin with – you may just concoct a plan that targets those whom you despise.
Well, if you’re Jussie Smollett you probably think – “if all of ‘them’ get away with it – I’m pretty famous, I can get away with it too.”