In an era where Democrats have hyper-politicized skin color to the point that practically everything is now â€œracist,â€ the partyâ€™s ever-faithful minorities have taken that cue and now regularly wield their ethnicity as a weapon to bludgeon political opponents.
Thatâ€™s become standard practice on the Left sinceÂ Donald TrumpÂ became president. OnceÂ hailed and honored by minoritiesÂ as one of their biggest supporters and allies, the Donkey Party and its supporters now equate him with the founders of the KKK (all of whom were, ironically,Â Democrats).
But not all allegations of racism are legitimate, of course, and in fact, some are flat-out fabrications, used by Leftists to gain political advantages, engender sympathy, feed into the (false) narrative that â€œTrumpstersâ€ are all bigots or a combination of all three.
Case in point, perhaps: â€œEmpireâ€ actor Jussie Smollett.
A few weeks ago, he claimed he was beaten up in the wee hours of a frigid morning in Chicago as he ventured out around 2 a.m. for a Subway sandwich. At the time, he told police that two hooded men worked him over, at once shouting racial and homophobic slurs (Smollett is gay), pouring a liquid believed to be bleach on him, and informing him in a loud and deliberate manner that â€œThis is MAGA country.â€
Instant hate crime, with a side order of Trump the Bigot. Naturally, the anti-POTUS automatons in Hollywood chimed right in, blastingÂ allÂ of the presidentâ€™s supporters as covert Klansmen (Klanspeople?) and virtue-signaling their support for Smollett.
But in the days that followed the alleged attack, strange things began to happen. Smollettâ€™s claims were not bearing out. Witnesses didnâ€™t materialize. Friends began to doubt his version of events. And police could find no real suspects and no video of the alleged whupping, though Smollett was traveling in a video-heavy part of the city.
Not only were police in Chicago â€” who quickly declared what happened a â€œhate crimeâ€ â€” not getting any cooperation from the actor. Neither was the FBI.
A few days after the alleged attack, Smollett even read a prepared statement before a performance at Chicagoâ€™s Troubadour Theater, in which he â€˜walked backâ€™ previous claims, namely, he didnâ€™t have any broken ribs and he never actually went to the hospital.
Chicago PD did find video of the actor, however, but not of the attack: They say security footage showed him returning to his apartment still holding his just-purchased Subway sandwich,Â Grabien NewsÂ reported. Many observers found that to be a bit surprising given his horrific ordeal (alleged).
In addition,Â The New York PostÂ reports that neighbors arenâ€™t buying into the actorâ€™s story, either.
â€œI donâ€™t believe it happened the way he said it did,â€ Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same pricey high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett, told the Post.
â€œIâ€™ve been in this neighborhood five years. I donâ€™t believe it, not around here â€¦ Half the people are gay and the other half are black.â€
One customer at Lizzie McNeillâ€™s Irish Pub, located about a block from the alleged attack, told the Post Smollettâ€™s story â€œdoesnâ€™t really make sense.â€
â€œItâ€™s a lie because Chicago is the most liberal city around,â€ the man â€” who didnâ€™t give his name â€” said. â€œThey have cameras everywhereâ€¦ Why canâ€™t they find the attack?â€
Chicago PDÂ said several days agoÂ that if it was discovered that Smollett filed a fake hate crime reportÂ heÂ would be charged accordingly.Â
That time may have arrived.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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