Cherie Zaslawsky
Jussie Smollett: The left's new poster child
By Cherie Zaslawsky
February 27, 2019

Kudos to the Chicago police force. Call it poetic justice, or karma, or old-fashioned honest-to-goodness justice – Jussie got it between the eyes.

Although the mainstream media immediately decried this latest example of racism in America, every detail of this supposed "hate crime" attack against Jussie Smollett rang false from the start. This is a crime Hercule Poirot would have solved without leaving his flat – a case fishier than a bucket of red herrings.

Someone should have told Smollett that Trump supporters aren't stupid. They don't wander around the streets of Chicago in polar vortex sub-zero weather in January at 2am. Nor do they look for black people to attack. On the contrary, they welcome the many black Americans who support the President, and hope for more to join their ranks. But Smollett definitively revealed his fraud when he claimed the perpetrators taunted him by exclaiming "This is MAGA country." Of course any Trump supporter, as well as any American with a functioning brain, knows that leftwing Chicago is most assuredly not "MAGA country."

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have those paragons of Leftist identity politics Senators Booker and Harris sponsoring an anti-lynching bill.

Whoa! Did I miss something?

Have the Dems resuscitated their old organization, the KKK? Has there been a spate of lynchings in your town lately? Or is this simply virtue-signaling to rile up African Americans to vote for Booker or Harris – maybe one day even on the same ticket.

Not willing to be daunted by mere facts, these two senators assure us lynching is alive and well in America and needs to be stamped out. According to Cory Booker, "lynching is not a relic of a painful past," pointing to the recent attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Ah yes – one of the hate crime props was a "thin, light rope" draped around Jussie's neck – hardly a lynching, but we get the point.

Hmmm... Fortuitous timing for their Senate bill – almost as if Smollett's "lynching" attack were staged. Oh yes – it was.

Many of us had never heard of Smollett before his despicable stunt, so let's take a closer look at him. Jussie Smollett may be a third-rate supporting actor, but he has a striking political background. His mother is close friends with none other than black radical Communist Angela Davis. Jussie's been photographed with the Obamas, and he knows Kamala Harris – small world.

Perhaps to camouflage any suggestion of a political motive, Jussie, who apparently enjoys lying to police, claims he did it because he's unhappy with his salary. Huh? A million a year not enough for you, Jussie? But surely even he knows that making yourself the target of a phony hate crime is not the pathway to getting a raise. It's obvious that his fraud was a political hit job against President Trump and his supporters, meant to inflame African Americans and social justice warriors in order to garner votes for the Dems. And then there's that coincidental Anti-Lynching bill with its Orwellian redefinition of lynching....

It's worth recapping Smollett's hoax, which Michelle Malkin dubs "Fake Noose:"

For the phony attack on himself, Jussie hires two Nigerian pals of his to play the part of white supremacists – probably because he wants to support black actors – and then pays them by check. You gotta wonder what he wrote on the memo line. He tells them to wear ski masks and MAGA hats and to bring rope for a noose to put around his neck. They couldn't find MAGA hats in downtown Chicago, but figured red caps would do in a pinch. The faux "hate crime" takes place in the wee hours and after the Nigerians skedaddle, Jussie calls the police who come ten minutes later; while waiting, he keeps the "noose" around his neck to be sure they see it. The MSM goes gleefully wild with the story – competitive virtue-signaling and MAGA bashing galore.

Later, two white guys are fingered as the culprits by Smollett, arrested, charged, and found guilty, their lives ruined – or found not guilty, followed by a week or two of African American rioting in Chicago. Oops... Score that part as a "could have been" which was prevented, thanks to Chicago police detectives.

But let's not forget Cory Booker's words of wisdom: "We know in America that bigoted and biased attacks are on the rise...the majority of them white supremacist attacks." And check out this tweet from Kamala Harris: "Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know." Hmmm.... Doesn't speak too well of her social network.

Senator Harris goes on to say, "This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate."

Well, I agree that we should confront the hate, but it's the Left's hate of the American people that we need to confront. And let's not dismiss Jussie's crime as a hoax as if that means it's not to be taken seriously. This despicable travesty has something in common with false flags – specious crimes that put the blame on an innocent party, in order to serve the political agenda of the real perpetrators.

If Smollett doesn't do jail time for this shameful fraud against the American people, we'll only see more of these faux hate crimes. But there's a silver lining for those of us who love our country – the Dem's increasing desperation is waking up more and more Americans, ironically positioning Trump for a potential landslide win in 2020. The Left may have meant its strategy for evil, but perhaps God meant it for good.

© Cherie Zaslawsky


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Cherie Zaslawsky

Cherie Zaslawsky is a writer, freelance editor, and private educator/teacher/writing coach for high school students, as well as a confirmed Constitutionalist who nevertheless lives in California. You can find her work in her Substack: Cherie Z’s Truth Be Told, News with Views, Lew Rockwell, American Thinker, Canada Free Press, WND, The Post & Email, and more.

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