Thankfully, the cops became suspicious when Jussie took them to the area the attack supposedly happened and pointed to cameras and commented on how happy he was that the attack was captured on video. Turns out the cameras were pointing the opposite direction. Police thought it was odd that he knew the location of the cameras. That was one of many red flags.
Our culture now fetishizes victim-hood
He paid Nigerian brothers, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo $3,500 each to “attack” him. Within 24 hours of the Jussie “attack”, a Jewish man was attacked and it was all caught on tape. Yet the media gave blanket coverage to Jussie and zero to the Jewish man. Why? Because the Smollett story fit a narrative that the media prefers and desperately wants to promote.
Kavanaugh, the Covington boys… the list goes on for those who are on the wrong side of the media’s desired agenda. It’s downright scary where we are nowadays. This guy, Jussie, could have gotten away with this lie and caused race riots.
Smollett had an incentive to lie: unending media attention, fawning from politicians, and the potential for even greater Hollywood stardom. If Smollett had gotten away with his hoax, he’d be the face of gay, black suffering in the United States. Few had heard of Smollett before this story. Suddenly, he found himself on “Good Morning America,” telling the world about his own bravery. That’s a lucrative career path.
Our culture now fetishizes victim-hood. Kaepernick turned victimhood into a business. His NFL payout is somewhere in the $60 to $80 million range. (Add that to his multi-million dollar Nike ad campaign) We have elevated victimhood to a desirable status. Millennials are now being raised to crave it and seek it. The great paradox of modern American culture is this: victimhood equals power.
Our grandparents are rolling over in their graves. For them, victimhood was degrading and humiliating. You don’t see any of these groups obsessing over victim-hood: Holocaust survivors, elderly black people who lived through segregation, or refugees who escaped literal torture and brutality and starvation. You don’t hear cancer patients playing victim. They’re thankful to have survived. We live in a country where a rich, gay, black Hollywood actor had to hire his own oppressors. We live in a country that is so great, people actually want to act like they’re oppressed. It’s sick