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Hate-crime hoaxers beware, the law does not bow to your intersectional caste system

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20.02.2019

If the latest apparent hate-crime hoax of the the Trump era is what it looks like, it isn't merely a story of a desperate actor doing something insane. It's a story of today's progressive identity politics and how it elevates group victimhood to the highest of virtues.

In the early morning of Jan. 29, actor Jussie Smollett of the Fox series “Empire” claimed that he was ambushed outside a restaurant in Chicago. According to the police, Smollett claimed “two unknown offenders approached him and gained his attention by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him. The offenders began to batter the victim with their hands about the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim. At some point during the incident, one of the offenders wrapped a rope around the victim’s neck.”

Smollett also said that his attackers knew who he was. He later confirmed accounts that his attackers had identified him personally and shouted, “This is MAGA Country," a reference to President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

From the beginning, the story was difficult to believe. Obviously, Chicago is not "MAGA Country." Even in "MAGA Country," one seldom finds roving bands of Trumpers carrying nooses and randomly assaulting people late at night for........

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