Severianovb posted a comment · Mar 30, 2019
The real motivations behind this outrageous change of course are clear as day. Kim Foxx, the state's attorney who initially recused herself from the investigation due to her association with the family, seems to have ultimately decided to step in. Text messages between Foxx and Smollett's allies shed some light into how this particular sausage was made. Smollett and Foxx's ties to the Obamas obviously played a role as well. In a word, this is corruption. Barely making an effort to hide itself. You'll see cowards in the media try and obscure the point by talking about how "confusing" this case is, and lamenting that "we'll never know what really happened." We do know what happened. Jussie Smollett staged a hate crime and exploited racial strife for his own gain. We know this for a fact because even his lawyers admit that the two Nigerian-born brothers are the ones who committed the attack. In order to entertain the idea that he is innocent, you must entertain the possibility that Smollett was randomly assaulted by his racist, Trump-loving Nigerian-born friends, who screamed "This is MAGA country" during the attack. You must also believe that Smollett didn't recognize his own friends as they were in the process of kicking his butt, and that he sincerely came to the conclusion that his friends were actually cornfed white boys. But nobody believes that because it is impossible to believe. Nonetheless, liberals are celebrating this miscarriage of justice, which forever precludes them from pretending to be outraged about "wealth disparity" and "the rich." Smollett used both his wealth and stature to escape the rightful consequences of his actions. If that isn't privilege, then there is no such thing as privilege. There are certain things that will confer privilege in America — real privilege, get-out-of-jail-free privilege. Money confers privilege, no matter your race. Fame confers privilege. Identity can certainly confer privilege, but you need to have a trendier one than straight, white, male. The correct political leanings will also translate to privilege. Smollett had every box checked. He obviously assumed that would get him off the hook. And he was right.