To the surprise of many, but not me, homosexual black actor Jussie Smollett was allowed to walk away today from the charges surrounding his report of a "hate crime" that everyone knew was bogus from the word go. I assumed at worst he would get a slap on the wrist and he didn't even get that. He apparently has to forfeit his bond of $10,000 but since he made $65,000 an episode working on Empire, that isn't much of a loss and he will make it back on the leftist talk circuit, still proclaiming himself to be the victim of a vicious crime. The Chicago Police are publicly furious as is Mayor Rahm Emmanuel but I assume his outrage is carefully orchestrated. I have to think that as a cop at some point you see your hard work going to waste thanks to racial solidarity and you just stop trying.
This appears to be a combination of factors. The State's Attorney for Cook County, Kim Foxx, is a black woman and at a minimum this appears to be a case of racial solidarity. There are also reports swirling that the Obama's indirectly intervened on Jussie's behalf as well as black Democratic Presidential contender Kamala Harris. Then news started breaking that Kim Foxx is a wholly owned property of George Soros, who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the results of a local U.S. election where the winner was already guaranteed to be a liberal. Why is Soros donating to a local Democrat candidate in Chicago? There is an answer to that question:
George Soros Donated $408k to Kim Foxx, Prosecutor Who Let Jussie Smollett Walk
Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, in her election campaign in 2016.
In a shock announcement Tuesday, Foxx dropped all 16 felony charges against the left-wing Hollywood actor, whom police had accused of faking a hate crime in January that he blamed on racist, homophobic white Trump supporters.
Soros has spent heavily on backing “progressive” candidates for local prosecutorial offices across the nation, following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, which alleged that black defendants have been treated unfairly by the justice system.
Basically a Hungarian billionaire is influencing local U.S. elections, as well as the larger races, in order to help black criminals avoid jail time. You can draw whatever conclusions you like from this.
What I find interesting is that just after we see the complete collapse of the Russian collusion narrative with the end of the Mueller witch-hunt, we are now seeing another example of an actual foreign power, George Soros, successfully influencing U.S. elections to push a Marxist agenda. But no one is investigating him. Apparently when some groups buy influence in American politics, it is OK.
The Jussie Smollett fiasco is a prime example of what the Zman calls "the Opposite Rule of Liberalism". From his recent post The Grand Conspiracy:
One of those iron laws of life that will not go away, despite every attempt to pretend otherwise, is the Opposite Rule of Liberalism. Whatever the Left is howling about at the moment, you can be sure something like the opposite is the truth. Their need to deceive and their natural habit of projecting their sins onto others, combine to create a predictable part of Progressive culture. Wherever they are focusing the attention of their cult, find the spot 180 degree the opposite and you are getting close to the truth.
We are endlessly scolded about "white privilege", the notion that whites get away with stuff because we have a secret network of other whites helping us out of racial solidarity, complete with secret handshakes. The converse is actually true. In almost every situation, white people are the only identity group that no only doesn't participate in racial solidarity, we do everything we can to avoid even the appearance of doing so. Blacks form racial organizations and stick together. So do Asians. So do Jews. So do Muslims, and Hispanics, and just about every other identity group. But not whites. We are supposed to be so dominant racially and so privileged but we are terrified of standing in solidarity based on our race. Thus the Opposite Rule. We are accused of in-group racial preferences while never actually engaging in this and being the only group that doesn't. I don't blame the other groups for sticking together but I wonder why whites are not allowed to?
The Jussie Smollett case is a sign of things to come as the "justice" system at every level is transformed into a tool of Cultural Marxism backed up by the power of the armed state. At some point a couple of things are going to happen. First the rank-and-file police are going to get sick of being used as the shock troops of the Left. We are already starting to see that with sheriffs refusing to enforce gun laws. Second the average American is going to realize that playing by the rules and our fear of getting in trouble is not going to cut it anymore. Right now we get kicked around again and again but still keep showing up to work to pay our taxes like good little wage slaves. Not for much longer.