Actor Jussie Smollett, known for his role as Jamal Lyon in the hit TV series Empire, was sentenced to 5 months in Chicago jail on March 10 for lying to law enforcement concerning a hate crime that allegedly he was the victim of, only for it to be revealed that the crime was staged to prop him in the spotlight.
In this hoax hate crime, Smollett used the pain and anger of racism as well as being inconsiderate to actual hate crimes and hate crime victims to promote his career. Despite the undisputed evidence proving that he staged the crime, Smollett denied still the allegations that he staged the false attack and even performed a bizarre rendition of his innocence in court after his sentencing, which certainly most folks saw.
Jussie is still maintaining his innocence, and his victimhood correlates to the state of delusion that he currently is in. Because of his deception, he has not only damaged himself, but potentially the real victims of hate crimes, as they will be more hesitant to come forward and less likely to be believed thanks to this incident.
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What we see from Smollett is simply someone who is too prideful and narcissistic to come to terms that he deceived many people to get attention and popularity for himself. Well, you can say that he did accomplish what he wanted, but the result being time behind bars and a lost career that he will never get back.
However, what is more, concerning and even more egregious is despite him being exposed, some still support him and maintain that he is innocent. Delano Squires, a contributor for the Blaze, coined the term “Afristocracy,” in which the Black elite from athletes, journalists, academics, entertainers, and so on care about self-preservation and not social progress, despite them being on the wrong side of history majority of the time in sagas such as the Smollett saga.
They will go the distance to defend and protect their own despite their being in the wrong for all to see, no matter what pigment of skin they are. As what the Afristocracy does on a normal basis is performative and riddled in emotion, yet produces nothing of actual substance or even actual progression.
A perfect example of Squire’s term being executed at full display is Smollett’s co-star on Empire, Taraji P. Henson, who plays the role of Cookie Lyon in the series. On Instagram, Henson posted a black box with the hashtag “#FreeJussie” as well as a caption likening Smollett’s saga to Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old Black teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store as he allegedly whistled at her or some accounts saying he tried to flirt with her, only for him to be murdered and his body dumped into a river days later. What Henson posted can be found right here below:
Now everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions, despite how demonstrably false and insensitive they can be. However, there are issues with this post by Henson which should be addressed. Both the Till and Smollett cases are in no way, shape, or form similar as one was murdered under a false pretense, as the woman involved lied (which she confessed to decades later) and the other tried to set up a crime to put himself in the spotlight while pinning rhetorical responsibility onto Donald Trump.
If Henson genuinely believes that what Smollett did is martyrdom worthy and should be considered in the same category as Emmitt Till, then she really is a special type of deluded. Unsurprisingly, the comments were disabled from her post, so that should tell you automatically how asinine and absurd her argument is. To say Smollett and Till are the same is highly disrespectful.
The young man did nothing wrong and was still killed, becoming one of the catalysts during the Civil Rights movement in the 50s and 60s. What Smollett did certainly did not and will never achieve as great as what that movement did and it is odd that people really think that what he did was indeed honorable.
What Henson should have done is to call out Smollett for what he did and to encourage him to be accountable for his actions and take responsibility for what he has done. Instead, she defends him because it’s good for the cause and should be no surprise the Black elite do, despite them being out of touch with reality. It never bothered her that Smollett could easily further divide the nation with his actions, and someone could have been put in harm’s way. Smollett’s sister Jurnee echoed a similar sentiment as Henson below:
This post from Henson points out even further how the Black elite and bourgeoisie are so out of touch with reality, that they will go above and beyond to champion victimhood yet say absolutely nothing when average Black people are killed disproportionately at higher rates by the hands of other blacks. Instead of bringing attention to a seemingly persistent issue, they choose to leapfrog over these ordinary folks while championing elites such as Smollett and others.
These elites are motivated strictly by race and will do whatever is necessary to promote this agenda which is doing more damage than good. The problem even further is that we have made these elites the spokespeople of Black America and we have anointed them as race “leaders” and mouthpieces for all black Americans. They fail to understand how poisonous they are to Black America. As Black America continues to regress, the elite remains untouched from criticisms.
The Black political establishment such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the NAACP still cling to the narrative that America in 1955 is the same as America in 2022, despite the reality that throughout the years this nation has continually evolved since those dark times and continues to do so. But if they can keep incorporating race into every aspect of life, then they continue to hold on to a job and some fame (or infamy).
Nowadays it is wrong to bring up “Black on Black crime,” but they will go through hell and high water to defend a man who turned up to fabricate a hate crime and say that he is a victim of “the system.”
It is time that we walk away from these elitists who do not care about the average person and put them on notice. Their manipulation and bamboozlement of Black America need to stop here and now.