I hate when smart people ask “Why would anyone fake a hate crime?”
I call it the Industrial Victimhood Complex, and it pays $$$$$. Daniel Greenfield connects the dots
“Why did Jussie Smollett do it?” a thousand anxiously clueless progressives ask.
To paraphrase Willie Sutton, because that’s where the money is.
Just ask Khalil Cavil, a Texas waiter, who raised a thousand bucks off a fake note that he wrote
himself, “We don’t tip terrorist.”
“I want people to understand that this racism, and this hatred still exists,” he claimed.
There have been multiple cases in recent years of waiters and waitresses faking racist notes and then scoring thousands in online donations for their pain and suffering before the hoax gets exposed.
A thousand bucks for a waiter equates to the millions that an actor hoped to make from a fake hate crime. The offense is the same, the social justice banks you’re robbing just get bigger for celebrities.
But so do the stakes.
Jussie Smollett’s mistake wasn’t faking a hate crime. It wasn’t even getting caught. (Most hate crime hoaxes are outed sooner or later.)
It was being stupid.
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