Opinion| The left in this country seem hell bent on making sure there is racial tension in America.
While 99.9% of the people I meet each day seem to have 0 racial or cultural animus towards those from different walks of life, the media and the Democrats seem determined to paint the picture that America is a hot bed or hate and strife. I just do not see it.
I am only in my thirties, and thus I can not speak to what race relations were previous to the 21st century, I can tell you that the overwhelming majority of conservatives I meet (and in my line of work I meet a lot of conservatives) could not care less about the amount of melanin in ones skin or whom they choose to love … as long as their choice is a consenting adult.
Every so often one of these “hate attack” stories surface and it seems that way too often they turn out to be hoaxes. For example … The Duke Lacrosse Team rape hoax, The Salisbury College Noose Drawing Hoax, The Air Force Academy Racial Slur Hoax, and University of Maryland Swastika Fiasco to name a few.
When you combine my familiarity with the plethora of hoaxes we have seen, and my knowledge of how rarely I encounter hate in the MAGA movement, I have to admit my first reaction when I encounter a story like this is to be skeptical. Especially when it’s at 2 AM on a weekday when the windchill is about 50 below (this is an estimate fact checkers, don’t hang me on this like you did Trump on his “pile of burgers a mile high” comment SMH)
Breitbart reports: “As the Chicago Police Department continues its investigation into the reported attack on gay TV actor Jussie Smollett, officials seem to be growing skeptical with the CPD noting that it has found no “obvious people” who could be suspects in the attack.
Rob Elgas, a reporter for Chicago’s ABC affiliate, took to Twitter this afternoon to note that the Chicago police are reviewing area video surveillance and have so far found no one who could be an obvious suspect in the attack.
“As Chicago police expand their search for the men who allegedly attacked Jussie Smollett,” Elgas tweeted, adding, “a spokesman says this morning there have been ‘no obvious people that could be assailants’ discovered. Detectives have poured over hundreds of hours of surveillance video.””
As Chicago police expand their search for the men who allegedly attacked Jussie Smollett, a spokesman says this morning there have been “no obvious people that could be assailants” discovered. Detectives have poured over hundreds of hours of surveillance video.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) January 30, 2019
Now, even if this story turns out to be false, it is always important that we investigate these events and take them seriously. No one should ever have to go through this in America. This is not who we are, nor should it be. That being said, what do you think should happen to those caught trying to spread hate and division by staging hoaxes? Let us know on Facebook!