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March 03, 2019

Fake Hate Crimes' Real Victims

Lavrentiy Beria, head of Stalin's notorious secret police the NKVD once quipped, "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime." In today's America, the reverse seems to be the case. Whenever there is a crime - real or imagined - inflicted upon a victim belonging to an approved and recognized victimhood class, there will be a public outcry to not just condemn the accused perpetrator, but to condemn caucasians, males, Christians, heterosexuals, gun owners and any combination thereof, which is to say to condemn America as founded.

But of course, once the crimes are either exposed as hoaxes, or more to the point, when the perpetrators are from the same minority group as the victim, then down the memory hole it goes, removed from the scene with the moral equivalent of Stalin's airbrush. The victims become nothing more than disposable political props, having been chewed up and spit out like a wad of flavorless gum. And then there are the hundreds upon hundreds of forgotten victims of inner city crime, whose collective fate destroys the narratives of gun control, hate crimes and the abject failure of 50+ years of Democrat social engineering.

When Jazmine Barnes was the victim of a white man, she was front page news. After January 6, 2019, when a black man was charged with Jazmine's murder, her name disappeared from the national conversation. Malcolmxxx5, a man posting on Shaun King's twitter feed, wrote, "When some blk folk thought it was a white person they were tweeting their butts off, 1000's of tweets. Now that they know its blk thugs behind it, tweets dam near got cold. Thats sad in itself."

Malcolmxxx5's post generated no comments or retweets.

A Nexis Uni search of periodicals shows over 1,400 hits for "Jazmine Barnes" during the time period when the narrative insisted that Jazmine's killer was white. The international press covered her. After the arraignment of two black men in her death, her name appears in only 135 articles. These articles are no longer the impassioned, frontpage condemnations of "hate" that had appeared before, but rather brief, pro forma accounts of court proceedings, buried deep inside newspapers.

A Google search turns up 81 hits for Jazmine Barnes at taxpayer-funded National Public Radio before her killer was identified. I listen to a Manhattan NPR affiliate throughout the day and I remember Jazmine Barnes' name repeated in just about every news update and in much commentary. After Jazmine's killer was identified as black, Jazmine Barnes disappeared from NPR coverage. No new stories mention her.

Meanwhile, as Nick Sandmann will hopefully get some measure of justice over the forces that blatantly lied and attempted to destroy him and his classmates to advance a political narrative, there are countless others in all walks of life who are feeling the wrath of the SJW lynch mobs in complete obscurity.

The Chicago Police Department devoted hundreds of man hours and princely sums to uncover the truth in the Smollett case. Internet sleuths spent hours watching video to expose the truth in the Covington Catholic case. Eventually Jazmine's real killer confessed.

Andrzej was just one man, with few natural allies on a college campus with cliques of Ivy League WASP professors, and cliques of black activists, but no cliques of first-generation geniuses with coal miner fathers. When his version of Jussie Smollett, a black woman with an axe to grind, falsely accused him of racism, there was no one to rescue Andrzej. And he was sacrificed.

How many Andrzejs are there out there? How many folks who are just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck, already dealing with all the annoyances of everyday life, suddenly falsely accused of racism? Facing, rather than honest efforts to get to the truth, mobs of virtue signaling outrage addicts eager to exploit the falsely accused as scapegoats in their own mythic, ritualized human sacrifice? My guess? There are many such people. Neither Andrzej nor his accuser were famous. She got away with it, and he lived with the wound.

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