There isn’t a Leftist alive who believe Smollett’s story. Not ONE.
They believed what they wanted to believe and ignored the truth. That realization should be the wake-up call they need to re-evaluate their belief systems.
And that’s what Nana Efua Mumford, executive assistant to The Post’s editorial board knows about herself.
But even before these latest details emerged, when I first heard of the attack on Smollett, I had to pause. On “Empire,” Jamal Lyon came out as gay in front of his homophobic, abusive father; took a bullet for that same father and overcame an addiction to pain pills. Was I reading last week’s episode recap, or did this actually happen in my hometown of Chicago? Almost immediately, I had a terrible feeling that I was victim blaming, or worse, that I am so brainwashed that I no longer can hear cries of hurt and outrage from my own black community. It was a horrifying feeling that I am still trying to work through almost three weeks later.
I wanted to believe Smollett…I know that there is a deep, dark racist history in Chicago and, if proved true, this would be just one more point on the list. I wanted to believe him with every fiber of my being, most of all because the consequences if he were lying were almost too awful to contemplate.
And yet I struggled with Smollett’s story.
Mumford explains her battle with COMMON SENSE. That’s the real struggle here.
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But she believes herself to be “brainwashed” when using her God-given ability to discern the truth.
She continues to explain her reasoning behind her “brainwashing”:
I tried telling myself that it is possible that two assailants were walking around downtown Chicago at 2 a.m. in January in 10-degree weather, waiting for a black victim. In addition to that, they were stalking around with a bottle of bleach and a rope. And ultimately, the prey they selected was an actor on a show that they must’ve been somewhat familiar with, because they were able to not only name the show but also know that he played a gay character. Never mind the fact that he was likely bundled up because again: Chicago, January, 10 degrees. Also, after he fought to get away, he left the rope around his neck until he got to the hospital.
Take any two of these factors and a sane person concludes (within two seconds) this story to be utter nonsense. Yet, Mumford hearkens an America that only exists in the imagination of brainwashed Leftists.
Perhaps I don’t want to believe him because this is a stark and scary reminder of the poor condition of the country (and city) that I call home. Maybe this story makes the boogeyman in my nightmares all too real, too close and too calculating. Maybe it’s because while I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQ community, I still don’t understand and appreciate the daily harassment that they endure. Or maybe even though I am a black woman, I still don’t know what it’s like to be a black man in America.
Just look at all the irrational thoughts by Mumford.
A country that embraces all ethnicity and couldn’t be more tolerant of LGBTQ whiners if we jailed heterosexuals. Put another way, somebody explain to me what blacks or gays can’t achieve in this country.
As for Mumford, it’s what she ended her article with that I find most interesting however. She doesn’t want to believe in “fake news”:
If Smollett’s story is found to be untrue, it will cause irreparable damage to the communities most affected. Smollett would be the first example skeptics cite when they say we should be dubious of victims who step forward to share their experiences of racist hate crimes or sexual violence. The incident would be touted as proof that there is a leftist conspiracy to cast Trump supporters as violent, murderous racists. It would be the very embodiment of “fake news.”
And that reason, more than any other, is why I need this story to be true, despite its ugliness and despite what it would say about the danger of the world I live in. The damage done would be too deep and long-lasting. This could be one tragedy that the Lyon family — and more importantly, the ordinary people who loved the show and invested in Smollett and his character — could never overcome.
Imagine how many Leftists wonder the same thing? Are they being fed “fake news”?
I told my radio audience and many others why the Smollett story is so important. The fact that Leftists LEAPED on this story so quickly shows why it is impossible to reason with them.
Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris both called this act a “modern-day lynching”. Then they politicized it, saying we need anti-lynching legislation in America. Talk about your Circa 1940s Democrats.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted support for Smollett and wished him a speedy recovery. As I wrote recently, Pelosi has sense deleted her tweet, and I expect others to follow suit.
Hollyweirdos made a “Get Well” video for Smollett, while many in the media decried the act and particularly 2019 America.
2019 America is amazing. And the only thing bad about it are the lying Leftists who create fake news and other vicious lies meant to hurt innocent people. All for their Leftist agenda.
For the record, there is no agenda on the Right. All we want is REAL truth and justice. Hopefully the Jussie Smollett lie causes many Leftists to introspect and discover themselves again.
Mumford tapped into her common sense, and may have awakened to the real world. I suspect Smollett inadvertently helped many do the same.