Schlichter proposes an addition to our living, adaptable English language.
I propose a new verb.
“Jussie” (verb): To promote a bigoted lie about conservative Americans that faithfully supports the liberal narrative while being so transparently false that only the stupidest of the people pushing it actually believe it.
Our society keeps getting jussied, and I’m frankly getting tired of it. It’s not only annoying but it’s evil. It is naked prejudice disguised as fussy outrage directed toward groups who the social justice whiners have decreed are exempt from the standard ban on racial, sexual, religious and cultural bigotry. And it’s dangerous, both because of the cold fury it inspires in those subjected to this kind of grimy okey-doke, and because of how it crowds reason out of the public square.
Hm. I must say I strongly approve of the way Kurt worded that last sentence there. IYKWIMAITYD.
And there is Jussie Smollett himself, with his astonishingly inept lie about – get this – a couple of white dudes wandering around arctic Chicago at 2:00 a.m. in MAGA hats with some bleach n’ rope who knew who he was and watched whatever Empire is, and attacked him shouting, “This is MAGA country!”
Sounds legit. Hey, it checks all the narrative boxes! In fact, Smollett’s silly story did that so perfectly that anyone saying he believed it was either flat-out lying or so mind-bogglingly, Ted Lieu-level stupid that he’ll start gasping for air if someone doesn’t remind him to breath.
All of the prominent liberals joined in the festival of jussieing – politicians, stars, media jerks. But when Jussie’s shack of lies collapsed, as everyone knew it would, none of them said, “Gosh, I bought into a bunch of bigoted stereotypes about people who are different from me because I wanted them to be true to reaffirm my prejudices, and that was wrong, and I want to say that I’m sorry to all the Trump supporters who I helped slander.”
Nope. Quite the opposite, in fact: they doubled down, audaciously blaming Trump and his “climate of bigotry and hate”—and therefore, us—for their own goddamned fuckup of a lie.
The good news is that this country is so essentially unbigoted that the professional alleged anti-bigots have to leverage their own bigotry to manufacture something for them to oppose.
But it’s wrecking our country. It’s a sepsis in our cultural bloodstream.
And that’s the whole point; it’s the goal, the desired result.
It has to stop, because if it doesn’t, our country may not recover. And the jussiers won’t like what happens next.
At this point, we can only hope so. Because they aren’t going to stop, and if they aren’t brought forcibly around to rueing the day they undertook to destroy us right to the very marrow in their bones, it will mean they won.
And THAT is completely unacceptable. But I still maintain that, far from being in any sort of “cold fury” over it, most of us find the JusticeForJuicy!™ farce and its humiliating implosion to be side-splittingly hilarious. Not to say that I don’t still hope he spends a good long time in the Jaibird’s Paradise for it, mind. Ultimately, they’re our enemies, right enough, and we should take them seriously on the rare occasions when they don’t make it impossible to do so with their Klown Kar antics and absurdities. All the same, it would take a heart of stone not to laugh at them whenever they trip over their own tiny dicks like this.
Doubling down update! “Jussie Smollett’s arrest doesn’t diminish the reality of hate crimes.” Umm, sorry, but…yes. Yes, it does. How could it be otherwise, when the “reality” is that they’re, y’know, FAKE?
Jesus Christ, but can they really BE so stupid that they can’t see it? Never mind, don’t answer that.
Smollett was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report in a hoax. But hate crimes are real and widespread.
They’re widespread all right, but they aren’t real. Well, excepting the ones that are perpetrated again and again against Trump, his administration’s officials, and his supporters.
Doubling down on doubling down update! Here, have another; it’s a bottomless well, after all. “After Smollett, Will Real Hate Crime Victims Be Heard?” The question is, will any REAL hate crime victims ever be found?