WASHINGTON. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shocked, shocked there is corruption in the Land of Lincoln. Regarding the dropping of all criminal charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for faking a federal hate crime, Mayor Emanuel says:
“Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago Police department. How dare him. How dare him. After everybody saw – and I want to remind you, this is not the [Chicago Police] Superintendent’s words against his – a grand jury, a sliver of the evidence, and they came to a conclusion. As did the State’s Attorney’s office.”
The Foxx fix
Ah yes. State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx. She supposedly recused herself from the Smollett case. But only after the knowledge that Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, did exchange messages with Foxx. Messages on behalf of the Smollett family, friends of Michelle and Barack Obama.
Tchen wanted the State’s Attorney’s office to pressure Chicago police to hand the investigation of Smollett’s hate-crime hoax to the FBI. In light of the FBI’s questionable exoneration of Hillary Clinton in her criminal handling of State Department emails, coupled with the recently failed attempt to topple the Trump presidency on behalf of his White House predecessor, that is telling in itself.
But the State’s Attorney’s office did former President Obama and his FBI one better. It dropped all charges leveled at Smollett in a 16-count grand jury indictment and sealed his criminal file from the prying eyes of the press.
Smollett takes a victory lap
For his part, Smollett continued to maintain his hoax and his innocence in a statement to reporters.
“I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of… I would not bring my family, our lives or the movement through a fire like this. I just wouldn’t…. I will always continue to fight for the justice, equality and betterment of marginalized people everywhere.”
The “movement”? The “fight for the justice, equality, and betterment of marginalized people everywhere”?
With these words, we discover the nature of Smollett’s get-out-of-jail-free card. “Intersectionality.” It is the instrument of the actor’s “exoneration.”
Intersectionality is the unified field theory of victimhood, whether it’s race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. If you are a member of these aggrieved groups, you are incapable of receiving justice from a system constructed by white males, for white males, in the service of white males.
Former Vice President Joe Biden alluded to this in a recent speech, calling it
“English Jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture. It’s got to change. It’s got to change.”
Circumventing Crime in Chicago
That change came in the circumventing of a Chicago federal grand jury by Illinois’ legal authorities, with the prodding of the shadowy Obamas. It was a victory for the new, woke jurisprudential culture.
This is a dramatic departure from English jurisprudence, which requires prosecutors to establish the intent motivating a criminal’s actions.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines it as:
“Malice, as evidence by a criminal act.”
In other words, intent establishes the perpetrator’s conscious decision to do wrong and that his actions were designed to achieve the desired end.
MAGA: The new non-persons
Since the desired victims of Smollett’s alleged hoax were those who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, woke jurisprudence – guided by the doctrine of intersectionality – does not recognize the victims as such. The citizens of “MAGA country” are therefore non-persons.
The dismissal of Smollett’s 16-count indictment was meant to delegitimize and demonize a large swath of the American electorate.
Chicago corruption writ large and small
We should consider the intervention of the Obamas in the Smollett case as a microcosm of the recently concluded Trump/Russia collusion hoax.
Where they succeeded in Smollett’s case, President Obama and his weaponized Deep State agencies failed in their two-year coup d’état against President Trump.
Washington may be corrupt, but it pales in comparison to the sleaze of Al Capone’s Chicago.
And outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as Obama’s chief of staff, feigns shock at the corruption swirling around him?
“How dare him. How dare him.”
Top Image: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. CNN screen capture.