Grassroots Perspective

The Rat Race-Bait

Jussie Smollett was the boy who cried wolf, and he was trying to win a no-rules game.

Willie Richardson · Feb. 27, 2019

“Rat Race” is a 2001 American movie comedy that includes a bunch of day-to-day misfits given the daunting task of winning $2 million based on a bet by high rollers of a Las Vegas casino. They created this game for their own entertainment. The “big cheese” is in a duffel bag over 500 miles away at a train station in New Mexico. The six participants took to the airplanes, trains, and backwoods just to claim the spoils. As you can imagine, this was a total disaster as people’s greed and self-aggrandizement took over their more noble character. They would do anything to win the “big cheese” — especially after being told by the conspirator, “There are no rules” to this Rat Race. No rules? Hmm.

Fast forward to the Windy City. Jussie Smollett, a biracial actor/musician and self-proclaimed homosexual, took to social media claiming two Trump supporters wearing Make America Great Again hats assaulted him. He said they doused him with bleach, called him racial and homosexual slurs, and put a noose around his neck on the streets of Chicago. Really? On first take, this sounded suspect at best, but how could this even make headlines with people actually believing it?

As in “Rat Race,” there are “no rules” to winning the “big cheese.” In this case, becoming the victim is winning the spoils. There are no limits to the despicable measures the liberals will use to concoct another emotional racial fairy tale. Even the boy who cried wolf was eventually ignored and eaten alive because of his love affair with victimhood. Fortunately, the two men, Ola and Abel Osundairo, who were paid to conspire the attack on Smollett came out and said: “We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”

The Rat Race toward victimization is the new conquest, triumph, or victory in America, especially for the Left. No longer is becoming a victor over oppression, regression, or suppression seen as the ultimate goal. For Jussie Smollett, being a liar to smear President Trump and gain notoriety from liberals was worth it. Smollett knew that, as a “black man,” he could use a “white lie” to hide behind his own misery and “the people” would believe it. He did it because it works in today’s media culture!

As the boy who cried wolf ended in demise, he will have a similar fate as he cries “racism” — his career and integrity will be in question.

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