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Nate Jackson / November 17, 2020

Leftist Math: Add ‘Hate Crimes,’ Divide Country

They’re using the FBI’s latest “hate crimes” report to blame Donald Trump.

Cue the fundraising letters from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League — the FBI’s latest report on so-called “hate crimes” is out. Since the SPLC and ADL exist primarily to perpetuate their own existence, the rise in “hate crimes” means the only solution will be to send them a check. Right?

Let’s do something the media won’t and offer some clear perspective about this report on crimes that, it should go without saying, should not occur at all.

First, we put “hate crimes” in quotes because it’s a phony special designation invented by the Left to enhance the victim standing of favored constituencies — minorities, homosexuals, and now the so-called “transgendered.” These crimes are not usually different in kind from run-of-the-mill crimes, except they are committed against certain identity groups, and they are increasingly being categorized (keep that in mind when you hear about “more” of these crimes). You won’t find the MAGA-hat-wearing victims of leftist assaults in the tally, either, despite the obvious hate that motivated those attacks. Nor does the FBI count most of the hundreds of thousands of black-on-white assaults as “hate crimes.” But the FBI does say that 52.5% of “hate” offenders were white. For the math-challenged, that means 47.5% weren’t.

Second, it won’t surprise you to learn that the rise in these crimes is all President Donald Trump’s fault — at least according to the deceitful mass media. After all, the Leftmedia has been beating the “Trump’s a racist and a Nazi” drum for more than four years now, including flat-out lying about things like his remarks about Charlottesville and his supposed refusal to disavow white supremacists (fact check: he’s done so repeatedly). The media’s aim is to lay every one of these crimes at Trump’s feet. Newsweek, for example, headlined: “Hate Crimes Under Trump Surged Nearly 20 Percent Says FBI Report.”

The truth? The Leftmedia bears the blame for flooding the nation with false “news” about a supposedly white supremacist president. If — if — actual white supremacists are truly emboldened to commit crimes, it isn’t because of Trump; it’s because the media told them they run the country.

Meanwhile, which party’s constituents spent much of this year rioting and burning down cities?

Third, much is being made about the number of “hate-motivated murders.” Aside from the question of who’s ever heard of a love-motivated murder, the number troubling the media is 51. But stop and think about that for a minute. Out of 16,425 homicides nationwide, 51 of them were “hate crimes.” And 22 of those 51 were killed in a single El Paso shooting. A huge chunk of the other 16,374 murders were black-on-black killings in America’s Democrat-run urban centers. Yet that inconvenient truth draws a collective yawn from the same media outlets hyperventilating at the chance to blame Trump for some of the 51 “hate” murders. Every one of these lives is sacred, but, outrageously, some tell a better political narrative.

Fourth, it’s frankly quite remarkable that in a nation of roughly 330 million people — especially one that’s reportedly a rampantly racist backwater — there were just “7,314 criminal incidents and 8,559 related offenses motivated by bias against” certain groups. We certainly don’t belittle those crimes, but this isn’t quite the shocking crime wave you’d be led to believe. And it’s to say nothing of the cottage industry of “hate crime” hoaxes, the most famous of which were Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace.

Finally, it’s worth noting, as Newsweek does, that “a majority of the hate crime incidents occurred in California, New York, Washington, New Jersey and Texas.” Draw your own conclusions.

Crime is wrong. Murder is especially horrific. But let’s dispense with this divisive garbage about some crime being worse just so leftists can score political points. Maybe if they want “unity” so badly, they could try not using FBI stats to justify calling half the country Nazi racists.

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