by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
For the past few years, America has been treated to the constant drumbeat condemning “white privilege.” No matter what your station in life, if you were born Caucasian, you, my friend, are privileged. Tell that to the all the whites living below the poverty line in middle America.
Now there’s a new privileged class: the minority, politically connected, first-time offender. This is the new Juss-tice, and Mr. Smollett is its groundbreaking standard bearer.
But now you too, providing you are also a politically connected, first-time offending minority, can be absolved of all your crimes. You too can have up to 16 felony counts wiped clean. Not even the filing of charges against you will appear in the record. You too can perform community service for something completely unrelated to your crimes and have it count as “a just disposition and appropriate resolution.” You too can have your court records sealed forever and your public record erased.
What a deal. Where do I sign?
Oh, but I can’t, for I am not a politically connected, first-time offending minority. As a whitey white guy, I’m already privileged. And if I happened to pull a bone-headed, clearly illegal stunt like Jussie did, it will be my “privilege” to be indicted on all 16 felony counts, tried, found guilty, perp-walked out the courtroom in handcuffs and possibly leg irons, and sent up the river for a period of time.
But this won’t happen to you. Not if you can check off enough boxes. Not under the new rules of social Juss-tice.
Maybe a hotline can be established, at taxpayer expense, for those who are first-time felony offenders, but simply lack political gravitas.