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Old 18th February 2020, 12:35 PM   #148
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I admire the chutzpah of those who guessed correctly whether an event for which they had no evidence happened or not in congratulating themselves for their excellence in skepticism.
You're wrong, TM. There was in fact evidence from the start that the story was a fake. There have been a lot of fake hate crimes in recent years, and many of them share common features, features which showed up in the Smollett case. Were these features proof that Smollett was lying? No. But they were evidence that he was lying. And as the truth has come out, we have seen that these features were exactly what they appeared to be: evidence of a fraud.

The odds were in favor of it being a fraud from the start. That some people still refuse to understand that doesn't make the people who DID see it for what it was somehow wrong.
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
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