Two Guys Don’t Get Prosecuted

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Two Guys Don't Get Prosecuted

by baldilocks

Peo­ple seem puz­zled when some pub­lic fig­ure asserts a thing to be true when it’s patently false — the way Jussie Smol­lett is doing right now, in the after­math of the state attorney’s refusal to pros­e­cute him for the 16 charges related to his hate crime hoax.

I have been truth­ful and con­sis­tent on every sin­gle level since day one.

(It’s nice — and a lit­tle dis­con­cert­ing — to see that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is livid about this.)

This is what you need to under­stand: Smol­lett doesn’t care if you believe that he’s inno­cent. He doesn’t care about look­ing ridicu­lous to you (or me) and nei­ther does the Illi­nois state attorney.

Smol­lett knows, how­ever, that there are many oth­ers who always will believe him to be innocent.

You GO Jussie! We know you din do nothin! Stick it to the MAN!”

It’s one of the wiles of Enemy. Those who have no spir­i­tual pro­tec­tion are primed for this chaotic way of thinking.

Jussie and those who believe him no mat­ter what are just trav­el­ers mov­ing along on Double-​Think Road.

The dis­missal of the charges indi­cates what we’ve long known about Chicago and about gov­ern­ment in gen­eral: that much of it is cor­rupt. This should not be a rev­e­la­tion of any note.

Haven’t peo­ple been say­ing this about Chicago machine pol­i­tics – the entity that pro­duced one Barack Hus­sein Obama – for decades? (Let’s also not for­get that a num­ber of Illi­nois gov­er­nors have done time in prison.)

Back to the spir­i­tual per­spec­tive, it’s inter­est­ing to take what hap­pened yes­ter­day and lean it up against what hap­pened today.

  • Yes­ter­day, Pres­i­dent Trump — an unjustly accused man — was exon­er­ated of wrong-​doing through an above-​board process.
  • Today, a two-​bit actor — a guilty man — had to buy his way out of being pros­e­cuted via shady back­room deals.

How awe­some is that?

I think God let’s things like this hap­pen often for His spe­cific pur­poses. He will take a straight stick and a crooked stick, put them together, and let each observer deter­mine which is which.

And, as observers of God’s orches­tra­tion, our job is to take note and applaud.

(Thanks to Thomas Wic­tor)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, and Gab.

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by baldilocks

People seem puzzled when some public figure asserts a thing to be true when it’s patently false — the way Jussie Smollett is doing right now, in the aftermath of the state attorney’s refusal to prosecute him for the 16 charges related to his hate crime hoax.

I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one.

(It’s nice — and a little disconcerting — to see that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is livid about this.)

This is what you need to understand: Smollett doesn’t care if you believe that he’s innocent. He doesn’t care about looking ridiculous to you (or me) and neither does the Illinois state attorney.

Smollett knows, however, that there are many others who always will believe him to be innocent.

“You GO Jussie! We know you din do nothin! Stick it to the MAN!”

It’s one of the wiles of Enemy. Those who have no spiritual protection are primed for this chaotic way of thinking.

Jussie and those who believe him no matter what are just travelers moving along on Double-Think Road.

The dismissal of the charges indicates what we’ve long known about Chicago and about government in general: that much of it is corrupt.  This should not be a revelation of any note.

Haven’t people been saying this about Chicago machine politics – the entity that produced one Barack Hussein Obama – for decades? (Let’s also not forget that a number of Illinois governors have done time in prison.)

Back to the spiritual perspective, it’s interesting to take what happened yesterday and lean it up against what happened today.

  • Yesterday, President Trump — an unjustly accused man — was exonerated of wrong-doing through an above-board process.
  • Today, a two-bit actor — a guilty man — had to buy his way out of being prosecuted via shady backroom deals.

How awesome is that?

I think God let’s things like this happen often for His specific purposes. He will take a straight stick and a crooked stick, put them together, and let each observer determine which is which.

And, as observers of God’s orchestration, our job is to take note and applaud.

(Thanks to Thomas Wictor)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!