Every now and then, a good piece of political satire drives home the intended, ironic point of the writer.
This evidenced itself on April Fools Day when Candace Owens, the communications director for the conservative Turning Point USA, wrote a very satirical piece about the hate crime hoax carried out by Empire actor Jussie Smollett; this is documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reviewing Owens’ Remarks
Owens begins by asserting that Smollett ought to win the Nobel Peace Prize due to his “commitment” to intentionally deceiving the authorities and America about being the victim of a hate crime. The Empire actor continues to maintain his innocence, despite the overwhelming evidence that he lied. Although the multiple felonies against him were suddenly and mysteriously dropped, Smollett is not out of the woods just yet.
Last month, President Trump announced that the FBI and Justice Department will investigate the reasons behind the sudden dismissal of all felony charges against Smollett:
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
Towards the end of the piece, Owens touched upon what she refers to as “liberal privilege.”
In her own words:
“Dedicated liberal bureaucrats will shield you from the consequences. A pliant press will even draw false equivalencies between a 22-month, $30 million investigation finding zero evidence of collusion and a biased prosecutor throwing out all the evidence that Chicago Police worked overtime to collect on a hate crime hoax.”
Ultimately, Owens’ piece turned out to be very fitting for April Fools Day. While the beginning and the middle contained obvious satire, the rest of her writing clearly honed in on the gravity of Smollett’s action and the apparent lack of consequences which he will face at this time.
Is Candace Owens right? Is Jussie Smollett deserving of the “Nobel Peace Prize?” Let us know your thoughts and takeaways in the comments section down below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.