FAST FIVE: Six Common Themes Unite The Jussie Smollett And College Admissions Scandals

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Authored by Thomas Lifson via The American Thinker blog, Hollywood elites are, by definition, in the business of concocting fictional stories.   Is it any surprise that they apply these skill sets beyond screen and stage entertainment, where the fiction is acknowledged, and use them to achieve their objectives in realms affecting their personal and political lives.

Two: Powerful people from powerful families with no concern for issues of right and wrong tried to accomplish their goals “by any means necessary.”  Religion – the notion the God watches over us and knows when we sin – is regarded as a quaint vestige of the past and a hindrance to achieving necessary ends, both personal and political.

Four: The notion that “laws are for the little people” is widespread, from Hillary Clinton's exoneration by James Comey (and, according to the recently released testimony of Lisa Page, the Department of Justice) to state and local level officials who escape mundane concerns such as speed limits.

Five: Utter indifference to the victims of their fraud.  Jussie Smollett remained silent as the Chicago police investigated possible miscreants, who could well have had their lives ruined if prosecuted for the phony hate crime.  I suspect that most of the parents and children admitted to elite schools never once thought about the hardworking kids who did not get the longed for acceptance letters these offenders got through fraud.  They matter so little that they don't ever merit consideration when planning the crimes.

I suspect there are other similarities between the two scandals, because they both reveal that our ruling class is far more corrupt and cynical than most Americans ever realized.

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