Question: What’s with SJWs and fake hate crimes?

Once again, recently, A former leader of a black student group

has admitted tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students in New Jersey last fall.

and Did this gay pastor fake a cake with an anti-gay decoration? Whole Foods thinks so.

But commenters on social media wondered why the pastor didn’t immediately notice the anti-gay slur, accusing him of altering the cake, as did Whole Foods, which countersued, claiming that the pastor made “fraudulent” accusations.

There’s been quite a lot of this going on in recent years. The most obvious observation is that there can’t be much actual hate crime (as classified by policy makers and media) these days, so the fakers are salting the mine.

In complex situations, however, I’m rarely content with the obvious explanation. The reason it’s obvious could amount to no more than “See! I TOLD you so!”, without providing genuine insight. And, in unsettled times and crises, we do need genuine insight.

I’d value thoughtful comments on the following questions:

1. Is it just the glamour of being a victim in a society that pays far more attention to victimhood than achievement? (That latter is partly due to globalization and automation, which make many former achievements irrelevant or impossible.)

2. Is there a hidden political payoff that cancels out the disadvantage of introducing the suggestion of fraud?

Ultimately, it’s part of a broad, general swing in our society toward the notion that evidence does not really matter much, only how one feels about things. By former standards, it is a soft totalitarianism that tends to harden when conflicts over stories arise and a decision must be made. For many people, the decision will usually rely on victimhood status calculations and in consequence be largely evidence-free. It’s helpful to think out how one should prepare.

See also: Social workers, welcome to Sweden. Where you are not allowed to grieve a murdered colleague!

  • But it’s done for the very best of reasons!

    • Clausewitz

      Special little snowflakes need attention in order to survive, no matter how they achieve it.

  • reidjr

    A few months back I asked a SJW what is with the fake claims of anti muslim hate crimes what they told me is there hope is if there is enough hate crimes the feds will bring in laws to make it illegal to question islam etc.

  • roccolore

    Democrats need those hate crime hoaxes to try and prove points.

  • 1) If you tell a group of people – they will prosper by becoming a victim – a larger portion of the group will become a victim, than if the group had never been told they would prosper by becoming a victim.

    In other words, telling groups of people, they will prosper if they become a victim, creates extra victims.

    2) The political payoff occurs when, the progressive agenda thrives, as victims are identified and celebrated.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s like the residential school scams in Canada. Tell one group that there’s money on the table, and they don’t have to prove anything, then every Indian in Canada suddenly went to a residential school, and were severely abused.

  • canminuteman

    SJW’s are revolutionaries and they are trying to cause a revolution. This is what all the BS going on in universities and with Black Lives Matter and the occupy movement are all about. If we are not careful we will wake up one day and find we are living in Pol Pots Cambodia. Be prepared for this and look up bill S223 to see where we are heading.

    • KryptoTSD

      Is that Canadian?

  • Alain

    This is a problem because the majority of people accepted that there is such a thing as a “hate crime”. Once you accept this false concept it just mushrooms from there.

  • Omar

    Victimhood = the Political and Moral Currency of the Left