James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.
Hoax Hate Crimes: Who and Why
Since the day President Trump won the 2016 election, divisive and deranged Democrats have performed hundreds of hoax hate crimes. They do it because they are brimming with hatred for white male conservatives and yearn to create the fear and loathing they feel in others.
The fake news media, which serves as a propaganda organ for Democrats, pounds the public with the phony stories as if they were actual examples of "white supremacists in action" and evidence of "an epidemic of hate crimes since Trump was elected.” The retraction gets no mention when it comes out that the malfeasance was a hoax. They do not care that it was a lie. Caught spreading hateful deceits, they respond, "Well, THAT story might not have been true, but it still illustrates a LARGER TRUTH. Even if white people didn't DO IT, they must have been THINKING IT."
Democrats preach that America is permeated with racist atrocities. Unable to find any, they invent them. Their demand for hate crimes by whites far exceeds the supply. So, Democrats commit all the hate crimes but claim conservative white men are the hateful bigots. As Kevin Downey Jr. says, “People with a ‘coexist’ sticker on their Priuses are more likely to commit a fake hate crime than the white guy in a pickup.”
“The status of the victim is now so highly prized that people are willing to commit crimes to portray themselves as victims," writes Thomas Lifson. Everyone longs for the limelight these days. If you have no discernable talents, playing a victim can bring fame and pity. It can also provide you and the group with which you identify immunity for shortcomings and justification for revenge.
The black actor Jussie Smollett reported a hate crime. He claimed he went out for a sandwich in a gay neighborhood of Chicago at 2:00 AM when it was 16 degrees below zero, only to be attacked by a pair of white men wearing Make America Great Again hats. These men poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck while shouting racial slurs and their love of President Trump.
The story was preposterous. Still, Democrats and their media lapdogs needed to believe it and told America it was true. They used it to condemn all Trump supporters as rabid racists. Here are just a few of their widely broadcast comments: “We live in a sick and twisted Trump America. MAGA is racism, homophobia, and misogyny.” “The MAGA gang is a criminal entity with the intent to harm, and the red hat is a gang symbol.” “MAGA hats are the new white hoods."
Alexander Riley describes this as “the power of the Virtuous Victim Totem. The totem is always pure, always to be exalted and honored. The Virtuous Victim could not possibly speak anything but the truth.”
When the Chicago police proved it was all a hoax, they charged Smollett with filing a false police report. That charge was dropped by prosecutor Kim Foxx, who claimed any criticism of Smollett, or her actions could only come from “Racist White Supremacists.” Facebook banned posts that called it a hoax because it “violates community standards.”
Nick Sandmann and the Covington Kids
In January 2019, a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky visited Washington, D.C., to participate in a March for Life. The leftist media posted a photo of one of the boys, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann, face-to-face with an elderly American Indian named Nathan Philips. Sandmann was wearing a red MAGA hat, making him an immediate object of irrational hatred for Democrats.
The media smeared Sandmann by concocting a bogus story that he was acting aggressively towards Philips, who was minding his own business. On television, journalists denounced Sandmann as a "Hitler Youth" with a "smug smile." His was "the face of cruelty." He was the "model for American Christian Fundamentalists." What he did was "heartbreaking," "soul-crushing," "one of the most viscerally enraging images of an era that has offered no shortage of them.” Said one Hollywood actor, “I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents. F***ing die.”
Famous Americans by the thousands piled on, publicly demanding the Covington kids be expelled from high school, denied enrollment by all universities, shunned by all Americans, or better yet, just kill them. As Matthew Schmitz writes in First Things magazine, “They were not merely rushing to judgment, but reveling in the frenzy, as though striving to be more outrageously outraged than everyone else.”
Death threats rained down on the boys and their families. Bomb threats closed their school. Social media called for them to be fed into woodchippers or burned alive to "purge whiteness." Their own bishop made sure everyone knew he was "ashamed" of them for "embracing a politics of hate" and that he condemned them for being "indecent."
It is a good thing the entire incident was caught on video, or the boys might never have been exonerated. The truth came out that the boys behaved perfectly. It was Philips and a group that calls themselves “Black Hebrew Israelites” [LOL] that were threatening Sandmann and his friends, calling them the vilest names imaginable, and getting right up in their faces to intimidate them. Philips, it was revealed, was a lifelong professional agitator, and his partners in crime were black adult men screaming racist, anti-gay brickbats at the teenagers.
As usual, Democrats and their media propagandists refused to apologize for slandering these minors or making Nick Sandmann's face the object of national hatred. "I won’t apologize to these boys. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country, for telling the truth about who Trump is and exactly what he stands for,” pronounced one famous Democrat.
Nick Sandmann sued CNN for $275 million and the Washington Post for $250 million. Both settled by paying him off with an undisclosed sum. He has other suits still pending and is expected to become a billionaire.
Hoax Hate Crimes by Blacks
The first racist hoax hate crime was committed in 1987 by Reverend Al Sharpton. He and Tawana Brawley invented a phony story that four white men had raped her. After it came to light that it was a big fat lie, one would think Sharpton would have been banished from polite society. But no, he was showered with fame and fortune because of it, becoming a millionaire who constantly appeared on television to rant and rave about the evils of white people and America. President Obama invited him to the White House 82 times.
That is what started the ball rolling. It taught black Americans that creating racial hoaxes would be wonderfully rewarded. If caught with your pants down, no penalty would be due. Let us take a look at just some of the hundreds of hoax hate crimes committed by blacks in recent years.
Cori Bush was elected to Congress for telling the bald-faced lie that she had “been shot at by White Supremacists” in 2014. She still tells this 100% debunked lie today: "When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us. They never faced the consequences. If Kyle Rittenhouse gets acquitted, it tells them that even seven years later, they still can get away with it." While a black man did shoot two cops that day, no white people shot anyone, and no one shot at Cori Bush.
At Bowling Green University, Eleesha Long claimed she was set upon by Trump supporters the day after his election. They rained racist taunts, yelled obscenities, and threw rocks at her. The campus exploded with outrage. She made it up because she was angry that some of her family members and friends voted for President Trump.
At a college in Maryland, the media reported that Trump supporters drew swastikas, "KKK," and "all n------ on campus would be killed" on a campus building. It was done by a black Democrat named Ajani Arthur.
In Boston, a black man claimed white men assaulted him, called him the N-word, threatened to lynch him while saying, "This is Donald Trump country now!” He later admitted he made it up “to raise awareness about things that are going on around the country.”
Democrats shared a photograph countless times on social media of KKK members reveling in President Trump’s election that proved to be a hoax.
White men were blamed for painting "Trump rules black bitches" on an automobile. It ends up it was done by a black man named William Tucker.
At the University of Albany, the three black female students who complained of a mob of whites attacking them while shouting the N-word confessed they fabricated the entire event.
Black student Halley Bass filed a police report that a white man wearing a MAGA hat attacked her at the University of Michigan. She sported a big scratch on her face to prove it. It was a lie. She admitted she inflicted the injury on herself.
At Eastern Michigan University, racist graffiti appeared that launched an enormous investigation involving 1,080 hours of police work and an additional 1,200 hours reviewing video footage from campus cameras. Detectives interviewed sixty individuals and executed twenty search warrants. In the end, a black student was found to be the racist culprit.
Blacks in suburban Atlanta reported a “6-foot tall, white male with a long, red beard member of the Ku Klux Klan” was leaving letters in their mailboxes that “threatened to kill whole families, murder children, and burn down homes because they didn't belong in the neighborhood.” Terresha Lucas, a 30-year-old black woman, perpetuated that hoax.
Up in Buffalo, Clifton Eutsey, age 18 and black, adorned his own BMW with swastikas, KKK, the N-word, the F-word, and the other F-word (the ‘homophobic’ one) so he could get on the news claiming racist white men did it.
At a Missouri high school, a furor was raised by graffiti that featured the N-word and "I HOPE ALL BLACK PEOPLE DIE." Teachers led all 1,000 students on a walkout to protest. One black student said, "I'm sitting in that building, shaking in fear because I don't know what's going to happen to me because of my skin tone." After it was revealed to be a black student who painted the graffiti, the response was, “Discovering a black student was responsible did not diminish the protest’s anti-racism message. The race of the criminal is less important than the core question of why racism exists.”
Days of rage ensued at Albion College in Michigan when the words appeared on a building, “White Lives Matter. Let’s kill all n*****s on this campus.” That turns out to have been written by a black student.
Ashley Boyer told police a phony story about being assaulted at a service station by white male Trump supporters who “proceeded to talk about the election and how they’re glad they won’t have to deal with n—–s much longer.” It never happened.
A GoFundMe page raised over $5,000 for David Williams of Denton, Texas, after someone plastered “n***** lovers” on his garage. That someone was David Williams.
Students organized boycotts and protests at a small college in Minnesota prompted by notes left around the school that denigrated black people. It ends up a black student wrote them to “draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.”
“Go home n***er” read messages scattered around the Air Force Academy. After months of outrage, police found out a black student created them.
At Kansas State University, students discovered graffiti that said, “Go Home N***** Boy,” “Whites Only,” and “Beware! N***ers live here. Knock at your own risk.” National news stories, canceled classes, demonstrations, and an FBI investigation into 'hate crimes’ soon followed. Officials discovered that a black student, Dauntarius Williams, was responsible.
One week before Donald Trump won the presidency, nationwide headlines blared, “A Black Church Burned in the Name of Trump.” The Washington Post declared it was a “hateful and cowardly act” by an arsonist who left behind the words, “Vote Trump.” It was only part of “a national outbreak of hate” caused by Trump's "incendiary rhetoric," the paper asserted. A black member of the church later pled guilty to the crime.
At Drake University, a black Democrat student sent racist notes to herself and others initially blamed on "white haters."
At a tiny Wisconsin university, a Black Lives Matter activist claimed white racists set fire to her dorm room when she had done it herself.
An invitation to a fraternity party that read "No blacks" was posted at East Carolina University. It named a specific white student its author, but it was a frame-job by a black student. The falsely accused man later stated, “It’s caused a lot of stress and anxiety. To be accused of something that I didn't do really sucks. My name and number were posted in the college newspaper, and I was being harassed with calls and texts, and I even received death threats."
Walkouts and protests engulfed a Minnesota high school after racist death threats, including the N-word, were sent to black students. A black female admitted to sending the messages "to raise awareness of social and racial injustice due to past incidences at school," which remained unspecified. After rightly calling the affair “a hoax,” Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak had to apologize for using that word, saying he was sorry he might have “minimized the impact that racism or racist acts have on students or families who have been marginalized throughout history and in White Bear Lake Area Schools.”
At Providence College, black students were caught putting racist slurs on cars that officials blamed on whites.
A 12-year-old girl in Virginia made national news when she accused three white male schoolmates of holding her down and cutting off her dreadlocks. "They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly. They put their hands over my mouth. They put my hands behind my back." Her grandfather lamented that the alleged assault left him “paralyzed” because his “heart just broke.” Grandma moaned, "It was like she just died. That's how painful it was for me.” The girl has since confessed she made it all up.
In an Atlanta suburb, an ice cream shop and a restaurant, both owned by a black former NFL player, were vandalized with swastikas, the N-word, MAGA, and “monkey.” The owner later admitted he did it to create sympathy for himself as a victim of a hate crime.
A group of nooses discovered hanging off trees near the Mississippi state Capitol was not a warning from a white supremacist group, as widely reported, but rather a "protest" by Democrats.
At prestigious Smith College, black student Oumou Kanoute's lies that she had been a victim of white racists led to a series of unfortunate events. The college and national media never doubted her story, of course. They neither apologized nor broadcast a retraction after it proved to be a dastardly hoax. Here is a small sample of the reporting: “Smith College student who was racially profiled while eating says the incident left her so shaken, she can’t sleep” (CNN); “Police Are Called on College Student For Eating Lunch: ‘All I Did Was Be Black’” (New York Times); “After police encounter, an uneasy return to Smith College” (Boston Globe). Three white employees lost their jobs after being falsely accused by Kanoute on Facebook.
On top of all this, we know that many universities cover up the fact that black students invent hoax hate crimes. They do that not to disrupt the Democrat's narrative that America is full of white racists.
Hoax Hate Crimes by Muslims
“Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy and His Family Out of America,” screamed the October 2016 headline in the Huffington Post. The problem was the story was fake.
A 52-year-old Muslim woman admitted she filed a false police report claiming she knew of a bomb plot targeting a mostly Muslim Michigan high school.
In Houston, a Muslim black man, Gary Nathaniel Moore, age 37, confessed to setting fire to his own mosque, which journalists blamed initially on conservative Christians. Had it not been for surveillance video, he would have gotten away with it.
The day after President Trump won the 2016 election, a female activist who was a member of the Muslim Student Association at San Diego State claimed two white men who were anti-Muslim and pro-Trump beat her up, robbed her, and stole her car. An investigation revealed that was a lie, which she then admitted.
The same day at the University of Louisiana, a Muslim female student reported being beaten and robbed, called racist names, and her hijab was snatched off her head by two white men wearing Trump hats. She later spilled the beans that the story was pure fiction.
Shortly thereafter, in New York City, an 18-year-old Muslim girl claimed three white guys yanked her hijab off on a crowded subway, while no other passengers objected. Yasmin Seweid stated, “It made me really sad after I thought about it. People were looking at me and looking at what was happening, and no one said a thing. They just looked away.” Instead, they called her a terrorist and shouted, “Get the hell out of our country.” Seweid confessed to making up the story a month later. Her reason? She didn’t want “to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.”
At the University of Michigan, that hotbed of conservatism, a man threatened to light a Muslim woman on fire if she didn't remove her hijab. According to the Muslim activists at CAIR, it was "just the latest anti-Muslim incident reported since the election of Donald Trump as president.” “A hateful attack,” pronounced university officials. It was a hoax.
Anti-Muslim graffiti appeared on the dorm room door of a Muslim student at a Wisconsin college. He later confessed to writing it himself because he was jealous of the attention given to a Jewish student after another Muslim had sent him an antisemitic note.
Khalil Cavil was a server at a Texas restaurant who posted a note on Facebook that he claimed was written by a customer. The message called him a terrorist. It went viral and caused all sorts of handwringing over how evil Americans are—before police revealed that he wrote the note as a hoax hate crime.
CNN reported that a "Trump-loving white nationalist" burned down a mosque in Iowa, spurring a nationwide outcry against bigoted, intolerant America. It turns out a Muslim woman committed the arson as a hoax hate crime.
A Muslim professor at Indiana State sent anti-Muslim emails to himself "trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of anti-Muslim threats which he had created himself," police said.
At Fairfax High School in Virginia, a Muslim sophomore girl claimed to be the victim of an Islamophobic attack. She—and some of her friends—reported that “several students made offensive drawings referencing Muslims, Jews, and George Floyd.” She soon amplified the story, insisting she was pushed, punched in the stomach, thrown across the room, and her hijab ripped off her head. The girl was so traumatized that she cried on national news, “I haven’t been able to eat, or keep food down, because of the stress, and how, uh, disgusted I am that, uh, I had to go through this at my school where I should feel safe.” She claimed that she had to come forward to “fight for justice for every girl who wears the hijab. It’s for every hijabi out there. Every Muslim girl, every Muslim person, every Muslim guy. It’s not, uh – it’s a daily thing that we all go through." A colossal protest ensued. A petition at Change.org gathered almost 30,000 signatures. As PJ Media described it, “It was a marvelous orgy of victimhood for everyone.”
It was also a hoax.
Hoax Hate Crimes Against Gays, Jews, and Hispanics
Nikky Joly was a local celebrity in Jackson, Michigan. He had been named "Citizen of the Year" for his activism on behalf of homosexuals and transgender people. He advocated for new laws creating special rights for those with his proclivities, organized a gay rights parade, and helped build a gay social center. Then his house burnt down, killing his five pets. The FBI designated it a 'hate crime' until they figured out Joly burnt it down himself. He apparently wasn't getting enough attention.
St. David’s Episcopal Church of Bean Blossom, Indiana, was known as "gay friendly." After President Trump won the election, its walls were covered in black spray-painted graffiti that read, “Fag church,” and “Heil Trump” along with swastikas. The press had a field day with the story, presenting it as an example of conservative “hate.” The Washington Post concluded, “The offensive graffiti at St. David’s is among numerous incidents that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s Election Day win.” A half a year later, the police reported that the church organist—a gay man of 26—had confessed to the deed. He said he did it because he was “disappointed in and fearful of the outcome of the national election.”
On election night 2016, in beautiful Santa Monica, California, homosexual moviemaker Chris Ball told police that Trump supporters beat him up. It turns out that claim was pure fiction.
At North Park University, a Christian institution in Chicago, an openly bisexual student named Taylor Volk reported a barrage of hateful notes and emails from Trump voters. “I just want them to stop,” Volk told the gullible NBC News. The only thing is, she sent them to herself.
Another hoax hate crime involved a lesbian professor from Central Michigan University. She claimed a man beat her up at a country music concert. Her wounds were all self-inflicted.
The national media reported that a Trump supporter jumped up and shrieked “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” at a theatre in Baltimore during the Jewish play Fiddler on the Roof. It failed to issue a correction when the villain ended up being a militant Democrat who said he was filled with hatred for President Trump.
If Democrats ever needed proof of how evil Donald Trump and his "white nationalist" supporters are, they got it when a Brooklyn synagogue was defaced. The vandal left behind graffiti that read "Die Jew Die," "Die Jew Rats," "Jew Better Be Ready," and "Heil Hitler." We are fortunate that surveillance video proves the perpetrator was James Polite, a 26-year-old self-described “queer black man.” Polite worked on Obama’s campaign and supported the campaigns of Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris, and Stacey Abrams.
A waitress in Texas made big news when she produced a racist note against Mexicans written by police officers in her restaurant. It was not on the news when she confessed to writing the letter herself.
“Racist white fans threw shame tortillas” at a high school basketball team made up of Hispanic youngsters in Coronado, California. That made Democrats hot enough to holler across our land until an investigation revealed that a Hispanic activist threw them. His motive? To make people angry enough to support teaching Critical Race Theory at the school.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, someone set a business owned by immigrants ablaze. A note was left, proclaiming, "Our newly elected president Donald Trump is our nation builder for white America. You all know that we want our country back on the right track. We need to get rid of Muslims, Indians, and all immigrants. Specially, we don't want businesses run by refugees and immigrants anymore." The media went wild, blaming whitey until a black Democrat named Curtis Flournoy was arrested for the crime.
Hoax Hate Crimes: What to Make of it All
Democrats seem desperate to portray themselves as victims, going as far as to create hoax hate crimes to achieve their dreams. Victimhood becomes their highest aspiration.
As Jim Treacher writes, “You get to play the victim, everybody wants to comfort you and tell you how brave you are in the face of such adversity.”
Daniel Greenfield explains in FrontPage magazine: “The left is a victimhood cult. It feeds off pain and fetishizes suffering as a moral commodity to be sold and resold in exchange for political power.”
As B. Klein affirms in American Thinker, "These function as morality tales, with a victim hero who proves the existence of endemic hate and violence. At the center exists the brave innocent who suffered for all our sins.”
In Townhall and Daily Caller, Scott Morefield says, "Liberals must love hate crimes. Why else would they fabricate so many of them? Democrats don't want racism to end. Their party would be useless if it did. Without victims, they won't get votes.”
In his book Hate Crime Hoax, political scientist Wilfred Reilly analyzed hundreds of alleged hate crimes and concluded, "In major cases, almost all of them have been hoaxes.”
Laird Wilcox, author of Crying Wolf: Hate Crime Hoaxes in America, proclaims, "This isn't just my opinion. This is widely recognized now. I would say that 80 percent of the events on campus are hoaxes. It's a place where the consciousness of discrimination, sexism, and homophobia is at a peak. When nothing is happening, and they need something to happen, they can make it happen."
Democrats are not the least bit embarrassed, as normal people would be, to be caught inventing hoax hate crimes. The hoaxes are believed by those who only read Democrat propaganda—which is served up by most of our major media outlets—and they never see the retractions, which are not reported by those same media. So, the hoaxes serve essential purposes: to demonize white men and generate fear and hatred towards President Trump and his voters.
According to George Orwell, the greatness of Western Civilization rests on virtue and truth. That is why what disturbed him most about Socialism/Fascism/Communism was its war on objective truth, even more than its murder and brutality. The Democrats today care not one whit about the truth. Story after story that gets them amped up into mob action proves to be false from the get-go—Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse, Rigoberta Menchu, accusing the Tea Party of shouting the N-word on the steps of the Capitol, the Virginia Rape case, "Hands up, Don't shoot" at Ferguson. But even after these stories are proven to be hoaxes, Democrats never apologize for them or for the damage they cause.