Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Please, watch Jussie Smollett in jail 24/7 because his life is in danger—opinion

The failed actor and self-styled LGBTQ and BLM activist has been convicted to spend 150 days in jail (and pay nearly $150,000 in restitution and fines).

I don’t know why he has stopped calling himself Jewish though antisemitic attacks are up in the States. The judge minced no words calling him an ‘arrogant, selfish, narcissistic charlatan.’ He also mentioned that his hoax has made it harder for true victims of hate crimes to stop forward.

Before being taken away, he declared that, although he considers himself innocent, he respects the jury and the judge, but everyone should know that he is not suicidal. So, if anything happens to him, it was not him. …

● I believe he’s not what he calls suicidal: overcome with despair.

● But, I also believe he has no external enemies.

● And, I don’t think he’s clinically crazy, paranoid.

● Rather, his actions speak louder than words. With his final drama words in court, he set the scene for his next act. We’ve seen the type so often.

They commit suicide in jail, not because they are desperate or too ashamed about what they did, but because they won’t let anyone decide about their lives. The ultimate control freaks who need to decide, be in charge, let no jury and no judge convict them, have no victims testify to their faces, and won’t take a no for an answer ever.

They who care more about their fake, saintly persona than about truth, reality, or justice, such as dictators, serial rapists, abusers, and con artists.

Please, put him under 24/7 surveillance. He would love to ‘prove’ to the world that—’I told you so’ on his tomb—he’s the victim, not the villain.

He will complain and sue about ‘the cameras violating his privacy rights.’ Don’t let him out of your sight. It’s all a ploy to manipulate the system.

The financial part of the verdict will hit him hardest. Allegedly, he set up his fake assault because he felt slighted by the salary he was making. Now, he will be ‘independently poor’ for a long time with not so many friends.

I would love him to become honest. But, con artists have a very hard time doing so. When yes means no and up means down, how can any word have any meaning? May he be the exception to the rule.

NB: He has shamed Black and Gay activism, and the extreme bigoted Right is still gloating about that. Still, he should not get away with (self-)murder.

Someone once defined humor as what you say instead of crying:

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