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Last week at Kansas State University a student named Brodrick Burse announced to the world that he was the victim of a hate crime on Twitter.
If your initial reaction to a college student claiming that he found a note like this on his dorm room door isn’t that it’s a hoax, then I have a horse farm in Nantucket I’d like to sell you. Because it’s pretty much always a hoax.
Of course everyone, including the University, immediately assumed it was true:
#KState is investigating the note left last night and is assisting the students involved. We will provide updates as available.
— K-State (@KState) November 6, 2018
K-State HDS does not and will never tolerate racism in its communities. The matter will be investigated.
— KStateHDS (@KStateHDS) November 6, 2018
I am so very sorry! We are better than this. I would be honored to have you as my neighbor! Big hugs '95
— Michelle (@Smith19Michelle) November 7, 2018
Girl, your name is literally Becky. Class dismissed.
Keep in mind, this is the same college where last year racist graffiti was found on a car belonging to a black student, and it turned out it was the “victim” who did it.
Hate crimes are rare and hardly ever happen, and the “rise” of hate crimes is simply a reaction to Trump in an attempt to prove that he elicits racism. None of it is true. But last year’s fake hate crime didn’t matter to these people, just like the Duke Lacrosse case didn’t matter to people who believed Christine Blasey-Ford.
Then right on cue the “victim” admitted that he did it.
His name is Brodrick Keith Burse III, and by the looks of it he is the Vice President of a fraternity that has no white members (nothing racist about that). And you’ll never guess what he’s majoring in.
Bro. Brodrick Burse
— Kappa Tau Alphas (@KStateAlphas) October 3, 2018
Journalism. Of course he’s majoring in journalism. He’ll fit right in with the mainstream media.
The student last year was not expelled for what they did, and passed it off as a prank. I wonder if a white student had done that if they’d be afforded the same privilege, especially since white privilege is a real thing that gives white people special advantages.
This is like a broken record, and it’s not just with fake hate crimes. It’s Judge Kavanaugh and the Pumpkin Spice Mafia/human trafficking hoaxes too. We are devolving as a species because of social media. People now blindly believe everything they see on Facebook and Twitter, and anyone who questions the legitimacy of it, or asks for some sort of evidence is hateful.
Thoughts and prayers!!
Normally people lie about this stuff for 1) the GoFundMe or 2) the Facebook likes. Social media has created a generation of people who get wood from likes, shares, and self-victimization. SJWs have to find a way to victimize themselves because if they don’t then they are the oppressor.
But this one is different. He didn’t just do it for the likes and the victim status. He did it for much more serious and nefarious purposes. Look at the tweet again.
“Everyone needs to get out and vote.”
He tweeted this a day before election day. He is also the VP of a fraternity that organized voter drives, and insists that non-white people in this country are denied the right to vote.
Urgent: If you participated in our voter registration drive. PLEASE READ. pic.twitter.com/FyUUw7o2LG
— Kappa Tau Alphas (@KStateAlphas) November 6, 2018
Ya know this should be classified as? Election meddling. And not just on his part, but on Twitter, Facebook, and the media’s part. These are not neutral platforms; they are publishers because they have the ability to take posts down, and do quite often if they think what you are posting is “unreliable.” They are choosing to allow patently false, undocumented information to spread on their platform, and it affects political outcomes. Kansas just elected its first democratic congressman and governor for the first time in a million years. Was it because of this? Who knows. But certainly the idea that Trump courts this sort of racism affects public perception and opinion.
Yet he still is enrolled as a student at KSU, and he still has his Twitter and Facebook pages. Meanwhile, we are permanently banned from Twitter for exposing people like him. How long will this newly created @UncleTurtleboy account stay up? I give it a couple days.
I will say this – he should be allowed to lie like this on social media and not lose his account. Twitter and Facebook should not be responsible for people spreading fake news on their platform. But since they insisted on being the arbiters of what is and isn’t fake news, they should be consistent on how they enforce this policy.
Facebook and Twitter are banning sources they consider unreliable specifically because Congress directed them to. Congress believes that the only reason Trump won was due to the fact that Russians were spreading fake news on Facebook. Tons of people have been deplatformed and effectively silenced because of the witch hunt that Facebook and Twitter began after getting reamed out for it. These companies should be dismantled if they have this much political power, because as you can see, they are clearly meddling in our elections. Buy I Am Turtleboy for further reading on this matter.