These pathetic sociopaths are creating a sort of Hatred Industrial Complex, and by looking to capitalize on victimization are driving a vortex of distrust through the communities which they claim to represent.
It’s probably the grossest thing an individual could do. Faking an attack, in terms of net negative effect, is worse than actually committing a hate crime. Victimhood is all the rage. To recap:
Calum McSwiggan is a guy who posts popular videos on Youtube related to the LGBT community. A typical one just featured him crying about the massacre in Orlando. It was really helpful to the cause.
Last Sunday, according to multiple reports, he got wasted at The Abbey and stole a bottle of liquor from the bar. He went with a group of guys out to the parking lot across the street, tried to start a fight with a guy because he wasn’t gay, was being belligerent and trying to pick fights with the group, and then vandalized their car.
He then “beat himself up” according to a witness, and stumbled back to The Abbey belligerently crying and demanded someone call the Sheriffs because he had just been assaulted by three men who had broken a few of his teeth. According to him:
“I have spent my whole adult life campaigning for LGBT+ equality and did not take this attack lightly. I can not say for 100% that this was because I was gay but I can’t think of any other justification for this random attack.”
I’d like to punch him, not because he’s gay though. The Sheriffs arrived and found no evidence of assault, as can be seen by his booking mugshot above. If someone hits you hard enough to break your teeth you’ll probably have some blood on your face or a busted lip. Unless your teeth are super brittle from crystal meth use. Granted he did “beat himself up” but something tells me he’s no Clubber Lang.
The Sheriffs did find evidence of him vandalizing the car because he was holding its side mirror just to make it easy on them, and booked him on vandalism charges. While in a holding cell at the Sheriffs Station he grabbed a thick black receiver from a payphone they keep inside the cell and smashed himself in the head with it, which he admits to doing and still thinks was a stellar move:
“In a moment of desperation to get out of the cell, I took the pay phone off the wall and hit myself once across the forehead with it as hard as I could. I knew I had to injure myself to get out of the cell and into a hospital, and it was the only solution I could find to get myself out of there. This is incredibly out of character for me and is testament to how upset I was in that moment. I do not regret doing this as I could still be in the jail cell if I didn’t.”
Knocking yourself out with a payphone receiver is out of character? What kind of a Youtube star are you? From the hospital McSwiggan then posted the After Photo of his self sucker-punch, in which you can clearly see his jail bracelet. He’s also making a sad face so you can tell there was serious damage.
I would suspect his plan was to claim he had sustained the injuries prior to arriving at the station. What a fool. And where are those broken teeth you keep speaking about? He also wrote this:
“Last night was the worst night of my life and I’m really struggling to find the words to talk about it. After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys. The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen. With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye. All I can do is thank my wonderful friends Riyadh K, Melanie Murphy and Doug Armstrong for being with me the whole way. I’d be lost without them. Right now I don’t feel that I’m in the right place to talk about this but I will be addressing this fully in the future.”
He was arraigned the following day and charged with filing a false police report, to which he pleaded not guilty and is set to stand trial July 19. You can bet once he seeks council he will attempt to plea down. But the Sheriffs might not appreciate this. Maybe they won’t allow a plea and he’ll have to go to trial. That would be entertaining.
This story reminds me a lot of the tale of Alexis Jones. Jones started two organizations called I Am That Girl and Protect Her aimed at stopping the harassment of women, and was making decent money on the lecture circuit spilling base platitudes about equality with a dumb look on her face.
She was ambitious, and had her sights set on giving locker room talks to NBA athletes about how to act around women because she deemed herself an expert, knowing the NBA and its teams have plenty of money on hand and dread bad publicity.
Yet they weren’t returning her calls. So she stalked NBA players Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson, took a photo of them in their car, pretended she didn’t know who they were, and claimed they had harassed her and made her mom cry.
It was revealed she had called the Lakers the day before asking that she be allowed to speak in their locker room.
She accused innocent people in an attempt to further her own career.
The Lakers were still afraid to call her a liar so they put out a statement saying they believed the other party, which was a soft way of calling her a liar.
It was a big story when she made the accusation. Yet after it became painfully obvious she lied, nobody brought it up anymore.
Why was she not shamed?
The same should be asked of the people McSwiggan thanked in his statement above.
All three put up statements on their Twitter accounts supporting McSwiggan after the incident and have now removed them. They want it to go away. But did they want to share in the spotlight of his victimhood too? If McSwiggan hadn’t done such a piss poor job of executing his fake attack, would they have backed him up still suspecting it was false? Were they in on it? They claimed to be at The Abbey as well. You’re telling me they didn’t think something might be suspicious? Where are their comments now? Are they disavowing McSwiggan? What about admitting you were wrong? What about a statement on how detrimental his actions were toward the cause of actual hate crimes? You’re still against hate crimes right? Where are your crying videos?
These people ignore real issues and cry fowl when they want to generate Youtube views. These are the people who call you a bigot before they read your article. The people who accuse their boyfriend of rape because they’re pissed about a breakup. People whose identity is victimhood.
They used to be called losers.
They should all be publicly shamed. Literally tarred and feathered or forced to walk across town with a sandwich board saying something like:
“Hi, I’m a liar who sold out my only supposed values because I wanted attention on social media.”
As is their transgressions go mostly unnoticed. McSwiggan will probably go away too.
Twitter activists don’t appreciate the truth, or social justice. They appreciate attention.
That’s why nobody takes them seriously and they’re easily ignored and conversely easily forgotten about.
But why should they be allowed to get away with it? Isn’t that Privilege? Isn’t that the Privilege they’re constantly railing against?
My trusted associate and attorney Tyler B. offers this on the topic of shaming:
“Like any form of speech, the effect of shaming, even the worst kinds, can have unintended consequences that are difficult to predict, and thus difficult to create laws that can accurately regulate desired outcomes. Moreover, the push back that can result, or counter speech from shaming, can produce tremendous benefits. The campaign against bullying, one of the worst degrees of shaming, is perhaps the best example of this. I simply believe that counter speech, or shaming the shamer, is the best option, again, not because it is the most fair, but because of the inherent deficiencies of the alternatives which must include some form of censorship.”
I would advocate that the Superior Court of Los Angeles sends a message. Don’t let him walk away or do two weeks in jail and disappear from his actions. Shame him. And if you see Alexis Jones on the lecture circuit, shame her too.