H/T US Hearld. 

A lie can travel halfway the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. Mark Twain.

As one comment on the news site read, The demand for Nazis is high, the supply is low. When that is the case, you need to get manufacturing.”

Whoever posted those wise words on the Daily Mail site is wiser than he or she knows.

The comment came following an article about yet another hate crime hoax perpetrated by the supposed victim to cast Trump supporters as evil, racist, sexist, Islamaphobic arsonists who have been enabled by the election of the political outsider who stunned veteran Hillary Clinton by running on a message of making America “Great Again.”

Based on a cursory scan of news sites in the months since Trump won the White House, the need for bad guys – and the “badder” the better – to vilify the president along with anyone who voted for him is, indeed, high, but those who are filling that need are doing so on their own.

Psychologists say casting oneself as a victim to gain attention and sympathy is a phase particularly immature teenage girls do before outgrowing, but when a hate crime is claimed coupled with an accusation – direct or indirect – against an innocent person or group, it can be a powerful and dangerous weapon in the political discourse of the nation.

Remember the church that was burned and spray painted, “Vote Trump” on the side of the building?

An African-American who attended the church was found to have committed the vandalism and arson, but he achieved his goal – more people heard about what a fictitious Trump supporter had done to a black church than heard the truth when the police announced the arrest.

Remember the poor Muslim woman robbed of her hijab in Louisiana? She confessed to making up the entire incident.

Remember the African-American woman who was racially harassed at a gas station in Philadelphia? Nope.

And surely readers remember the bisexual DePaul University student who received hate-notes in Chicago? Uh-huh.

And who could forget the outrage of the firebombing of a store owned by an Asian! Committed by an African-American.

But what about the Michigan student who was told to either remove her hijab head covering or be set on fire? Horrible, yes. True, no. It never happened.

The Hispanic students in North Carolina who received racist hate notes? Sent by a Hispanic Trump-hater.

And who could forget the terrifying story of the beautiful young Muslim woman who was harassed on a New York City subway by several “hate-spewing” white men shouting, “Donald Trump,” at her while no one came to her aid and didn’t even capture the incident on their phone cameras. It turns out, the other passengers on the subway couldn’t video it – it never happened. In fact, she had missed curfew and feared the wrath of her strict Muslim father waiting at home.

But surely the Jewish Community Centers that were hit with bomb threats and anti-Semitic messages couldn’t have fabricated the stories. Except… one perpetrator was Jewish and his partner in crime was a left-wing media type who had been directing suspicion toward Trump supporters.

Now, another hoax designed to generate hate for President Trump and his supporters has surfaced in Knoxville, Tennessee and the perpetrator arrested.

Six letters full of racial slurs were sent to black residents in the city threatening physical violence, with one claiming to be from “a very racist white man and with Mr. Trump in the White House being the President, white people going to take over the world.”

Another read, “I wrote this letter (racial slur) … I hate (expletive, racial slur). I’m coming to your house to rape you. “I’m going to get a chainsaw and cut your legs off and then cut your head off, black nasty (slur).”

The writer of the letters claimed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) racist group, as well as a supporter of President Trump.

In fact, Justin Lamar Coleman, an African-American man apparently suffering from a psychological disorder, wrote the letters.

The mainstream media has engaged, if not encouraged, disturbed individuals, as well as those who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton and are unable or unwilling to accept her loss, to fabricate ever-more-shocking tales to paint themselves as victims of hateful Trump supporters.

This is how they perpetuate the myth of Trump as a racist whose victory has enabled his equally racist supporters to crawl out from the woodwork to persecute innocent minorities, gays, lesbians, Muslims and Jews.

The only problem is… the stories are just that – myths.

And eventually, the police solve the crime and the truth comes out.

Of course, that story isn’t as shocking and attention grabbing as the initial claim, so the truth doesn’t make the headlines – and no one ever sees it on page 17.