Some hate hoaxes are deliberately mendacious bids to advance the cultural Marxist agenda and gain sympathetic attention. Others are more likely to be the result of hysteria, low IQ, and a desperate eagerness to find evidence in support of liberal ideology. Clarke Perkins may be a moonbat and a moron, but don’t call her a liar:
LSU student and Reveille [a student newspaper] columnist Clarke Perkins freaked out on Twitter [Thursday] as she mistook a lightning ground wire hanging over a branch for a noose. Yup. You can’t make this up. She tweeted [Thursday] morning:
THERE IS A NOOSE HANGING FROM A TREE AT LSU BY COATES. I shouldn’t have to see this walking to class. WOW.
The ground wire was hanging high in a tree because it came loose after a branch fell on it.
Typically, the liberals in charge capitalized on the incident to reinforce their commitment to rigidly intolerant “tolerance” even though they knew it to be yet another false alarm. Louisiana State University educrats blasted out a righteous email:
Earlier today, LSU was notified of the potential that an extremely offensive symbol had been found on campus.
Though this proved not to be the case, we want to emphasize that racial intolerance will never be permitted on our campus.
Also typically, even after she grudgingly and belatedly admitted that the wire was not a noose, the phony victim brayed that her foolish misperception constitutes evidence that she is in fact oppressed:
I was wrong, it was a wire that fell. But if black students were more accepted here, I wouldn’t have thought a noose.
She imagines the oppression is real, therefore it is real. This literally insane reasoning is encouraged by the P.C. authorities.
Clarke tweeted piteously about racism, yet the only racism that can be found in this story is her own tweet from last year:
Congrats, Clarke. Even if your hoax wasn’t deliberate, it was so stereotypical in every other respect that you make the Hate Hoax List.
On a tip from Artfldgr.