Weekly Roundup: He Was A Midwestern Boy On His Own Edition

Not guilty on all counts. Who saw that coming? Yes, Rittenhouse had a remarkably strong self-defense case, one further bolstered by every video, still photo, or personal detail that came out in the past year, but the media had laid on a full-court press since last August to demonize him as a “white supremacist” (who didn’t shoot any Black people), a “fascist” (who had volunteered to guard a car dealership owned by minorities) or a “murderer” (who ran from his attackers until he was knocked down). Thankfully for Kyle, the prosecutor was a confirmed moron who committed pretty much every error in the book, from pointing a gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger to describing Joseph Rosenbaum, who admitted to anally penetrating five boys between the ages of 9 and 11, as a “hero”.

If you want the official Riverside Green position on the case, here you go: I wish Kyle had stayed home with his mom that night. I don’t celebrate anyone’s death, even the death of pedophile rapists and serial abusers. That being said, a significant amount of recorded history centers around young men choosing to fight when they didn’t have to, whether we are talking about the “Flying Tigers” or Charles XII of Sweden. It’s a measure of the invisible distortions applied by society to our thinking that we are somehow less surprised by a young man volunteering to fight for Blackwater halfway around the world than we are by a young man who wants to clean up graffiti in his dad’s home town.

Some of my readers and friends are of the opinion that Kyle should have been put under the jail, so out of respect for them I don’t want to discuss the actual shootings any more. Rather, I want to concentrate on a remarkable perspective that circulated around Blue Tribe social media, allegedly from a “combat veteran”, regarding… insurgents. Oh, and let’s talk about the “mutual combat” rulings in Chicago while we’re at it, shall we?

Last month, Chicago city prosecutors tried an unusual tack in reducing the city’s case load for violent crime prosecutions: they simply let five people who drove a couple of Scat Packs up to a drive-by killing off the hook, stating that the gunfight, in which over 70 rounds were fired across a residential neighborhood, amounted to “mutual combat”. There’s something absolutely astounding about this; it harks back to the Code of Hammurabi or perhaps even earlier. You have two gangs shooting it out… so let their skill decide who wins!

This isn’t the first time Chicago prosecutors have cited “mutual combat”, and it won’t be the last. Hard to see how this isn’t a blank check to the city’s gangs to solve their problems in the most high-caliber way possible. Were I involved in the Chicago criminal underground, I’d hire a bunch of Bob Denard types to clear out my competition, pronto. If the cops are going to let you settle it yourselves, and there’s no prosecution forthcoming, you’d be a fool not to basically assemble a mercenary squad and take care of business.

You can almost feel America slipping away at this point. The state is no longer interested in prosecuting drive-by gang murders.

Ah, but the state of Wisconsin was quite interested in prosecuting Kyle Rittenhouse. Let’s review the salient portion of the “combat veteran” quote here, since it was widely distributed on Instagram and Twitter by Blue Tribespeople who thought they were making a point:

If you arrive armed to a place where violence is happening, prepared for violence, and you engage in violence, there is no self defense, you are in fact a willing combatant.

Okay, great! That means Kyle, who brought an AR-15 to Kenosha, was a willing combatant. And it means that Joseph Rosenbaum, who was absolutely “prepared for violence” and who incited violence several times that evening, was also one. Anthony Huber, who was whacking Kyle with a skateboard? Also prepared for violence and willing to execute. Gaige Grosskreutz, a felon in possession of a Glock pistol who tried some kind of Wild West quick-draw on Kyle? I think you can see where I’m going with this. Mutual combat. No charges either way.

Hold on, though; our “combat veteran” has more to say.

If you do this without being sanctioned by a government outside of a combat zone, you are also, in fact, a terrorist. We had another for armed citizens operating outside the military as well: insurgent.

Oh, this is great, because it lets me once again use the Katt Williams insurgent routine, but it also amounts to saying the quiet part out loud, as my friends on the right like to say. Mr. Combat Veteran is stating that Kyle was there without government sanction and is therefore a terrorist. In fact, he is an insurgent, even. This is a dog whistle to the Bluest Tribe, because to be an “insurgent” is the worst thing you can possibly be and it entitles you to an immediate drone strike or no-knock FBI raid, depending on your place of residence.

So let’s work through this. Kyle was in Kenosha to clean up graffiti and protect property against rioters. Don’t buy into the hype that he was there to kill people. You don’t dress in short sleeves and a baseball cap to kill people. Every single person at my local airsoft field shows up in Crye gear, a chest rig, and extensive personal-protection equipment, just to poke each other with plastic pellets. I’m not saying he was right to be there, and I’m not saying he was smart to be there, but I am saying he didn’t go to Kenosha in the hopes of killing a pedophile.

Mr. Combat Veteran points out that Kyle’s presence there was not sanctioned by the government. Yet he says nothing about Rosembaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz being there without government sanction, even though one of them brought a gun and the other two were clearly ready to do violence at a moment’s notice. What’s up with that? Oh, nothing… except for his tacit acknowledgement that the latter three were, in fact, sanctioned by the government. Not the government of Kenosha. Maybe not even the government of Wisconsin. But the federal government. By people like Joe Biden, who literally said that he is angry about Rittenhouse’s acquittal. By the bureaucrats at the Justice Department who are no doubt contemplating bringing federal charges against Rittenhouse for violating the civil rights of Joseph Rosenbaum to… use the N-word on camera? Continue raping children? It’s unclear to me.

Now, to be clear, the feds weren’t 100 percent in support of last summer’s rioting. Anyone who threatened the federal courthouse in Portland got the minivan snatch-and-grab courtesy of some private operators taking the King’s shilling to do some ad hoc dirty work. In general, however, the United States, as an organization, was quite fond of the violence and unrest that swept the country last year. And why shouldn’t it be? Take a deep breath and prepare to open your eyes: Every aspect of our “racial justice” protest/riot spree, from the Autonomous Zones to the mass looting of brick-and-mortar stores, has the end result of centralizing power and wealth in this country.

Don’t believe me? Look at it yourself. What do all the critics of “racist police” want? They want increased Federal control of law enforcement. Every one of the media-selected “high-profile” cases involves local law enforcement. Are you aware of any large-scale protests against a federal cop? Of course not. Ever hear of Jamarion Robinson? Why, he was just a mentally handicapped and completely unarmed Black man who was shot fifty-nine times by the Feds. The protests were brief, largely ignored by the media, and dispersed quickly.

No, I’m afraid that all of these media-elevated cases involve the local cops, and the suggested solution is always to give the Feds more control. The George Floyd Act implements wide-ranging Federal oversight for local law enforcement. Most critically, it allows the DOJ to set the standards for licensure of local police. If the local cops can’t measure up, the Feds will step in.

If you were involved with the “police actions” in Korea or Vietnam, you’ll recognize the way this works.

At the same time, the wholesale looting and destruction of local business shifts the balance of economic power further to Amazon and its fellow-travelers in the remote-fulfillment space. The estimable Ronnie Schreiber asked me yesterday, “There’s wholesale looting of retail all through California. What would happen if the Crips showed up at an Amazon distribution center with AK-47s and the intent of each taking their permitted $949 worth of goods under California state law?” Oh, I think at that point the Crips would feel the proverbial Harkonnen fist, the same way Occupy Wall Street got the hammer-down protocol when they tried blocking the ports that bring in Wal-Mart’s Chinese-made inventory.

Left unchecked, this endless street violence will take us to a future where local policing does not exist and small businesses (and by small I mean “smaller than Amazon”) are looted out of existence. If you worry about this, you’re a conspiracy theorist nutjob. And a right-wing fascist to boot, even though the left-wing case against an unholy alliance of all-powerful Fed and single-source Amazon fulfilment seems obvious to my dumb ass. A lot of my leftie pals are very pleased about John Deere’s last round of labor negotiations. Do they think they’d get the same results against a federally-backed single retailer? Hint: remember what Reagan did to the air traffic controllers, in the name of national security?

Insofar as Messrs. Rosembaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz were actively supporting this program of dismantling local law enforcement and burning small businesses, therefore, they were, in fact, completely government sanctioned. Rittenhouse, in attempting to deter them, was the terrorist. Not necessarily because he shot anyone, but because he was acting against the direct expressed will of the Federal Government. Some of you may recall Raz Simone, the self-styled warlord of Seattle’s “CHAZ” in which two teenagers were shot. Raz was literally filmed handing guns out to people on the streets and urging them to take violent action. Want to know how many charges he faced, on the state or federal level? Oh, you already know: zero. Raz was on the right side of history. Kyle Rittenhouse, with his graffiti scrubber and his naive desire to keep a small business from burning down, was acting in direct opposition to the approved plan.

A lot of you are both extremely bright and determined to prove me wrong, so I’ll eagerly await your rebuttals below — but try evaluating current events with the above-described lens and see how well it works. Of each thing, ask yourself: Will this serve, in the long run, to centralize power or wealth? Ninety-nine percent of the time, the answer will be an obvious “yes”.

In that context, Kyle and the people like him are obviously insurgents. Their actions are in direct opposition to that centralization of control and cash. It is difficult to imagine a future in which that mindset is not ruthlessly eliminated. Yet I can’t help but notice a funny thing: the last time we sent this country’s full military might against a bunch of “insurgents”, we ended up leaving a hundred million dollars’ worth of equipment on the ground as we ran away with our proverbial tail between our proverbial legs. It could happen here, as well. Ask a “combat veteran”, if you know one in person, or on Facebook.

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This week, I wrote yet again about the joys of old sports racers.

111 Replies to “Weekly Roundup: He Was A Midwestern Boy On His Own Edition”

  1. CitationMan

    Here are the numbers on mutual combat in Chicago. These numbers are really unbelievable and horrific, but most locals are just desensitized at this point. As long as it’s happening over there and not on their block, they shrug it off. I didn’t like the worsening odds so I left.
    https://heyjackass.com/

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  2. bluebarchetta

    The era of consequence-free rioting and looting in America began in April 1992 in Los Angeles.
    Hopefully it ended yesterday – in flyover country, at least.
    Guess we’ll see.

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  3. CJinSD

    I found a discussion about this Kenneth Ray McCain person. Someone pointed out that he had a conviction and incarceration record in Texas for domestic violence, at which point a member of the blue tribe declared that it wasn’t the same guy and the person with the link to the case law should worry about libel. Then, an actual Marine veteran pointed out that there is no service record for any Kenneth Ray McCain. It makes one wonder how the second party in the conversation could have known that the Kenneth Ray McCain with the bizarrely stilted take on Kenosha wasn’t the Kenneth Ray McCain with a vested interest in domestic abusers avoiding justice.

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    • Disinterested-Observer

      Choices are:

      1) Domestic Abuser but real person
      2) Stolen Valor but real person
      3) Imaginary

      I am betting on #3. For some reason the middle name “Ray” sounds like something that a person who did not know any real service members would add because they think it sounds real. Really the whole name sounds like bullshit.

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  4. John C.

    Thank God that Kyle was properly represented at trial and not those lawyers that latched on to his case early on for publicity and grift. It would be interesting how much money raised for him by people like L Lynn Lewis and Ezra Levant actually made it to him. I think we all know how round that number is. The right definitely has effective systems to grift off the outrage of the day but zero apparatus to see a culture fight through to a victory. Part of that should be PTSD help so the rest of his life Kyle won’t be tortured in the manner of Barry Sadler.

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    • CJinSD

      “The right definitely has effective systems to grift off the outrage of the day but zero apparatus to see a culture fight through to a victory.”

      The Republican party exists to prevent conservatives from having a voice in governance. They save their powder for making fiery speeches while they’re in the minority opposition, which they regularly return to being in by failing to act on conservative ideals while they’re in power.

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      • stingray65

        There is no money in being conservative and actually acting on conservative values. The deep state/swamp of permanent bureaucrats who actually do the real “work” of government have no desire for a smaller, more efficient, and less costly government because all their power is derived from larger government, less efficiency, and higher budgets, which means they will never support or cooperate with true conservatives. Big campaign donors, lobbyist firms, think tanks, etc. that provide funds, employment, and status to elected/appointed officials also generally benefit from big government and/or are willing to pay for special favors that grant them exemptions from regulatory/tax burdens, which again means that true conservative values and policies that level playing fields and lower government burdens on all citizens are big money losers for politicians. And the bigger government gets, the less attractive conservative values and policies become to the power brokers and the privileged.

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        • John C.

          The real money is pretending conservatism and then stabbing in the back at every opportunity, Ask Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, Rich Lowry, David French, Max Boot, Lynne Cheney, Mona Charen, Matthew Dowd, George Will, Michael Gerson, Byron York, Jonah Goldberg, Ann Coulter, Anne Appelbaum and William Krristol. That way they can divert money from real conservative causes and also get sustained funding from the ruling few who want us to remember they are not evil.

          Look at the think tanks that get started to enable conservative thought to flourish and young conservatives to rise. CATO went liberal. Same with Heritage to the extent that their great minds think the way to protect the heritage is to turn it over to a two named black women. Look also at the Federalist Society judges, By my count only one (Alito) in five was really conservative. I wonder how much pretending Alito had to do to get through Federalist vetting?

          Years ago, I made a small donation to Scooter Libby’s defense fund because I thought he was being railroaded in the Plame affair. For years afterword I got these dozens of money appeals from all these strange causes. The appeals looked exactly the same. I hope Mr. Libby got a lot of money from selling my name and the other people who tried to help him. I am sure in his mind doing stuff like the that did not soil him in the slightest. The burning means that modern cases go without my help. Sorry Kyle.

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          • Daniel J

            John C,

            I have absolutely no idea what your point is here. What’s wrong with making money off of political discourse? I mean, for every political channel we have a sports channel. So we shouldn’t talk about sports?

            For every Ben Shapiro we have Joy Reid. Charlie Kirk we have Don Lemon. The most obvious difference is Ben Shapiro built his corporation from the ground up on independent media while Don Lemon sits on CNN. Yeah yeah yeah for every Koch brothers conspiracy we have a Soros conspiracy. Joy Reid making money off of Chauvin is the same grift as Ben Shapiro making money off of the Rittenhouse Trial.

            I don’t care much for Ben Shapiro, but I do appreciate the Daily Wire trying to generate culture on their own terms, while we have Mark Rufalo making a hero out of a child rapist. In general, Hollywood protects some of the most vile people.

          • John C.

            The difference is Joy Reed is really on the side she extracts her living on. She is not secretly backed by Trump or Romney to lead liberals astray and control their conversations. If it came out she was, it would end her influence. When the backing about the people I listed came out, they were still invited to represent the conservative position and were not unpersoned like so many on the conservative side.

          • Daniel J

            I guess I’m still missing something. Ben Shapiro was never backed by Trump ( he was against Trump in 2016).

            Who’s backing Ben Shapiro ? Charlie Kirk? The left?

          • John C.

            The source and motive of the well funded, interconnected world of Daily Wire, Prager University, Young America Foundation and Turning Point USA is an interesting question. I am confident the answer is not Trump, or Romney for that matter. It is clearly Jewish, but whether the backers are rich Orthadox political conservatives or an actual front for lefty Jews I am not sure. Either way their worldview precludes talk of too many important issues like immigration, endless wars, the vax, or LBGT that overly muzzle the right.

          • Daniel J

            I’m fallen off the wagon Catholic. I could care less if these folks are funded by Jewish, Methodist, or even secular sources.

            I’ll speak on the daily wire as I’m most familiar with their outlet. Most of their pundits have slightly to wildly varying views on the topics you mention. I’ve seen them debate their differing opinions openly

            As far as “precluding” discussion, I’ve seen far too many interviews on the Daily Wire to know that they are far more hospitable and open to discussion to the “lefts” world views than main stream media’s or far left independent media’s discussion on the right. I don’t have enough bandwidth to disprove your claims.

            I think that outlets like the Daily Wire have a much larger “tent” these days than does the worldviews of the far left, and any disagreement with these folks automatically makes one a “fascist”, “nazi”, “white supremist”, or “grandma killer”. As I am more libertarian in nature, I see the outlets on the right embracing classical liberalism whereas those ideas are no longer valued by the pundits on the left. Yes, I disagree with much on the far right, as well as agree in other areas. But unlike the left, I can maintain my disagreement without being told how bad I am.

            Getting back to the point, I still see no difference between what Joy Reid does and what Ben Shapiro does. If anything, what some of the folks on CNN does is even worse, because they pretend to be journalists while most pundits on independent right make no such claims, outside of the real journalists working for them. I criticized many on the right, especially those on Fox news, for pulling the same crap (O’Reilly in the early days) as well.

      • wlitten

        Boy, this sounds familiar but from the other side. The Democratic Party is a grift to funnel money to consultants and only ever acts to keep actual Socialists and Progressives from having a voice in governance. They make grand declarations when they are the minority opposition which they regularly return to being in by failing to act on Progressive ideals while in power.
        Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell have the same job. Everyone is expecting the Dems to get their teeth kicked in at the midterms but nothing will really change.

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  5. NoID

    Hard as I try, I can’t help but wade into the mainstream reactions to the verdict, and every time it gives me brain freeze. The latest was an opinion piece at CNN by Van Jones, where he rails against the coming new normal of armed white vigilante justice that the verdict embraces and encourages.

    And yet, if there were any vigilantes in that crowd that night they were the three men that RIttenhouse ventilated, and if the other prominent “self defense” case winding its way through the courts right now ends as I suspect, with the conviction of the guys who murdered Ahmoud Arbery, Van Jones’ feared reality will have been discouraged by the very justice system he laments.

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    • stingray65

      Yes, vigilantes for the “injustices” done by cops responding to a citizen call for help, who stopped felon Jacob Blake from kidnapping children, and then shot him as he violently resisted arrest and pulled a knife. Will cops ever learn that enforcing laws against people of color is racist?

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  6. Newbie Jeff

    I don’t know, Jack… I’ve grown fond of your recent metaphor about flies feeding on a turd… is all of this really a coordinated conspiracy to consolidate power and wealth? Or do flies just love shit?

    I’ll grant that it’s possible the anti-police bent of American progressivism is a secret and deliberate effort to disband local law enforcement and then transfer the jurisdiction to the federal level…

    …or maybe, when the Democratic Party lost most its political relevance and thus shifted to a “racial justice” platform, it simply laid a big turd. Maybe, on a broader scale, the American Left won the culture war and laid another turd. American Progressivism developed political and cultural momentum, and started laying turds by the hundreds, and then then by the thousands…

    So now we’re all confused by the American Left’s absence of cognitive dissonance, it’s propensity for hypocrisy, it’s lust for self-destruction… we’re baffled and it doesn’t make sense. But that perspective doesn’t compute because it assumes that the United States is a functional society when it is, in fact, just a giant pile of shit. And there are LOTS of flies.

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    • Sobro

      I mentioned two years ago on this site that we had reached peak leftism. No agreement here among the commentors, yet now some can see what happens when the leftists’ bubble starts to pop.

      As quipped about bankruptcy, it happens gradually then suddenly. The “normies” as some on the right call those with some common sense, have been “suddenly” awakened to the true face of leftism, and they want to slap it silly.

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  7. Dirty Dingus McGee

    Roof top Koreans, now available as White rednecks (/s), coming soon to a city near you.

    Not mentioned enough by Jack in this post is the encouragement of the Fed in stirring the pudding on the racial aspect of EVERYTHING these days. BLM=good Proud Boys=bad, NFAC*=good White militia=bad, etc. It’s almost like they WANT some form of race war so they can seize more power.

    In my opinion it doesn’t matter which tribe is in charge, red blue or purple, things won’t change. The Fed beast wants the power and it will do anything to gain/maintain that power. While there are countless groups that insist they are willing to rise up, when the feces hit the fan, most will be under their bed, afraid to lose what they have spent their life acquiring by being imprisoned or possibly killed. Not to mention the fact that most groups, if not all, are already 1/2 full of undercover Feds**.

    That said, I fully intend to protect whats mine. It it comes to that it’s likely I will be killed or imprisoned. But you can bet they will know that I didn’t go down meekly.

    *https://www.blackenterprise.com/armed-black-militia-group-marches-through-georgia-confederate-park-on-july-4/

    **https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Whitmer_kidnapping_plot

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    • Guns and Coffee

      Funny you mentioned Rooftop Koreans. I had a fleeting thought of creating a “glancing Muppet” meme comparing the Rooftop Koreans who faded into relative anonymity versus the Rittenhouse shitstorm. Probably because the Koreans did their wet work before the advent of “camera’s everywhere” along with the fact there was more than one Rooftop Korean versus only one Kyle.

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  8. stingray65

    Let see how the official narrative is at odds with actual events:

    Narrative: Kyle crossed state lines to Kenosha with an AR-15 to shoot up peaceful protesters.
    Actual: Kyle crossed state lines to Kenosha to work his shift as a lifeguard at a Kenosha pool. The gun was in Kenosha at a friend’s house, and Kyle was asked to participate in the graffiti clean-up and guard duty.

    Narrative: Kyle is a white supremacist who went on a shooting spree among the peaceful protesters.
    Actual: Despite looking high and low, there was no evidence of any racism in Kyle’s life, and despite being surrounded by an angry, violent crowd and running away from every confrontation. Kyle only shot people who directly attacked him first, which is the kind of restraint that is often not seen even among trained police and military when under similar duress. Three out of the four people he shot at were white, all three he hit were white, and at least 3 out of 4 were armed with deadly weapons (chain and acid/concrete filled projectile, skateboard, illegal pistol).

    Narrative: Kyle’s victims were all heroes trying to stop a mass-shooter.
    Actual: Kyle’s “victims” were all convicted felons with a long history of violence (unlike Kyle), and were actively engaged in violence on the evening they were shot. The Drop-Kick man that Kyle missed also turns out to also be a convicted felon with a long history of violence. The “victims” truly deserved to die violent deaths, but Kyle had no way of knowing the night in question, which is why their criminal histories were not part of the trial.
    This is also the reason there were no character witnesses for the “victims” is because their character was vile and violent and such witnesses would have allowed the defense to bring in their criminal histories and propensity for violence.

    Narrative: the prosecutor bungled the case and together with a Republican/white supremacist judge allowed a mass-killer to go free.
    Actual: the prosecutor was a political activist who was pressured by activists to use his unlimited budget to charge murder on an obvious self-defense case that should have never even resulted in charges. Meanwhile political activist Go-Fund-Me made it impossible for working-class Kyle to raise money for his own defense against the malicious charges. Also, that “white supremacist” judge turned out to be a Democrat who allowed the prosecutor to infringe on the defendant’s constitutional rights with nothing but a mild scolding, when any real judge would have thrown the whole nonsense case out with prejudice. The prosecutor should be disbarred and perhaps jailed for his illegal actions in withholding evidence, ignoring judge’s orders on evidence, and all the other tricks he utilized to send an innocent boy to prison for the rest of his life because he had no real evidence of a crime.

    Narrative: Jury were a bunch of white supremacists who let a mass murder go because he was white.
    Actual: Jury were terrified that the media would doxx them and allow BLM/antifa thugs to murder/beat/burn them with the full approval of the governor, mayor, and DA unless they returned a guilty verdict, which is why they needed 25 hours of deliberation to work up the courage to follow the law.

    Perhaps we should feel reassured that justice prevailed in the end, but just remember that the President of the United States, just about every Democrat in Congress, the Governor of Wisconsin, the entire mass-media (except Fox), and most of their audience believe and/or have promoted the totally Fake News narrative outlined above.

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  9. stingray65

    It was interesting to see the news media coverage and prosecutor’s case against Kyle was largely based on the idea that he should have just stayed home, because then nothing bad would have happened (as if $50 million in property damage and dozens of destroyed businesses from “peaceful” protests in a city of 100,000 is nothing bad). Now there is talk about the Biden DOJ going after Kyle on civil rights violations, so lets looks at the situation from a civil rights perspective.

    I am not a lawyer, but I believe it is still legal in Wisconsin to peacefully walk down city streets even while carrying a legal gun. The gun Kyle carried is legal in large part because the 2nd amendment protects the right to bear arms. I also understand that arson, vandalizing, looting, and physical assault are still technically illegal, and that property owners who experience arson, vandalism, looting, and physical assault against their property or person have a legal right to defend themselves and their property and a reasonable right to expect police and criminal justice protection in such situations. I believe it is also legal for property owners to hire security to protect their property, employees, and customers against illegal violent activities while awaiting police response, and that private security has a legal right to be paid for the services they provide at the request of the property owners.

    So with these legal facts in mind, let us look at how Kyle’s civil rights have been violated. Kyle was carrying a legal gun in a city where he has a job and family, and was hired during the evening in question to protect private property from arson, looting, and vandalism, because the mayor has told the police to stand down and not enforce the laws against arson, looting, and vandalism and the DA’s office has decided not to press charges against those who commit these crimes during the course of “peaceful” protests. The governor also did not activate the National Guard or accept the federal help offered by President Trump to quell the violent and destructive “peaceful” protests. In the course of doing his legal job, with his legal gun, Kyle was attacked by violent “peaceful” protesters who had not been arrested or charged with the crimes they had committed that evening, and as a result Kyle is forced to defend himself by shooting 3 of his attackers. Kyle never receives the promised pay for his security work. Meanwhile the prosecution bases its case against Kyle on the “facts” that Kyle had no right to be in Kenosha, had no right to carry a gun, and that defending property or his own personal safety from violence and other criminal activity was not legal, and hence accused him of 5 life sentence charges that required hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees for his defense.

    Again I am not a lawyer, but it seems to me that Kyle’s civil rights have been infringed on by the Governor, Mayor, and DA’s office that refused to enforce the laws that led to the violence that resulted in Kyle’s legal employment as a security guard. They also infringed on his civil rights by trying to take away his right to be in the city of Kenosha, his 2nd amendment right to bear arms, his right to self-defense, and with the malicious prosecution his right against illegal government seizure of property and cruel and unusual punishment. Furthermore, his “victims” also interfered with his civil right to peacefully move about the city and carry out his legal job. The deadbeat owners of the car lots that hired Kyle and others to protect their property, but did not pay them the promised salary also broke the law and also perjured themselves on the stand as witnesses for the civil rights violating prosecution. Finally, the President of the US (then candidate) and other office holders also violated Kyle’s right to a fair trial by contaminating the jury pool with defamatory falsehoods about Kyle’s background, motives, and actions.

    Thus in a sane and socially just country, the Federal Department of Justice would be charging President Biden, the Governor of Wisconsin, the Mayor of Kenosha, the Wisconsin DA’s office, the “victims” of the shootings, and the car lot owners with violating Kyle’s civil rights. Unfortunately, we live in a country where felons, illegals, and Democrats generally are above the law.

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    • hank chinaski

      You are correct, but this isn’t a sane country. All the usual suspects have developed ‘crossed state lines’ Tourrette’s in preparation for Garland sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. In retrospect, I find he’s much more dangerous in this essentially unaccountable and unopposed position than he would have been if appointed to the nine person high druid council.

      Jack is correct, and this is too systematic and coordinated to fit the ‘flies to shit’ analogy.

      I’ll mention the other show trial going on right now, after an event in which local government and law enforcement dereliction of duty left another hapless ‘wrong place in the wrong time’ young man in prison for the rest of his life. Those stooges could have been sporting full-on Skokie LARPing regalia….they had the legal right to do so peaceably, and would have departed so if not purposely driven through the gauntlet of government sanctioned Antifa.

      Kyle has strong popular support. If he had been a grown man or if his first shots had connected with the black Mr. Freeland (drop kick man), this probably would have gone the other way.

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      • stingray65

        Yes if Kyle’s bullets had hit a black attacker he would very likely be spending the rest of his life in prison. On the other hand, if the media had done its job in reporting real facts and news, the public would have been well informed about the sickening criminal records of the Kyle’s “victims” as well as much of the rest of the burning/looting/vandalizing/assaulting crowd that night. Heck, they would have even known that all of his “victims” were white and that charges of racism were pure BS. They would have known about all the small business owners (many of them also people of color) who lost their business and life savings and the $50 million in damages due to the “peaceful” protests. They would have known that the man who started it all – Jacob Blake was a life-long low-life scumbag who resisted arrest and threatened the police with a knife before being shot. They would have known that the mayor and governor threw their own police force under the bus for simply enforcing the law and protecting the public, and then refused help and refused to arrest the felons running around the streets and burning down Kenosha.

        I suspect a well informed public might very well have decided that the city and justice would have been better served if Kyle had unleashed his AR-15 on more of the angry crowd that surrounded and threatened him that night, and that he should be given a medal instead of having his life destroyed for simply defending himself against scumbags. My hope is that he follows Nick Sandman and sues the crap out of all the media and public figures who defamed him with fake news and a false narrative.

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        • hank chinaski

          The media did do what it believes to be its job, it’s just not the same job you think it is or even what it may have once been.

          I don’t think the courts will allow another Sandman windfall, but they should. Kyle will get hit with wrongful death suits, to be certain, but shouldn’t.

          In response to Fred below, Kyle wasn’t a moron, but he was youthfully naive, thus his popularity with CivNats as a boy hero. He trusted the system, law enforcement, the shop owners who invited him and even the adult friends who inadvertently left him alone to all do ‘the right thing’. He did, however, demonstrate excellent trigger discipline and skill. Ms. McClosky’s pistol was an inoperable courtroom prop.

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          • stingray65

            I doubt that Kyle will be hit with wrongful death suits because he and his family have no money unless he wins some Sandman type payouts from the deep pockets who defamed him. No lawyer is going to take a case representing one of the scumbag “victims” with the slim hope of winning 40% of a few thousand bucks, and knowing that such a trial will also allow Kyle’s defense full freedom to attack the character of the scumbags who most juries and many judges will likely believe deserved to die – especially since all of them were privileged whites. Nope, the lawyers will go after Kenosha and the state of Wisconsin who have very deep pockets, very high culpability, and very Leftist viewpoints that will be sympathetic to the scumbags.

          • stingray65

            Wow – I guess my old business professor was correct – 50% of lawyers graduated in the bottom half of their class.

  10. yossarian

    I can”t stop thinking of the old clint eastwood line, “some people need killing.” It saddens me that we now depend on 17 year old kids to the dirty work.

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  11. soberD

    I spent a lot of time in Kenosha when I was 17 and unfortunately I think I know where my friends and I would have been during those riots had they happened in ’95. I don’t think we would have been cleaning up graffiti, either. We certainly didn’t care about politics, but we wouldn’t have been able to resist partaking in the property destruction. It also scares me to think what would have happened had we come upon another 17 year old carrying an AR.

    Kyle likely passed right near my house to get to Kenosha. In part I wish he would have stayed home and listened to the police scanner like my friends and I did, but I also hope my son and daughter grow up to be that brave.

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    • John C.

      With the exception of drop kick guy in the top picture the biographies of those Kyle had to defend against were instigators not youthful free riders in the mayhem. Remember the earlier pictures of those removing the graffiti and trying to defend areas the police abandoned threatened the whole enterprise and narrative, They had to be specially targeted, and the high priority not trusted to blacks.

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    • stingray65

      As I understand it, although it has not been widely reported in the media for some reason, a large portion of the violent “peaceful” protesters in Kenosha were bussed in from Chicago, Portland, Minneapolis, and other antifa/BLM hotspots to supplement the local mayhem. Almost all these professional protesters are lifelong violent criminals/mentally ill who are moved around the country to better utilize their expertise and experience in peaceful arson, vandalism, assault, and looting, but only to cities with blue mayors and Soros DAs who will keep the police away and won’t charge them.

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  12. T

    I’m unclear what the police are supposed to do anymore. The media interpretation of the Jacob Blake case is one of the clearest examples of doublethink that I’ve seen recently. In a functioning society, the cops who showed up and stopped Jacob Blake from raping his ex (with the kids in the car!) would be heroes. In this media-industrial complex society, they’re somehow the problem. In the case of Rittenhouse and Rosenbaum, a convicted child abuser starts chasing and threatening an actual child, the child defends himself, and … the child is somehow the problem?

    What?

    I’m actually left-learning and I think my own political allies have totally lost the plot.

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    • stingray65

      They aren’t your allies – if you told them what you just wrote most of them would do their best to cancel, fire, or otherwise destroy you for daring to utter some truths.

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  13. Fred Lee

    I agree with much of what you say here.

    That said, that kid is a grade A moron, and the hero worship that has been heaped upon him by the right, much as was done to that crazy lawyer and his wife with the poor trigger discipline is repulsive.

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    • stingray65

      Do you mean the grade A moron who when surrounded by a violent and angry crowd while holding an AR-15 did not fire until directly attacked with no ability to retreat, and only fired on those who directly attacked him despite dozens of others egging his “victim” felons on and ready to next in line to kick, punch, or shoot him? And what worship has been heaped upon him – I don’t think I’ve heard a single “celebrity” commenter from the Right (include Jack) who has not chastised him for not staying home and just letting Kenosha burn down as the Governor and Mayor wanted.

      As for the crazy lawyer and wife with poor trigger control of her non-working pistol (I assume you are referring to the McCloskeys in St. Louis), were you there? Why do you assume that “peaceful” protesters who were burning and looting all over the country, and had just broken through the gate to their private street were not threatening them and their beautifully restored historic property? When the mobs come for you, I hope you take your own advice and let them murder you and burn down your home while waiting for the police who have been told not to bother the protesters, but will happily arrest you, bankrupt you, and jail you for defending yourself.

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    • Ronnie Schreiber

      Fred, do you love the idea of America, as expressed in the Declaration and Constitution, more than you hate conservatives?

      Keep feeding that crocodile in the hope that it will eat you last.

      Let’s do a thought experiment and change the McCloskeys into a black couple making a stand against KKK rioters threatening them as the Klan marches down their street after breaking into their gated neighborhood. Are they still crazy in your eyes? When the Black Panthers stood armed on courthouse steps would you characterize them as crazy?

      “Every Jew, a .22” – R’ Meir Kahane (I’m sure that the late rabbi’s soul will forgive me for my father’s .380 ACP).

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      • Fred Lee

        Some of us were conservatives before it was edgy. When it meant something aside from blind allegiance. Those were the good old days.

        I’m still a conservative, and I stand with conservatives.

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        • Newbie Jeff

          “Some of us were conservatives before it was edgy…”

          What are you talking about? How is being conservative “edgy”? Are you saying people are self-identifying as “conservative” for cool points?

          How do you “stand with conservatives”? By throwing “grade A moron” at one of the only people to directly confront and oppose the left-wing extremist horde that continues to ransack America’s cities daily while most of us just read about it on the news? The difference between you and Rittenhouse is he actually stood somewhere while you just say stuff on the internet.

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    • Newbie Jeff

      “That said, that kid is a grade A moron, and the hero worship that has been heaped upon him by the right, much as was done to that crazy lawyer and his wife with the poor trigger discipline is repulsive”

      The fact that you not only say this, but probably actually believe this, as American progressivism vaults George Floyd into sainthood just proves how utterly delusional the American Left has become. Orwell’s “Doublethink” was supposed to be a warning… it’s now the prominent intellectual characteristic of the American Left.

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  14. Booty_Toucher

    I think the media coverage and general sentiment during and after the trial have been better than expected. The objective sources seem to support the “not guilty” verdict, as do subjective pieces (if begrudgingly). General sentiment in social media and opinion pieces also seems to show that folks feel mislead by the preliminary new stories (expressed by both leftists and conservatives). Even if it wasn’t properly acknowledged by major media, that type of introspection is rare these days.

    Where I’m unhappy is the narrative that this emboldens people to arm and defend themselves in these types of volatile situations – not because I disagree with it, but because it’s one sided. To me, this is equally a reminder if you give “protesters” carte blanche to damage property or incite violence (regardless of their cause), individuals will feel forced to respond, sometimes with guns. Hopefully, it’ll make the small minority of bad-intentioned “protesters” think twice. From reading this article and its replies, seems that others agree with at least parts of my conclusion. It’d be nice to see that opinion expressed in mainstream media.

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    • stingray65

      If anyone really wanted the violence to stop, all it would take is for a Governor/Mayor/DA to announce that that they were adopting Chicago type justice so that anyone who defends his property, family, innocent bystanders, or self with deadly force against imminent physical threats from BLM/antifa types will be deemed part of a mutual combat where no charges will be filed. I somehow believe that BLM/antifa would not be nearly so brave knowing their targets have been given open season permission to fire back.

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    • Daniel J

      I completely disagree on the whole. CNN and MSNBC talking heads still are acting like he is a murderer and a white supremacists. I’ve seen very little objective coverage on mainstream media. The only media coverage that’s been objective is independent media.

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      • Booty_Toucher

        If you truly believe that, Daniel, then you need to seek media away from subjective news sources that either reinforce your beliefs or reinforce your perceptions of media bias. All the coverage I’ve seen in left leaning media like NPR and NYT has portrayed the trial and outcome as fair, with lamentations about what it means for future self defense cases and questioning whether Rittenhouse should have been there (the latter of which even Jack appears to agree with). Even super loud social media voices on the whole are conceding that the evidence was in Rittenhouse’s favor despite how they feel about him. Is it left leaning? Yes, but, its still better than I expected and a monumental improvement over the abysmal coverage following the actual events.

        If you go seeking loony lefties on MSNBC and CNN (which are both trashy cable news networks, anyway), of course you’re going to find it. Same as if you watch Fox News trying to find kooks who call him a “hero,” which is certainly BS, too.

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        • Newbie Jeff

          “All the coverage I’ve seen in left leaning media like NPR and NYT has portrayed the trial and outcome as fair…”

          I often read NPR to stay abreast of American left-wing propagandist narratives. Just so we’re clear here, a few days ago when the jury was still deliberating, NPR was still characterizing Rittenhouse as having “fired into a crowd, killing two protesters and wounding a third”… they were simultaneously running a hit piece on the judge. My guess is that an acquittal now exposes NPR to liability in some form of defamation/slander, so they’re in damage control mode now.

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        • yossarian

          i work in a technical position at a national leftist media network. while we haven’t gone looney like cnn, the coverage isn’t what i would call honest either. right now, we are working hard to memory hole the whole thing. one of the tricks is to pick the most dewfus looking pix of kyle possible from assoc press for our coverage. when the nooses attention is elsewhere, i swap those out for more dignified pix. just doin’ what i can …

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    • Daniel J

      And to reply to your second paragraph…

      I live in a red city twice the size of Kenosha with open carry except during protest. Blue cities similarly sized around us had looting after Floyd. Why didn’t we? We allow for open carry and the defense of property through stand your ground and castle laws. We as a community are already emboldened so it doesn’t take a Kyle Rittenhouse.

      On a side note, it’s against the law to kill in WI in defense of property. This isn’t the case in all States.

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      • Booty_Toucher

        I mean, I’d argue its simpler than that, that you just didn’t have lootings because you’re in a red state.

        I’m sure your town in WI is fascinating, but I’m talking about awareness on a national level. Violent “protest” is pissing people off and if the government isn’t going to do something about it, than individuals are, rightfully so. I think that’s the other side of the equation that’s not being covered in the media, who is only focusing on self defense implications.

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      • John C.

        Stand your ground was recently repealed in Georgia under a Republican Governor that turned out not as conservative as he campaigned. I am drawing a blank on the blue elected official who was not as lax on the protests as liberal backers wanted. Wheeler in Portland perhaps but he was reelected since. Governor Kemp is going to be primaried next year.

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      • Ronnie Schreiber

        Daniel,
        In general I’d agree with you. Democratic rule (and now Soros-bought prosecutors) have helped speed the decline of America’s major cities. However, it’s not an entirely binary situation.

        Detroit is about as blue a city as there is. If you were alive when the last Republican was elected mayor of Detroit, you’re probably collecting Social Security. That being said, while most major American cities had George Floyd related rioting and looting in 2020, Detroit was calm. Police Chief Craig (since retired and now running for governor as a Republican – by the way, every time I’ve voted for a black person for statewide office, the Democrats have defeated them) had about 100 troublemakers arrested during early protests, said he’d continue to arrest people for looting and rioting, and Mayor Duggan, a Democrat, backed him up. Perhaps that’s because most Detroiters know what happens when you burn your city down in a riot. It will almost be the 22nd century before downtown Minneapolis and Kenosha are rebuilt.

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  15. CJinSD

    Anyone who thinks staying home is the best course of action when the Democrats are burning businesses and destroying local law enforcement agencies has no business insulting the intelligence or judgement of Kyle Rittenhouse. Where do such people think they’ll live next year? What do they tell their kids? Don’t go looking for trouble now! It will find you when it is too late to do anything about it.

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    • John C.

      If there were 10,000 Kyles at the next round of riots where every case went the exact same way, there would be 10,000 court cases not recognizing the right to self defense. Our side could not count on many of those judges and juries. We won this case somehow but the time where the judiciary could act as a check and balance in our system is fast ending.

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  16. Daniel J

    One of the more fascinating things I learned over the last few years due to the riots, 2A arguments, and covid is how whacky the left has gotten. When I was first able to start voting and having an opinion I championed much of the left as they were for rights, while the conservative right wanted to shut down video games due to content, music, and regulation on morality.

    It’s apparent to me the left only cares about the individual right to “not be afraid”.

    Keep in mind that the constitution doesn’t acknowledge any such right. One has the right not to be afraid as long as in doing so the rights of others aren’t infringed upon. The left doesn’t care. Mask up and take 10.jabs because the left is scared. Shutdown and deny all gun ownership because they are scared.

    It was amazing seeing on twitter now fearful people are when discussing open carry. Thankfully I live in a red city medium size city (shock) in a red state. Open carry is completely allowed. The left believes even the act of open carry is enough for provocation.

    When I ask the left if they aren’t afraid of someone driving as they cross the road at a crosswalk they won’t get hit? That’s exactly how I see it when I see someone open carry. Hell,.I’m much more fearful around crosswalks in heavy traffic than someone open carrying as my chances of injury or death from an idiot driver are significantly higher than being shot by open carry where I live.

    Of course, we know the left has no idea how to do risk analysis as we can see the push for vaccines on children.

    I’m convinced that the left is for any and all laws that will a) allow people not to live in fear at whatever the cost and in doing so b) control others based on this projection.

    I’m scared of open carry so YOU can’t own a gun.
    I’m scared of climate change so YOU should have an electric car
    I’m scared of Covid 19 so YOU mask and Vax
    I’m scared of the poor so YOU should pay more taxes.

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    • stingray65

      Two can play your game Daniel.

      I’m scared of fraudulent elections, so YOU have to show ID when you vote.
      I’m scared of Covid 19, so YOU need to close the border to stop Covid cases from entering the country.
      I’m scared the police won’t show up when BLM/antifa starts burning down my city, so YOU need to allow police to enforce laws against arson, vandalism, looting, and assault.
      I’m scared of the poor, so YOU need to close the border to stop unskilled labor from flooding into the country.
      I’m scared of homeless druggies/mentally ill, so YOU need to allow enforcement of vagrancy, panhandling, and drug laws.
      I’m scared of transgenders raping my wife in the ladies room, so YOU need to tell these mentally ill people that women with penises must use the men’s room.
      I’m scared of $5 per gallon gasoline, so YOU need to approve pipelines and fracking.
      I’m scared of the dark, so YOU need to approve nuclear and gas plants so I can turn the lights on at night.

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      • Jack Baruth Post author

        Just for clarity, Daniel is not detailing his own position with those statements. He is representing the opposition.

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        • stingray65

          I know and I agree with him, but was having some fun playing the opposite side to make some Leftist heads explode.

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    • Carmine

      “while the conservative right wanted to shut down video games due to content, music, and regulation on morality.”

      I seem to remember Tipper Gore being behind lots of this as well, if you don’t remember her…..she’s the wife of the man that invented the internet….and not a republican or conservative…or right.

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      • stingray65

        Carmine – blaming conservatives/Right for something is a common tactic of writers to make their criticisms of the Left seem balanced – as in both sides do crazy/bad things. Most of the time such efforts end up focusing on the most fringe elements of the Right (i.e. the 10 people who believe the world was created in literally 7 days and insist it be taught as science in schools), or things that are largely bipartisan (as in fight against violent/smutty video/porn/music), or things that are erroneously thought to be Right but are actually Left (i.e. being a Nazi).

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  17. Keith

    My friends that raced on dirt are morons compared to you. When they bought a new a used race car, the best thing to do was set the suspension and alignment back to the way the original builder specd it.

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    • Jack Baruth Post author

      We’re following the basic setup guide but we aren’t even sure how the shock curves sit compared to when they were last assembled… in 2006. I’ll have them rebuilt over the winter and then we will be closer.

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    • stingray65

      Let me guess, the 3 arrested were Nordstrom employees or customers who tried to detain the shoplifters and violated their civil rights or committed hate crimes. Am I right?

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      • Ronnie Schreiber

        No, the police arrested a car full of thieves. That was just one of 25 cars that were used to block the street in front of the store and then carry away the loot.

        Perhaps the police responded because the looters were armed with crowbars – the trio that was arrested was charged with possessing burglary tools, I’m assuming the crowbars.

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  18. stingray65

    Well I was going to say that perhaps not all the brain cells in California have melted from Leftism, but I think we need to wait and see if the police get reprimanded/fired for enforcing laws against people of color. I wonder if any of the arrested will actually be charged – its not against the law to carry around a crowbar or less than $970 worth of stolen merchandise, so the “racist” cops could be in big trouble with the civil rights crowd.

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  19. stingray65

    The headlines this morning for the Waukesha tragedy were missing media/police identification of the driver of the rampaging SUV – which almost always means it wasn’t someone with a medical issue who lost control while driving, or dementia sufferer who confused the gas and brake pedals, or a MAGA hat wearing vigilante white male because there would be pictures and descriptions immediately if the perpetrator fit into any of those categories. Thus I assumed the eventual leak would reveal some combination of Democrat/Leftist, a person of color, or a Muslim.

    Sure enough, the perpetrator has been revealed as a new hero for the Left – a black life-long felon just out on bail who ran over Christmas parade participants in with his SUV. No doubt the Left will excuse him because of systemic racism, his justified rage over the Rittenhouse outcome, or the blatant racism of the criminal justice system, and if none of those work, all coverage of the tragedy will simply disappear from the media because Black Lives Matter.

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    • dejal

      “in kase yall dnt know how f***ed up my xity is… I got ties ta Detroit my dad whole family frm the D,nd Iwas born nd grew up in Milwaukee,who aint frm the trenches???””

      A real rocket scientist.

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  20. BlueovalDave

    We are witnessing early/mid stage Bolshevik Revolution aided and abetted and funded by the media and corporate/oligarch/banker interests. Laws on the books like religious exemption and immigration are ignored and “mandates” which are decrees of a dictator are held up as shinning examples. Lockdowns and forced experimental injections in the “former Nazi” countries.

    People better wake up and smell the coffee soon. “You will own nothing and like it” Klaus Schwab and his ilk are coming for us.

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    • bluebarchetta

      You, sir, are correct. The Schwabs of the world want to rocket into space any time they like to see the view, but don’t want you to be able to drive a gas-powered Honda Accord to work because “ZOMG carbon footprint rising temps rising oceans THE CHILDREN OF KIRIBATI ARE DROWNING racist homophobe patriarchy equity.” I don’t know why this works for them. I’ve never known, and they’ve been doing it for 30 years.

      I hope we can win based on logical debate and peaceful elections. But I fear it’s going to require a lot more Rittenhouses. And at $30T in the hole and counting, we may already have lost.

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  21. gtem

    Your first paragraph is how I feel as well: for Kyle’s own sake, I wish he had simply stayed home that night. This event/trial has once again brought out some true evil to the surface for many to see. I keep hoping continued exposure to such completely crazy attempts to subvert obvious reality will wake up more and more of the “normies,” but I’m not so sure. The current quipping about the terrible Christmas parade attack in WI from the left on social media joking it was “self defense” is just more of this evil. I also think that under normal circumstances, Kyle would be turned into an American folk hero. For a 17 year old to pull off that extremely close quarters combat, defending himself from the ground, clearing a misfire, holding fire until that goon aimed his gun, is almost mythological. Maybe in 100 years he will be looked back on as such. The fact that every one of the rioters Kyle shot had odious criminal records also points to a sort of historical precedent, where during the Russian revolution the communists opened up the prisons and recruited heavily from there, as well as heavily prosecuted ordinary people who tried to defend themselves against these marauding groups.

    Worth also noting, I think it could successfully be argued that in the immediate aftermarket of that night in Kenosha, a LOT of the rioting seemed to immediately tone down, nationally in fact. I think the organizers of these riots saw the writing on the wall: there might be a whole lot more Kyles stepping up to the plate in short order.

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    • CJinSD

      Your words about communists picking their soldiers out of prisons seem particularly prescient after BLM’s Darrell E. Brooks Jr was released from jail and committed mass murder in Waukesha. Did you notice how law enforcement and the MSM tried to hide his identity, in contrast to how they did everything they could to lynch a teenager who was attacked by four of their allied career criminals?

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      • Newbie Jeff

        “Did you notice how law enforcement and the MSM tried to hide his identity, in contrast to how they did everything they could to lynch a teenager who was attacked by four of their allied career criminals?”

        As of this moment – 239pm Eastern on 22 Nov – NPR is officially reporting: “A person of interest is in custody, according to law enforcement, but police shared few details and did not disclose the person’s identity” …meanwhile, Fox News has his name, picture, and criminal record.

        Like I said before, I read NPR to stay aware of leftist media’s mechanisms and tactics of narrative-shaping and deception. American left-wing media will immediately get to damage control on Waukesha, but with Biden in office and Democrats in power, their plate is getting pretty full…

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        • Daniel J

          According to someone here NPR is just stellar.

          I used to listen to NPR years ago and thought it was quite neutral of reporting. It hasn’t been that way though for a long time.

          The far left in Twitter tried to use this as some sort of rebuke to the Rittenhouse case and it failed miserably. This is why the lack of identity on MSM.

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          • gtem

            I started to tune into NPR somewhere around 2014-2015, to feel smart driving into work I guess? I dunno, felt like an “adult” thing to do. Leading up to the 2016 election (and in the immediate aftermath, and throughout Trump’s presidency) they dropped all pretense of any sort of neutrality/objectivity. Nowadays I’ll listen to a bit of the classic music station in the morning here and there, and even that has gotten infected with “tune in to hear the voices of POC on their place in classical music” or some other nonsense. Honestly the “top 40” type stations have notably less of this crap.

    • Newbie Jeff

      “The current quipping about the terrible Christmas parade attack in WI from the left on social media joking it was “self defense” is just more of this evil”

      This is Orwell’s Doublethink. The conditioning of people to simultaneously possess two identical but contradictory ideas, accepting one while rejecting the other based on programmed ideological/party narratives that serves state/identical power. Like, for example, social activists who declare themselves to be “anti-racist” while simultaneously calling for the systematic subjugation of white people who deserve to be punished for their “privilege”…

      In this case, people who are joking about the Waukesha vehicle attack undoubtedly will sympathize with the attackers motives, for all the usual excuses… the same people also think Rittenhouse should jailed, or let’s face it, secretly nurture the fantasy that he should have been killed by the mob in the street that night…

      …the fact that one instance involves people gathering to celebrate a parade and the other involves a violent mob destroying a city does not register with them… that the vehicle attack was unprovoked while Rittenhouse was attempting to escape before eventually firing in self-defense does not register with them… that they claim to stand against “violence” and for “justice” while simultaneously perverting the justice system and organizing mass violence does not register with them. They have been manipulated with the false grievances of identity politics and mobilized to serve America’s progressive authoritarians with neither the desire nor the ability to question it. They are ideological automatons, and Orwell warned us about this – literally exactly this – over 70 years ago.

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    • Bon Ivermectin

      Thanks for the Russian history parallels.

      A nice change of pace from the German history parallels, although it’s worth noting that the Antifa/BLM are The Party’s paramilitary wing in the same way that Sturmabteilung (SA, “brownshirts”) were the NSDAP’s paramilitary wing. The difference is that initially there were other parties with paramilitary wings were allowed to exist, such as the Roter Frontkämpferbund and Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold.

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  22. dejal

    There’s a video from Waukesha. Shows the street. There’s an apartment building across the street. The video shows the Ford racing from right to left.

    In the video, there’s a guy with his back to the parade the whole time. He’s wearing the #33.

    YES, THE NUMBER 33!!!!!!

    Jesus was 33 years old when he was crucified and resurrected

    Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in 3 sets of 33 for a total of 99 beads corresponding to the 99 Attributes of Allah

    The second level of heaven in Buddhism is named Trāyastriṃśa from the numeral trayastriṃśat meaning “33” and can be translated in English as “belonging to the thirty-three devas/gods”

    The divine name Elohim appears 33 times in the story of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis

    There are 33 deities in the Vedic or ancient Hinduism religion

    And of course “THE MASONS”.

    Found that ALREADY on the web. It’s online, so it must be true.

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      • dejal

        I always figured the taste and the kick of energy drinks was the work of the devil.

        I don’t understand why people can’t take obvious evilness like what happened yesterday and just stop with that. Everything has to have a “Ah hah!!!!” conspiracy.

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      • Carmine

        She can’t have his babies because the fluoride is turning all the frogs gay…….

        In other news, remember when a sitting attorney general was found in contempt of congress and arrested by the FBI?

        Me neither……

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  23. IMABlTCHIMALOVER

    Head on over to Co mm unist News Network or Faux News — leading story of Wisconsin killer Darrell Brooks but NO PICTURE of him (as I, and likely you, predicted). Ironically, a picture of Kyle is allowed on the story below it. Funny how that works. Head on over to DailyMail for a picture of the rapper scum that is to be celebrated.

    Who allowed this Co mm unist infestation and take-over of America? B00mers??????????

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    • BlueovalDave

      the working stiff is not allowing or responsible for any of this. It is being rammed down our throats by the big pharma funded media which is owned by the oligarch/banker interests and in conjunction with their alphabet security agencies and federales are implementing their one world order agenda where you will own nothing and like it. We will see what happens when it is pushed too far.

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      • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

        Not to sound confrontational, but you must be a B00mer. What’s been going on should never have been permitted. We went from the Greatest Generation to….the B00mers. Would Greatest Generation men allow all of this crapola going on today? Would they demand more from their political representatives? My grandfather fought all over the globe in WWII ……… his children are incredibly selfish, sociopathic, and entitled…I see so much of this in B00mers. They let our country go to SHIT! They have no redeeming qualities or values. What have B00mers done for our country (other than those who fought in Vietnam)?

        Where is the accountability? “We will see what happens when it is pushed too far” — I think we will be past the point of no return by then!!!!!!!!!!

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        • Daniel J

          The baby boomer generation is a very large age range and generation. Many boomers are hard working as taught by their parents, yet their children (Gen X and Gen Z) are the one’s entitled. Most of the entitlement I see of the boomers comes from the one’s retiring or getting ready to retire who’ve grinded it out for 50 years.

          And for the record, I’m not a boomer.

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          • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

            Daniel, like David, doesn’t get it.

            The B00mers have been voting for 55 years. FIFTY-FIVE YEARS! What good have they done for this country? They allowed co mm unism to fully infiltrate.

            GET IT?

            You claim to not be a B00mer, yet you call Gen X and Gen Z “entitled”.

            I really haven’t heard anyone claim Gen X is entitled, and Gen Z is barely old enough to earn the title. Gen Y (my generation) is Millennials which have been termed “entitled” (by B00mers?) some time ago.

            LET’S BLAME MILLENNIALS WHEN THEY TURNED 18 FOR THE DECADES OF FAILURE BY B00MERS.

            Who raised Millennials? LOL–B00MERS.

            The ***last word*** of my initial post, “B00mers”, ONE WORD, has apparently triggered folks who just don’t know a damn thing about accountability, which is why we’re in the mess we’re in. HOW CAN WE FIX WHAT IS WRONG IF WE DON’T POINT OUT THE ERRORS/FAILURES/MISTAKES?! Please step aside.

          • Daniel J

            I mis-spoke when I said Z. I meant Y.

            You proved my point as to saying the boomers have been voting for 55 years. It’s a huge age gap of almost 20 years depending on the source. It also proves my point in that you as a Gen Y wouldn’t know that 20 years ago the early boomers were telling the late Gen Xers that they are entitled.

            While your story is quite anecdotal, my parents who were both Boomers worked hard, skrimped and saved, and by no means “entitled”.

            Maybe you could be more specific about policies that boomers vote for that would say that they are entitled?

            I also think we forget about the “Silent generation” which was partially responsible for Second wave feminism and the hippie movement.

          • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

            Daniel,

            My stating that B00mers have been voting for 55 years doesn’t “prove your point” that B00mers are of differing ages (it proves my point that for 55 years they have been making voting mistakes). No one disagreed that B00mers aren’t all the same age. That was never debated. This is common knowledge. All generations have differing ages among them.

            I know hundreds of B00mers. There’s nobody quite like them 😉 I’m not debating any further. I was responding to your claim that I proved your point. I am done here—-(Jack could delete this thread if he desires)—-the average person is quite stupid and I no longer have a desire to help fix things that are already destroyed by others. BYE.

        • BlueovalDave

          You are either a troll or very naive. If voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it. To start unraveling this birdnest, I suggest you start by reading The Synagogue of Satan, or maybe just go right to the Book of Revelation if you want to see the ending.

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          • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

            Such a dumb comment. What’s up with you B00mers rolling over? The Greatest Generation did all the work before you, that’s why. You aren’t going to do a damn thing, typical. The world handed to you on a silver platter.

            Naive? More like I grew up with Greatest Generation and listened to their words of wisdom unlike the fucking B00mers. You’re making this far too easy for me.

            Revelation? Really? I grew up in the church. A strong, conservative church. Now? That church is In the process of being taken over by liberals BECAUSE THE B00MERS DIDN’T DEFEND THE CHURCH IN THE 70s (there are Millennial men planning an exodus however—hmm, fancy that….B00mers are so shocked at this all, they actually LITERALLY had no clue what was going on in the denomination, I KID YOU NOT). This is too easy, pal.

            Sorry if this is a little hard-hitting for the B00mers in the room (and to Ja ck — but again, my one word “B00mer” was a trigger to these folks). Enjoy your SS as society crumbles around you.

            Oh yeah, if voting doesn’t matter, how did we get DJT? Voting mattered more even 55 years ago when all y’all were on your duffs saying “voting doesn’t matter”.

          • Newbie Jeff

            “IMABlTCHIMALOVER”

            I feel like most here are ignoring you, but I’m stuck in a hotel and bored… so what is your deal, dude? You’re blaming “boomers” for not defending our society from the subsequent generations destroying it… but not the subsequent generations destroying it? Why are you saying anyone is “triggered” by boomers? You have mentioned “boomers” in every comment you’ve posted on a topic that practically has nothing to do with boomers… maybe you’re the one who’s triggered?

            Don’t get me wrong… I’m frustrated, too, and it sort of sounds like we’re frustrated by the same things… so just take this as a little bit of constructive criticism: maybe read a little more, try to process the topics here without injecting “boomers” into them, and take some time to write down what you think and then post your comment.

          • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

            Jeff – the last word of my initial post was “B00mers”. I said nothing more about B00mers. Then some (alleged) B00mers came and defended B00merhood (not accepting responsibility, naturally). They didn’t defend anything else. So naturally the conversation is still about B00mers. Naturally the word “B00mers” will be used in my response.

            I am saying we need to FIX what B00mers have done (it’s actually too late). ALL COMMENTS TO ME WERE ‘DEFENDING’ B00MERS—so naturally I am defending my question, “Who allowed this Co mm unist infestation and take-over of America? B00mers??????????”

            How can the root cause of the problem EVER be fixed if it’s not addressed? B00mers sold this country out! That is the root cause of this situation today!!!

            I never said the subsequent generations are destroying it. B00mers paved the way for CO MMUN ISM TO TAKE HOLD. CO MMUN ISM IS DESTROYING IT!

            I was about the last comment so of course not many are responding. But if B00mers are going to B00mer at me, then I’m going to respond and air their dirty laundry! 🙂 I’m the last person to separate people by age—I love old people and all others—but B00mers are in a league of their own.

            I don’t actually care anymore. Like I said, it’s too late for a fix.

            B00mers are inerrant! Question retracted!

          • IMABlTCHIMALOVER

            dejal’s comments above point to whom the real troll is. does your type ever add anything other than name-calling? very base.

  24. Guns and Coffee

    I think the “praise” heaped upon Kyle by the “right” in this case has slot to do with the fact that most firearms owning people occupy that political space. I think (pure speculation) the admiration comes from reluctant acceptance by gun owners of the fact that he was able to defend himself under odds that were truly against him. Most average people with average firearms experience in that same situation would likely have had a very high probability of being the one who was killed not to mention the possibility of collateral damage which didn’t happen. Either Kyle was very well trained, or he was extraordinarily lucky. Perhaps both. Perhaps Call of Duty shouldn’t be discounted as a training aid?? I don’t know. I would submit there are many instances of LE and Military not performing as well under that level of pressure or even less.

    Once you get out beyond the “he should have stayed at home / he was a child (of military age?)” arguments there is a lot to admire.

    I also like how easy it is to pass judgment from the comfort of our armchairs thousands of miles and one year and some months away from the incident.

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    • gtem

      His reaction and handling of the situation is truly remarkable. Unless he somehow was secretly doing some kind of hardcore “operator” training unbeknownst to anyone leading up to the event, some sort of guidance from above is the only thing that makes sense to me.

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      • Jack Baruth Post author

        I see the same kind of talent, albeit in completely trivial situations, watching my son play airsoft. He controls his exposure, he never fumbles a mag change, and he doesn’t miss shots. If I had to guess, I would say Kyle has been shooting an AR-15 quite a bit for as long as he’s been able to get his hands on one. The rapid malfunction clearing makes me think he’s done that a lot on a range somewhere. Children can pick up a skill very quickly and without the lack of coordination associated with adults in the same situation.

        That being said, clearly the angels were on his side. He was being chased by an army of the mentally ill and criminally twisted. It was like a scene out of The Dark Knight or something like that.

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  25. Dan

    It’s hard to spin anything about this one as a win. Kyle didn’t lose as much as he could have, and that’s something, but you couldn’t put together a scenario more black and white than this one and the Democrat machine – the entire machine, all the way up to the senile old man they’re pretending is the President – did their very best to eat him anyway. The Floyds and Trayvons get streets named after them. Kyle is going to have to change his name.

    Message delivered. If they’ll do this to an apolitical kid with zero checkers then they’ll do a whole lot worse to you. Stay home and hope they burn out someone else.

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  26. Crancast

    Interesting read.

    To maintain and increase control of your subjects, you need tests to see how well the brainwashing is taking, how well the middle level in the pyramid are consuming and flowing down the message, and how well the recruiting efforts are progressing – in the face of real facts, easily proven and available, directly opposed to ‘the message’. The more extreme the better to drive out independent thought creeping in to ruin the empire building. Fed-only police, eh.

    Think of it this way – play out a wrong verdict in the Arbery case. Not even close to the same kind of test.

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