Gotta love this opener from Tony Petroski on the comments thread: “Three cheers for Bruce Bawer. A few paragraphs of clear-thinking can sure wipe-away a lot of the smoke generated from ‘mostly-peaceful’ riots. I wasn’t going to write about Rittenhouse. I have no special knowledge about the case. And I figured that a lot of people were going to be out there, saying pretty much what I have to say. But ultimately I decided that it was better to have too many people standing up for Rittenhouse than too few.”
“In these twisted times, even the truly evil gangsters of MS-13 get a kinder word from our political leaders and media superstars than the likes of Kyle Rittenhouse. Remember that when Trump called MS-13 ‘animals’—which is an insult to animals—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rebuked him, asserting that even MS-13 members were ‘children of God’? Hear, hear!” [end]
Au Contraire! In these “strange and twisted times”, a street grifter from Houston – aka an “unemployed bartender” – heads to Minneapolis of all places, to spend his time passing bad twenty-dollar bills. He ingests massive quantities of amphetamines, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, All-American weed, and China’s contribution to the common man, a “small dose” of cheap and effective fentanyl. He goes a patch whacky while high as a fruitcake riding-around town in his Mercedes SUV. When he finally melts-down in an overdose death, he’s turned into the latest and greatest “gentle giant” which supposedly justifies the burning-down of American cities. WOW!
Ultimately he has a square named in his honor in South Minneapolis, the intersection of which should rather have been named “Justice Thomas Square” in honor of America’s finest jurist rather than naming it “George Floyd Square” in honor of the unemployed bartender. Just who is the better role-model for the youth of America?
It definitely shows the power of the media by turning a felon into a saint when even the Taliban have better sense having totally whitewashed the murals in Kabul.
Faced up front honestly and truthfully, the men who died would still be alive had they not chased down a kid they knew was armed. No doubt they thought it would be an easy kill to overwhelm him, that he’d be too afraid to defend himself. Their intent obviously was to catch and maim, if not outright “off him”. They obviously weren’t content just to chase him away and ultimately it was their own hatred that led to their demise. Brave Kyle Rittenhouse IS America.
Bruce Bawer, American Greatness: ‘Kyle Rittenhouse IS America’…
If the Left succeeds in destroying this young man’s life, it will be cruel testimony to the degree to which their lies, their cynicism, and their sordid values have won the day.
Like many others, I’ve spent a lot of time lately watching the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, and reading comments about it from people who obviously haven’t been watching it. They don’t think they need to watch it, because they’re getting reports about it from the corporate news.
What they’ve learned from these reports, briefly put, is that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist who, desperate to take innocent lives, transported a deadly weapon across state lines, to a city he had no business being in, and ended up shooting three black people in cold blood.
“There is proof he is part of [a] right-wing extremist group and wanted to go kill people not protect places,” somebody close to me asserted on social media. Rittenhouse’s mother “drove him across state lines” so he could “join a militia . . . group of vigilantes.” And so on. All, apparently, based on news stories in the mainstream media.
Those of us who’ve watched the trial have a different set of facts: This is a young man who worked in Kenosha and lived just outside of it. It was his town in the way that New York is your town if you live in Hoboken and commute across the river. There’s no evidence he belonged to a militia, a vigilante group, or any kind of right-wing organization. [-]
[+] … Many of us have long since learned not to trust the corporate news, but millions still do. It’s impossible to try to talk sense to these people. If you tell them that the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN are all liars, telling the same lies, how can you expect them to believe you?
Which brings us to Kyle Rittenhouse and the events of August 26, three days after the shooting of Jacob Blake.
I wasn’t going to write about Rittenhouse. I have no special knowledge about the case. And I figured that a lot of people were going to be out there, saying pretty much what I have to say. But ultimately I decided that it was better to have too many people standing up for Rittenhouse than too few. [-]
[+] … Huber and Rosenbaum are perfect examples of the kind of demented, misanthropic creeps who were out in Kenosha that night, determined to destroy decent people’s homes and businesses. But at Rittenhouse’s trial, these two hoodlums were depicted by the prosecution as virtuous victims. Outside the courthouse, anti-Rittenhouse protesters have waved pictures of them, claiming them as martyrs.
This is the upside-down world we live in now. If so many of us are so concerned about Kyle Rittenhouse’s verdict, it’s because he embodies so much about the America we love—the America of goodness and decency that the Left has been bushwhacking for decades (and decrying as racist) and that Donald Trump sought to restore. If they succeed in destroying this young man’s life, it will be cruel testimony to the degree to which their lies, their cynicism, and their sordid values have won the day in this country that some of us, at least, still love. [end]
Full long read below…
Anything short of full acquittal is unacceptable…..anything else needs to be vacated by the judge. This jury should’ve been sequestered….instead it’s been open to blackmail and intimidation. The idea that this young man and the Jan 6th patriots would all be in jail while non-punishment is getting very old for the likes of the Clintons, OBO#44’bamas, Brennan, Comey, Clapper and scores of other criminals on the demoMarxocrat left, who walk free or escape punishment.
Unfortunately the judge sequestered the Chauvin jury in Minneapolis and it did little good (aside from protecting them against daily jeers while entering the courthouse). Where’s the nasty hateful Maxine Waters in all of this? Shouldn’t she be in Kenosha stirring-up the next “mostly-peaceful riot?” HAH!
The problematic fact is that We the (90 million+) People are having to cope with a Double-Class two-tierred System – one for the rich rich, and the other for all of us who keep America humming. The quicker and sooner we get more young’uns the likes of Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, Nicholas Sandmann and yes, Kyle Rittenhouse and many, many others, the much better off we’ll be. Semper Fi!
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – True President Donald John Trump doing his level best to MAGA! KAG!
- Bruce Bawer, American Greatness: Kyle Rittenhouse IS America