Posted On: Saturday - August 29th 2020 8:10AM MST
In Topics:   Americans  Liberty/Libertarianism  ctrl-left  Anarcho-tyranny  Guns
Peak Stupidity is only ~ 4 days late on this one, but it is good to get more of the story if you're going to opine on it.
I'll just put it plainly: I called Kyle Rittenhouse a hero in a comment I made. As I wrote regarding the "First Responders"*, I believe that term should be used for those who put their own lives on the line, when they'd otherwise be safe. By going out to that street battle that day, the young man was a hero of sorts. By doing that great job defending himself from antifa Commie street fighters, Mr. Rittenhouse has my respect and admiration, and should probably be called a role model.
He did the best job I could imagine in extracting himself from a situation in which he would have been killed or beaten badly (the latter already in progress by a big man with a skateboard). During the video below that you've probably all seen, I at first didn't see how this guy was going to get out of this. He did the right thing regarding all the shots he took - note that he did not shoot at the guy with his hands up, even though that guy was still pretty close. He had to get this crowd to stop going after him, or else...
That's pretty much all I need to write about what happened, as I'll just refer you to 4 articles on unz.com about it.** There are millions out there on the web of course, but one could spend a day reading these articles and the comments below them (mostly the many comments under the Mike Whitney one). Rather than spend time on all of them, as I will restrain myself from doing, it'd be best to try to fund this guy's defense*** or otherwise promote this perfect example of what Amendment II is all about.
It's not about duck hunting. It's not even about self-defense. Further events will show us what Amendment II was about.
As for the near future for the role model Kyle Rittenhouse: Looking back at the aftermath of the Charlottesville street battle 3 summers ago, one can see that the Establishment will try to railroad this guy. He's been arrested on murder charges among others, though this act of self-defense is clear for all to see. I've read that, well, the idea is they want to hang a big charge on him that won't fly in court. This is to please the political world, and then later he won't be found guilty. I don't like it. Why should one be put in jail for months or a year awaiting/during trial and take a chance that some jury will vote based on hatred? This guy shouldn't have charges against him at all, unless the first shooting of his, not on this video, is not as I've read.
Here are the 4 articles on unz that I've read:
By Mike Whitney, simply Rittenhouse - Mr. Whitney's only small bit of stupidity is his serious use of the term "social justice" 3 times or so, giving credence to a term that rally means nothing more than "give us more of the White Man's stuff!"
By one Spencer Quinn, In Defense of Kyle Rittenhouse - His little flaw is this bit: "This is because Americans these days really want to scream at each other, and relish any excuse to do so.". Uhh, no, not unless by “Americans”, he means talking heads on TV, Fed level and NYC politicians, antifa Commies, black looters, and SJW college students only.
By one Eric Stryker (haven't read him much before): Kenosha: All Three Anarchist Rioters Shot Have Violent Criminal Histories - This one is just simple facts gleaned by the writer about the not-so-stellar backgrounds of this sample taken of the antifa.
By the esteemed John Derbyshire: From Wisconsin to Washington D.C.—"Our Culture and Way of Life" Under Attack - Mr. Derbyshire mentions VDare's Peter Brimelow having noted 8 years ago that regular American were realizing that "this will come to blood." About the only thing I question is whether immigration is really a cause of this particular problem, the Commie antifa. Besides being weirdos and misfits, they seem to be regular Americans. You could say that the country is so disunited because of the massive immigration. This article lists a number of facts that are amazingly straight out of the NY Times - yeah, someone fucked up over there.
OK here's the video, thanks to commenter Adam Smith:
* See First Responders and Heroes, "First Responders!" - The Firemen and Fire Departments, "First Responders!" - Ambulance drivers, excuse me, EMTs, "First Responders!" - The Cops, "First Responders!" at "The Office", and 911 - The Phone Number.
** I've railed on the weird Ron Unz multiple times here, but I'll give this man great credit for publishing many articles on this Kyle Rittenhouse incident, well un-biased articles, as that is the important thing, Thank you, Mr. Unz!
*** Of course, Big-Comp-Tech is blatantly refusing to be fair on this. GoFundMe will not let an account be opened for a legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, while they are perfectly find enabling the funding of yet another black guy that got the cops antsy. (Yet, some otherwise intelligent, on-the-ball writers want to give control over Big-Search, Big Data, all of Big-Comp-Tech to the Feral Gov't. Yeah, I'm sure they are completely unbiased, with the separation of powers and all.... hahaha.)