Sunday, November 21, 2021

What if Kyle had been Black?

PBS TV has video on what would have happened if Kyle Rittenhouse were Black.

The guest said that it was understandable that the jury acquitted Rittenhouse, because he turned out to be innocent. But if he had been Black and guilty, then he probably would have been convicted.

They resent all the attention given to a White boy. It is a little like Gabby Petito, the White girl who went missing, along with her boyfriend. Both were later found dead, separately. The leftist press complained that similar attention is not given to missing Blacks.

So they searched for a comparable Black story, but could not find one. Likewise, they cannot find a story about a Black Kyle Rittenhouse.

If Rittenhouse had been Black, he probably would have had a criminal record. He would not have volunteered to remove graffite from the school. He would not be working as a lifeguard. He would not have bought the gun legally. He would not have had the impulse control to only shoot those who were trying to kill him. He would not have been slandered by CNN, PBS, Biden, etc.

He probably would not have even been charged. Most homicides in Chicago are by Blacks, and most are not charged. The killers go free, without a trial.

A year ago, the AP, Politifact, and NPR fact-checkers were saying that Donald Trump was wrong for saying that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. The self-defense was obvious to anyone, as many videos were publicly available. (The FBI videos were only released at trial.)

Why is it that the Wisconsin authorities did nothing to stop the Kenosha rioters? Why was law and order left to a 17-year-old boy?

The next time rioters try to burn Kenosha, I am pretty sure Rittenhouse will let it burn.

I found this online.

I am trying to figure out the point. On the left is Trayvon Martin, with his watermelon drink. On the right is Rittenhouse. Both were about 17 years old when they made national news in a deadly confrontation. Both were away from their poor broken homes. Trayvon Black, and Kyle White.

Some Differences. Kyle was defending life and property. Kyle ran away from conflict, and only shot when he had to.

Trayvon aggressively attacked an innocent resident, and was beating him to death.

In both cases, violent criminals died. Both juries found the killings justified.

This image was posted by an anti-White leftist who was surely inviting the comparison as a way of saying that Kyle should have been convicted. But the comparison just demonstrates the evil of the Left today.

There have been anti-Kyle protests in several cities.

I am trying to understand this pro-Trayvon anti-Kyle point of view. There is no serious dispute about the facts of either case. There were battles to the death. The good guys lived, and the bad guys died.

My conclusion is that today's Left is out to kill me and anyone who stands up for American civilization. And they want it to be a crime to defend ourselves. They want total subjugation. I don't see any other way to read it.

In case you doubt it, see tweets of Rep. Cori Bush:

The judge. The jury. The defendant.

It’s white supremacy in action.

This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.

I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.

Colin Kaepernick:
We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.

This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed.

And the ACLU:
Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions.

Unfortunately, this is not surprising.

The ACLU used to stand for civil liberties, but now it wants to punish White kids for crossing state lines!

Do some people believe that you need some sort of special permission from the government to cross state lines? I am sure the ACLU is not that stupid. It is grasping at straws to say that Kyle did something that sounds wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with an American citizen crossing state lines.

And he did not kill three Black men.

Update: Univ. of California Irvine put out this irresponsible statement:

The conclusion of this trial does not end the reckoning about systemic racism in the United States. If anything, it has simply made it more legible. Kyle Rittenhouse did not live in Wisconsin, but in Antioch, Illinois. ... Rittenhouse imposed himself on the protests in Kenosha. His assistance was not requested.

For this reason, the verdict conveys a chilling message: Neither Black lives nor those of their allies' matter.

UCI will continue its whole university approach to recognizing and responding to anti-Blackness as an existential threat to our mission as a public research university.

A UCLA law professor responds:
I would think that the verdict conveys a message that

There's a right to self-defense, whether against the "allies" of blacks or against the enemies of blacks or against anyone else.
That's particularly so if a person is pointing a gun at you, or reached for your rifle.
The prosecution has to disprove claims of self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt.
Twelve jurors unanimously concluded that the prosecution hadn't met its burden.

In other words, UCI says that if the forces of Blackness want to burn your city down, then let it burn. The college students of today are being taught that this is the necessary reckoning about systemic racism.

This is the same university that announced that standardized tests were the best predictors of college success, but Blacks and Mexicans do not do well on them, and the law prohibits racial discrimination, so it is abolishing the use of such tests in admission.

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