Not guilty? Really? Kyle Rittenhouse? Not guilty! Cue the riots. I am barely able to summarize what took place that led up to the shootings. But both sides seem to agree it was total chaos. Which makes me lament that no government on this continent seems to think it is responsible for maintaining peace and order.
The performances by both defence counsel and the prosecutor in court marked it as a show trial. The amount of scorn heaped on the judge by the prosecutors was unacceptable. The charges were trumped up, and not meant to reflect on any crimes Kyle may have committed. Rather, the charges were politically expedient. I’d call it a display of virtue signalling through prosecution. I’m glad it failed. IM-1776 discusses why.
Finally, the coverage by the media was outright defamation. I did not pay much attention to the case, really am not sure what actually happened, and now, I doubt I’ll ever know. (There are still people up here in Canuckistan howling about how Kyle killed three blacks, FFS.) I think commenter Ann Cherry, at William Briggs open discussion, quoting a Facebook post, describes what I did not know was at issue in this case:
Kyle put out a dumpster fire that was being rolled down to a gas station to blow up, with people all around.
Kyle’s Dad, Grandma and Friends all lived in Kenosha, 20 minutes from where he resided with his Mom part time in Illinois.
Joseph Rosenbaum knocked him down twice and then attempted to kick him with lethal force to the head. Huber had hit him in the head 2x with a skateboard. Gaige Grosskreutz, a felon in possession of firearm, aimed his gun at Kyle first, as he admitted on the stand.
In the State of Wisconsin, it is legal for Kyle to have a gun, even at 17 (which was why the gun charge was dismissed). Kyle did not cross state lines with a gun he wasn’t supposed to have. The rightful gun owner did, as he was legally permitted to do.
Rosenbaum was a 5 time convicted child rapist and that Huber was a 2 time convicted woman beater. Grosskreutz was a convicted Burglar with an assault on his record also.
(This is from someone’s Facebook post, so it is subject to verification. But I’ll take it over the MSM narrative, which was clearly bullshit by omission, any time. The MSM narrative remains bullshit…)
Jim made a correct prediction on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Go for Jim’s take, stay for the comments.
William Briggs discusses the latest in FAUXVID madness in the 106th update.
Eternal Anglo Seax discusses the only appropriate response to the ongoing FAUXVID madness:
The purpose of life is to live. One side of this argument will cease life before it begins while sanitising its other end. The other wants to carry on as before, and refuse to live cowed by fear. Which actually sounds like living, while the other sounds like careful dieing. One can live and let live, the other has to be enforced by increasingly comical extremes. My answer remains the same:
A Napoleonic post by Banned Hipster on White Supremacy Fetishism. So cheeky!
The Z Man discusses the real supply chain issue. It was not what I expected.
At SovietMen, some advice on the best level of participation in our current crumbling western societies: no more than is necessary. Nikolai was not sure what to say to Canadians about politics.
For Canadians, it is as Nikolai suggests: the more local the government, the more impact they have on your daily life. The Canadian provinces tend to have much more impact than Ottawa on the daily lives of their populace. Municipalities even more so. (Ottawa NEEDS mass media for Canadians to even notice what they are up to.) So, if you are going to get involved, make it as local as possible.
However, at the provincial level and higher, the parties rule the day and typically dictate policy to you, through the elected politicians, and not the other way around. There was also allegedly a concerted effort in recent municipal elections in Alberta to install regime friendly candidates in municipal councils, a clear indication the rot is spreading.
Boycotting federal or provincial elections is probably one path to dissent. The ruling regime is all about claiming Canadian democracy works and popular votes give them a mandate. When people simply do not participate, those arguments get weaker. Plus, voting federally is a waste of your time. The policy positions of all the major parties in Canada, in summary, are:
Liberal: “We’re Justin Trudeau and we’re Liberaling!”
Conservative: “We’d Liberal slower!”
NDP: “We’d Liberal faster!”
Bloc Québécois: “Les Anglais est très fous. Je me souviens notre belle province.”
Green Party: “You’re racist!”…”Nuh-uh, you’re racist!”
So suppose you want to vote for a political party, and not lemmings reacting to the latest manufactured social justice controversy. Your option is voting for the party that only runs in Québec, the province that has tried to leave twice. Which is to say, outside of Québec, you do not have one. I’m sure there is irony in there, but I cannot come up with a quip about it.
The Myth of the 20th Century crew on the development of the timber industry in the United States. In it, they express their contempt and disdain for Canada, threatening to nuke Toronto. Gentlemen, please, if you want to get rid of fake and ghey Canada, nuking Toronto will get you nowhere. Help us with Ottawa and the rest will take care of itself.
John Michael Greer, at Ecosophia, has an interesting perspective on the upcoming Christmas season, a celebration important to two religions: Christianity and Consumerism.
Adam Kotsko at An und für sich discusses what is needed to make better television.
Mogadishu Matt: To Be Cautious of the Unprofessional Makes Sense.
New books are coming. From SovietMen’s Nikolai Vladivostok, Tales From Captivity, a very aptly named collection of macabre short stories (review to follow shortly). William Briggs discusses Everything You Believe Is Wrong on Pat Flynn’s podcast.
Quintus Curtius reviews the Brazilian movie Seven Prisoners, and discusses its theme of gradual decline into moral corruption. It is about human trafficking in São Paulo, Brazil, how the system works, and how everyone in it, from slave to master, gets trapped. I watched it on Netflix, and it is a very tight film, well worth its 93 minute run time. (I suspect it might have been a stage play before.)
To close, more white fetishism: