I wish there was more that I could say about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
I haven’t written anything about it though for the same reason that I haven’t written about the ongoing Sines v. Kessler trial. There is nothing that I could add that hasn’t been said here a hundred times before about people like Kyle Rittenhouse who find themselves in these volatile situations.
Whether it is Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Berkeley, Charlottesville, DC or Kenosha, it is the same issue. The police aren’t able to do their jobs in leftwing cities and that is due to the toxic political climate inside these cities. Black Lives Matter and Antifa are given permission by state and local Democratic authorities to riot, engage in violence and attack others. Progressive DAs look the other way and engage in selective prosecution. Democratic governors look the other way and refuse to maintain order. The media pushes the same narrative about “rightwing domestic extremism” regardless of the truth about these incidents. The cities like Kenosha burn whenever leftwing mobs are in the mood to torch them. Democratic donors and celebrities bankroll the violence and shower millions of dollars on their bail funds.
The moral of the story: if you are in anyway associated with the Right, even if you are a Boy Scout like Rittenhouse or a little old lady who was at the Capitol Siege and you find yourself in a place where order has been allowed to collapse into anarchy, you can’t count on the police or the judicial system. This is the reason why I said that Glenn Youngkin was probably better than Terry McAuliffe because what McAuliffe did to us in Charlottesville is exactly what Gov. Kate Brown allowed to happen in Portland last summer and what Gov. Tony Evers allowed to happen to Rittenhouse in Kenosha.
In Charlottesville, Portland and Kenosha, it was the Democrat state and local authorities who deliberately allowed the violence to happen. In all of these cities, the police stood aside and watched it happen and the Democratic governors protected the Black Lives Matter and Antifa mobs. These little explosions of anarchy have become an unwelcome recurring feature of our partisan divide since 2017.
Note: It has been four years since we stopped holding preannounced rallies in these leftwing cities. It is sad that people like Rittenhouse continue to relearn this lesson over and over again.