I was watching this the other day. It is a scene from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the 1990s. Doesn’t it remind you of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the other ongoing show trials?
“If the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse was an affirmation of our system of justice, the reaction to the not-guilty verdicts in his case exposes an ongoing, foundational threat to the rule of law.
The progressive clerisy — and its fellow-travelers in the media — had no interest in the facts or the law. They demonstrated this with easily disproven false statements about the trial from beginning to end. The only thing they cared about was an outcome in keeping with their ideological presuppositions.
Indeed, at the same time that much of the left-wing commentariat has pooh-poohed critical race theory as an obscure academic doctrine taught only in the law schools, it has clearly absorbed CRT’s contention that even seemingly race-neutral proceedings that have seemingly race-neutral outcomes are instruments of white supremacy.
This belief pervaded the cable-news coverage of the verdicts and the pronouncements of top-level Democratic elected officials from Kamala Harris to Gavin Newsom, in an ominous indication of how a once-fringe view now is ensconced at the heart of the center-left. …
What woke progressives ultimately want is a justice system that looks more like campus sexual-assault tribunals, where the accused is presumed to be guilty based on his status and the tried-and-true practices of our adversarial system have been discarded. Then, Kyle Rittenhouse wouldn’t have stood a chance, and a righteous blow would ostensibly have been struck against white supremacy.
This is obviously a dangerous tendency that is going to get more pronounced and powerful in the years ahead. The Rittenhouse verdict shows that it hasn’t yet perverted our system of justice, but all people of good will who believe in fair play and the rule of law will have to resist it with all their might.”
This is how much liberalism has changed over the past 25 years.