Rittenhouse Free, but Where Can the ‘White Supremacist’ Go in Race-Obsessed America?

Commentary The jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty. But where does the eighteen-year old go to have a life? In today’s death threat atmosphere, he can’t remain in or around Kenosha, Wisconsin. The current occupant of the White House has already declared him a “white supremacist,” sight—and just about everything else—unseen. MSNBC’s Joy Reid has bashed him and with him just every other white male for, of all things, crying. I guess Joy came along too late for all those 70s women’s groups condemning men for not crying. Someone should bring her up to speed. The impeachment report impending, creepy former Governor of New York with the equally creepy media brother took to Twitter with this pearl: “Today’s verdict is a stain on the soul of America, & sends a dangerous message about who & what values our justice system was designed to protect “We must stand unified in rejecting supremacist vigilantism & with one voice say: this is not who we are.” No. Who we are is a governor who locks thousands in old age homes to die of COVID, but never mind. The soon-to-be former Mayor of New York City had already beaten him to the Twitter-punch: “This verdict is disgusting and it sends a horrible message to this country. “Where is the justice in this? “We can’t let this go. We need stronger laws to stop violent extremism from within our own nation. “Now is the time.” Lovely, isn’t it? Reminds you of Whitman, or is it Wordsworth? Quick advice for Rittenhouse on relocating. Stay out of New York! Unfortunately, as we know, there may be no place for him to go in today’s world. These people are not spewing their outrage alone. It’s all over the internet and television. This trial has been more lied about than… than… well, no good analogy comes to mind because just about everything is lied about these days. In the case of Rittenhouse, some of the more obvious lies were that he wasn’t legally entitled to have a gun at 17 (he was) and that he had crossed state lines to get into trouble (his father lived in Kenosha). Normally, the case wouldn’t have been tried at all. It was obvious self-defense. We do, last I heard, have the right of self-defense and the right to bear arms, though much of the craziness around this trial seems aimed at taking those rights away. But the biggest lie of all was and is about race. Rittenhouse has been called a “white supremacist” more times than Joe Biden has said “C’mon, man.” This even though all combatants in the trial incident were white. As clearly shown on videotape, a young white man was defending himself against extremely violent white attackers. Yet it’s become another version of the old story—who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? Or, more ominously and, alas, more accurately, as Joseph Goebbels once put it, “A lie told once is just a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” Unfortunately, we are well past a thousand when it comes to false accusations of racism in our country, maybe closer to a million. If racism were a God, the Democrats would pray to it and the media would write its Bible. Andrew Cuomo’s young “supremacist vigilante” might be well-advised to move to Europe. As COVID surges, everyone is about to be locked down in Austria. No one would know he is there. Just kidding, of course. Many of us, myself included, wish Rittenhouse the best. Good luck, Kyle and godspeed. We’re pulling for you. Some of us are even crying from happiness that you got cleared. But don’t tell Joy Reid. Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times. Follow Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on GETTR and Parler @rogerlsimon.

Rittenhouse Free, but Where Can the ‘White Supremacist’ Go in Race-Obsessed America?

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The jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty. But where does the eighteen-year old go to have a life? In today’s death threat atmosphere, he can’t remain in or around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The current occupant of the White House has already declared him a “white supremacist,” sight—and just about everything else—unseen.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid has bashed him and with him just every other white male for, of all things, crying. I guess Joy came along too late for all those 70s women’s groups condemning men for not crying. Someone should bring her up to speed.

The impeachment report impending, creepy former Governor of New York with the equally creepy media brother took to Twitter with this pearl:

“Today’s verdict is a stain on the soul of America, & sends a dangerous message about who & what values our justice system was designed to protect

“We must stand unified in rejecting supremacist vigilantism & with one voice say: this is not who we are.”

No. Who we are is a governor who locks thousands in old age homes to die of COVID, but never mind. The soon-to-be former Mayor of New York City had already beaten him to the Twitter-punch:

“This verdict is disgusting and it sends a horrible message to this country.

“Where is the justice in this?

“We can’t let this go. We need stronger laws to stop violent extremism from within our own nation.

“Now is the time.”

Lovely, isn’t it? Reminds you of Whitman, or is it Wordsworth?

Quick advice for Rittenhouse on relocating. Stay out of New York!

Unfortunately, as we know, there may be no place for him to go in today’s world.

These people are not spewing their outrage alone. It’s all over the internet and television. This trial has been more lied about than… than… well, no good analogy comes to mind because just about everything is lied about these days.

In the case of Rittenhouse, some of the more obvious lies were that he wasn’t legally entitled to have a gun at 17 (he was) and that he had crossed state lines to get into trouble (his father lived in Kenosha).

Normally, the case wouldn’t have been tried at all. It was obvious self-defense. We do, last I heard, have the right of self-defense and the right to bear arms, though much of the craziness around this trial seems aimed at taking those rights away.

But the biggest lie of all was and is about race. Rittenhouse has been called a “white supremacist” more times than Joe Biden has said “C’mon, man.” This even though all combatants in the trial incident were white. As clearly shown on videotape, a young white man was defending himself against extremely violent white attackers.

Yet it’s become another version of the old story—who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? Or, more ominously and, alas, more accurately, as Joseph Goebbels once put it, “A lie told once is just a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

Unfortunately, we are well past a thousand when it comes to false accusations of racism in our country, maybe closer to a million.

If racism were a God, the Democrats would pray to it and the media would write its Bible.

Andrew Cuomo’s young “supremacist vigilante” might be well-advised to move to Europe. As COVID surges, everyone is about to be locked down in Austria. No one would know he is there.

Just kidding, of course. Many of us, myself included, wish Rittenhouse the best.

Good luck, Kyle and godspeed. We’re pulling for you. Some of us are even crying from happiness that you got cleared. But don’t tell Joy Reid.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.


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Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on GETTR and Parler @rogerlsimon.