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Within hours, the jury will begin its deliberations in the Kenosha Shooting Trial. I have also heard the main-stream media refer to it as the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial. Not once have I heard the case referred to as the Rittenhouse Murder Trial. Not once. Conversely, most of us are familiar with the Simpson Murder Trial. That is what it was called then and that is what it is called now; acquittal be damned. A few days ago when the man-child known as Kyle Rittenhouse "broke down" on the stand as he testified in his own defense, his mother soon followed consumed with overwhelming grief. Her sobs so intense that they were heard throughout the courtroom to the point that she required the physical console of the woman next to her. It is only cosmic accident that the consoling woman was Jo-Ellan Dimitrius: O.J. Simpson's former jury consultant. The biting wit of the universe never ceases to amaze.


Apparently there are, at least, two Kyles. There is Kyle the child and there is Kyle the man; fearless crime fighter and "protector" of car lots and gas stations located in another state. During direct examination by his defense counsel and asked to described events just prior to murdering his first victim, Kyle (the child) became a puddling amorphous mass of nothingness. His anguish so fierce that he seemed to have gone into convulsions. The anguish of Kyle (the child) was so severe that the presiding judge had to recess the court to allow Kyle to gather himself. Histrionics notwithstanding, Kyle (the child) never shed a single tear. Nary a drip of water.


Prior to his "breaking down" was Kyle the man; Mr. Rittenhouse. Who boldly and confidently testified about how he arrived from another state to "protect the gas station and the Car Source" complete with AR-15, body armor and a medical-kit. Kyle (the man) put out fires, "provided medical aid" and, in fact, was a certified EMT "working with the police". Kyle (the man) was a paragon of American virtue cast from the die of the likes of John Wayne, Wild Bill Elliot, David Duke, Ted Nugent, Donald Trump, and a million other European-American males that think that a gun makes up for the deep-seated feelings of inferiority they have due to certain physical and anatomical inequities.


Kyle Rittenhouse testified that he was getting his "face kicked in". Yet, his mug shots show not the slightest scratch. He was struck with a skateboard (on the head) but never went to the hospital for treatment; and the prosecution never brought it up. Kyle Rittenhouse sought out police, as they paraded down the streets in armored vehicles, with his hands up (after killing two people and seriously wounding another) in an attempt to surrender. Though his hands were up and his AR-15 was sling-ready the police thought he needed some water, and gave him some as they told him how much he was "appreciated". Kyle Rittenhouse had a friend drive him back home (to another state), he then checked his social media, made a few calls, had some snacks and then turned himself in to the local police department.


Kyle Rittenhouse's bail was set at 2 million dollars (cash). Within weeks after arrest and extradition, Kyle Rittenhouse was released on bail. Kyle Rittenhouse, a high-school dropout raised by an illiterate single mother of three with an absentee drug-addicted father, managed to post 2 million dollars. In addition to the two million dollars posted for bail, another million dollars has been raised for his defense and the linear continuum of adoration for dysfunctional European-American racists maintains its perpetual integrity. Or, so it seems.


Kyle Rittenhouse the man, drank alcohol with, and in front of, his mother at the age of 17. The same mother that knowingly allowed him to possess a straw-purchased firearm at age 17 and openly bring it into her home with her younger children present. However, this fact exemplifies the governmental schizophrenia of the United States in that it sends 18-year-old children to die in war or buy a gun and there are several states where a 14-year-old can marry; downright criminal in every sense of the word. Generally speaking, one must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol (and drugs), but only 18 to vote. As a father, it seems to me that these things are distinctive but not different in terms of the maturity required to engage in either but that is, alas, another column.


Kyle Rittenhouse will either be acquitted or there will be a mistrial (possibly "with prejudice"). The prosecution has been breathtakingly inept and the presiding judge is a burlesque caricature brazenly hostile to the prosecution. The prosecution died before it was born by falling into the defense trap of being put on defense. Instead of prosecuting a case that should have focused on why this clearly disturbed adolescent crossed interstate lines heavily armed, they chose on trying to defend what they knew would be a self-defense case on the part of the defense. Further, Wendy Rittenhouse (Kyle's mother) should have been arrested long ago and facing a myriad of serious charges. Anyone that has ever seen a person under the influence of certain drugs can look at Rittenhouse's eyes on his mug-shot and see he was "on something". It is infinitely fascinating how certain people in the United States never have toxicology tests done when they commit heinous acts but, then again, they all look alike.


What is most troubling for me, aside from the loss of life perpetrated by the man-child known as Kyle Rittenhouse, are the consistent themes and parallels that I see as a Black Person in the United States. When I watched Kyle Rittenhouse walk around like he was God with a gun and police did nothing aside from show their appreciation, I kept trying to imagine a 17-year-old (or 100-year-old) Black Person in the United States committing a similar act and my brain discharges bad neurons. The same thing happens when I try to imagine a Black Person in the United States shooting a sitting U.S. president and being out of jail and living to tell the tale. Or, when I watched Los Angeles burn in 1992 exiting the 110 freeway and seeing row after row of Korean liquor-store owners on rooftops, in black neighborhoods, with fully automatic weapons and ballistic vests. Not once admonished nor fired upon and, yes, thanked by the police. That is a tale that has never been told, but it is on my "to-do list".


Kyle Rittenhouse, like the aforementioned Korean merchants, Gregg and Travis McMichael, George Zimmerman and Bernhard Goetz serve a purpose bigger than themselves. The purpose is to send a message to Black People in the United States and those who dare support them that they had better stay in their "places". This is a phenomena that is more widespread than most wish to believe; made particularly egregious by the so-called "liberal" and "progressive" ranks of European-Americans. Most of whom don't live within five miles of a Black Person in their gated communities. That is why no matter how "liberal" they claim to be, a European-American and every other American will tell a Black Person in the United States "I'll call the police!" in a heartbeat. That includes other Black People because they know what American police truly represent. There is no way a society can do what it has done to Black People in the United States and not be wary of them.


Today Fox News aired a radio program in which the host stated "you'll notice one thing, after Kyle Rittenhouse took action on that day and did what the police were incapable of doing, the protests ended". And I'll be damned if he wasn't right. Kyle Rittenhouse is now not only a poster child for Trumpian fascism, he is not only a hero, he is not only a patriot; he is a very, very wealthy young man. How dystopian a society there must be for murderers to become celebrities. In fact, I would not be surprised to see Rittenhouse in politics someday as the biting wit of the universe reveals its mirthful self once again.

 

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Thanks for this report Mr. Kenyatta.

There has been double standards or policies, one for the elite and another for minorities and immigrants. The majority of minorities are considered guilty in the eyes of Police, especially in the Southern part of US.

In our life time, nothing will change because Main Stream Media (MSM) controls and spews its own agenda to please the majority.

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This is true. However, there is often a false equivalency made between Black People in the United States and other "minorities" (a term which, in and of itself, institutionalizes linguistic white supremacy). Even within "minorities" there is a particular viciousness directed towards Black Persons in the United States for reasons to expansive to be discussed here. Be mindful that, on the global stage, the European (white man) is about 10% of the population; the rest of the world is black, red, brown and yellow. Yet you never hear him speak of himself as the "minority" he is. In California European-Americans are a statistical minority; the same is the case with Los Angeles County. Yet, they still refer to the majority as "minorities". White supremacy is a state of mind, Mr. Ala.

Thank you for being such an intelligent individual.

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Mohammed,

A ray of hope and a very broad perspective:

Awakening Earth by Duane Elgin

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Well you started and I agreed with "There has been double standards or policies, one for the elite..." but then the rest completely fell off into the delusions of divide and conquer tactics spewed non stop on MSM. There is double standards and policies, one for the elites 1% and one for the rest of us. They really are not prejudice in terms of race but in class as in class warfare or subjugation. One can not escape the matrix so to speak until one clearly knows their modus operandi and the MSM agenda is not to please the majority but indeed the elite. Only by recognizing this common enemy will we be set free, free at last till the next assaults on human kind. This is recorded history which repeats until the money changers are driven from the temple of life.

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Mr. Kenyatta, You never disappoint, I thank you once again for your unique insight. Now, dare we imagine what the streets will be like once he is found not guilty/released for whatever reason. Can we already see the police surrounding protesters who refuse to accept the 'verdict', knowing it was not justice? Can we imagine the chemicals being sprayed on the non-violent citizens in the streets. How will the 'lame stream' media portray this? I think we know.

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Jim, I think you are going to be surprised at how relatively docile the public is subsequent to the Rittenhouse verdict. That is my prediction, let's see if I am correct. It is my premonition that there is to be something far worse that brings about the ultimate ruination that betide us. On the other hand, I think the Aubrey case could spark a bit more outrage and I can tell you exactly what is going to happen in that case, just as I can in the Rittenhouse case.

One of my dreams is to leave the "lower 48". To me to die in the United States is akin to dying in prison. One place I have thought about is Hawaii (if I can't totally get out of the U.S.). Perhaps I shall see you there someday and we can share a libation or two and think long, long thoughts.

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:-))) Let me be the first to hand you a 'libation' upon your arrival here in Hawaii! I'm partial to the Big Island but they all have their own special attractions. I'm sure you know that the Hawaiian Archipelago is the most 'remote' archipelago in the world. The physical distance from the lower 48 is not the only appealing reason to live here. If one accepts, and lives and gives Aloha, you will be rewarded with not only incredible beauty but with a community that is very welcome and embracing. We are not without challenging issues but at the end of the day a walk with my pups along the Kohala Coast makes them easier to navigate. A Hui Hou

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This is pure hogwash from someone who has clearly not watched the trial, does not know the facts of the case, and is spinning a predetermined corporate media narrative.

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Not only do I think that Rittenhouse is severely mentally ill, and probably drug addicted, I suspect that his family tree may go in a straight line which would explain the former. At least in part.

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Why did the prosecution not introduce evidence of 'severe mental illness' and 'drug addiction'?

Links to support those claims, please.

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No answer? Are you a spin doctor Mr Kenyatta? It's obvious you didn't watch the trial.

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I agree totally. Rittenhouse has already been invited to serve as a Congressional intern. We may well see Representative Rittenhouse by the time he turns 25, assuming Congress is still functioning.

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I wasn't making "no joke" when I stated that, Mr. Adler. I was, and am, deadly serious (to coin a phrase).

Thank you for your lucid, accurate and succinct comment.

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There are two types of white supremacists. Those who know they are, and those who do not.

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It's become apparent that Trump's installation as president empowered and encouraged legions of those in the second category..

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Agent Orange just pulled the scab off of the wound, Shawn. The United States is a terminally ill patient in the global crowd with the malignant and metastasizing cancer of white supremacy. And, even if surgery were performed and successful, the patient will still die.

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