It’s a word you aren’t allowed to say – lynching – because leftists have claimed domain over it, making it an exclusively race-based thing, which is ironic considering the fact that it was Democrats who were lynching black people in the south. But the literal definition, at least until liberals pressure dictionary.com into changing it, is “to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority” and “to criticize, condemn, etc., in public.” While he hasn’t been killed by the liberal mob, at least not yet, what the media is doing to Kyle Rittenhouse is exactly what the second definition of lynching is.
It’s shocking that, at this point in the trial, there has really only been one person I’ve seen acknowledge they were wrong about the Rittenhouse narrative, and it wasn’t even anyone at a mainstream outlet. It was Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks. She straight up admitted she’d gotten some of the most basic facts of the case wrong in the past, without trying to qualify or justify her screw-ups. How someone who ostensibly works in news could get these basics so wrong, she didn’t say; nor did she say whether or not lawyers had advised her to “correct” the record to avoid any future liability issues. Whatever the reason, she did it. Everyone else has only doubled down.
Somehow, an event only involving white people was turned into a race issue. When you’re dumb as a hammer, everything looks like a nail, I guess. And when you don’t have reality on your side, create your own and insert something like critical race theory (CRT).
Speaking of dumb as a hammer, enter MSNBC personality and ironically named Joy Reid, who told her audience the circumstances of the trail “are almost built for an actual CRT course.”
How does an event involving white people exclusively become about race? You’ll go crazy seeking logic in leftist thinking, just realize they will do anything to get what they want – the ultimate ends justify the means, people.
Reid and other dim bulbs on the left, Jeffrey Toobin among them, have expressed varying degrees of one of the most popular lines about the Rittenhouse case with the left at this point: “If Kyle were black, would conservatives even care about his claim of self-defense?” It’s a dumb take, and very common. Cable news is riddled with people thinking they’ve somehow stumbled onto something really unique, who collectively belch it out like it’s the first time those words were strung together.
Georgetown Law professor Paul Butler told Joy Reid the Rittenhouse trial was “white privilege on steroids.” (Mental note: don’t let my kids attend Georgetown Law.) How? It doesn’t matter. Leftists never have to prove their allegations, they just have to make them.
Ironically, if Kyle Rittenhouse and the people he shot were black, none of these overpaid virtue-signaling frauds would have noticed or ever said anything about the case – three people being shot, two fatally, is just a day that ends in “Y” in Chicago and not a single one of them can be bothered to give a damn about that.
The media coverage of the Rittenhouse trial is a peek into the mind of fascism. They have only told their audiences what they wanted them to know, now the trial is exposing everything else. In an attempt to cover up their past lies, they’re now changing the subject to be about race. If Kyle is acquitted, as he should be, it won’t be because of facts, evidence, or testimony, it will be thanks to white privilege. Rittenhouse is guilty, no matter what, it’s just a matter of whether or not his skin color gets him off.
It fits the left’s narrative about the country, which tells you a lot about them, but it doesn’t fit the reality of the country, which tells you even more about them.
It’s doubtful a single personality on CNN or MSNBC would mind if Kyle Rittenhouse were cleared, then killed by one of their viewers. They might not like the financial liability their employers could face, but they don’t give a damn about what destruction is in their wake about anything, let alone some white kid who defended himself from a child rapist who’d threatened to kill him and tried to take his gun, another domestic abuser beating him with a skateboard, or another “winner” pointing a gun at him.
The narrative needs to be fed, it’s “agenda über alles” for the left, written in German on purpose. If they have to lie, if they have to put someone in harm’s way and if that harm comes to pass, they don’t give a damn. They don’t look back. The checks keep flowing, and so do their lies and the damage they do. Come to think of it, that’s why they get the checks in the first place. Their philosophy led to more than 100 million deaths in the last century, what’s a few more for the cause?
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.