One state over in Wisconsin, during the rioting and looting in Kenosha last week, a 17-year-old from nearby Antioch, Illinois, Kyle Rittenhouse, was charged with murdering three people. The media is focusing on how the riots started–anger over police shooting Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old with a criminal record, seven times. Fair enough.
Wisconsin’s Democratic governor, Tony Evers, responded to the mayhem by sending a small force of National Guard trips, 125 of them, on Monday, which was doubled the next day. After Tuesday’s shootings Evers doubled the deployment again and he’s since accepted Guard assistance from other states and from the federal government.
But what if Evers dispatched 500 National Guard troops to Kenosha as soon as the rioting started Sunday night? Perhaps that militia would have stayed home and Rittenhouse, who appears to be a troubled cop-wannabe that got his hands on an AR-15 rifle despite being a minor, would have remained home in Illinois.
Details are still coming in on the shooting death of a man during Saturday’s round of rioting in Portland, Oregon. Last night a pro-Trump group confronted Black Lives Matter in downtown Portland. In what the local police are calling a homicide–a man wearing clothing with a Patriot Prayer logo was shot to death in the middle of a street. The Oregonian is calling Patriot Prayer a far-right group. Of course the mainstream media never calls Antifa far-left, but that’s a subject for another post, of course.
The rioting, mercifully no longer called “mostly peaceful” by the media, has been a nightly event for three months in Oregon’s largest city. Portland’s ineffective mayor, Ted Wheeler, is deaf to the concern of law-abiding citizens of the Rose City.
It’s a new week. Hopefully last week’s riot deaths will be the last ones. And perhaps these homicides will finally compel mayors like Wheeler to take back their cities in the names of the rank-and-file citizens they claim to represent.
Never forget: The most important responsibility of any government is to protect its citizens.
As for the mainstream media, I believe they are too far gone to save themselves.
Detective Gregory: Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
Sherlock Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
Detective Gregory: The dog did nothing in the night-time.
Sherlock Holmes:That was the curious incident.
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of Silverblaze 1896
David Webster : [at a passing column of German prisoners] Hey, you! That’s right, you stupid Kraut bastards! That’s right! Say hello to Ford, and General fuckin’ Motors! You stupid fascist pigs! Look at you! You have horses! What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives… For what, you ignorant, servile scum! What the fuck are we doing here?
Saturday morning I came across this story concerning a double murder in North Carolina:
As Laura’s stepdad pulled into her driveway, he was rear-ended by the guy on the right in the picture above, identified as Ty Sheem Walters, 23. It was reportedly a “minor fender bender.”
What happened next?
Walters pulled a gun and proceeded to shoot Nick Wall in the head and torso, killing him. He then decided to shoot Laura Anderson in the head, killing her. Both slain in the front yard of the young lady’s new, first home.
The killer also shot a third person, who survived and was stumbling around in shock when police arrived.
Ty Sheem Walters was caught and charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
This all happened on Monday in South Carolina, four days ago, in a race-obsessed country. Isn’t it odd that nobody heard about it?
Now this is not only an example of DaTechGuy’s 3rd Law of media outrage in action but I got to thinking about it and what this symbolizes is even deeper.
For the last several months we have been told that America in general and American Whites in particular are a bunch of racist and that this racism is “systemic” the media/ democrat / academic left have insisted this is the case, left has insisted this is the case, heck even the Tennesee Titans players insist this is the case to the point they made a public video to tell white America how just awful and oppressive they are.
The irony of this being done by people making six to eight figures annually not withstanding this leads to an obvious point.
If America in general and American Whites in particular are so racist, why aren’t we collectively blaming America’s blacks for the horrific murders of the 45 year old Mr. Wall and his 21 year old stepdaugher?
Why are white Americans not marching in the streets and burning down neighborhoods and as we are all apparently gun nuts as well as the media narrative suggests why aren’t we out spilling blood in revenge, not to mention putting pressure on business’ to fund efforts to punish the black community for this outrage?
For those who don’t know the answer it’s because that the base narrative of systematic racism is a bunch of bull and that any sane person holds a race responsible for a murder that is clearly the unplanned act of an individual. Only the farthest fringe of the fringe would think this and such voices are roundly condemned by all sides.
Yet this has exactly been the response to the death of George Floyd by the media / Democrat / academic left and for reasons unknown a lot of Black Americans have bought into this and because of this cities across the country have seen mayhem, looting, arson and even murder. All of this in response to what was in reality a local police story. In fact the more facts come out the less the narrative of the left on it holds up. Moreover black Americans who do not go along with this narrative are attacked for this by the woke legions .
So why are we at this point where so much damage to property, lives and livelihoods have taken place?
I submit and suggest that it’s because the media / Democrat academic / Left decided that the George Floyd case would be a useful election tool in election 2020 and that they further decided that the unrest it produced might energize the black community enough to return them and their allies in the deep state to control to once again give them access to the power, wealth and influence that the allocation of trillions of tax dollars annually affords them.
A lot of people and corporations have been manipulated for the sake of the power of these bastards and it’s cost people lives, business, their communities destroyed and shattered. They have spread fear and violence all in the name of beating Donald J Trump.
Of course the irony is that this is turning on them to the point where not only will Donald Trump be re-elected but the conditions are set for a 2nd Big Red Wave a la 2010 to take place at the state level, ironically right before redistricting.
That is what I find so disgusting about all it this. All this destruction, all of those lives ruined it was all a waste. It’s telling that you didn’t see the democrat / media / academic left start to come out against all of this horrible violence until they realized that it was backfiring.
Americans understand that while their neighborhoods escaped this violence, they could have easily not been so lucky. They like me understand that all they worked for decades could have been gone in a flash.
How do I feel about it, I feel like this:
I’ll forgive them, I’ll even pray for them. These are non optional doctrines that Christ and the Catholic Church requires of me.
But I can guarantee you this. While I will forgive it will be a very long time before I & a lot of other Americans forget and I promise you I’ll remember every single election day till I die/
Update: Before this was posted but after it was written a Trump Suppoter in Portland was murdered by an Antifa guy during a caravan of Trump supporters driving through. I predict there will not be a riot over it, furthermore I predict that no NBA, NFL, NHL or MLB team will feel the need to cancel games over this political murder.
the real question is, will the DA who has been refusing to prosecute the rioters right along let this one go too?