Kyle Rittenhouse has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Namely that the system actually worked.
It doesn’t always go that way, and by judging Rittenhouse’s emotions, he was clearly prepared for a travesty of justice.
Now that Rittenhouse survived the trial, he sat down with Tucker Carlson, a staunch supporter. And despite the mobs of protesters chanting outside the courtroom throughout the trial, Rittenhouse made one thing clear. This trial wasn’t about race. It was about the right to defend yourself, with deadly force, if need be.
Fox News explains:
Kyle Rittenhouse, who a Wisconsin jury found not guilty on all five charges last week to conclude a high-profile murder trial that polarized the nation, sat down with Tucker Carlson for his exclusive first interview following his acquittal.
Rittenhouse told the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” namesake that the case had “nothing to do with race” during a preview of the interview that airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse told Carlson in a clip from the interview that was released over the weekend.
“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating. I believe there needs to be change,” Rittenhouse continued. “I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.”
I’m going to venture a little guess here. I highly doubt Rittenhouse supports BLM in its current state of operation. Instead, I’m betting Rittenhouse supports the idea that black lives do matter. And they do, but the rioting, looting, and burning down cities isn’t the way to prove it. In fact, it was the threat of that very type of violence that drew Rittenhouse to Kenosha.
Obviously, we know what happened once he arrived. His life was threatened. What started with angry words soon elevated to physical attacks.
As Rittenhouse puts it:
“I tell everybody there what happened. I said I had to do it. I was just attacked. I was dizzy, I was vomiting, I couldn’t breathe,” Rittenhouse said.
While Rittenhouse now sighs a magnanimous sigh of relief, it’s not over yet. The naysayers are crawling out of the cracks.
CNN posted an op-ed claiming the “angry white man” is the real danger to society.
“The specter of the angry Black man has been evoked in politics and popular culture to convince White folks that a big, bad Black man is coming to get them and their daughters… But as I’ve watched three separate trials about White male violence unfold across the US these past few weeks – the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the Ahmaud Arbery death trial and the civil case against organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville – I’ve come to a sobering conclusion: There is nothing more frightening in America today than an angry White man,” CNN writer/producer John Blake wrote on Saturday.
“It’s not the ‘radical Islamic terrorist’ that I fear the most. Nor is it the brown immigrant or the fiery Black Lives Matter protester, or whatever the latest bogeyman is that some politician tells me I should dread. It’s encountering an armed White man in public who has been inspired by the White men on trial in these three cases.”
Meanwhile, Joy Reid related the verdict to slavery.
“I think we have to keep in mind, when we’re watching the criminal justice system at work, that it was designed to do exactly what it did today,” Reid told her fill-in host Jason Johnson. “Gun laws helped to enhance the design to allow this verdict to happen today. This country was built on the idea that White men had a particular kind of freedom and a particular kind of citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, from the slave catchers on, the right to inflict violence In the name of protecting property. That’s like the foundational creation of the United States.”
However, it’s not all bad news. We do have some staunch defenders of the truth. Conservative journalist Drew Holden is dissecting the liberal media piece by piece.
We need to start with the media coverage that framed this case in the public mind.
To the press, Rittenhouse was as good as guilty when the news broke. So naturally, to @CNN, the people he shot in self defense were heroes & those defending him had “justified murder.” pic.twitter.com/jsMxd4547N
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 19, 2021
It’s time leftists learn one of the fundamental values in life. The truth will set you free. That’s exactly what happened to Kyle Rittenhouse.