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What you aren't hearing about the Rittenhouse Trial πŸ”— 1637175226  

That it is the biggest missed opportunity for police reform I've seen in my lifetime.

Why?
Because this case was in fact one of the biggest things that the left and right could have united on and reached a mutually satisfactory compromise which led to durable changes regarding the state of policing within the USA.

Instead, what did we see? Knee jerk outgroup hate from both the red and blue tribes despite it not even serving them to act in this manner. Unfortunately things have turned out how they usually do -- support for one's faction within the state regardless of whether this leads to better outcomes or not for those who the factions pretend to represent.

So, how then could there have been unity on this issue? In figuring this out, one must challenge the precedent set in the Castle Rock vs. Gonzales decision -- namely that the police have no obligation to the public at all under the constitution (instead only to the state who employs them).

From the left:
The police did nothing to try to de-escalate the situation, instead standing down completely. The police look really shitty here, as it confirms precisely what people on the left have hammered on the cops for a long time about -- namely that the police only really have two modes of operation:

  • The boot on your neck (or knee in George Floyd's case)
  • Utter contempt and disregard for the people's plight.

In this case it was the latter in response to the former, which should have been seen as adding insult to injury and the messaging should have flowed from that. With this position, the left wouldn't have even needed to have an opinion on the trial, as they win both ways rhetorically:

  • Kyle is a murderer: "Cop wannabe acts like a cop -- can we be surprised?"
  • Kyle is not a murderer: "Young man tried to de-escalate the situation but ultimately had to take action to protect himself and *the people* from a riot that got out of hand. IF ONLY the police had acted more like Kyle and less like the uncaring enforcers we know them to be, perhaps this tragedy could have been avoided."

From the right:
The police were derelict in their duties towards protecting the property of red blooded Americans, and people can't be surprised when WE THE PEOPLE have to stand up for our constitutional god given rights, even if the consequences were less than ideal. If you are gonna hate Kyle for doing what he did, then the bigger crime is what led to these riots becoming out of control in the first place. Why is the mayor and police not on trial for allowing such a thing to happen instead of sacrificing someone who was *a minor* at the time to cover for your own moral cowardice?

Note the two big themes here:

  • Pervasive biases around militia obligations of the citizenry, general cowardice
  • Castle Rock v. Gonzales decision has led to cops being the king's men, not protectors of persons and property

Because of these, the police were able to more or less pin their own crimes and problems on Saint Kyle, using him as a Judas Goat for the death of Saint Floyd.

IF instead we saw the police being obligated under the law to protect persons and property, then those responsible for killing the same protesters would have been the police, which would have in fact worked out better for the protesters *and* the police, as then the case would have been about the role of police in society, not a murder trial where people's feelings mostly swirl around whether you identify more with the Crips or the Bloods.

Perhaps then some actual compromises would have had to been reached as a part of the trial, leading to some actual changes (for better or worse).


Biden Administration looking to backtrack on Taiwan Guarantee πŸ”— 1635268928  

Sounds like comrade Chernenko really stepped in it this time.

Beijing to breach Corporate Veil over Evergrande πŸ”— 1635258610  

This is surprising, as it is actually the rightful remedy

Putin: Western culture is basically Bolshevik πŸ”— 1634919761  

No shit. Those paying attention have seen this as the logical outcome of earlier developments before I was even born.

Apple: Designs improving now that Aesthete moron Jony Ive gone πŸ”— 1634832568  

From the "Sudden outbreak of sanity" department. Hopefully they stop with this "grey on gray" color scheme nonsense too.

Barrett Brown busy Rustling FIBbies again πŸ”— 1634828602  

Of course, they react as one would suspect -- "Weenie weenie weenie just wait till you are serving life in jail 😭😭😭"

Retard tier agitprop against Barrett so far in response, but it'll probably work to get him jailed again in the land of the Fee.

BoE: Bitcoin will trigger financial crisis!!!1 πŸ”— 1634235267  

LOL, that's more or less the wolf crying wolf. Pretty much what you'd expect of those clowns.

Russia: Now more or less convinced the USA is suicidally insane πŸ”— 1634227616  

No point in negotiating with the beast, just let it drown in it's own blood as it's constant mistakes continue to tear it apart from within.

USA looking to sanction Ethiopia further for trying to oust Tigray Commies πŸ”— 1634148993  

As if both sides there haven't suffered enough

RIP JStark πŸ”— 1633964719  

Heart attack at 28. Nothing to see here πŸ˜‚

CIA now crying about lack of assets πŸ”— 1633459967  

"Wherein they learn that diplomatic reputation actually matters"

Trillion Dollar Coin meme being trotted out again πŸ”— 1633456633  

MMT as African Economics

Syniverse: Casually hacked for years πŸ”— 1633378358  

No big deal, right guys?

RPM Lays out the best case for Texan Secession πŸ”— 1632932443  

Timely, spot on

Fake tweet leading to NYT outrage bait story vs. Taliban instantly exploded πŸ”— 1632856925  

Fake news on death watch, but as always unrepentant.

Russiagate? More like Watergate, amirite? πŸ”— 1632341185  

As suspected all along, it was a scam cooked up by the Clintons.

SEC's Gensler out with a real Howler πŸ”— 1632316853  

Gensler also said several times during the interview that he doesn't see private forms of money as viable in the long term, comparing crypto to the Wildcat banking era of the 19th century when banks in remote areas of the U.S. distributed nearly worthless paper currency backed by bonds and other securities. "History tells us that private forms of money don't last long," Gensler told the Washington Post.
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You mean like the private federal reserve paper currency notes backed by bonds and other securities held at the Federal Reserve? I will admit he's right on one thing, this form of money indeed won't last long. Given the USD's current trajectory, it won't last past mid-century.

Total Terror War Arms Bonanza cost: 4.4 Trillion πŸ”— 1631906129  

That'll do pig... that'll do

Posture correction exosuit πŸ”— 1631293755  

One most easily increases the amount and frequency of weight you can lift simply by having good form, just as any lifter bro would tell you. The suit prevents you from doing anything other than having good form.

Everyone's Tapering but USA; What's happening? πŸ”— 1631286590  

ECB is second giant to taper. Bank of Japan already ended QE. Bank of Canada shed 15% of its assets. Bank of England & Reserve Bank of Australia are tapering. Reserve Bank of New Zealand quit QE cold turkey. Riksbank will end QE this year. What’s taking the Fed so long?
Ha Ha Ha. They've long since painted themselves into a corner. RPM's latest interview touches on this quite well, though readers of this website could have known this for over a decade.

US Army looking to revive portable nuke plant project πŸ”— 1630510696  

From the "Dis can't go wrong" department

USA now looking to intervene in Tigray War πŸ”— 1630510662  

On the side of communists, of course

Pepe Escobar on the developing Afghan situation πŸ”— 1630419437  

Apparently the hoo haas went waste_the_motherfuckers.mp4 on the crowds after the the Abbey Gate bombing. Fitting, given the reaper drone strike in response mostly killed kids. That said, the army is finally out of there, and it's just the CIA stay-behinds the Taliban has to mop up now.

BONUS: Pentagram knew the attack would happen hours before it did and "just let it happen."

Antifa Thugs acting about how one would expect πŸ”— 1629995792  

Taibbi rightly has a moment of forbidden noticing about the matter.

IDF looking to get the USA into an Iran war πŸ”— 1629994693  

Well, that's one way to try to keep the USA "in theatre"

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