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NN, Mittwoch, 17. November 2021, 19:27 (vor 316 Tagen) @ Serious Black

Selbst ein 2nd Amendment Fan ist nicht begeistert davon, Rittenhouse zum Helden zu erklären.

Most of the right-wing leaders voicing their admiration for Rittenhouse are simply adopting a pose. On Twitter, talk radio, and Fox News, hosts and right-wing personalities express admiration for Rittenhouse but know he was being foolish. They would never hand a rifle to their own children and tell them to walk into a riot. They would never do it themselves.

But these public poses still matter. When you turn a foolish young man into a hero, you’ll see more foolish young men try to emulate his example. And although the state should not permit rioters to run rampant in America’s streets, random groups of armed Americans are utterly incapable of imposing order themselves, and any effort to do so can lead to greater death and carnage.

In fact, that’s exactly what happened in Rittenhouse’s case. He didn’t impose order. He didn’t stop a riot. He left a trail of bodies on the ground, and two of the people he shot were acting on the belief that Rittenhouse himself was an active shooter. He had, after all, just killed a man.

If the jury acquits Rittenhouse, it will not be a miscarriage of justice. The law gives even foolish men the right to defend their lives. But an acquittal does not make a foolish man a hero. A political movement that turns a deadly and ineffective vigilante into a role model is a movement that is courting more violence and encouraging more young men to recklessly brandish weapons in dangerous places, and that will spill more blood in America’s streets.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/kyle-rittenhouse-right-self-defense-r...

David Frech gehört zu den wenigen verbliebenen nicht korrumpierten, konsistenten konservativen Intellektuellen in den USA.


For the record:

JUST IN: "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley sentenced to 41 months for role in Capitol riot

https://twitter.com/axios/status/1461018972816560129


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