The House That Trump Built


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Republicans don’t comprehend well. You can scream as loud as the banshee Don Jr is dating and they still wouldn’t get it.

For the past three nights, Republicans have used their convention to tell us Donald Trump is not a racist while not once showing any support for Black Lives Matter. Last night, not one of them said Jacob Blake’s name. And of course, no one said Kyle Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse is only 17, and like the Republicans he supports, he doesn’t get it. He was a big promoter online of Blue Lives Matter. What he doesn’t get here is, blue lives have always mattered. Today, one of my conservative colleagues drew a cartoon justifying the killing of Blake by arguing he shouldn’t have resisted arrest, and he used the term “all lives matter.” Just like blue lives, white lives have always mattered. The reason we say “black lives matter” is because the culture and system in this nation still does not believe they do. And resisting arrest should not be a death sentence. It’s like arguing a woman asked to be raped because she dressed seductively.

Case in point: Last night, while arguing for equality, Mike Pence defended our “culture” and Confederate statues. Another case in point: New video footage came out showing Kenosha police handing out bottles of water to the “vigilantes.”

The chief of Kenosha’s police says he refused to deputize armed citizens, which is smart. But then, his cops are on the street, handing out water to these militias and thanking them. The chief said his cops would hand out water to anyone, so let’s see the footage of them handing out water to BLM protesters and thanking them.

The chief also defended Rittenhouse saying the shootings wouldn’t have happened if everyone had obeyed the curfew and that Rittenhouse was just there to “resolve” the conflict. Seriously. I’m not a cop, but it seems to me that if the protesters are breaking curfew, then so are the fucking militias who are armed. The cops didn’t tell them to get off the streets.

And the other footage just released shows Kyle Rittenhouse approaching multiple police vehicles, even getting within inches of one, looking in the window, and the cops just waving him off. This was immediately after Rittenhouse had shot three protesters, killing two and taking the arm of another. The protesters were yelling at the police that Rittenhouse had just shot people. The police let him go. Why? Because he’s white.

We don’t need to ask how would the cops have responded if this was a black man with a gun. They shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back and are now supporting that action by saying he had a knife in his car…which he was not in. Also, the cops who shot Blake in the back seven times have STILL NOT BEEN CHARGED. Maybe this is why Rittenhouse dreamed of being a cop. You can shoot black people and get away with it. Hell, he almost did just by being white.

The GOP celebrated Mark and Patricia McCloskey for standing on their lawn pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters walking by their house. They had them as speakers at their convention. They warned if Joe Biden is elected, black people may walk by your house where your white family lives. Donald Trump and the Republican Party are making heroes and victims out of the McCloskeys. This probably leaves a huge impression on gun fetishists, especially one as impressionable as a 17-year-old.

Kyle Rittenhouse has a gun fetish. He has a cop fetish. He is a Donald Trump supporter. He even sat in the front row of a Trump rally. He’s also a killer and a terrorist. And the Republicans who support “law and order” and claim they’re the best at protecting us from terrorists…are defending this white terrorist. They’re calling this murderer a hero. This Trumpian version of Hitler Youth got exactly what he wanted. He got to shoot black people and he’s becoming famous, like he said he wanted, in the right-wing bubble.

They’re arguing he was just defending himself. Yeah, he drove across state lines to a town he didn’t live in to confront protesters and defend himself. Then, he ran away back across state lines after shooting people. He did not defend himself. He attacked people. He was on another video claiming it was his job to defend businesses in Kenosha, yet he was in the middle of the street shooting at people. It was not this 17-year-old kid’s job to drive to Kenosha and defend businesses. He should have stayed home and played on 4chan like most right-wing Trump supporting fucknuts.

And the other militia members who were in his presence, it doesn’t seem that any of them had an issue with a kid joining them with an assault rifle. The cops passed him several times and never had an issue with a kid on the streets with an assault rifle. Why? Because he’s white.

And how did he get that assault rifle? He’s 17. He’s not supposed to be able to purchase one. Has anyone on Fox News asked that question? Will the Republican Party ask that question? Let me kill the suspense right now. No.

The GOP is real big about calling for law and order and ending violence…but they won’t specifically call out these militia fucknuts. In fact, Donald Trump tweeted at them to liberate states with Democratic governors.

This morning, Donald Trump, the Republican Party, Fox News, and all conservatives can’t accept their complicity, can’t mention the crimes, can’t call this kid a terrorist, and can’t own any responsibility. Just as he said about the coronavirus, he’s not responsible.

The entire Republican Party is responsible for this kid who went out to shoot black Americans. It’s every right-wing gun fetishist’s dream. It’s why they carry long rifles into Starbucks. They’re hoping a black guy will make their day.

Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha to have his day made. He went stormtrooping down the street, took lives and ruined others. The Republican Party encouraged this and now they’re defending it.

This an issue where we need to fight for civil rights and gun control. And maybe, the Republican Party and the president (sic) of the United States can stop glorifying white right-wing terrorists.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party support and promote white right-wing terrorists.

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8 comments

  1. “And the other footage just released shows Kyle Rittenhouse approaching multiple police vehicles, even getting within inches of one, looking in the window, and the cops just waving him off. This was immediately after Rittenhouse had shot three protesters, killing two and taking the arm of another. The protesters were yelling at the police that Rittenhouse had just shot people. The police let him go. Why? Because he’s white.”

    Actually,
    1) it was National Guard trucks that passed him by;
    2) the people inside those trucks didn’t know this guy in the street with his hands up had shot someone just a few minutes previously (you can hear the loudspeaker from one truck telling him to ‘get out of the street’);
    3) the people IN those trucks most likely did NOT hear anyone shouting about Rittenhouse having shot someone. These trucks seem to be like tanks, and are probably pretty soundproof.

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  2. As a supporter of BLM I fear that they do themselves an injustice and perhaps illegitimize the movement by using the Jacob Blake case as an example of systemic racism. Let us not forget that all humans have the capacity to be douchbags whether they be black, white, left or right. There are better examples out there, and while Blake didn’t deserve to be killed, anybody on the street could tell you that his actions would probably get you shot. Would you walk into the street without looking both ways knowing your chances of surviving would improve if you did? Is Blake a victim because he rebelled against common sense?

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    1. ” Is Blake a victim because he rebelled against common sense?”
      Blake is a victim for a lot of reasons before he was even born.
      “There are better examples out there…”
      In the 1950s there was (go ahead … google these names) Willie McGee (1951), Emmett Till (1955), MC “Mack” Parker (1959). These crimes against humanity occurred over seventy years ago. What is different today???? We still have systemic racism and people of color feel it every day just like they did seventy years ago … one hundred and fifty years ago!
      Jacob Blake did not lack common sense. He possessed JUSTIFIABLE RAGE and it cost him his life in Racist America: policed by some (not all) out of control “shoot first ask questions later” law enforcement personnel. 7 fucking shots IN THE BACK!!!!
      My white skin protects me from 7 bullets in the back. White skin protected Dylann Roof (Let’s go to Burge King, I’m hungry), Nikolaus Cruz (Parkland shooter arrested with kid glove treatment), and now Kyle Rittenhouse.
      I think the question to ponder is this: Why is White skin still better protection than a Kevlar vest since the days of McGee, Till, and Parker?

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      1. I can’t say I disagree but you, but you start to get into dangerous and strange territory when you start speaking for other people, especially politically and socially. And if I’m a cop do I really have time to contemplate American Slavery as a man is going for a weapon? Everyday is about survival no matter what sort of entity you are.

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  3. Kyle Rittenhouse is an example of what I call, “High Velocity Lead Projectile White Privilege”. More examples are Dylann Roof (church shooter), Adam Lanza (Sandyhook), Nikolaus Cruz (Parkland).
    Eventually Kyle was arrested (as were all the others and handled with kid gloves).
    Plenty of video showing Kyle in the act committing his crimes.
    Lot of shit going on, lot of confusion, in the heat of the moment. White privilege protected this white criminal for awhile.
    Kyle criminally took two lives, criminally injured a third and completely destroyed his own life and future.
    I half expected Trump to pardon him immediately (that was cynicism and frustration as I read, watch video and learn more about this totally “beyond belief”, needless tragedy that is now common news fodder in America).

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    THEY CAN ALL ROT IN HELL FOR ALL I CARE … my wishes!! … “This morning, Trump, the Republican Party, Fox News, and all conservatives can’t accept their complicity, can’t mention the crimes, can’t call this kid a terrorist, and can’t own any responsibility. Just as he said about the coronavirus, he’s not responsible.”

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