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Today’s what you need to know, the segment I opened the show with, what you need to know today is we have to revisit visit again the question of lawfare. Now, I spoke about this on the show yesterday, and I put out the segment of the show yesterday, and I put it out on social media. I know people listened to it and then checked it out and I saw echoes of it. Now I’m not saying I’m that insightful, but I am saying I tend to see things a little bit further ahead of other people, even if they see them at the same time or soon after. I guess it would be a better way to say it.
And so I was commenting on how Kyle Rittenhouse, who either is going to be acquitted or if he’s convicted, it will be thrown out later because there’s obviously no real serious factual basis for him being charged. It’s a scandal that he was even charged. If you’re watching the Rittenhouse trial. And let me be candid, I’m not watching all of it. I’m watching clips of it. I’m watching coverage of it.
But here’s what you need to know. Lawfare is not actually about fundamentally using the law to its legal conclusion. That’s actually a benefit if it happens. Meaning if this prosecutor – Binger, I think his name is – who has clearly done a pretty terrible job. And really the terrible job is that it’s a scandal that he took this case to trial. But now he’s made mistakes. Rittenhouse, took the stand, and the prosecutor actually brought up that Rittenhouse stayed silent after he was arrested. Well, that’s constitutionally protected. You’re not allowed to say that in front of the jury. You shouldn’t say it anyway.
But anyway, he’s making all these mistakes, Binger. But Binger and the lawfare only means that one of the options is that you actually get the conviction, because if you don’t get the conviction, there’s all kinds of other ways for lawfare to succeed. And I want to point you in the direction I see this heading. Right now for this to be a success of the left in destroying a young, what somewhat conservative? I don’t know, is the guy, he’s not even a voter. Rittenhouse is a 17 or 18… Is he conservative? Is he a MAGA guy? He looks like it. Is he a Second Amendment guy? He looks like it. But I don’t even know much. All we know is he’s been vilified as a bad guy.
But at this point, only a couple of things are the logical conclusions, and none of them are good for Rittenhouse. Let’s be rosy first, let’s be the most optimistic. He’s acquitted and he writes a book and he explains it and he goes on to have a quiet life. Well, ask the Atlanta bomber, the guy Jewell, Richard Jewell, who was accused of causing this terrible tragedy and then later was acquitted, ask him how his life went. I don’t think he killed himself, but he died of lots of suffering, had a miserable, terrible life. I mean, God love him and rest his soul. Or I mean, pick someone who is completely innocent and so
Rittenhouse, the best the rosiest scenario is he gets acquitted, the media leaves him alone. He writes a book about it or not, and goes on and marries a nice girl and has 2.5 kids and is a truck mechanic or owns a small business or whatever. That’s very unlikely in this environment. The most likely scenarios are one of two, and they run along the same course. At this point, conviction and sentencing to jail seem almost impossible. The judge seems to understand things. The court of appeals would see the record, even if this jury went out and voted to convict him. And the judge said, Well, here’s the sentence. I don’t think that can stand up.
So what’s the more likely scenario? And this is the scenario that lawfare counts on, because if you can’t convict and send the person to jail, well, here’s the better path. Here’s another path. And this is what’s happening, because lawfare destroys, even if it doesn’t convict. So what Binger has done, the prosecutor is forced the judge in the Wisconsin case to get involved, to say, “what are you doing? Why are you saying that? You asked to say that earlier and I told you in a ruling that you shouldn’t say that. You know you’re not supposed to say things about the constitutionally protected right to silence in open court. What are you doing?”
And the judge is getting madder and madder. And you know what’s happening? The judge is being added to the list of people who must pay the price in this instance. So that judge is already being targeted. He’s already being talked about. He’s an older guy. He’s probably in his late 60s, I think? He probably is getting close to retirement. I guarantee you he’ll retire in the next year or so. And he’s going to become, it’s going to be his turn in the barrel (to quote Roger Stone), and he’s going to be faced.
And what they’re going to say is, look, it’s a white, bigoted old man who distorted the system and Kyle Rittenhouse is really guilty. He just got cover from that guy. Just like General Flynn, he got cover from a pardon. And the point here is you don’t actually, the better thing, if you, instead of allowing Rittenhouse to have a life and admitting you made a mistake, for the left, is to destroy everything around it. And then say, Rittenhouse is really guilty. Rittenhouse only got off, he only got not convicted, because of the corruption of the system. And you get both.
In other words, you are the corruption of the system. That prosecutor is the corruption of the system. The prosecutor and his team is the corruption of the system. And now they will say with a straight face, but for the corruption of the system, the judge and the others, we would have got a conviction. Look at how bad this is. And that’s exactly where it’s headed. That this will be a mistrial, probably on prosecutorial misconduct. And then there will be foundations and there will be nonprofits founded to fund the study of how Wisconsin state judges are bigots and white supremacists and how no one can get a fair and equitable deal out of them. That’s what will happen.
And you watch what the run to destroy everyone will continue. And they lump them all together. At this point, most people say that the Kavanaugh smears, on Justice Kavanaugh… You know, the first woman, whatever her name is, Dr. Ford, seemed pathetic enough, at least in my estimation of her testimony. Then they had Michael, the lawyer who’s now going to jail himself, the antitrump lawyer, Avenatti. He produced some other crazy woman and another one or something. I don’t know. There was two or three that were saying things that were so outside of the pale. People said, yeah, that’s not going to fly. And Kavanaugh was confirmed.
But now you don’t actually have to go for the truth. You can just say the system is… You can say Kavanaugh was saved even though he was a violent offender. That’s what they say. Just like Rittenhouse was saved by the system, the system which is oppressive. You see how you win either way? Lawfare either convicts and sends people away, targets them, or it destroys and destroys the system. And it’s an incredible box that we’re caught in and we’re watching it happen.
Again, the problem right now is if you hate the system, if you hate America, if you believe the system is not worthy, which is what the left does, then you don’t mind lying and putting on a fake case against an 18 year old kid, which is what the prosecutor did to Rittenhouse. And when you can get a conviction, when you can force through a conviction, then you take it and you crow and say, Ha ha, we got the system to work. But when you actually don’t really believe – because they don’t believe in the system, they believe in power and manipulation. Then you say, Well, if we can’t get him convicted, we’ll just take the system apart and we’ll blame the judge. We’ll blame his family. We’ll blame the community. We’ll blame, we’ll call everybody white supremacist.
And when it’s done, Rittenhouse will spend his life, his life defined by the hate that these people brought. It’s an unbelievable trap that we’re stuck in, that’s happening to this country. And we’re watching it on TV, because the Rittenhouse case is broadcast. And the idea that more Americans aren’t up in arms over this is a credit to the narrative machine, which is spinning this and trying to make it not clear what’s happening.
And two, I believe, it’s part of the power of the powerlessness. That example, I told you where most people start to selfcensor, they just stay back. I don’t want to be involved in that. I don’t want to be near that. It’s ugly. People are really nasty. It’s unpleasant. I don’t want to get near that. That’s how it feels. That’s how it feels. It’s a really dangerous time. And it’s terrible stuff. And that’s what lawfare is doing.
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