Going Down, Down, Down

One of my favorites.


lans. I had some plans for today’s post. A nice, peaceful post for a Saturday afternoon.

Then Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges. He killed two men and wounded a third. I needn’t recap the entire event because I’m sure you are aware of it.

What happened next is heartbreaking.

A number of Congressmen are cheering for the verdict. They are offering him internships at the Capitol. Some are offering him jobs in businesses they own.

I went to Facebook. The comments were horrible. There were no complaining comments. They were all pro acquittal. They were congratulating him on defending himself.

Let’s see if I understand this. The jury gave Rittenhouse a license to kill. If he was Black what would have happened, do you think? The jury just made The United States a much more violent place with approved vigilante justice. They also painted a target on Rittenhouse’s back.

They say that empires usually die at 250 years. The US is 246 years old.

Think about that.



4 responses to “Going Down, Down, Down”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    hard to heart Ray…and I’m outsider…but it’s all unreal…hugs hedy 🕊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      It’ll make its way north. These things spread. That’s why we bought where we did. The land was the scene of a number of gunfights during the American Civil War.


  2. Debra Avatar

    I wasn’t at all surprised, not for one minute, at the verdict. But I am so troubled.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Think if he was Black.


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