One of the big arguments you hear from the left about the Rittenhouse case is: Kyle is a murderer because he had no business being in Kenosha. If he had only stayed at his mom’s house, he wouldn’t have needed to defend himself.

OK, let’s play that game. I will counter that claim with one single name: Manuel Terán.

Manuel Terán was from Venezuela. He had a student visa to attend Florida State University. Instead, he decided to drop out of school to become a self described “forest defender” who would protest to protect the environment. In other words, he was in violation of the terms of his student visa, and was then an illegal immigrant. He headed up to Georgia and began camping in the woods to prevent the construction of a new police training center near Atlanta. By camping in the woods, protesters hoped to prevent the construction crews from clearing the land.

When Georgia State Police arrived to clear out the protesters, one of the officers was shot. When police returned fire, the dead body was found to be holding a handgun. Ballistic tests matched the bullet taken from the police officer to that handgun. The dead protester was identified as Manuel Terán.

His mother said that Manuel was not the type of person to shoot at police, and also claimed, “They said he had a gun. If he had one, it was for protecting himself against the animals in the forest.” Except it is illegal for him to have a gun, since he was in the country illegally.

Still, Manuel Terán has become a martyr for the cause in Atlanta. If only he had stayed where he belonged. Isn’t it funny how Kyle Rittenhouse was wrong for visiting his father in Kenosha, less than 50 miles from his mother’s home, but an illegal immigrant is celebrated for crossing a national border illegally, travelling thousands of miles, arming himself with a handgun (which the left wants outlawed), then using that handgun to shoot a police officer?


GuardDuck · February 18, 2023 at 8:33 am

No fair asking them to abide by their own standards….

Matthew · February 18, 2023 at 9:44 am

Don’t expect this argument to have any traction with actual liberals, they can see that it’s wrong but will never under any circumstance admit it. Leftists have always been hypocritical, it’s one of the prerequisites. Not only do they have absolutely no problem with it, the two-tiered justice system that they live by demands it. Pretzel logic, circular arguments, victimhood, division, injustice, all staples of the left, and all depend upon hypocrisy. With no rational argument for their agenda, hypocrisy is their automatic fallback position. Whenever a leftist presents a rational position, it’s almost always a conservative ideal couched in liberal terms. In other words, a leftist will happily (and hypocritically) abandon their supposed fundamentals and temporarily adopt a conservative principle that they despised yesterday, to bolster their position in debate today.

Some will employ this argument while pretending that a basic tenet of conservativism has somehow been a traditional liberal position all along. It’s natural for them to do this because of all their experience with projection, presenting the worst liberal/leftist policies as products of the right, like Naziism, Fascism, Jim Crow, the KKK, genocide, cronyism, eugenics, etc. Bill Maher is an absolute expert at that bullshit.

    Anon · February 18, 2023 at 10:24 am

    It’s not hypocrisy but hierarchy. The same rules don’t apply to them as they are above you in their eyes. Only the serfs/slaves follow those rules.
    Examine how they act across the rest of the left spectrum, from niggers beating, raping, and killing whites in all ways from “the knockout game” to the mass “mostly peaceful protests” to the childrapists in office, some of the extravagant parties during corona lockdowns as an easy example.
    It’s simple. They view themselves as above us and don’t have to follow the same rules.
    There is a solution and it’s not voting our way out.
    Remember the battle of Athens, Tennessee, remember when whites actually fought back against the mobs like in Tulsa 1920s (of course portrayed as racism now) or just simply how nations protected the border rather than letting the filth flow through.
    We don’t need any of them, no matter how “smart” and “well-behaved” they are, none of the slimy lying politicians and those who pay and control them, none of any of these groups.

Dan · February 18, 2023 at 9:49 am

What we’re the child molester, woman beater, and the thief doing there? What legitimate business did these three degenerates have in Kenosha?

    Divemedic · February 18, 2023 at 10:09 am

    For the answer to that question, see Matthew’s post

    Jester · February 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Divemedic points out the truth by linking it to what Matthew states. I’ve pointed out that a lot of the arrested people or the ones Rittenhouse greased in self defense were from a lot further away than he himself was but they all were doing what the left wants or agrees with so they don’t have to follow the leftists own logic and rules

Dirty Dingus McGee · February 18, 2023 at 4:39 pm

So, again, a conundrum. Which band of thugs do I root for? The lying, self serving blue gang, or the lying self serving black bloc gang? I trust neither any further than I can throw a piano. So hope for a draw? Mutual self destruction? Whoever wins is certainly no friend to me so pardon me for hoping that both lose.

Miguel GFZ · February 18, 2023 at 6:59 pm

I did not know that asshole was from Veneuela. He had the balls to shoot at local cops? But not pick up a gun back in Venezuela and start collecting Chavistas’ scalps?
Probably was a fucking Chavista to begin with.

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