I can't say I'm surprised about the Kenosha Killer verdict. I'm not privy to the jury deliberations, but the judge sure didn't seem impartial. Needless to say, I don't agree with the verdict, and am legitimately surprised that they didn't even get the defendant on weapons possession charges. It's a verdict entirely predicated on our nation's demented laws, which serve those who seek to act with lethal violence... provided that they are politically correct.
The truly disconcerting thing about the verdict is that, indeed, the shooter lived out the greatest MAGA fantasy, he killed some 'libs' with impunity. These are the people who pushed for hit-and-run down protestors bills, after all. Gunning down white people who stand in solidarity with Black people is also a longstanding right-wing tradition. I can easily see an uptick in right-wing violence, as other creeps decide that they want to kill others for fun and profit. These are the people who venerate mass shooters as 'saints', and this verdict is pretty much an early Christmas present for them.
The whole situation is beyond fucked up. As a New Yorker, I tend to feel like a spectator to this violence, due to our sane gun laws, but the right-wing judiciary is poised to export the killing to our state. While there's always been an undercurrent of murderous violence in this nation, it's now looking like Open Season.
In fact just take the rest of the day off, there are people here who just got a hunting permit. pic.twitter.com/V0wp8nWNqN— Freelance Pharmaceutical Supplier Llama🏴🏴 (@NarcolepticL) November 19, 2021