12 months ago, as Kenosha, Wisconsin was plunged into chaos (or ‘mostly peaceful’ protests’ if you’re a CNN reporter), Kyle Rittenhouse - a 17-year-old from Illinois - made headlines after he discharged a Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle, killing two people and injuring one, in what many believe was an act of self-defense.
Rittenhouse took the 30 minute trip from his home in Antioch, Illinois to Kenosha to answer the call of Kevin Mathewson. Mathewson had formed a militia, known as The Kenosha Guard, and he intended to set up reinforcements to assist the police and protect the local businesses. Looting and rioting had engulfed the city as a result of the shooting of 29-year-old African American, Jacob Blake, by a local police officer two days prior. Amidst the bedlam, and as the city burned, Rittenhouse was pursued by a group of rioters, which included 36-year-old, Joseph Rosenbaum, through a parking lot. As Rosenbaum was giving chase, gunshots could be heard which prompted Rittenhouse to turn around and shoot the man four times, fatally perforating his liver and lung. This would elicit more rioters to give chase to Rittenhouse. One of them, 26-year-old, Anthony Huber, eventually caught up with him, struck him with a skateboard and attempted to wrestle Rittenhouse's rifle from his hands. In the struggle, Rittenhouse fired another shot; this one hitting Huber in the heart and killing him instantly.
With his trial due in November of this year, the shooting continues to be the centre of great divide among the Left and the Right in the United States. Facebook executives consider him to be the perpetrator of 'mass murder'. The Guardian has denounced Kenosha Guard as 'white armed extremists’
But among Republican voters he is viewed as a patriot - a young man who was exercising his Second Amendment right, defending himself against reprehensible villains, while doing his part to protect the city's population from vandals and arsonists.
But where does the truth lie? Is Kyle Rittenhouse a saviour and a hero?
Is he a dangerous extremist?
Or is he merely a patsy in the great theatre of international politics and a possible victim of State entrapment and exploitation?
Is Rittenhouse a pawn who has been thrust into the limelight by those who pull the strings of the American public, pushing them further apart and nudging them closer to civil war?
As the Global hegemony is shifted away from the US and towards the Eastern powers of our Brave New World, the splintering of a strong and united America - a representation of freedom, equality and liberty - is paramount in the eyes of the hidden architects. Independent thought, the right to speak freely and the right to defend yourself, all anathema to the New World Order, have to end. What better way to make this happen than to Balkanize the land of Western Christian Liberal values? What could be more effective than to flood that land with visions of violence, rhetoric of hate and words of war?
The Kyle Rittenhouse case is one of many that has been force-fed to Americans since 2016. Controlling the narrative and implanting perception, the puppeteers are engineering society and destabilizing the land. They deceive the masses into believing that convictions and sentiments are independently formed when they have actually been developed from purposefully planted seeds. Stories, such as that of the Kenosha shooting, are emphasized and highlighted, keeping the Left and the Right at each other’s throats.
It is not surprising then that in the days before the shooting, ‘independent’ media just so happens to pick up the story of the Kenosha Guard and their videos were shared widely online.
It just so happens that despite receiving 400 complaints of incitement to violence from users regarding the content of the Kenosha Guard Group page, that Facebook (in a time of rampant censorship) refused to shut it down or remove the offending posts.
It just so happens that Kyle Rittenhouse has a history of involvement in local policing youth programs in Illinois.
It just so happens that a 17-year-old, hailing from a state that does not allow people under the age of 18 to own firearms, was carrying a rifle he claimed to have purchased just after receiving a COVID stimulus cheque.
It just so happens that Rittenhouse wanted to return to his post at a car dealership in Kenosha, where he may never have encountered Rosenbaum or Huber, but was prevented by police from doing so.
It just so happens that after shooting three men, holding his hands up and walking towards the police to give himself up, Rittenhouse was ignored by officers and permitted to leave the scene of the crime.
It just so happens that officers disregarded spectators who alerted them to what Rittenhouse had done.
It just so happens that Kenosha’s sheriff stands accused in a lawsuit of ‘allowing’ the Kenosha Guard and Rittenhouse to act outside the law.
It just so happens that the video footage of the shootings went viral all across the US.
It just so happens that the same man would then be accused of leaving Rittenhouse in jail while money and publicity was been generated.
It just so happens US$2 million had already been raised for Rittenhouse when his legal team, a month later, requested further funding from the public for his bail.
It just so happens that the legal firm used by Rittenhouse is tied to US Deep State operatives like Rudy Giuliani - former New York Mayor, 9/11 conspirator and pathological liar.
It just so happens Rittenhouse’s court case will be seen by millions of Americans in November, as Court TV air it live on their network, no doubt, fomenting further division and generating even more money.
It just so happens?
Or is it all just so engineered?