Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
At this juncture in the current American War where the enemy has shown its hand, that is to say the “enemy within” that would “fundamentally transform” this nation from a representative republic to communist globalism, a significant victory took place yesterday: eighteen-year-0ld Kyle Rittenhouse was found “not guilty” of all charges against him in a clear-cut case of self-defense in the face of lawless attackers. Here is just one summary of his case.
Reading a thread of response to this major victory in Amerca’s new war, I came across a very discouraging comment, however, where the writer suggests the case only shows how the prosecution-and-cohorts revealed a format on how to continue attempting to destroy not just the life of a young hero but also how to work-around the justice system by (I would add), the now predictable tactics of intimidation, witholding evidence, desperately trying to change the subject and spin the facts, and arguably priming a complicit media.
And it’s understandable why the prosecution would try, though some of their methods were proven to flaunt the law, because so much destruction of justice has occurred with impunity in this nation in the past few years and this only emboldens such people.
But I think the battle for getting America back has only just begun.
You see, it takes knowing not only who your enemy really is (despite the propaganda, gaslighting, etc.) but also how to prep for war.
To knowing who the enemy really is: as Abraham Lincoln put it, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time,” and actions speak louder than words.
In today’s war, there has been enough burning, looting, assaulting, lying, cheating, and naked lawlessness to leave no doubt in the minds of most of the people, now, as to our real enemy, though this enemy would have us all think it’s each other.
To prepping for war: as Sun Tzu said, “Of old the expert in battle first would make himself invincible and then wait for his enemy to expose his (the enemy’s) vulnerability.”
At that point–this point–when little doubt is left as to the truth regarding the enemy, and when they have so blatantly exposed their vulnerability in their lawlessness, we are inspired by heroes, some young, others unlikely, but all who understand the enemy and who are prepped for not only service to the cause but also for the battle.
The Rittenhouse Dual Legacy
Hero in point: Kyle Rittenhouse.
Yes, in the midst of America’s current war, a significant court case was won by the evidence of the (then) seventeen year-old’s restraint and skill in deploying his second amendment rights when members of the lawless mob attacked him, but when the dust of victory and significance settles I believe he will also be remembered for his service to his country by his real purposes for being in the battleground close to home.
Rittenhouse came to the scene, as the writer of the linked article put it, “to fill in the gap the civil authorities had left. He arrived with a first aid kit and a legal long gun. He helped clean walls during the day. At night, he patrolled, offering first aid. He avoided conflict.”
For they also serve who fill in the gap when others stand down, who render aid to both enemy and victims, who clean up the hate in graffiti form or other, while all the while understanding that in the face of a lawless enemy one may need kinetic backup–and skill and discipline in using it.
Even Jesus told His followers when He sent them out to preach the Gospel of Peace, “sell your cloak and buy a sword” (Luke 22:36) because He also knew He was sending them out “as sheep among wolves” (Matthew 10:16), so they were to be “as cunning as serpants but as harmless as doves.”
So on both counts, Rittenhouse was the (very young) man of the hour in just one corner of the larger and multi-faceted battle being waged right now in America, a hero who will go down in real history.
Already, the memes and songs are being published and sung in his honor.
And thus encouraged–or perhaps re-encouraged–now to our own service, be it well-known or obscure, extraordinary or ordinary, for they also serve who do whatever they can, with awareness, skill, and discipline, in a time of war.
If the young have this kind of skill, discipline, and courage, so too, can everyone.
And, my fellow Americans, always remember that our real enemy is not each other.
Other Young American Warriors
IF YOUNG KYLE RITTENHOUSE’S COURAGE AND ACTIONS IN A TRULY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION ARE NOT ENOUGH TO RAISE AND EMBOLDEN THE TRUE AMERICAN SPIRIT–CHECK OUT EVEN YOUNGER PATRIOTS TAKING A STAND IN FRONT OF, IN THIS CASE, SCHOOL BOARDS–LESS DANGEROUS BUT ALSO SIGNIFICANT, IN OTHER FACETS OF THE WAR WE ARE IN:
AND, MORE RECENTLY: