From this excellent article:
"Throughout the summer of 2020, dozens of American cities burned for weeks or months at a time.
Controlled by leftist politicians, these cities' leadership was far more akin, philosophically and politically, to the arsonists, thugs, and other demonstrators who spent the summer destroying their towns, than to their honest, law-abiding constituents.
Most of these city fathers therefore tolerated these destructive demonstrations in which billions and billions of dollars of real estate and other property were intentionally and violently destroyed, sometimes even fanning their flames in vocal solidarity.
Shop owners who tried to defend themselves were overwhelmed.
And honorable police were overwhelmed.… Or worse, were told to stand down, ordered by their city fathers to give the criminals free rein of neighborhood after neighborhood.
In many cases, in many of these cities, alderman, mayors, and even some law-enforcement officials were essentially accessories to the crimes, as buildings were burned down, stores and other businesses were looted and emptied of valuables, as whole shopping areas and business districts were literally wiped out, likely never to arise again.
Many parts of many American cities went from prosperous shopping districts to blighted ruins in less than a year, as a result of this unholy alliance between the unelected criminal element and the elected one.
We must consider the Rittenhouse trial in the context of these events. Kenosha became, for a couple of weeks last year, Ground Zero for this anarcho-communist attack on the United States.
"This trial is also about a young man with more courage than most of us today could ever muster. A young man who faced down criminals with long rap sheets…. Who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse? Who made up this throng of demonstrators and arsonists? A child molester, a robber, a guy who beat up his own grandmother...
But young Kyle Rittenhouse had the courage to show up on that street, armed and ready... to defend the right against the wrong.
This trial is a reminder, not only of the Second Amendment and of our inalienable right to self-defense.
This trial is also a reminder of the corruption of so many cities. It is a reminder of the ongoing destruction of our criminal justice system.
But thanks to Kyle Rittenhouse’s courage, this trial can also be a reminder of what America was meant to be, and of what a real American citizen is supposed to be:
A nation of honorable people who come to their honorable friends' defense, who pitch in and help when civilization itself is under assault.
The United States of America was meant to be a City on a Hill, a beacon of liberty for the world to admire... and hopefully, to copy.
Thank you, Kyle Rittenhouse, for being an American."