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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:49 AM

Kyle Rittenhouse case: Why it so divides the US

Few US trials in recent years have generated such acrimony. What is it about the Kyle Rittenhouse case that so divides the country?

Inside the courtroom, the 18-year-old was visibly shaking as he heard the jury clear him of all five charges, including intentional homicide.

He killed two men during racial unrest in Wisconsin, but successfully convinced the jury he only used his semi-automatic weapon because he feared for his life.

Meanwhile, outside court cars drove past tooting their horns and cheering. Some leaned from windows to shout "Free Kyle!" and "We love the Second Amendment!"

Some were distraught at the verdict - one man collapsed on the courtroom steps in tears, saying if Mr Rittenhouse had been black and brandishing a weapon like that, he would have been shot dead.

Here's why the case provoked such deeply held emotions.

Pretty good perspective from the Beeb

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:09 PM

1. Because Many Of Us Think He Got Away With Murder

And many others think what he did is appropriate and would love to have the same opportunity.

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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:51 PM

2. People are pre-divided, identity-desires precede seeing any scene, sad or superb

People are pre-divided by identity-desires that precede judging any scene seen.

There are those whose belief-behavior-boorishness shows they are karmic-ally devolving*
Others' karmas (actions) show the progress of humanity in individuals desiring inclusion and peace.

* A trajectory of desires, actions, results, and responses (more action) that continues resulting in unpleasant, unwanted circumstances from which there seems to be no escape.

Two lifestyle choices
Desire-action-results-unwanted-anger-lashing out-increasing frustration-delusion
Desire-action-results-unwanted-acceptance-redirection-increasing success-delight

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