Friday, December 03, 2021

Jacob Blake's Girlfriend Needed Kyle Rittenhouse

During No Net November, I watched the Rittenhouse trial and thought how odd it all seemed. Here's the chain of events as I understand them.

  1. Jacob Blake repeatedly brutalizes his girlfriend / baby mama to the point that she swears out a complaint against him, resulting in a warrant for his arrest and a restraining order.
  2. Jacob stops by her house against her will to take his kids.
  3. The girlfriend calls the cops and accuses him of kidnapping the kids.
  4. The cops show up, Jacob fights with them and they end up having to shoot him.
  5. The usual suspects scream about racism.
  6. Riots erupt and parts of Kenosha are burned and looted.
  7. Kyle rides in from out of town to help the forces of civilization fend off the rioters.
  8. Attacked, Kyle shoots three of them.

Numbers 4 and 8 are where all the attention has been placed. Number 3 is the one that affects all of us.

Civilization cannot exist unless men are willing to protect women. From my origin story blog post wherein I described how my ex-wife became violent:

The first time she hit me, I thought it was a joke. She was a small woman and I'm a bigger man. I'd practiced kung fu for 8 years and was used to being hit. She became enraged over something and punched me as hard as she could. Ping! I didn't think much of it after she calmed down. She'd had a rough life and could be emotional...

One thing you realize when your woman becomes violent is that you can crush her any time you want. Her hardest punches didn't do anything. My hardest would have sent her to the hospital. One time, just out of reflex, I did a sweeping block when she tried to punch me. I nearly broke her forearm against a door frame.

That's the world in which all women have always lived. The men around them can force their wills on them any time they want unless there are other men who will fight the attacker. That was true for the Comanche, the Romans, the Aztecs, the Ashanti and will be true for the inhabitants of Tantalus-4 in 2273.

Jacob's girlfriend and baby mama, we'll call her GF, had to call the cops because there were no men to defend her. People said Kyle was in the wrong place at the wrong time and they're right. Kyle and men like him were needed in GF's neighborhood years prior to the riot. Jacob needed a visit from Kyle and the boys wherein they, err, discussed the merits of behaving like a gentleman.

Instead, the key lessons learned by the most important people in the story, GF and her peers, had nothing to do with white supremacy, systemic racism or race race race race race race race race.

The moral of the story to GF and tens of thousands just like her is that no one is going to protect them. The cops were their last line of defense and now that's gone. It's racial treason to call the police and they're not likely to show up if you do because if the visit goes sideways, they could face severe punishments from their chain of command.

The GFs have no one to defend them. What kind of society does that create? This kind.

Bonus Video

Tim, as usual, makes some good points in the comments. I might have gone to jail in the anecdote above, but that's not my point here. What I'm suggesting is that a woman has defense-in-depth. Her first line is her husband. When her husband goes bad, she's got her family, as illustrated by the terrific music video below. That line of defense scales. By that I mean, almost everyone has family of some kind. 

The cops are the last line of defense and they don't scale. There are a fixed number of them and the more men go feral, the thinner that line of defense becomes. If families never form and men learn to get their way with force, the cops are the only protection remaining for GF and crew. Take away the cops and the lives of women become unpleasant in the extreme. Instead of worrying about GF, we talked race race race race race race race race race race race race.

With that dead horse severely beaten once again, here's the video. I love it and look for any excuse to share it.


tim eisele said...

While a lot of what you say is true, we come down to one particular problem that you gloss over:

Say we have a small woman who finds a big guy that she thinks will protect her, and marries him. But then, she finds out that big guy is actually the person she needs protection from. What is she supposed to do now? If the neighbors hear yelling and screaming, do you really expect them to arm themselves and go over to see what is going on?

For that matter, in the example you give from your own life, what if you had accidentally broken her arm against that door frame, and your neighbors leapt to the conclusion that you were a wife-beater and either called the cops, or came over to "discuss the merits of behaving like a gentleman" with you? I don't see that ending well for anybody. Especially since you could claim self-defense until you were blue in the face, but she'd be the one who could point at her broken arm and call you a monster.

In general, I think that the big problem in domestic disputes is that it often is very unclear who is actually at fault (especially when everyone involved is behaving irrationally), leaving lots of opportunity for tragedy.

K T Cat said...

Tim, in the real world, if GF has a dad or big brother, she can move in with them. When Jacob comes over, the door is opened by another man and it becomes a very different equation indeed. GF had no men insisting or even willing to take over the role of protector. Without that, her life becomes one of constant fear.

Polls show that women feel more anxiety now than they have in the past. I'd bet this is a contributing factor. Wife kitteh certainly feels more anxiety when I'm gone and she's a pretty serious customer.

Yep, had I broken her arm, the cops would probably have arrested me. That's the way it goes. Still, while me going into the slammer for a while would be a trifle inconvenient, it doesn't result in jewelry stores being looted by the kids in my neighborhood.

Mostly Nothing said...

My brother and sister-in-law live in Kenosha, and the riots did get fairly close to their house. A mile or so. Kenosha is a great town, it went through a really hard time when AMC collapsed. But they have rebuilt and is a vibrant neat place to live. The downtown area is really cool. And the German and Italian Mom and Pop restaurants are fantastic.

It was really horrible to see that happening. We had it near us as well. About 2 blocks away from our house was a house owned by Chauvin. It was rental property. But groups of rioters came there, assuming he lived there, and protested, spray painted profane slogans, and wrote hateful statements with chalk on the roads and sidewalks. Oakdale police kept them from overstepping boundaries. I don't even think there were any arrests. Still, my wife was fearful. She and my son discussed whether we should leave for a few nights. I resisted that. Still they packed bags ready to bug out if needed. I tried to come up with a good escape route. But really there wasn't any.

I would amend your statement to say that "Civilization cannot survive if the majority do not want to be civilized. And political "leadership " right now does not want to be civilized. They have stoked the flames of racism for political gain, and made life in the big city pretty horrible.

On a happy note, my wife and I put an offer on a house out state in a small town between the twin cities and St Cloud. A quiet little neighborhood in a quiet little town. We will finish moving and sell this house at the end of the school year. I look forward to walking by the lake, townball baseball, and small town life.
I will miss the high school baseball and basketball that I have volunteered for the last 10 or so years. And the boy scouts as well. But those opportunities might show up again. And maybe some others.

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