by HatetheSwamp on November 21, 2021 4:15 am
What I think even YOU won't deny, Curt, is the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse is associated with white supremacy at all can be traced to the flatulent fool on the campaign trail.
Interestingly, to me anyway, in my free time as a geezer, I consume a lot of popular fiction. One of my favorite genres is what I think of as "vigilante fiction," though there's less of it around now than there was a decade ago. I loved the SPENSER novels of the late Robert B. Parker and Lee Child's REACHER novels.
I love a kind hearted, principled, honorable, fighter for truth and justice and, based on the enduring popularity of those two characters after the death/retirement of the creators, many, many people do.
Oh, I'd also put Vince Flynn's MITCH RAPP in the vigilante category. Those novels also have been continued after Flynn's death.
So, if you want to call Kyle Rittenhouse a vigilante, you're putting him in good company.
But, I don't think ot fits.
Still, if you're right, you probably created a legend for Rittenhouse and made him into a hero.