I knew Kyle Rittenhouse would be acquitted. So did you. So did half of the country – the rational half. After all, it was a textbook case of self-defense. Rittenhouse was in fear for his life, so he used deadly force to save himself. Pretty simple, really.
For a legal defensive gun usage, Kyle Rittenhouse checked all the right boxes: fear of death or grievous bodily harm, a clear and articulable threat, and the amount of force he used was reasonable – a big word whenever deadly force is used. Finally, Kyle’s attorneys were able to present to the jurors his state of mind during the shootings, which is crucial. He was afraid for his life. The jurors got it, thankfully, and they did the right thing.
All of this is nothing new to folks who got their trial coverage from the conservative media. However, consumers of liberal woke news outlets were flabbergasted by the jury’s decision. These sheeple had been told for months that Kyle was a murderer, a white supremacist, a domestic terrorist, a bloodthirsty angry young white man exercising his white privilege, an out-of-control gun owner who couldn’t wait to shoot his “assault rifle” at people because that’s what the NRA and the “gun industry” had programmed him to do. Kyle had to be guilty, the woke crowd falsely believed, because every single one of their favorite cable TV news actors said he was, and the über-woke crowd is never wrong, right?
Just seconds after Kyle walked out of the Kenosha County courtroom a free man, woke heads started exploding in disbelief, and they started looking for someone to blame, or a business to loot and torch. How could this have happened, they shrieked, while downing quarts of toasted white chocolate mocha Frappuccinos, as their entire belief system came crashing down around them like the beheaded water buffalo in Apocalypse Now. In fact, there hasn’t been a better or more fun to watch assault on the collective woke psyche since Donald J. Trump put his left hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible raised his right and swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Kyle Rittenhouse