Acquittal signals that sanity can prevail

Nov 24, 2021 at 07:00 am by Arthur-RB

I must say, there’s scarcely a better feeling than seeing justice be done in the face of overwhelming corruption, malevolence and malfeasance on the part of the legacy media.

This is especially true when the corrupt and malevolent among us seem to be in the majority and are often the loudest voices in the public sphere.

I’m referring of course to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, the then 17-year-old lifeguard who traveled to his father’s town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the Jacob Blake riots and ended up shooting three people.

As I wrote last week, from the very beginning, everything about this trial has been political. It is clear and obvious from the myriad of footage that we have of the Rittenhouse incident that he acted in self-defense. Of course you wouldn’t know that from all of the outrage that is running wild through many of our social media feeds.

I’m going to be completely honest here and tell you that I take great pleasure in watching the corrupt media establishment wail and gnash their teeth at the Rittenhouse verdict.

Don’t be fooled. So much of their anger and outrage is not a result of them feeling sorry for Rittenhouse’s attackers and their families.

Rather, it’s perfectly obvious that they’re upset because for all of their lies, propaganda, misrepresentations and usual tactics of screaming about race, none of it was enough to manipulate the outcome of the case.

In my opinion, all of the outrage and predictable protests that have broken out following the trial’s conclusion is because the lawlessness of 2020 was rebutted in a serious way.

More than that, Rittenhouse’s acquittal means that there is still hope that sanity and order can again be the order of the day, if motivated individuals decide to do so. This is not a call for vigilantism, but it is a wake up call that you can still defend yourself from the predations of the left and win under the right circumstances.

Make no mistake, while I’m relieved that Rittenhouse was acquitted, and I hope he becomes a rich man from the lawsuits he should file against those that defamed him, this is still a delicate time.

Let’s not forget that the entire mainstream media apparatus united together for over a year to tell Americans that the things that were happening in Kenosha were for the greater good of the nation.

All across nightly news pundits told us that rioting, looting, burning, destruction and the beating of business owners was entirely justified because of America’s troubled history.

We were told that all police encounters that involved white officers and black suspects were racially motivated and that there were no distinct fact patterns between incidents.

We were told that suspects with lengthy criminal histories and drug problems that broke the law had no business being apprehended by police officers and were merely victims of a society that hated them for their appearance.

We were told that if you disagreed with political violence being waged in our cities for the sake of social justice that you were likely a racist, or dedicated to upholding white power structures.

We were told, consistently, that if mobs of angry malcontents decided that they were going to stop by your city and destroy what you worked your whole life to build, that you had no right to defend yourself or your property.

Rittenhouse’s acquittal was a direct slap in the face to all of those messages and a repudiation of all of the left’s machinations leading up to the event.

That’s why so many of them are so angry. Their hold over the American mind and their ability to intimidate and bully our legal system into destroying the people that leftists dislike, is not absolute.

Regardless, we should all be on our guard because the fact of the matter is that the 18-year-old Rittenhouse almost spent the rest of his life in prison for doing what any one of us would have done in his situation.

It remains astonishing to me that the central question of this case is if you have the right to defend yourself when accosted by criminals already in the midst of widespread criminal activity.

For now, that question has been answered the right way. But, Rittenhouse’s acquittal is just one incident in an America that is constantly under siege by madness and ideologues that are never going to give up their quest for compliance and absolute obedience.


Washington County native Arthur Howell is a staff writer at The Beacon. He can be reached via email at


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