Numerous colleges offer therapy for students having trouble accepting Rittenhouse verdict

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Numerous so-called institutions of “higher learning” have reportedly been offering free counseling and therapy to those emotionally unwell students who were allegedly traumatized by 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse not being sent to prison for life.

As previously reported, Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Nov. 19th based on comprehensive evidence showing that he’d opened fire in self-defense. The evidence included clear-cut video footage of three longtime criminals chasing after him during the 2020 Kenosha riots, reportedly with the intent to cause him harm.

Yet a large number of American citizens, companies, and institutions continue to claim that it was somehow racist and unjust for Rittenhouse to be acquitted of killing two of the criminals and injuring the other. Incidentally, this narrative coincides perfectly with the dubious narrative that’s been broadcast by the establishment press.

Included among those who’ve fallen for this narrative is apparently every major college/university in America, which is not necessarily a surprise, given that many institutions of “higher learning” seem to have turned into “social justice” factories.

The popular Twitter account “Libs of TikTok” has been documenting examples of colleges and universities going into “woke” overdrive in response to the Rittenhouse verdict, and it seems like the examples go on for days.

Here are just a few:

It’s not clear why any grown adult would have trouble processing the verdict in the Rittenhouse case, especially in the face of so much conclusive evidence.

Even some notoriously left-wing figures like commentator Ana Kasparian and billionaire Bill Ackman have admitted that their initial takes on the case — prompted by false coverage from the media — were highly flawed.

But apparently, America’s colleges and universities never got the memo.

Following the verdict, Chaffey College Superintendent/President Henry Shannon issued a statement urging students “not to lose sight of the victims of this tragedy — those who lost their lives and the families they left behind,” he wrote, referencing the longtime criminal perpetrators who’d allegedly tried to kill Rittenhouse.

“May the families of Anthony Huber, Joseph Rosenbaum, and Gaige Grosskreutz find peace and comfort during this difficult time,” Shannon added, naming the criminal deviants.

Rosenbaum was a convicted child molester, and Huber was a known woman beater.

“I think most of us — regardless of our political leanings — can agree that our American judicial system can benefit from reform. This is another example that as a country we have a lot more work to do to achieve justice for all,” Shannon added.

“We — as educators, students and leaders — have a moral obligation to hold our lawmakers accountable for policies and initiatives that jeopardize the civil rights of all citizens, particularly those who have been historically marginalized,” he said.

The call for “reform” is, in fact, coming entirely from the left, where people are convinced that them not getting their way — which would have been Rittenhouse being sent to prison for pretty much the rest of his life for defending himself against criminals — means the system is somehow unjust and unfair.

Meanwhile, in Illinois, Oakton Community College President Joianne L. Smith released a statement offering her students “resources … to help you process and heal from the pain you’ve incurred from the Jacob Blake shooting and the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.”

Blake, who was wanted on a felony warrant, was justifiably but non-fatally shot by the police when he resisted arrest and refused to drop a knife during a summer 2020 encounter in Kenosha.

It was his shooting that triggered the Kenosha riots, which in turn brought out those like Huber, Rosenbaum and Grosskreutz.

This, in turn, inspired Rittenhouse, who Ackman has described as a “civic minded patriot with a history of helping his community as an EMT and fireman in training,” to show up at the riots to provide medical care and protect businesses.

In the process of being a good Samaritan, he was threatened and then chased by Rosenbaum. He opened fire at the last minute, killing the convicted child molester. A number of other rioters then gave chase, leading to Rittenhouse having to open fire two more times, killing Huber and injuring Grosskreutz.

Again, it’s not clear why anyone would need therapy over this verdict, or why some view the verdict as unjust. It does, however, fit a pattern of members of the left attacking those who would dare defend themselves against criminals and extremists.

To the left, those who would defend themselves seem to be the perpetrators. To everybody else, those who are forced to defend themselves from criminals are the victims.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey were the first set of victims to be persecuted for self-defense. Rittenhouse came next. Judging by the left’s newfound hatred of self-defense, it’s guaranteed that there will be a third … a fourth … and a fifth victim in due time.

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