In rural areas, Rittenhouse's actions are the norm. Law enforcement, at best, is fifteen minutes away, and at worst, may not arrive until they finish what they're doing. Only a handful of deputies patrol at night, and they might be covering hundreds of square miles. The protection of property, and self-defense, are not subjective opinions of the media, or woefully ignorant minions of the politicians. Action, when required, is instant, and those willing to become criminally violent are handled with extreme prejudice.
Regardless of how the media is promoting the ignorance, city governments either become more observant of the laws that protect the citizens, or they'll find they can't find enough law enforcement officers willing to lose their morals and allow mayhem to flourish. Rittenhouse was only doing what he felt was what a responsible citizen should do, and he was right. Unrepentant thugs were roaming the streets of Kenosha, the city ignored their responsibility, and without the help of a long rifle, Rittenhouse would have become another murder statistic.
Rittenhouse now has every right, if not the responsibility, to take the offensive and sue those that tarnished his reputation, promoted lies, and used their power of office in the attempt to remove his rights. Those so willing to sacrifice individuals for personal gain are as evil as the criminals Rittenhouse was confronted with. They should be punished, and the preferred punishment would be criminal charges for many, instead of monetary judgements, that may never be paid.