I've been watching the news, and I love the English language. So, let's look at the word, Vigil. According to the Google dictionary.
vigil (noun) - a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.
That doesn't sound so bad. A period of time to keep watch or pray. I have kept vigils during my lifetime, for either personal, family or community reasons. So, the act of keeping a vigil makes one vigilant.
Vigilant (adjective) - keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
But, if we put an "e" on the end of the word, it becomes something totally different.
Vigilante (noun) - a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority
And yet, we see this being played out on the left-wing media.
I don't think that the description of "vigilante" describes what we saw at all. Kyle Rittenhouse was keeping a vigil over a friend's property when he was attacked and forced to defend himself. That does not make him a vigilante.