I am watching Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. I believe I have watched enough videos from Buzzfeed, Vox, and MTV Decoded to have adequately inoculated myself, like taking small doses of intellectual iocane powder, to build up a resistance to such brain-deadening bullshit.
I knew going in, it was going to be a propaganda piece, but holy shit, I didn’t realize just how much.
Nary a picture of Trayvon was show that wasn’t Trayvon as a the doe-eyed child with the grin. Not the young man he was.
His criminal record was brushed aside with a single sentence. He was described as a great kid with good graded who wanted to be a pilot, then “he became a teenager and you know how boys can become.”
Benjamin Crump is hailed for his work with the media to getting America to care about a black boy being shot. As thought the media didn’t want to turn Trayvon Martin into a cause celeb to bash American race relations over the head with.
The documentary actually calls Crump the “Johnny Cochran of Florida” as a compliment.
I guess the standard for jurisprudence in the black community is a clown show charlatan media whore who is better at making hay in front of CNN cameras than in a courtroom. If this doesn’t explain half the problems with race relations in America, I don’t know what will.
Of course, stand your ground is roundly attacked as was the Sanford Sheriff.
The first episode actually ended with pictures of Dylann Roof superimposed next to George Zimmerman over a Black Lives Matter protest with a voice clip of Trump saying “Make America Great Again.”
So this special is going so far as to tie the shooting of Treyvon Martin to Dylann Roof and Trump in some sort of grand racist unification theory.
I’m going watch the whole thing and report on it, but it’s already off to an odious start and I can’t imagine how it can get worse from here, even though I know it will.