The Trayvon Hoax: Kicking Off a Race War

The Trayvon Hoax: Kicking Off a Race War. By Jack Cashill.

“I can’t bring myself to press play,” a young woman writes in the YouTube comment section under Joel Gilbert’s film The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud That Divided America.

“I don’t know if I actually want to watch this because of the comments I’ve seen. Look I’m black and I have no desire to discover we got PLAYED and what we were told simply isn’t what happened at all.” …

Bre’s hesitance was understandable. What she was about to learn would turn her world upside down. …

Bre finally watched. In fact, she watched it twice. “Wow,” she wrote. “How did this ever get this far.” …

Bre’s comment is lengthy, often funny, a little vulgar, and downright astute. She got the message: “They pretty much used [Trayvon] to low key kick off a race war. It’s mind blowing no one caught this and spoke up. This isn’t right on any level. Don’t they feel bad? How do they sleep at night?

Many of us have asked that same question, not only about the participants in the fraud but also about their enablers in the media and in the Democratic Party. Historically, liberals made a practice of insisting that the transparently guilty were innocent. This time, they insisted that a transparently innocent man was guilty. Zimmerman’s arrest marked the day that liberalism died, and progressivism rose from the ashes, a dark turn in leftist history that no one seems to have noticed.

The results have been catastrophic. In January 2009, 79 percent of whites and 64 percent of blacks held a favorable view of race relations in America. By July 2013, following the Zimmerman trial, those figures had fallen to 52 percent among whites and 38 percent among blacks. They have never recovered. As Gallup notes, “Since 2013, Americans’ overall positive perceptions on race have cooled, and perceptions among blacks have soured considerably.” Propaganda works.

Getting neither satisfaction nor any corrective truth from President Barack “If I had a son” Obama, militants transformed their anger into action. The most radical of these activists formed Black Lives Matter (BLM), a group whose website traces its founding “to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.”

In August 2014, a year and a month after Zimmerman’s acquittal, protesters chanting “black lives matter” torched the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and left much of it in ruins. Ferguson represented the second major racial conflagration in two years rooted in a hoax, this time, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” The media chose not to notice.

Modern leftism is about lying for fun and profit. Too bad for the rest of us.