Propagotcha: The Press and Black Lives Matter Part 3 continues. The Casey Anthony trial, the George Zimmerman trial and now the Michael Dunn trial have put Florida in the spotlight in every unscrupulous way conceivable. The Stand Your Ground Law was signed into law by former Governor Jeb Bush and was part of Jeb’s state agenda to free the people up to do many things. He made it legal to drive your motorcycle without a helmet and made some moves to create more of an individual rights based approach to governing. It was a freedom agenda and an attempt to return personal freedom to the individual and scale back government.
Part of this agenda included the notion that we as citizens had the right to defend ourselves from threats outside of our homes. Until the Stand Your Ground Law, only in your home could you meet a threat with deadly force with very little questions asked in Florida. Jeb expanded that notion beyond the home and in the public sphere whether it be at work or anywhere you were legally allowed to be. With all that in mind, the law became the focus of the nation in the George Zimmerman trial. Despite the fact that two dozen other states have similar laws, thanks to the Zimmerman trial, the country laser focused on Florida.
One of the disturbing false narratives that the press created, is the fact, that The Stand Your Ground Law had anything to do with either The Zimmerman or The Loud Music Trial, it did not. Neither men invoke that law or even had a Stand Your Ground Hearing before their trial, yet somehow those two men became the national face for the law. It is an incredible falsehood that was created by the press and people with a political agenda to connect these trials to that law. The Stand Your Ground Law had nothing whatsoever to do with the so-called Loud Music Trial of Michael Dunn or the Zimmerman Trial, but most people would never know that following the press reports.
Key aspects about the character of both Travon Martin and Jordan Davis was either hidden from the public, intentionally left out or mischaracterized, to such a level, as to create an entire new person for the public to absorb. In both cases the press created and pushed the narrative that these were innocent boys buying candy at the store or listening to their music that were shot down for no reason. In both cases the violent or angry personalities of the person shot was ignored or hidden from view. In place of the angry young black males, we got served up skittles, ice tea and rap music. The true behavior or nature of Martin and Davis was buried in a mountain of political correctness, national liberal agendas and white guilt. Never once did we come close to examining the acts of these two young men that brought them to their fates. The truth was in the way of creating a national movement giving birth to the next generation of race profiteers.
It all started with these two trials and then the movement changed and attached itself to excessive force with policing in our nation. Now they had their national movement. Now they had people in the streets and a 21th century black and white divide to plunder. As a result, strong arm robbers who attacked the police were called gentle giants. The match was lit in Ferguson, Missouri and cities started to burn. We had our mantras like “Hands up” but we did not have the truth. It was an incredible sequence of events that created a 21th century tear in race relations in America and fed an industry of decades old race racketeering for profit. Everybody started to cash in. People started selling tee-shirts, TV stations started to sell ad space on the news and lawyers started suing anyone they could, like a home owner association. The so-called movement was off in running. Only the truth was left behind. I wanted to focus just on three of these cases that lit the spark of civil unrest in America and the role of the press in this grand lie. I want to examine the behavior or actions of the press in the George Zimmerman Trial, The Loud Music Trial of Michael Dunn and what happened in Ferguson, Missouri with Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson.
Propagotcha: The Press and Black Lives Matter is a blog series by Rev. Charles R. Walker Jr. that will concentrate on the role of the press when it comes to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Follow along as we take an honest look at press coverage that was started and based on falsehoods pushed by the national press. See how Rev. Charles R. Walker Jr. connects the dots and shows how the press had a role with their colleagues being murdered live on television.
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