To call Black Lives Matter a controversial movement understates the reality. In addition to criminal behavior and violent exhortations from some members, the entire movement is based on a complete lie.
That lie is still being told.
Let’s look at a recent op-ed from BLM co-founder Patrise Cullors marking almost six years since Trayvon Martin was killed. Cullors writes: “His family and Trayvon would not know that his life would end that night because a white vigilante would be empowered by his own racist beliefs and murder a 17-year-old boy in cold blood.”
Cullors — in addition to using “white” to describe a man with the same amount of white ancestry as Barack Obama — has a different definition of the idiom “in cold blood” than most people do.
A jury found George Zimmerman not guilty; that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. That’s not hard to imagine considering Trayvon Martin was bashing Zimmerman’s head into a concrete sidewalk — a beating that would have killed him had it been allowed to continue. Fearing for his life, Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot the 17-year-old, killing him.
Cullors ignores Martin’s actions, much like she ignores Martin’s homophobia which led to him confronting Zimmerman. Martin told a friend he believed “cracker” Zimmerman was watching him for sexual reasons.
While Zimmerman was not blameless in the confrontation — he had been told to stay in his vehicle by police, but instead opted to follow Martin — no evidence pointed to Zimmerman instigating an attack on Martin. Nothing at all.
Further, had Martin simply decked Zimmerman and continued on, its likely nothing would have happened. It’s even possible he wouldn’t have been arrested for assault considering the circumstances.
But Martin didn’t stop there. He knocked Zimmerman to the ground, got on top of him, then repeatedly slammed the man’s head into the concrete — legally a deadly weapon.
Cullors and her fellow travelers in Black Lives Matter have repeatedly ignored or lied about the evidence presented in the case. Trayvon Martin attempting to murder a man doesn’t serve their agenda. Instead, they make out Zimmerman to be a racist, and even “white,” because they want to stimulate outrage.
Since then, BLM has similarly failed to acknowledge any judicial finding or comprehensive study that refutes their bogus beliefs.
Trayvon Martin is not a martyr. He is dead because he assaulted a man with deadly weapon, and that man was prepared to defend his life.
Cullors likely won’t ever acknowledge the truth — or the terrible damage and hatred BLM promoted with its lies.