Every right-minded person in this nation knows full-well how black conservatives are treated by the left — and it isn’t pretty. Former Congressman and Retired Army Col. Allen West is no exception. These right-thinking travelers deserve an inordinate amount of respect for the labeling, name-calling and abject abuse they’ve taken for honestly held views. Because of this nearly constant maltreatment, these brave men and women sometimes seem more willing to call it as they see it.
So, perhaps it’s no surprise that Mr. West has published a rant worthy of our time and attention as he gives voice to what many conservatives are sensing: Time’s about up for this leftist hysteria and it needs to end before things start to get ugly.
Born and raised in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached, Mr. West is the third of four family generations of military servicemen. He served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and, perhaps, the most dangerous war-zone of all: The U.S. House of Representatives. As such, West pulls no punches. Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote just before Super Bowl Sunday. Believe me, it’s worth the read:
Now as I think about the big game this Sunday, I remember back as a young boy going to visit my granddad down in Cuthbert, Georgia. He lived on South Street across from the big open field in front of what used to be Randolph County High School. We’d gather there and play tackle football in that open field…no pads! That was back when kids didn’t look for safe spaces and we were rough and tumble. The ol’ folks would gather on the front porches and watch us hammer each other, and I mean it could get brutal. You could hear the ol’ men yell out when there was a crack hit, a long run, or a deep pass. They’d also yell out sometimes, “It’s all fun boys until someone gets hurt.”
Now, I must be careful about what I’m about to say because y’all know the left, and they’ll spin anything in order to demean, denigrate, and disparage you. But, this is something that must be stated, and I shall do so bluntly.
In the past 72 hours, we’ve seen vicious and violent attacks and assaults by the leftist progressive socialists against conservatives. And I want to warn these savage anarchists and rioters just as the ol’ folks would advise us, “It’s all fun until someone gets hurt.”
The images emanating from inauguration day, California-Berkeley, and NYU need cause us major concern. That, combined with the lack of any condemnation from Democrat Party leaders and the embracing of these violent acts by prominent leftists, is very disconcerting.
Can anyone imagine what the liberal progressive media would have been saying if this were back in 2009 and we were two weeks into the Obama administration and these actions were happening? The duplicitous hypocrisy is astounding, and the blatant disregard and dismissal from reporting by the leftist media is telling.
And to think that they’re blaming not the ones conducting the assault, but the targets of the assaults as the source of this anger. It is as if the left is telling America, since you didn’t vote how we wanted you to, you shall suffer the consequences of our anger, our savagery. And yes, that’s exactly what it is. Its domestic terrorism and barbarism to spit on people, spray them with pepper spray — and how many times must we see or hear about killing the President of the United States?
See, it’s all fun for the left until someone gets hurt…and here it is bluntly, I am talking about when one of these anarchists and violent rioters crosses the line with the one person — and gets hit back.
West appropriately titled his rant, “I can’t hold this back any longer…” and in doing so may have given voice to many on the right who have simply had enough. Indeed the establishment media has granted more than enough air time and copy to the sniveling, unhinged hysteria on the left ever since that fateful day of November 8th.
So when is enough, enough? How long will this whining be covered, encouraged and given a microphone?
Mr. West is most definitely on to something here. Fuses on the right are getting ever so short. We’ve witnessed people being pulled out of their cars and beaten; disabled individuals duck taped and forced to drink toilet water, homeless women dragged on a city street by the hair, students setting fires and breaking windows on campus – I could fill the page with disgusting acts that progressives have perpetrated in their hysterical anger. And it’s all done in the name of [sic] tolerance and self-righteous indignation. Or are all these acts merely evidence of “love trumping hate,” or “we go high when they go low”? The word “hypocrisy” doesn’t do these people justice.
Mr. West has his finger on the pulse of a segment of the populace that is growing in frustration. People can only take so much. And then all the fun is gone, and someone gets hurt. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen and they begin to behave like adults.
But, somehow, I don’t think that’s going to happen.