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A Black Man’s Letter to Black Lives Matter

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Opinion piece from Allen West:
In the aftermath of the George Floyd incident, everyone seems to want to have a conversation about race in America.

Just recently, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, asserted that if you couldn’t decide whether to vote for him or President Trump, “you ain’t black.”

So, let me clarify something: I was born in February 1961 in a “Blacks only” hospital, Hughes Spalding, in Atlanta, Georgia. I was raised by a proud Black man, Herman West Sr. and woman, Elizabeth Thomas West in the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood in Atlanta. My Mom and Dad are buried, together, in Marietta National Cemetery because of their service to our Nation.

The Old Fourth Ward is the same neighborhood that produced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and where the American civil rights movement emanated, “Sweet Auburn Avenue.”

There is a high possibility that I have forgotten more black history than some may ever learn -- or certainly know. I just authored a book titled, “We Can Overcome, An American Black Conservative Manifesto.”

I do not need to “qualify” my being Black based upon some pre-determined ideological agenda. I was raised to believe that I was an individual who could think and believe as I determined. I was taught that America is a place where regardless of where you were born, where you came from, there was an equality of opportunity.

That equality of opportunity has enabled me to attain immense success for myself and set the conditions for the success of my two daughters. My wife Angela, an accomplished former marketing professor and financial adviser, and I now teach our daughters about the perils of equality of outcomes, and those who cleverly disguise that intent within the cries of social justice.

With this being stated, I am tired of our Nation cowering, appeasing, acquiescing, and surrendering to this absurd organization calling itself Black Lives Matter (BLM). There is nothing true or sincere about this ideologically aligned progressive socialist, cultural Marxist organization.

BLM is just another leftist organization created by the same ilk of progressive socialists who created the NAACP. When one reviews the goals and objectives of BLM, they have nothing to do with the real issues facing the Black community in America. The focus of BLM is to cleverly advance the leftist ideological agenda under the guise of a witty name that forces people into guilt, shame.

I do not need any white person in America to kneel before me, apologize, wash my feet, or as the insidious comment of Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, shine my shoes. I did a doggone good job of shining my own boots during my career in the US Army -- that was my individual responsibility, in which I took great pride.

I am tired of these businesses and corporations being shaken down by BLM to the tune of some $464M, $50M right here in my home of Texas. Why?

Black Lives Matter does not support the critical civil rights issue of this day. The major civil rights issue in America today is educational freedom. How many young black kids are relegated to failing public schools in failing neighborhoods? Where does BLM stand on that issue? They stand with the progressive socialist left and the teachers unions. Ask yourself, has BLM ever condemned the action of Barack Obama in April 2009 to cancel the DC school voucher program?

Yesterday was Father’s Day. How many young black kids are growing up without a father in the house, a strong positive role model, like my Dad, US Army Corporal Herman West Sr.? The policies of the progressive socialist left decimated the traditional two parent household in the black community. What does BLM say about the traditional, nuclear, two parent (man and woman) household? They say that is a tool of white supremacy.

If there is to be a conversation about the rule of law in America and the black community, let’s have that honest conversation. However, BLM wants us to believe that there is some focused, dedicated, intentional genocide being enacted against the Black community by law enforcement.

In 2019, there were a total of nine white law enforcement officer shootings of unarmed black men. Yet, how many blacks have taken to the streets to kill other blacks? And where is the outrage from BLM?

But, even worse, since 1973 there have been over 20 million unborn black babies murdered in the wombs of Black mothers. The organization mostly responsible for the industry of murdering unborn babies is Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood was founded by a known white supremacist, racist, a woman who spoke at Ku Klux Klan rallies -- Margaret Sanger. Planned Parenthood has over 70 percent of their “clinics” located in black communities across America.

I have never heard Black Lives Matter speak up, speak out, or speak against Planned Parenthood. Why? Simple, the white progressive socialist masters who fund, resource, and enable Black Lives Matter don’t give a darn about the lives of Black children.

I could go on, but I think you get my point. Black Lives Matter is an oxymoronic and disingenuous organization. As a proud American Black Man, I find Black Lives Matter an offensive and condescending organization whose hypocrisy is blatantly evident. Yet, thanks to the lucrative support of the white progressive socialist collective elitists, it survives, and extorts financial support from the useful idiots in our corporate structure.

All lives matter, but this radical organization, Black Lives Matter, is the ultimate Trojan Horse. The consistent purveyors of systemic racism in America is the Democrat Party. They have smartly devised this organization to enable their ends, the proliferation of the 21st century economic plantation. Black Lives Matter serves as overseers on this plantation, stoking the irrational emotionalism and angst to support their agenda, their purpose.

What is the purpose? Simple. The new plantation of the left is not about producing cotton. It is about creating victims who will be dependent, and produce the new crop -- votes.

(Allen West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. During his 22-year career, he served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, receiving many honors including a Bronze Star. In 2010, West was elected as a member of the 112th Congress representing Florida’s 22nd District. He is a Fox News contributor and author of “Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom” and his latest book from Brown Books Publishing Group, “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death.” Mr. West writes daily commentary on his personal website theoldschoolpatriot.com and is a Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center to support its mission to expose and neutralize liberal media bias.)
(Note: this post does not necessarily represent any views of any posters on this forum, but is posted to provide one person's perspective.)

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Allen West, a man who was convicted of abusing a police officer in Iraq. Imagine if he tried that in the USA, he would have been murdered by that same cop or his colleagues. Instead, all he got was a $5,000 fine.


He says, "There is nothing true or sincere about this ideologically aligned progressive socialist, cultural Marxist organization." In case he doesn't know it, BLM has 501(c)(3) status. If it was a subversive institution as he suggests it would have been stripped of that status by his hero Trump. Further, her says "BLM wants us to believe that there is some focused, dedicated, intentional genocide being enacted against the Black community by law enforcement." While this is clearly an exaggeration made against BLM I have personally gone on record as calling police cirminal actions a "holocaust". And who in their right mind would deny it? After all, the criminal actions of these police has cost taxpayers millions in damages arising from lawsuits. And now we see decimation on the streets with police undercover provocateurs breaking windows, attacking people, and slashing tires (see my videos previously posted on this forum). Note how West does not dare to address any of this. He wants to bury the messager but conveniently looks the other way at the causes of the troubles.

West condemns Margaret Sanger as one who promoted genocide. This while failing to realize that her financiers were all Republicans. I have documented that on this forum previously.

To him, Democrats are "consistent purveyors of systemic racism in America". This is delusionalism of the worse sort. Here in Minnesota Democratic party legislators attempted to impose police reform in order to prevent the tragedy we saw in Minneapolis just a few weeks ago. This would have saved people's lives while making society safer and while saving taxpayers millions in damages. But the Republican legislators refused to impose any such reforms. Therefore, the blood of anyone else who dies from future police criminality will be in their hands.

West is certainly entitled to his opinion no matter how odious it may be. But if he wishes to get any credilibility, he needs to document his claims and to stop parroting the same old tired nonsense spewed by radical Republican extremists every day.


One man's opinion on BLM. Ok, so now we know his view. There are millions of black men all across the USA and around the world who disagree with his warped views. Now let's see that matter addressed here.

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[Replying to otseng in post #1]

Thank You for your service to the country Sir.

It was so good to read your letter. It was powerful and sincere.
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Black Lives Matter does not support the critical civil rights issue of this day. The major civil rights issue in America today is educational freedom. How many young black kids are relegated to failing public schools in failing neighborhoods? Where does BLM stand on that issue? They stand with the progressive socialist left and the teachers unions.
Where is the author going with this? Isn't standing with the progressive socialist left and the teachers unions exactly what you want for improving failing public schools in failing neighborhoods? Surely he is not suggesting we defund public schools and making home-schooling the default?

PS Kinda odd to see a conservative complaining about a government handout school voucher program being cut.

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Bust Nak wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:27 am
Black Lives Matter does not support the critical civil rights issue of this day. The major civil rights issue in America today is educational freedom. How many young black kids are relegated to failing public schools in failing neighborhoods? Where does BLM stand on that issue? They stand with the progressive socialist left and the teachers unions. Ask yourself, has BLM ever condemned the action of Barack Obama in April 2009 to cancel the DC school voucher program?
Where is the author going with this? Isn't standing with the progressive socialist left and the teachers unions exactly what you want for improving failing public schools in failing neighborhoods? Surely he is not suggesting we defund public schools and making home-schooling the default?

PS Kinda odd to see a conservative complaining about a government handout school voucher program being cut.
As I understand it (from this site) school voucher programs are in no way an additional government handout, simply a partial redirection of funds permitting greater educational freedom. That makes a lot of sense; better education tends to benefit everybody not just that student, and if children's education is heavily subsidized in a public school system but a parent is willing and able to scrape together enough (or almost enough) money for the perceived better quality of private schooling, penalizing that strive for better education by removing all subsidy for their child's education would seem quite counterproductive.

A 2019 report analyzed US school funding in terms of predominantly (>75%) white and predominantly non-white districts, finding similar numbers of students in each - 26% of all students in predominantly white districts and 27% in non-white districts - yet a vast funding disparity between the two: Non-white districts received $23 billion less than white districts, or $2226 less per student.

Allen West's ideology may or may not include better and more equitable funding for public schools, but either way perhaps he's onto something in labeling education "The major civil rights issue in America today." There seems to be a fairly plausible chain of causality touching on many of the disparities affecting black communities, of which inequalities in early education seems one of the most unfair and yet simplest to fix:
Poor early education leads to poor college admission/education, leading to lower employment rates > higher crime rates > more heavily policed neighbourhoods > higher incarceration rates > more single-parent families > lower household incomes > poorer neighbourhoods > poor early education...

But an emphasis on educational equality doesn't seem to be a primary focus of the Black Lives Matter organization - the word 'education' doesn't even occur in their "What we believe" manifesto summary - and the reality seems to be that these disparities in early education don't actually fit the political narrative of America's left wing very well at all: In fact, on a state-by-state basis (Appendix 1 of the report cited above) it seems that whereas decidedly Democratic states (<47% Trump supporters in 2016) on average had $2013 less funding per student for non-white districts, decidedly Republican states (>53% Trump supporters in 2016) were far more equitable and actually averaged $136 more funding per student for non-white districts. [If the large student numbers of Texas at 52.6% Trump support is included that becomes a slight funding advantage for white districts on average, though even Texas' $830 advantage to white districts is still much more equitable than the national or Democratic averages.]

Again, inequalities in early education may well be one of the first/most important links in the causal chain of disparities affecting black Americans, both the most unfair and quite probably the simplest to fix. Yet BLM focuses primarily on police violence against black people (which, incidents like the killing of George Floyd notwithstanding, overall is proportional to the black criminal incarceration rate) without mentioning education at all in its summary of main concerns. Why would that be?
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Mithrae wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:54 am Yet BLM focuses primarily on police violence against black people (which, incidents like the killing of George Floyd notwithstanding, overall is proportional to the black criminal incarceration rate) without mentioning education at all in its summary of main concerns. Why would that be?
The same reason saving elephants isn't in the summary of main concerns of save the whales? It's a movement created explicit for the purpose of dealing whales / police reform.

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Bust Nak wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Mithrae wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:54 am Yet BLM focuses primarily on police violence against black people (which, incidents like the killing of George Floyd notwithstanding, overall is proportional to the black criminal incarceration rate) without mentioning education at all in its summary of main concerns. Why would that be?
The same reason saving elephants isn't in the summary of main concerns of save the whales? It's a movement created explicit for the purpose of dealing whales / police reform.
Well then technically the explicit purpose for its creation was not police reform, but simply "to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes." That's the first paragraph of their 'What we believe.' But the second paragraph insists that "In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive." Do you not think that education is an important part (some would say the most important part) of social, economic and political opportunity?

Judging by that omission, the BLM organization apparently does not... despite it being perhaps one of the main root causes of the crime and police confrontation issues which catalyzed its formation and (it seems difficult to emphasize this enough) both one of the most obviously unfair and simplest to fix disparities I've seen mentioned.

For all the limitations of conservative ideology in general, is it possible that Allen West is right about BLM?

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Mithrae wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:37 pm Do you not think that education is an important part (some would say the most important part) of social, economic and political opportunity?
I think education is the most important part.
For all the limitations of conservative ideology in general, is it possible that Allen West is right about BLM?
About it focusing on something other than the one key part of the solution to equality? He is right. Having said that, what BLM is focused on, police reform, is a lower hanging fruit then education reform.

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I wonder what Allen West's comments to disguised white supremacists who foment violence look like:


https://www.nbc12.com/2020/07/25/protes ... -set-fire/

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/2020 ... es-matter/


BLM was actually PRAISED for stopping violence created by white supremacists.

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[Replying to koko in post #9]

Koko, are you saying that the police and "white supremacists" are responsible for all of the violence, rioting, looting and the arson going on in places like Seattle, Portland, Chicago, New York, D.C. etc, etc? And that BLM and Antifa have nothing to do with any of it?

Film footage, chants, graffiti, history, arrests and common sense suggest otherwise.

Just one example, the Portland Police Union building was recently torched to chants of "every city every town burn the precincts to the ground".

White supremacists?
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