Written by Allen West
It’s the morning of my 53rd birthday and I awoke with some thoughts that I felt needed to be shared.
Last night, I appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox. The topic was the recent verbal attack on Senator Tim Scott and the GOP by North Carolina NAACP Executive Director, Reverend William Barber II. Opposite me was a young black Democrat strategist named Richard Fowler. In retrospect, what amazes me now is that Mr. Fowler could not even bring himself to speak out against the heinous words of Rev. Barber to describe black conservatives as “ventriloquist dummies” and “mouthpieces.” Mr. Fowler responded to Sean Hannity’s questions by simply stating that Rev. Barber has the right to free speech.
And so it goes for American black conservatives — we are afforded no safe quarter from white liberals and worse, black liberals. It goes all the way back to the first true black conservative, Booker T. Washington, and the vicious attacks he had to face from whites as well as blacks – including his onetime friend, WEB DuBois. Even to this day there are those who refer to this brave man as an “Uncle Tom” and “sellout.” A brave man who founded a black institution of higher learning and convinced whites to support that endeavor, which still stands today as Tuskeegee University.
Here is a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rev. Barber, attacking “colored people” who seek to advance their race based upon a certain set of principles: faith, family, education, entrepreneurship/free market enterprise, individual liberty, and national security. Why?
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