Skip to comments.Allen West: The Gangster Culture Is the Real Race Conversation that We Need to be Having
Posted on 08/23/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Our own Col. Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gansta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies are being born out of wedlock, this is the…second and third order effects that we have seen in the inner city, in the black community, and in other communities where it’s spilling over. So that is the real conversation that we need to start having,” West said. He noted that “when I was 15, when I was 16, my parents ensured that I was not bored.” The teens accused of shooting Chris Lane in the back claim that they killed him out of boredom.
Juan Williams responded, “Let me be blunt, where are the civil rights leaders? Why aren’t we hearing from the civil rights leaders out there leading marches and protests against violence, against the drug dealers, against the bad schools, saying to young women, ‘Hey, this is madness’” before citing out-of-wedlock birth statistics among white, Hispanic and black babies. Williams slammed Jesse Jackson for criticizing President Obama when he tried to speak on the issue of the fractured black family. Williams charged that “I just think that is another sign that these people are all in bed, literally sometimes, with the pornographers, you know, a blind eye to the drug dealers, a blind eye to the people who tell you ‘It’s thug life, or no life.’”
A father in Duncan, OK, where the three teens allegedly killed Chris Lane, has said that the boys had tried to recruit his son into the Crips, and threatened him when he resisted.
Williams continued: “I just think this is a tragedy, and they’re always playing the victimization card.” He also noted that black men are killing other black men in massive numbers, “and that gets almost no attention.”
Webb asked LTC West (USA-ret) what we do about the gangster culture and the fractured black family.
West responded, “I think we have to go into the ‘hood. Look, I was brought up in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, the same neighborhood that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and raised in. Now we’re going to have the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech next week. I wonder how many leaders are going to stand up and challenge and speak, just as Juan just did, and bring up some of the points that I did, to say that we’re not fulfilling that dream? As a matter of fact, we’re going backwards.” West offered to go into inner city neighborhoods and historically black colleges with Williams to talk about issues facing the black community, and Williams praised West, while warning him that even Bill Cosby came under fierce criticism from civil rights leaders when he spoke out on these issues.
West, who served 22 years in the United States Army and served in combat in Iraq before being elected to Congress, isn’t likely to back down in the face of critics. He told Williams: “I’ve really been shot at, and so the words and the barbs, they don’t bother me.”
Watch the exchange here.
the obvious solution to the problem of black youths being viewed as a problem is to get black youths to stop being a problem.
but my college profs would tell you its white privilege.
So Mr. Race War on the Horizon is the guy who is buying up all the Bullets!?!!
Careful Colonel West - you’ll end up on Obama’s list.
I’d say the solution is a shoulder holster carry S&W Governor loaded thusly: First two rounds, .410 Triple Plate Defenders, then two-moon clip of 45 ACP DRTs, 2 each Defender Hollow Point 45 LC cartridges....
Juan Williams responded, Let me be blunt, where are the civil rights leaders? Why arent we hearing from the civil rights leaders out there leading marches and protests against violence, against the drug dealers, against the bad schools, saying to young women, Hey, this is madness
Juans Question is easily answered, but before I aswer it let me ask Juan why he isn’t bringing this up himself more often. Juan is just playing along with West here and not sincerely into the question. Juan isn’t fooling anyone, he is as racist as the rest
Now let me answer the question of where are the black leaders/.
THERE AINT NO MONEY IN IT JUAN.
Jesse and Al are in it for the bucks. They don’t give a flying fug about black youth and killings. They are into bringing in the bucks without having to work for a living.
If there is money in it Al and Jesse are right there.
In the minds of your college profs. Disregard them.
But as usual, the liberals will see the elephant sh#t in the room but will ignore the elephant.
I do not think so!
Every black death by a black perp is on the head of the race industry. When will the likes of you hold them to account?
That’s only a solution to the thug.
The solution to the thug culture is worth thinking about.
For me this is the question:
“Why are black, inner city families broken .why do these families have gun violence, high out-of-wedlock pregnancy rate, drug use, dependence on welfare/food stamps?”
It’s too easy to say that kids are thugs because they don’t have fathers and mothers guiding them. I think that’s true, but it doesn’t answer the question.
WHY are they broken?
I think it’s because we have left the spring of living water, and this is the consequence, and consequences are often punishment.
Why has God NOT granted us healing?
Because His people are arrogant and given to wicked ways and will not humble themselves before Him and His wisdom.
God’s People are at one of those times when THEY think THEY know better.
Gangster Culture is not a culture, it is an “Anit-Culture”
Preach It, Brother!
It’s kept them living in a grand style for a long time.