Skip to comments.Colonel Allen West Talks to AIM About Black Lives Matter
Posted on 05/24/2016 8:37:48 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
The Black Lives Matter movement is a tool used by the left to maintain their " 90 percent plus hold on the black political electorate," according to Colonel Allen West.
"I think that their whole existence is just a liberal progressive socialist movement to make sure that they keep the black community on the 21st century economic plantation thats been created by the left." While the organization purports to protest societal discrimination and violence against black Americans, Colonel West exposed the movement's hypocrisy by noting its profound silence on a multitude of issues wreaking havoc in black communities.
"If it really was about black lives mattering, then they would be in Chicago, they would be at many of the inner cities, they would be talking about better education opportunities, they would be talking about the fact that since Roe versus Wade there have been 13 to 15 million black children who have lost their lives, been killed."
Colonel West also said that Black Lives Matter ignores other significant problems including the demise of the black family unit and the necessity of a strong economy to support business opportunities for black citizens.
In his estimation, Black Lives Matter's politically motivated determination of which lives matter and its complete failure to discuss crucial issues delegitimize the organization.
Employing an expression popularized by Vladimir Lenin, Colonel West identifies Black Lives Matter protestors as "useful idiots," describing an activist involved in a recent incident as " nothing more than a progressive socialist political pawn in an insidious game of distracting the black community from the failures of progressive socialism and its horrific adverse effects."
When asked what person or group is pulling the strings to manipulate these "useful idiots," he advised, " follow the money its coming from the far left progressive movement."
James Simpson did just that in AIMs report, "Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter." The report includes details about the complex web of organizations involved in funding Black Lives Matter. Colonel West believes that while the left's protest movements change their name and shift their focus over time, they remain fundamentally the same: He avers that Black Lives Matter is " another iteration of what we saw with Occupy Wall Street and it'll morph itself into something else in the next political cycle."
Alex Nitzberg is an intern at the American Journalism Center at Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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Another excellent argument why Donald Trump and every other Republican ought to make it a habit of referring to the Democrat Party as the "Uncle Tom Party."
The Uncle Tom Party does for blacks what the Clintons do for women -- namely, exploit and intimidate them.
Gotta love that man....
Should be Lieutenant Colonel. He never made full bird.
We shouldn’t continue the left’s misuse of the term Uncle Tom, from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Pres. Lincoln called Stowe the little lady who won the war, changing hearts and minds about slavery. It was required reading when I was in college, for good reason.
All due respect to Harriet Beecher Stowe, but I strongly disagree. It's completely irrelevant how she felt about Uncle Tom. The term has taken on its own meaning over the past 60 years -- namely a black person who encourages black people to stay on the white man's plantation.
It is the left that has misappropriated the name to intimidate black people -- especially black conservatives into silence. And in this age particularly, we must not avoid the term as it is now used. We must pick it up and throw it back in their faces.
Ask yourself: to the average black voter, who's more of an "Uncle Tom?" Barack Obama or Clarence Thomas?
The truth is that Obama is much more of an "Uncle Tom" in its modern meaning, as is demonstrated by his many public comments. But as this Google search makes pretty clear, today most black people mistakenly think that Clarence Thomas deserves the title in its present sense.
It has often been observed by conservatives that the Democrats want to keep black voters on the "plantation."
So all I'm advocating is that instead of just running from the term, we should use it aggressively and frequently in its present meaning against the left and then challenge them to defend against it.
If that results in a discussion of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the real nature of her "Uncle Tom," so much the better. If not, we can use it to beat the left into silence once and for all.
If, for example, Donald Trump were to address black voters by citing the disastrous impact that Democrat policies have had on black people since the Civil Rights movement, and then say: "Which is the party of Uncle Toms?" it would be yuge.
Encouraging black voters to ask themselves that very question would do more to further increase the number of black voters who are question their allegiance to the Democrat Party.
It's pure Alinsky and, I believe, would be very effective.
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