The Western Conservative Summit will be held the end of this month, and sadly I won’t be there to speak. I truly enjoy the event put on by John Andrews and the Centennial Institute in conjunction with Colorado Christian University. Denver in the summer is spectacular, and the gathering of true constitutional conservatives and stellar speakers is awesome. Instead of being there in Denver, I’ll return to my hometown of Atlanta to speak once again at the Church of the Apostles for my dear friend and Man of God, Pastor (Dr.) Michael Youssef. It’s always a blessing to go back home to speak — regardless of where I go, I am a son of Georgia.
I know speaking from the church pulpit is a great honor and responsibility. I also know there are liberal progressive lefty “trackers” who are out there waiting for that “gotcha” moment. I was laughing my butt off when one tracked me to East Texas where I was speaking at an event for East Texans for Liberty on religious liberty — and they actually tried to attack me about my statement on the power of prayer. Now, how insidious is that? Well, coming from the secular humanist left, it’s par for the course — but at least I was in a church, speaking on faith, our First Amendment right to freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof.
But consider the abject hypocrisy of the left based on the recent antics and rantings of one “Reverend” Al Sharpton. Get a load of THIS video.
As reported by Cleveland.com, “The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland’s 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland’s Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on [last] Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour.“Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention,” Sharpton said. “We are going to have another convention outside.” “Civil rights groups including the NAACP, Greater Cleveland National Action Network and Urban League of Greater Cleveland asked Sharpton, a civil rights activist and MSNBC talk show host, to give the speech in Cleveland. The tenor of the speech echoed an editorial Sharpton wrote for the Huffington Post Tuesday, referring to the 2016 GOP convention as a forum for raising issues of police reform. On [last] Friday, Sharpton promised to mobilize and register “tens of thousands” of voters prior to the 2016 election. “If the energy of changing police energizes and ignites voter registration and participation in Ohio … then the next president will be determined to fix policing in that state of Ohio,” Sharpton said. “They tell me you can’t win the White House unless you win Ohio.”
Now, imagine if I were to take to the pulpit at the Church of the Apostles and started ranting about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, or Martin O’Malley.? You can bet that before the service had ended it would be all over the liberal media that “Allen West delivered a political speech in a church in Atlanta.”
And before sunset on that Sunday, the Obama IRS would be coming after the Church of the Apostles for violating their tax-exempt status and a bunch of other trumped-up charges. It would be front-page news on the New York Times and all over the mainstream liberal media first thing Monday morning. I suppose the board members of the National Center for Policy Analysis would be contacted and there would be demands for my removal as President/CEO of NCPA. See, that’s just how the left rolls, and we all know it.
However, Al Sharpton, who was in Cleveland and not Baltimore or Chicago mind you, for some odd reason has a “get out of jail free card” — and I mean literally — that allows him to do whatever he wants. There are enough rumors, innuendo, and vicious character attacks levied against black conservatives all the time. But consider, how is it that this charlatan is given his own TV show, has visited the White House almost 100 times, all while he owes the Internal Revenue Service some $5 million? Yes, the hypocrisy is laughable and truly indefensible — but the progressive socialist left will defend it, and the mindless lemmings in the black community will vehemently assault anyone pointing this out — trust me, just read the comments that will come.
I watched the audience at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church rise, jump, and shout and came to the conclusion that there is one part of the title of that church which is applicable — “institutional” — they must be crazy.
So as Baltimore watches a black-on-black murder catastrophe, Sharpton whizzes off to Cleveland to talk about “police fixing?” And am I the only one who sees the inane disrespect to the black community by this race hustler? Do black lives matter? Nah, just those lives that can be parried into a political talking point and agenda.
So now we see who the liberal progressives truly are, as well as the modern day overseers of the economic plantation they’ve created in our inner cities.
Y’all colored people had best listen to Rev. Al and not ‘dem Uncle Tom, Oreo, Sellout, House [email protected], White Man’s porch monkeys like Allen West who are just the pawns of ‘dem White Republicans. Ask yourself, who is the real sellout? While we are watching the decimation of the black family, the epic genocide of black babies, the self-destruction of young black men, and the degradation of educational and economic opportunity — Al Sharpton is jumping around ranting for an hour about the GOP convention in Cleveland and expanding the intrusive government control over local law enforcement.
I must ask the question — that it seems no one else will — are black people in America just that stupid? And let me qualify this. I’m not talking about blacks who have immigrated, legally, here from Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and other countries. They came here to take advantage of the opportunities this country affords — I know because my wife Angela is Jamaican.
What is happening in the traditional American black community? I’ll keep addressing this point, regardless of the vitriol levied against me. I will not relent until I can awaken my people to the death spiral white liberal progressives have sent them into, with the complicit assistance of individuals like Sharpton — who has made a lucrative career out of race peddling.
And shame on organizations like the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus who have become nothing more than the puppets of white progressive socialists living large while the black community goes up in flames. Yea, I am pissed off!
So, I will not be delivering a political speech at the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, nor any time I speak at a church. I take seriously the opportunity to address God’s people — seems there are those who do not.
And once again, let me leave you once again with the sage and wise words of one whom I honor, Booker T. Washington: “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
There is a quote attributed to one P.T. Barnum that “there’s a sucker born every minute.” There are quite a few operating in the black community. That is, of those whom the followers of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood allow to be born.