Milwaukee victim’s father makes ASTONISHING confession…

Col. Allen West writes frequently on these pages about the tragic decline of the black American family, how young black men growing up with no male role model, no faith and no discipline end up with no job and no future…and often turn to a life of crime.

It’s a refrain most often heard from conservatives, as liberals eagerly blame systemic racism or social “unfairness’ for the problems.

Which is why it’s so incredible, in his moment of grief, that the father of Sylville Smith, (who was shot by police in Milwaukee after fleeing and refusing to drop his (stolen) weapon), admitted he might actually bear some blame for his son’s tragic fate.

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Per Fox 6 News, Patrick Smith said:

“What are we gonna do now? Everyone playing their part in this city, blaming the white guy or whatever, and we know what they’re doing…I had to blame myself for a lot of things too because your hero is your dad and I played a very big part in my family’s role model for them. Being on the street, doing things of the street life: Entertaining, drug dealing and pimping and they’re looking at their dad like ‘he’s doing all these things.’

I got out of jail two months ago, but I’ve been going back and forth in jail and they see those things so I’d like to apologize to my kids because this is the role model they look up to. When they see the wrong role model, this is what you get… I don’t know when we’re gonna start moving. I’ve gotta start with my kids and we gotta change our ways, to be better role models. And we gotta change ourselves. We’ve gotta talk to them, put some sense into them. They targeting us, but we know about it so there’s no reason to keep saying it’s their fault. You play a part in it. If you know there’s a reason, don’t give in to the hand, don’t be going around with big guns, don’t be going around shooting each other and letting them shoot y’all cause that’s just what they’re doing and they’re out to destroy us and we’re falling for it.

In his book, Guardian of the Republic, West writes, Of all the consequences of the Great Society programs and War on Poverty, intended or otherwise, the destruction of the black family has been the most disastrous. More than 70 percent of black children are born outside of marriage. That is an epidemic. And if you take into account the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics that close to three hundred thousand black babies are aborted annually, are we looking at racial genocide?

The brilliant idea for this tragedy came from the progressive socialists of the Johnson administration who thought government should provide welfare payments to girls who got pregnant and were not married. It was such an insidious idea that even the late New York Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan spoke out against it, saying in 1965, “The steady expansion of this welfare program, as of public assistance programs in general, can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.”

The War on Poverty initiative stipulated the federal government would be required to provide welfare payments to women who purposefully had children out of wedlock and did not seek to get married, nor have a male living in the same home.

In other words, the Johnson administration was promoting the disintegration of the moral fiber of the black community. Furthermore, the government would actually send out social workers, who would inspect the households to ensure there was no male residing in the home, because if there were, the benefits would be cut off. As long as women remained single, they could stay on these programs for life, including healthcare, housing and babysitting services – all free.

In 2010, the story of 37-year-old Angel Adams from Tampa, Florida came to light. She has had 15 children by 3 different men. Any sign of an adult male presence in her household? Of course not. Adams famed quote should reverberate across America: “Someone’s gonna pay for me and all my kids.” The most dangerous consequence from President Johnson’s misguided policy is the abdication of individual responsibility in the black community.

And to think there are those who castigate Booker T. Washington as an “Uncle Tom” because he advocated self-reliance.

Angel Adams reflects the loss of individual responsibility not just among black women in urban areas, but clearly among black men as well.

Now 60 percent of black children grow up in fatherless homes. There are some 800,000 black men behind bars and all black men have a one in three chance of serving time in prison at some point in their lives. And lastly, almost half of young black men in America’s inner cities are neither working nor in school. This is societal Armageddon.

It is playing out on the streets of our inner cities right before our eyes. It was Armageddon in Milwaukee over the weekend. It is simply astonishing that Sylville K. Smith’s father recognizes he is indeed part of the problem.

The question is, what are he and the black community prepared to do about it?

[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]

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