Allen West: There Never Was Any Racism Ever. What’s All The Fuss?

President Obama spoke last week in a very personal way about the experience of many African-Americans in a society that has struggled for decades to achieve equality. He expressed his recollection of the sort of prejudice that is well known by the black community saying that…

“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me—at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”

For his honesty, the President was lambasted by mostly white pundits and politicians who heard a very different message in his words. They accused him sowing division, ripping the country apart, and in an especially perverse interpretation, of professing racism himself.

Not to be left out, African-Tea-merican Allen West weighed in with his own recollections of being a black child in the South:

“I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.”

Allen West

This actually explains a lot. Apparently West had a childhood that differed greatly from that of his peers. Having never been exposed to prejudice based on his race, it is somewhat more understandable how he could have grown up to be a mouthpiece for a racist movement and political ideology. Now we have a better idea of why West has placed himself at the front of a parade of white bigots who gleefully exploit him.

What is still difficult to comprehend is how West grew up in the environment that he describes. Could it be that the he was just so oblivious to the behavior of those around him that he simply didn’t notice the door-clickers and the handbag-clutchers? After all, while West claims to have never seen people follow him in malls, he does claim to have seen some eighty communists in the House of Representatives. Perhaps his cognitive ability is a little warped.

What point is West trying to make by noting his unique and improbable personal history? Is he asserting that other black men, including the President, are lying when they say they have been the subjects of prejudice? Does he think that there has never been a black man who was followed in a mall, or stopped by the police, or otherwise treated adversely because of his race? In West’s world there seems to be no trace of racism, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar.

Furthermore, West implies that his upbringing by “two awesome parents” is responsible for the fairy tale harmony he enjoyed growing up. By contrast he suggests that Obama’s single mother, and every other single-parent family, is the cause of rude children who deserve the harsh treatment they receive from bigots in malls and on elevators.

If only all black kids were well behaved, respectable young men, there would never be any racism. On that, West agrees with Ted Nugent who recently said that the solution to racism was for African-Americans to be clean, well-spoken, and not so damn lazy. He never mentioned that white people should be less hateful. These are the sort of repugnant, easy answers that racists wallow in because it places the blame on the victims. And that is precisely what West is doing with his utterly unbelievable personal history.


11 thoughts on “Allen West: There Never Was Any Racism Ever. What’s All The Fuss?

  1. West probably believes the institution of slavery in America never existed. If he believes it, it must be so. All those history books are fabrications of the librul elite!

  2. I’ve lived in GA as long as West has, or longer. In fact, I grew up in Macon, GA, which is less than 100 miles from Atlanta. West is lying his ass off when he says he never experienced any racism in Atlanta. Atlanta was one of the centers of the civil rights movement. It is also where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and his family lived, so it’s not plausible that West could have missed out on what was going on around him in Atlanta and throughout the state and the entire southeast. He had encounters with White Americans at the time, and he knows that some of them looked down on him and avoided having any kind of contact with him at all. It happened to me, my brothers and my parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends. I remember being run out of a public park by some young white guys because they thought I wasn’t supposed to walk through “their” park on my way home from visiting a friend. Never mind that my parents owned their own home and paid taxes that were used for the upkeep of that park. I think you’re right when you say that West is willing to tell any lie to gain the approval of the racists and bigots on the right, Mark, even if it means lying about his background.

  3. We all know someone who, regardless of how hard you try, simply will not be insulted. Because they’re too stupid or too oblivious to the world around them you couldn’t hurt them no matter what you hurl at them. Experts speaking of sociopathic behavior always point out that such people, sociopaths, lack empathy for others, a human attribute usually developed by the age of 5. I would suggest that rather than brag about being brought up to be respectful maybe Allen West should wonder why they didn’t instill in him that empathy necessary to allow him to experience the same thing others around him were experiencing.

  4. This man is not being truthful, for some perverse reason he has forgotten the stigma of being black. He is the enemy within !

  5. One wonders why an African-American would lie this way. It’s easy; he, and any African-American who stands so solidly with a party that doesn’t care, in fact, does everything in their power to keep the Black community down, it’s because they’re motivated by self-interest. Think about it; where’s the money, power and position in being just another Black man within the Democratic party? You could attain these things as a Democrat, but you wouldn’t say it’s a sure thing. Black people who are Democrats aren’t members of the Democratic party because they see a clear path to riches. But a Black man/woman in the Republican party is a STAR! It’s a sure thing.The Republican party will usher you right up to the front of the line, because you are like a rare jewel, for them. Why? because they get to say, “See? We ARE the big tent people!” You don’t think guys like West know this? Cynical? Damn straight.

  6. What else would you expect from Faux News Token blackman!!

  7. How much are they paying him? Looks like he sold his soul

  8. If this guy was never subject to discrimination, bigotry, or bullying, why is he so god damned paranoid, hostile and disrespectful of the integrity of others? Must be a congenital defect.

  9. I am a black man who was racist,I ran white people out of “our” parks, I thought white people was the cause of my problems until I stopped blaming others and took responsibility for my own actions and would not let white people make me feel this way. I did not give in to any names I was called. I am black not African-American as I was born in a inner city in America so I am a American who is black. maybe if most of you stop blaming others you will see the only enemy we have is yourselves. Now I have Grand kids who I taught how to be a productive citizen who have no problems with white people, Why cause they have their pants on their waist, talk with education, give back to those who cant give. this does make a difference. The Left is no better than the Right, stop buying in on the hype and make your own. believe in your self and others will also.

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