From the mind of West

I live by a very simple principle: “You have only just a minute, didn’t chose it, can’t refuse it, it’s up to you to use it. It’s just a tiny little minute but an eternity in it.” Therefore, every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you’ll never get back. So you have wasted one of the 1440 minutes given. With that said, let me express my concern for another of the new Negroes who have lost their way. You know who these characters are. The ones who are a lot like my Uncle whose name is Thomas or Tom for short.

This brings to mind a guy who hails by the name West, a Black Republican from Florida, who became a tea party sensation with his speech urging supporters to take up arms against “a tyrannical government.” He has also said, “If you’re here to stand up, to get your musket, to fetch your bayonet and to charge into the ranks, you are my brother and sister in this fight.” The retired Army officer shouted during the closing of one speech – “You need to leave here understanding one simple word. That word is: bayonet.” My first thought upon reading this was I have never seen a “musket”. This guy is really out of touch.

To this kind of insane thinking I say: “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit.” This is what the Tea Party has done to this brotha.

He bashes the president with his talk of what amounts to tyranny as the world witnesses something no one living or dead ever thought would happen –a Black Man as President of America. I would like to share this with brotha West; “History shows that it does not matter who is in power… those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning.” I would further say to Mr. West to remember that you are seen as a black man regardless of your posture. Trust and believe when you are no longer of use – well you know what the do!

On Wednesday, brotha West told an audience of college conservatives – “You could do the front assault, like at Gallipoli or the Charge of the Light Brigade, … you end up losing a whole lot of people,” all you can do is “pat yourself on the back and say how valiantly we charged that hill, like Pickett’s Charge.” The smarter approach, he explained, would be for Republicans to outmaneuver Democrats, like they did in the debt-limit battle: “We checked and checkmated them.”

Interesting how he came from a bayonet charge to a Washington chess match. Talk about going native. This African American conservative with the flattop can still talk like a militant, calling Democrats “socialists” and “the enemy.” But on his first big test of his so-called principles, he joined the socialist enemy in the soft middle.

At this point I want to use Mr. West’s own words from a speech to the YAF where he recalled his father saying that “an empty wagon makes a lot of noise,” which he said means that “people who don’t have a lot between their heads run their mouths a lot.” He would go on to proclaim that President Obama appears “incompetent.” He stood by his criticism of Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “vile,” “despicable” and “not a lady.” Worst yet, he said Democrats are seeking to “enslave your conscience.”

I am reminded of what his daddy say about the rattle of an empty wagon. Did he really hear his daddy? I will agree with the Congressman in that living in America one has the right to say what they will but it is wise for one to make sense when they speak. I will not go on with this rant because I will respect brotha West because he looks like me.

I will end this THOUGHT PROVOKING PERSPECTIVE by asking you to share this message with everyone you know with the hope that brotha West receives it and PLEASE brotha WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW and support America’s president because what you espouse turns back the hands of time.



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