Photo of a blank mannequin head in a crowd, in an article by Allen West about the enemy of the black community on the Old School Patriot.

The Real Enemy in Plain Sight

In Culture, Front Page, History, Topical by Allen West

I remember once when a progressive socialist engaged me in a debate, I calmly addressed the issues presented based on historical anecdotes and facts. The response from my emotional opponent was something I will never forget, “I disagree with your facts.”

One thing that the progressive socialist left, enabled by their complicit media allies, has been adept at doing is redefining objective truths. Matter of fact, they seem to embrace a belief that there is no such thing as objective truths, everything is moral relativism deeply rooted in their ideological agenda, their man-made religion.

Two of my esteemed constitutional conservative mentors, thinkers, are Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, and the latter has provided us with an exception exegesis of the truth behind the true enemy of American Black people.

As reported by Townhall:

“Malcolm X was a Muslim minister and human rights activist. Born in 1925, he met his death at the hands of an assassin in 1965. Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for black civil rights, but unlike Martin Luther King, he was not that forgiving of whites for their crimes against black Americans. He did not eschew violence as a tool to achieve civil and human rights. His black and white detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. Despite the controversy, he has been called one of the greatest and most influential black Americans. 

Many black Americans have great respect for Malcolm X. Many schools bear his name, and many streets have been renamed in honor of him, both at home and abroad. But while black Americans honor Malcolm X, one of his basic teachings goes largely ignored. I think it’s an important lesson, so I will quote a large part of it. 

Malcolm X said:

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal [progressive socialist], and it is following these white liberals [progressive socialists] that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal [progressive socialist], then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal [progressive socialist] has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal [progressive socialist] was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”

Okay, let me repeat that last line to all of those who want to denigrate, demean, and disparage yours truly. “Our problems will never be solved by the white man.” Ya know, Wall Street Journal editorial board member, Jason Riley — yes, he is black — wrote a book titled, Please Stop Helping Us. Riley elaborated on exactly what Dr. Walter Williams presented in his short, concise, and powerful missive.

What is so very humorous is that today we will have those same progressive socialists taking over as the majority party in the House of Representatives. And what will be their objective? Yes, you know, the same old tired message of wealth redistribution in order to create and expand the welfare nanny-state of dependency.

But, think about it: the progressive socialists of the Democrat party, the white elitists, claim that they are going to solve the problems of the Black community. Heck, they are the rascals that created the problems in the first place!

As Dr. Williams articulates:

“Malcolm X was absolutely right about our finding solutions to our own problems. The most devastating problems that black people face today have absolutely nothing to do with our history of slavery and discrimination. Chief among them is the breakdown of the black family, wherein 75 percent of blacks are born to single, often young, mothers. In some cities and neighborhoods, the percentage of out-of-wedlock births is over 80. Actually, “breakdown” is the wrong term; the black family doesn’t form in the first place. This is entirely new among blacks.

According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year only 11 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. As late as 1950, female-headed households constituted only 18 percent of the black population. Today it’s close to 70 percent. In much earlier times, during the late 1800s, there were only slight differences between the black family structure and those of other ethnic groups. In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of kin-related black households were two-parent households. Welfare has encouraged young women to have children out of wedlock. The social stigma once associated with unwed pregnancy is all but gone. Plus, “shotgun” weddings are a thing of the past. That was when male members of a girl’s family made the boy who got her pregnant live up to his responsibilities.”

And who “dun it?” Yes, none other than ol’ Lyndon Baines Johnson and his so-called Great Society programs. Thanks to Johnson, he told black men that they did not have to be responsible for the most basic of things . . . fathering a child.

Who are the people who will fight vehemently for the organization founded by a white supremacist and racist? Yes, the same people who will abjectly seek to destroy you if you challenge the Roe v. Wade SCOTUS decision. However, since Roe v. Wade, there have been over 17M unborn black babies murdered in the womb. A majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are located where? Yes, in the black community.

Yes, please stop helping us.

How about that first black president, Barack Hussein Obama, who rallied blacks to come out and support his election, and reelection? It was in April 2009 that Obama canceled the DC Opportunity Scholarship (school voucher) program which enabled deserving black kids the chance of rising above their situation by way of quality education. Obama sent his two daughters to prestigious Sidwell Friends school, with the kids of the white elitist progressive socialists.

Who is it that continues to stand against better education opportunities — school choice, school vouchers, charter schools, homeschooling — for inner-city black kids, forcing them to be held hostage to failing public schools?

Yes, please stop helping us.

Dr. Williams asserts:

“The high crime rates in so many black communities impose huge personal costs and have turned once-thriving communities into economic wastelands. The Ku Klux Klan couldn’t sabotage chances for black academic excellence more effectively than the public school system in most cities. Politics and white liberals will not solve these and other problems.”

Who was it that created the Ku Klux Klan, and why? Yes, the folks who have been, and still are the worse enemy of black people.

Think about this: remember President Trump’s State of the Union address last year when he announced that black American unemployment was at an all-time, historical record low? Remember the faces of those Congressional Black Caucus members who sat, stoically, and some even with angry faces? Why did they not stand, cheer, and celebrate the breaking of the metaphysical chains of economic enslavement of their own people? Well, simple, the worst enemy of black people had created new overseers on the 21st-century economic plantation.

When then-candidate Donald Trump asked the Black community, “what do you have to lose?” in North Carolina, back in 2016, he was painted as being racist, and still is. But, when one considers the words of Malcolm X, and the history of the Democrat Party, white progressive socialist elitists . . . who are the real racists?

Oh yeah, do not forget that the NAACP was founded by white progressives, and today, the same organization exists to do the bidding of today’s white progressive socialists.

As Booker T. Washington articulated:

“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.”

Booker T. Washington is without a doubt the “Father of Black Conservatism,” and his autobiography “Up From Slavery” should be mandatory reading . . . however, the real enemy of Black people will have none of that!

I am quite sure there will be those leftists who will “disagree with your facts.” Of course, you can check out the comments section and watch for how white progressive socialist elites and their black “talented tenth” henchmen respond. They will not argue the facts presented. They will do as they always do, demean, denigrate, disparage — all emotion-based — to escape the truth. It is the typical and expected reaction, that evidences one of my dad’s, Herman “Buck” West’s, maxims — “Boy, a hit dawg will always holler.”

I plan to keep white progressive socialists hollering because they have always been the real enemy of black people.