“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” — Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)
Good Saturday to y’all, and I pray you are staying safe and healthy. It has been a while since we did a “Stuck on Stupid Saturday.” That has been due to the current crisis that we face. I take these times seriously and want to do everything possible to inform and educate y’all and share key insights and perspectives. However, I must speak out today and offer evidence that there are some who, apparently, cannot be taken seriously in these times.
As reported by Townhall:
“While the president is calling on Americans to come together to combat the coronavirus, leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are working hard to divide Americans in order to push through their radical agenda. They’ve all been taught to never let a good crisis go to waste.
The New York congresswoman and former bartender says government relief for the Wuhan coronavirus “should be drafted with a lens of reparations.” According to the 30-year-old, black and brown communities are disproportionately suffering from the virus because of the evil actions of white people, such as “redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc.”
The areas hardest hit by the coronavirus are currently populated urban areas that have large minority populations, true. But Americans are free to live anywhere they choose. When a tornado takes out a trailer park, no one demands reparations for the white people disproportionately impacted by the wrath of the tornado.
Can’t we all come together and demand reparations from China? They bequeathed this virus on the world, lied about it, and failed to warn countries about the scourge which they new this deadly virus would unleash. And, to top it off, China is still permitting its disgusting wet markets to operate. These markets were the breeding grounds for COVID-19, and it’s only a matter of time until they cook up the next novel disease that’ll wipe out millions of people, of all different colors, all over the world. Why doesn’t AOC focus her ire on that?”
Let me respond to the closing question of the article. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez would rather disparage our nation, due to her ideological agenda, than focus her efforts against the real culprit, China. I would suggest the Congresswoman take heed of the sage and wise words of King Solomon aforementioned in Proverbs 17:28.I need to remind @AOC that these urban centers are, and have been, controlled by @TheDemocrats for quite some time, up to six decades in some cases. Click To Tweet
I also need to remind the young member of Congress that these urban centers are, and have been, controlled by Democrat political machines for quite some time, up to six decades in some cases. I find it disingenuous that the young lady from NYC does not ever discuss the plague of death that an organization such as Planned Parenthood has wrought against brown and black communities — tens of millions of preborn babies murdered — oh, I forgot, that is part of her ideological agenda.
Sadly, what drives the progressive socialist left in America isn’t care or concern for this Constitutional Republic and its citizens. They are driven by a thirst, a mad desire for power and control. Yet, when and where they are in power and control, we find the worst conditions, economic enslavement, and despair, thus the reason folks flee the states where they rule, in search of states embracing individual liberty, freedom, and rights. The reparations argument is just another way to perpetuate a mentality of slavery, dependence, collectivism. We do not need this type of insidious discussion now, in our America.
However, if young Ms. Ocasio-Cortez would stop being stuck on stupid and address the issue of holding China accountable and charging them with crimes against humanity, I would link arms with her immediately. No, we do not need reparations. We do need to ensure China faces the most severe consequences for what they have done — and I believe, intentionally — which is kill Americans with a virus born out of their laboratories.
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.