Wow, what can I say, Congressman West has so nailed what liberalism has done to the Black Community, he has put it out there and said to the next generation, you are on a government plantation. I have written extensively on this subject because it is so sad to watch a whole group of people beholden to the Democrat Party who have chained them to their failing neighborhoods. In everything liberals have promised this group of Americans, they have failed them miserably. I Too Believe That Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Be Appalled At What Liberalism Has Done To His Beloved Community
While West was only a young boy of 10 the day King was assassinated, he recalled the wave of sadness that overwrought his parents, relatives and others in the community, calling it an “incredibly emotional moment.”
One of the things West noted most poignantly, perhaps, is how Dr. King would “be appalled” and have “a tear in his eye” were he alive to witness the current state of the black community.
West, who believes King’s message is as relevant today as it was when it was first delivered, said that “if Dr. King were to come back and see what has become of the black community, he would be appalled: The exorbitantly high unemployment rate, the second- and third-generation welfare families, the rampant decimation of the inner-city black communities, the incarceration rate of young black men, and the breakdown of the black family would all bring a tear to his eye.”
West also added that because the black community has gone “backwards” from King’s dream, “we have not overcome:”
The black community is now existing on a new plantation, a 21st-century plantation [that] enslaves their will and conscience … actually worse than physical slavery. We have gone backwards from Dr. King’s dream; regardless of certain individual success stories, collectively, we are failing. We have not overcome!
With Black leaders like Congressman West leading the way, the Black community shall overcome, we all shall overcome this greedy, over-reaching and oppressive federal government.