We constantly hear the absurd rhetoric from the progressive socialist left that Donald Trump is a racist. Funny, there are no instances of President Trump meeting with any KKK leaders or members, yet, he is incessantly associated with white supremacists. However, the left fights doggedly for Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by a white supremacist and racist.
The Democrats were crying rivers and delivering great accolades over the death of one Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Senator Robert Byrd. It was Robert Byrd who had voted against the civil rights legislation…Republican Senator Everett Dirksen enabled its passage. But somehow the Republicans — you know, the political party established in 1854 to end slavery – are racist. And President Donald Trump, regardless of the fact that black unemployment is now at a record low, is a racist.
Is this all just a great big distraction by the liberal progressive left? I think so, and it also evidences more of their hypocrisy.
As reported by CNSNews.com, “Given their association and personal meetings with the hateful, anti-Semitic Louis Farrrakhan, seven members of the Democratic Party should resign, because their meetings with Farrakhan are morally and politically no different than if they had met with the Ku Klux Klan, said the Republican Jewish Coalition in a March 8 statement.
Farrakhan, who heads the U.S.-based Nation of Islam (NOI), is America’s “leading anti-Semite,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which added that the NOI “has maintained a consistent record of anti-Semitism and racism since its founding in the 1930s.”
In its statement, the Republican Jewish Coalition said, “Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish ‘control’ over the government and media and has claimed to have ‘pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,’ saying ‘your time is up, your world is through.’ And those were just the comments from last week.
“Anti-Semitism is unacceptable,” said the coalition. “Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats.” “[F]ormer Nation of Islam employee, Congressman Keith Ellison, who is Deputy Chair of the DNC. Ellison has tried to excuse his 2013 meeting with Farrakhan, while ignoring his more recent meeting with the NOI leader in Farrakhan’s hotel room, in 2015.
“At least six other Democrats are known to have embraced Farrakhan. These members of Congress — Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Gregory Meeks, and Al Green — have all, while in office, sat down with Farrakhan for personal meetings.”
We recently shared with you a story of a dinner attended by several of these same members of Congress with Farrakhan and the Iranian leader in New York City. So, what gives here, does the river of racism only flow one way for the progressive socialist left? We shouldn’t be surprised since the most anti-Semitic attitudes are found within the left in America, primarily on college and university campuses, where I’ve seen it myself.
The radical Islamo-fascist movement in America has found a willing ally with the progressive socialist left. The BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement against Israel is fully embraced and supported by the progressive socialist left. The J-Street leftist organization is fully resourced by progressive socialists — they blame Israel first. And what’s so very perplexing is the fact that George Soros is a Hungarian Jew who collaborated with the Nazis against his own people. Gee, I thought the progressive socialist left were against neo-Nazis. Nah, they like Nazi collaborators.
Imagine if any white Republican members of the House or Senate had meetings with David Duke, or any other neo-Nazi, white supremacist or nationalist group? How many times did we hear that Steve Bannon was a white nationalist?
Yet, we have seven Democrat members who’ve had personal meetings with the rabid anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan. And that actually includes then-Senator Barack Obama who was all smiles and chummy with ol’ Farrakhan, not to mention sitting in the church — if you can call it that — of one Reverend Jeremiah Wright.I think it’s time we ask ourselves that very tough question: why do we accept this double standard, this hypocrisy? I mean this would be front page headline news 24/7 if it were Republicans meeting with some racist, white supremacist. Why do the Democrats get a free pass? Why is the liberal progressive media focused on Stormy Daniels, and not this? It’s simple: they’re under the belief they can do anything they want and get away with it. And why not? They, the progressive socialist left of the Democrat Party, have the media covering for them, and they do continue to get away with everything.
Let me be very clear. Racism is not some political hammer. As well, racism isn’t just a river that flows one way. These seven Democrats, Congressional Black Caucus members, should be publicly confronted, and they should resign, especially the three who had a dinner meeting with Farrakhan and the Iranian leader. That’s what Nancy Pelosi would be demanding of the Republicans if the shoe were on the other foot.
Will that happen? No. So what should we do? Give the Democrats a resounding defeat this year.
Allen West is a former GOP Congressman. He is the author of "Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom.