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August 23, 2013 - 5:53 am

Our own Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gangsta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies are being born out of wedlock, this is the…second and third order effects that we have seen in the inner city, in the black community, and in other communities where it’s spilling over. So that is the real conversation that we need to start having,” West said. He noted that “when I was 15, when I was 16, my parents ensured that I was not bored.” The teens accused of shooting Chris Lane in the back claim that they killed him out of boredom.

Juan Williams responded, “Let me be blunt, where are the civil rights leaders? Why aren’t we hearing from the civil rights leaders out there leading marches and protests against violence, against the drug dealers, against the bad schools, saying to young women, ‘Hey, this is madness’” before citing out-of-wedlock birth statistics among white, Hispanic and black babies. Williams slammed Jesse Jackson for criticizing President Obama when he tried to speak on the issue of the fractured black family. Williams charged that “I just think that is another sign that these people are all in bed, literally sometimes, with the pornographers, you know, a blind eye to the drug dealers, a blind eye to the people who tell you ‘It’s thug life, or no life.’”

A father in Duncan, OK, where the three teens allegedly killed Chris Lane, has said that the boys had tried to recruit his son into the Crips, and threatened him when he resisted.

Williams continued: “I just think this is a tragedy, and they’re always playing the victimization card.” He also noted that black men are killing other black men in massive numbers, “and that gets almost no attention.”

Webb asked LTC West (USA-ret) what we do about the gangster culture and the fractured black family.

West responded, “I think we have to go into the ‘hood. Look, I was brought up in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, the same neighborhood that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and raised in. Now we’re going to have the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech next week. I wonder how many leaders are going to stand up and challenge and speak, just as Juan just did, and bring up some of the points that I did, to say that we’re not fulfilling that dream? As a matter of fact, we’re going backwards.” West offered to go into inner city neighborhoods and historically black colleges with Williams to talk about issues facing the black community, and Williams praised West, while warning him that even Bill Cosby came under fierce criticism from civil rights leaders when he spoke out on these issues.

West, who served 22 years in the United States Army and served in combat in Iraq before being elected to Congress, isn’t likely to back down in the face of critics. He told Williams: “I’ve really been shot at, and so the words and the barbs, they don’t bother me.”

Watch the exchange here.

h/t Barracuda Brigade

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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People with hearts of stone don't take the truth very well. Nonetheless, praise to Col. West for his honesty and courage. If he gets through only to a few individuals, his efforts are well worth it. How his own race treats him is a big indicator of their willingness to improve.
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The greatest failure of the Obama Administration--and there are almost too many to count--may be the failure to address this crisis in the Black community. The President is uniquely positioned to speak bravely on this matter--he can certainly address the scourge of absent fathers and the toll it takes. Alas, no such luck. Instead, he employs nasty, bigoted hustlers like Eric Holder who lecture America on "cowardice", knowing full well that no brave, honest discussion of race will be allowed. Another missed opportunity, and so the tragedy grows like a cancer.
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Kudos to Williams, West, and Webb. It's about time Bill Cosby got some real help from other prominent black personalities.
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I think race relations are lower than those at any time since the civil rights era.....starting with the AG's failure to prosecute the Black Panthers at the voting place. And I think the blacks have brought it upon themselves.
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Typical of Juan Williams to deny the murders were racists even though the killer was openly racist.
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The predominant form of racism in this country is black-on-white. And not just in the streets; it's institutionalized, too. It's non-violent racial discrimination in Affirmative Action for hiring, college admissions, subsidized housing. Hell, when the racist mortgage approval scheme imposed on the banking industry by the federal government blew up and dragged the economy down, Obama went ahead and formed the consumer protection bureau, an unconstitutional idea placed just as unconstitutionally outside the reach of Congress and into the Federal Reserve, which has no legal purview for enforcing racial discrimination in the mortgage market or anywhere else.

So, before you give kudos to West and Williams, ask yourself why they're not decrying and denouncing the non-violent racial discrimination that permeates the country.
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Now we have the DA in Oklahoma claiming that "race was not a factor" in the killing of Lane. Based on what evidence? Probably based on phone calls from Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, et al. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that he was threatened directly with at least political retaliation if he went ahead on that theory. Of course, Martin was a victim of a "hate" crime. Hypocrisy is an amazing thing.
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Occam's Razor. It isn't hypocrisy if you believe that blacks are first-class citizens and whites are second-class. Then, it all works logically.
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really w h i t e y isnt allowed? come on PJ media. stop censoring words used in context
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Have you figured out what the words are that appear on the Index of Forbidden Thoughts? I haven't been able to pick out what I can say and what I can't yet. Which triggers the search for a site where non-PC speech is allowed. Nobody who lives in the Bos-Wash Corridor can be trusted, no matter what they claim to be. Even, NR, which strongly opposed the Civil Rights Acts for exactly the reasons that history has repeatedly validated, wouldn't raise a peep today. Nobody north of the Mason-Dixon Line and west of Pittsburg is a good guy.
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west speaks true. but its going to be next to impossible to convince generations of people that they are being fools. and the so called leaders NEED this to stay in power. you have generations them thinking whites is to blame for all the problems, they have no responsibility for themselves, criminnal life is cool and jail /welfare hood dependancy is better than college and self reliance for keeping it real. its so engrained into what it means to be 'black' that any critisizm from whites gaines an immediate 'RACIST' tag and any black person who dosent ascribe to 'thug life' is labeld a whte wshed uncle tom house n** both are quickly forgotten
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Off-topic but remarkable:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/08/23/DOD-Documents-Suggest-Colonists-Were-Extremist-For-Fighting-British-Rule

Regarding Allan West, yes, a fine man. I doubt his political skills to an extent. I was not happy to read what he wrote about Zimmerman soon after the event.
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I love Col Allen West, such a great man. I so wish he was the president of the USA.
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Isn't the "scourge of absent fathers" directly related to the fact that women and their bastard children can live better on welfare than minimum wage real workers? In other words, it pays to have a few kids and then kick the baby daddy out of the house?

I don't understand -- wasn't there a a huge to-do during the Clinton administration because the government banned welfare? How the hell did it sneak back into the scene, and how many people are on disability now instead of welfare?
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What about the abortion rate? In some neighborhoods in NYC, the rate is over 80 % that's not only infanticide it's genocide. Poor is not an excuse for bad behavior. My dad was poor, some nights no dinner, other nights he had to catch it. My dad didn't grow up in the boonies, he grew up in new jersey. But my immigrant grandparents had expectations and if he didn't live up to them he got a good swift kick to the pants. My grandparents worked long hours, one in a factory one in a clothing factory but they were involved in my fathers life. They had meals together, they went to church together, they did things as a family and with other immigrants. My grandmother was called to school 1 time when my dad was in high school. He got yelled at 3 times besides the principal. Twice from my grandmother once for going to the school and once for the money she lost for having to take time off from work. Then again when my grandmother told my grandfather. He couldn't sit for a couple of days. They never had another pronblem
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