Ok Folks, Here’s What REALLY Happened in Charlottesville – and What Everyone is Missing
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Ok Folks, Here’s What REALLY Happened in Charlottesville – and What Everyone is Missing

This past weekend I was honored to be in a most picturesque place with some great and hospitable folks ib Prescott (Yavapai County) Arizona. I was there to address the Republican Women of Prescott, the nation’s largest Republican women’s club, on their 75th anniversary. The scenery there was just breathtaking and there was just a sense of solemnness that we all need experience from time to time. How great a contrast it was from what was happening across the country in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Let me begin by saying, I deplore any form of supremacist view — white, black, Hispanic, Islamic. I will be the first to openly state and embrace, a sense of American exceptionalism and supremacy that is rooted in our founding principles and values. Any and all else that is contradictory is to be condemned. What I have witnessed post the events of Saturday 12 August is the typical Rahm Emanuel mentality and political posturing: “never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Therefore, I seek to assess what really happened in Charlottesville, Virginia.

First, may God rest the soul of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who tragically lost her life. My sincere condolences to her, her family, and those others who were injured. I fully support seeking the death penalty for 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio who committed this horrific act of violence. But, how did we get to this place?
This all began because someone decided, as other elected officials have across the country, to cave in to partisan political pressures and seek to erase American history. History is not there for us to love or hate, but for us to learn from and seek to not repeat its mistakes.

If there are those who truly believe we protect ourselves by trying to revise history due to false emotions, then we miss out on who we are as a nation, and our evolution. The statues of long since deceased leaders of the Confederate Army do not stand to remind anyone of oppression. And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues.

I certainly did not appreciate former President Barack Obama taking a photo op in Cuba before the image of Che Guevara, nor do I enjoy seeing anyone wearing said image on t-shirts here in America…but I do not go into some whimsical state of “oppression.”
And so it is that we do possess in this Constitutional Republic a freedom of speech and freedom of expression. It would appear that said group who didn’t wish to see the statue of Virginian, General Robert E. Lee, who was a commissioned U.S. Army officer, graduate of West Point, and served the nation in the Mexican War, taken down did apply for a permit to hold a rally. We can dislike these individuals, but they took proper measures to secure permission to express their First Amendment right.

Contrary to their position, the word went out for a counter-protest to occur which included groups from a different side of the political spectrum, who have also been very guilty of hateful rhetoric and violence. What should have happened is that these two groups should have been kept miles apart. I do not understanding why any local law enforcement agency would allow these two groups close proximity…first lesson learned. And we must also ascertain, did the counter-protest group seek permit or did they just “show up” in order to provoke, and elicit a response they could use “politically?” Yes, motivations are important to understand in this case, if we’re serious about getting to the bottom of what happened in Charlottesville and not just the typical media-driven frenzy.

I find it rather odd that so many are seeking to lay blame on President Trump for what happened in Charlottesville. And there are some voices out there who want to blame all white people, and all Republicans. How odd that when it was the New Black Panther Party outside a voting precinct in Philadelphia in black fatigues and with clubs, nothing was said. As a matter of fact, they weren’t even prosecuted for voter intimidation. And when it was the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore fueled by media false narratives and a presidential administration’s rhetoric, there was no blame laid on Barack Obama. It appears to me that there is a blatant hypocrisy when an individual commits a horrible crime, such as in Charleston, South Carolina, and a collective group of people are to be held accountable.
But, when there’s an Islamic terror attack people say, “we cannot rush to judgment” or “this is not indicative of all Muslims”…to wit I agree, but why not call the enemy for what it is” militant Islamic terrorism or jihadism? Why must some be browbeaten into condemning the actions of a few, yet we have others who have fully admitted their support to groups calling for a “resistance?” And where were the voices to condemn the violence in Washington DC on Inauguration Day, or even at UC-Berkeley…or the violence committed against those who support the current president or hold beliefs aligned with Constitutional conservatism?

If we want to condemn groups such as the neo-Nazis and others, then we must also condemn groups such as BLM and Antifa. And we need to stop the cherrypicking, as they all should be investigated. Let’s end this absurdity of trying to connect the Republican Party with the Ku Klux Klan, since it was a creation of the Democrat Party. And I seem to recall Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, infamously known as a grand wizard of the Klan, lauded over at his memorial by Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton. It was Senator Byrd who was vehemently against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but it was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen who supported its passage.

James Alex Fields will be punished to the full extent of the law, and I truly believe he should never see the light of day again. But if we blindly do not realize there has been an atmosphere of hatred fomented in this nation, we are ignorant. Who even remembers the fella who attempted to gun down several Republican Members of Congress at a baseball practice, severely wounding Rep. Steve Scalise? The mainstream liberal progressive media pushed that aside rather quickly, and let us not forget MSNBC commentator, Joy Reid, who on her Sunday show actually sought to justify Rep. Scalise’s shooting because of his voting record. Now, where was the condemnation there, and why is it that Ms. Reid still has a position and a show on that network?
Fareed Zakaria praised the Central Park play depicting the “Caesar-like” stabbing to death of President Trump — last time I checked he was still on CNN. And how many Democrat elected officials were pressured into making statements of condemnation of one Kathy Griffith who notoriously held up the bloodied severed head resembling President Trump?

There’s plenty of guilt to be passed around here, but the progressive socialist left will sadly exploit this for all they can. They will horribly believe this will provide them some sort of electoral advantage. They fail to realize they’re just as complicit in what happened in Charlottesville. Let me ask that age-old rhetorical question: “if a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there, does it make a sound?”

If we were to go back and ponder this incident and just let a small group of disaffected individuals hold a rally to protest the possible taking down of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and no one had showed up…Instead a call went out and trouble, violence ensued. Or maybe, if we had courageous elected officials who would just say, those statues aren’t offending anyone; they’re part of American history, and they stay. Imagine that, would there even be a story, any rally, and violence?

What happened in Charlottesville must not be allowed to happen again. And that means we need to hold ANY group responsible that promotes violence. “What do we want, dead cops; when do we want them, now”…”Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon”…no more. Our streets aren’t the place for hoods and masks, such as Antifa wears, and their violence and destruction of property. Let’s call them all out, and not have this selective enforcement mentality rooted in partisan political hackery. If we don’t stop the blatant hypocrisy, which is truly the problem, then we’re sitting on a powder keg — which I believe some wish for.

I have an idea. If y’all want to fight, sign up in the U.S. military — if you meet the standards. There are plenty of folks who do indeed hate the United States. Channel your angst against them…not each other.

Sign the petition below:

Dear NFL: We will not support millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our Armed Forces and Veterans. Who wins a football game has ZERO impact on our lives. Who fights for and defends our nation has every impact on our lives. We stand with the Heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American, degenerates. Signed, we the people.

PETITION: Fire NFL Players Who Protest the National Anthem

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Tatyana Solovey

    August 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Bravo Allen West! It’s exactly my thoughts. There is no place for bigotry and racism in our country.
    But is should be stopped all the ways. Call terrorist a terrorist. Ban KKK, BLM, Islamic terrorist groups, Linda Sausour- vicious antisemite and the promoter of Sharia Law. Arrest Madonna for the desire to attack WH.
    The list is endless.
    It’s not a one way street.
    Leave alone our great American history and it’s heroes.
    Stop the criminally insane nonsense with removing the flags, statues, holidays etc.
    Our history is our pride.
    Administration of the cities, schools, colleges, universities who allow it should be fired on the spot.
    Stop the nonsense!
    We have enough other problems.
    Thanks to the great American hero Allen West for the great article.
    God Bless America and her heroes!

    • yogiman

      August 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I fully agree. There is 3 mistakes I feel our founders made when they put this nation together; 1. the allowed slavery into the nation even though it was being formed as an ‘equal to all’ nation. Will that mistake ever be paid off? 2. They created the Supreme Court with lifetime appointments. The Supreme Court has become an inferior political court. Those appointees should leave their political party at home when they go in that office. 3. They didn’t give the definition of the natural born citizen status required to serve in the Oval Office and the people are still arguing about it today even though the first session of congress (many who were our founders) defined it.

      • Karen Williams

        August 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        Very well stated

    • shirley collins

      August 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      WELL SPOKEN AND ABSOLUTE TRUTH! QUESTION IS…WHY CAN’T PEOPLE SEE THAT THIS COUNTRY IS BEING DRAGGED INTO A DEEP HOLE OF VIOLENT DIVISION…AND IF IT GETS ANY DEEPER IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO BRING IT BACK AND ANY FUTURE ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE OR TO TRY FUSEING IT BACK INTO A COHESIVE UNIT…WORKING AS ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE WHICH THIS NATION DESPERATELY NEEDS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE ANY POTENTIAL ATTACKS FROM THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO DESTROY US…IN A HEARTBEAT!

      • Lilly

        August 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Thank You — well said.

  2. aex

    August 15, 2017 at 1:17 am

    What an exercise in self-forgiveness, truly. This blog has posted and promoted videos of protesters getting run over by cars — except apparently they don’t matter when they are black? The truth is you’re culpable for the violence that ended Heather Heyer’s life. Sad.

  3. Stephen

    August 15, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I wish I could force the local news to air Col. West statements on such topics.

    • Lilly

      August 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Yes- but their growth is for themselves not for the patriotic Americans who served to keep us great!

  4. Mark J. Hannahel

    August 15, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Am I missing something? President Trump was supposed to do things differently than did Mr. Obama. When Baltimore and Ferguson happened, the police were told to “stand down.” People who rioted and looted were not arrested. Groups paid by Soros were not even questioned. There was a calculated and deliberate attempt to start a revolution with these coordinated attack against the American people. Baltimore and Ferguson were no spontaneous demonstrations against the policies of the government, which is the only sanctioned form of protest that is legal in this country. Charlottesville, Va. was no different than was Baltimore and Ferguson. It was a staged event meant to escalate into a race war. The same formula is being used over and over again, in the hopes that these provocations will end in an all out war, on the streets of America. The police were told to,”stand down.” Protestors, paid by Soros affiliated foundations, were present. People got hurt and died. No 1 was arrested. Mr. Obama, as President, did nothing to defend the innocent, or people’s property, or the Constitution or the local laws. Mr. Trump is expected to respond differently to the same formulaic provocations of these globalists who are trying to destabilize our government by undermining the authority of Mr.Trump to perform his duties, as president, by embarking upon a different course of action. 1st, Mr. Trump did what Mr. obama did not do. Mr. Trump called for peace and did not vilify the police. 2ndly, Mr. Trump should instruct his AG to do what Mr. Obama did not instruct his AG to do, and that is to assert the President’s authority to protect the American people, their property, the integrity of the Constitution and the local laws, by arresting the official that told the police to, “stand down.” Mr. Trump needs to call for a “special Congressional investigation,” into Soro’s use of paid protesters whose aim it is to start a race war in this country. The AG needs to arrest members of BLM and Antifa and outlaw their organizations, confiscate their assets and try them for, “treason.” Mr. Trump needs to do what Obama did not do, in these same circumstances, and that is to arrest the rioters and charge them trying to overthrow the government. Why? Because they are not protesting in order to change the government’s policies. THEY ARE RIOTING IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT. Which is exactly what they are trying to do. Mr. Trump can stop this unpatriotic behavior by doing things differently than did Mr. oboma under these same circumstances. Soros is trying to “take down,” the US government, just like he did to Ukraine, Egypt and approximately 50 other countries, in the last 50 years. Charlottesville demands a different response than Baltimore and Ferguson. Charlottesville needs to be seen for what it is, a planned insurrection, run by Soros, in order to destroy the government of our country. That is more than just a crime. That is treason. And it ought to be treated like treason and like some petty crime.

    • Linda Haney

      August 16, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Mr. West, we the people need you and our President needs you. I agree with every thing you said and I pray President Trump will read your post and invite you to help him make our country great again. May God bless you and President Trump.

    • Carol

      August 17, 2017 at 3:18 am

      To mr. Hannahel. You said a excellant messagess about what Soro s wants. I q=wish I could share it on my Facebook.

  5. Joan Lynch

    August 16, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Hooray for Adam West – FINALLY, a voice of reason!!!! Hopefully (though doubtful) the trouble makers who have nothing better to to than protest, protest, protest – will read Mr. West’s statement (that is if they ever took the time to learn how to read!)!!!!! Get a better life, please!!!!!

  6. tacklebox

    August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Mr West, no finer or kinder words can be said. I am on your bandwagon and hope together that all the races and see what this globalization is all about. I don’t want to be like everyone else, I am an American and proud to stand up for you. Thank you Mr West!!!!

  7. Vic Bailey

    August 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    If you want to STOP all these riots, just lock up George Soros & Participating Family Members and EVERY Politician that is on his payroll, then Ban ALL masks and violent associations to these troublemakers, first one gets out of line LOCK THEM UP and let them cool for about 6 months. We need to start treating TRAITORS with EXTREME PREJUDICE! This is NOT a game our Country and People depend on us to keep them safe from these ENEMIES. Semper Fi.

  8. shirley collins

    August 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    VIC BAILEY…THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUTHFULNESS! YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I WISH ALL THESE RESPONSES WOULD BE AIRED ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA FOR ALL TO SEE!!!

  9. Henry Sammy

    August 18, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Col. West always stood for truth & facts. I admire him greatly.

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