So, let me get this straight. Allen West, a Republican, member of the Black Caucus, and Congressman–in which 82% of his district is white–refers to himself as “the modern-day Harriet Tubman?”
Well, that’s exactly what he said during an appearance on Fox news, “The O’Reilly Factor.”
As West was being interviewed by the show’s host, Laura Ingraham, he vehemently expressed his disdain for the Democratic party by accusing them of “taking black votes for granted” and their inability to address the “high unemployment rates in the black community.” He also compared Democratic leaders to the “21st Century plantation.”
That’s when Congressman West compared himself to African-American abolitionist and Underground Railroad guide, Harriet Tubman.
“So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad away from the plantation into a sense of sensibility,” he stated.
Representative West was far from done with his tirade of vilifying black leaders. He also took the opportunity to take shots at Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and Al sharpton, referring to them as “plantation bosses.”
Considering the nature of his comments, it’s apparent why West would consider himself the second coming of someone like Tubman. You have a black politician on an allegedly “racist” show, being interviewed by a white woman–not only explaining to her how black leaders are basically worthless–but how you plan to rescue the poor black masses from the tyranny of the likes of Jesse, Sharpton, and Waters by disguising yourself as Harriet Tubman?
Antoine Scroggins is a Staff Writer for YourBlackWorld.com