This week I was accused -by someone I thought was a friend – of being the type of Black person who would follow a Tea Party leader all the way back to the plantation. The statement was so cruel, untruthful and ignorant I just left it there. I wanted to explain that as a Black woman I am trying like hell to get off the liberal Democrat intellectual plantation and take as many enslaved minds with me as I can. But I knew it would do no good. My ‘friend’ is already totally committed to his narrative as informed by MSNBC and Mother Jones. I just don’t have the eloquence or the patience to combat such foolishness. However, Allen West has the ability to address this issue with ease, clarity and intelligence. When I saw this video I felt relief. Allen West says it better than I ever could.