ALLEN WEST ASKS: âIS IT OPEN SEASON ON A PRINCIPLED BLACK CONSERVATIVE?â Posted on April 13, 2011 at 8:50pm by Emily Esfahani Smith Print Rep. Allen West, who received a derogatory letter with mysterious white powder in it last week, has some stern words for his menacing critics. From The Hill: In that letter, West wrote, âThis incident, is just another in several incidents that have occurred over the last couple of years and, have put me in quite a bad mood.â He ended his letter on a bit of a macho note: âLet me be very clear to all reading this missive, but mostly to liberals who subscribe to this behavior, be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics againstâ¦I consider myself an easy-going fella who will always engage in intense intellectual exchange. However, if you choose this path of personal attacks, intimidation, and threats you will encounter a very different Congressman (LTC. Ret) Allen B. West.