By Al Benson Jr.
Recently a new mayor was elected, after a run-off election) in Jackson, Mississippi. There was almost nothing about it in any of the “news” papers that I saw and I checked with friends in Mississippi, about sixty miles south of Jackson, and they said the same thing. When it came to the new mayor of Jackson it was pretty quiet on the home front and not much news was passed out other than that he had won the election.
It was like everything else in this country anymore. If you want to find out what really goes on you have to check out sources from other countries.
I had never even heard of Jackson’s new mayor until I read an article on Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog, http://www.trevorloudon.com that was a real eye opener. It was entitled “Chokwe Lumumba, Van Jones, Rev. Jeremiah Wright—Race Radicals, Marxist Militants”. Mr. Loudon started the article off with: “What do Jackson, Mississippi’ radical new Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, former Obama ‘Green Jobs Czar’ Van Jones, and former Barack Obama pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright have in common? All of them are veterans of the Communist instigated Black Radical Congress.” Loudon went on to explain how over 70 activists from over twenty cities around the country met in Chicago (where else) to start planning for a Black Radical Congress. Although the participants came as individuals, they represented groups like the New Afrikan People’s Organization, the Labor Party, the Communist Party USA, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, African American Agenda 2000, the Democratic Socialists of America and “the Communist Party splinter Committees of Correspondence.”
Loudon also mentioned “two Marxist Obama mentors, Timuel Black and Alice Palmer,” who took part. “Palmer was an official of the Communist Party contolled U.S. Peace Council and the bona fide Soviet front International Organization of Journalists.” The Black Radical Congress sounds like an old home week affair for the most radical leftists in the country. And Jackson’s newly elected mayor was part and parcel of it. Do you think the average person in Jackson had or has any idea of all this. I don’t.
In yet another column on the same blog spot Mr. Loudon observed that: “Elected in May, Mr. Lumumba is already making his mark on the city, charting a new direction—one that may have implications far beyond Jackson, indeed far beyond Mississippi. In 1983, the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America took advantage of a split electoral race to elect their candidate, radical lawyer and former Congressman, Harold Washington, as Mayor of Chicago. Washington appointed hundreds of leftists to city positions and solidified a movement that went on to elect two more allies: Carol Moseley Braun and then Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate from Illinois. Last month, history repeated itself in one of the South’s largest Black majority towns. Activists in Jackson, Mississippi took another advantage of another split field to steer one of their leaders, Chokwe Lumumba, into the mayorality.”
And much like Obama, Lumumba is busily appointing dedicated left-wingers to positions of importance. Loudon noted: “Already Lumumba has appointed a bona fide communist to this transition team—Bill Chandler, Executive Director of the very influential Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance. Chandler is a veteran of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers, he is a former Communist Party USA affiliate and was recently a member of the National Coordinating Committee of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a Communist Party splinter group. It is because of Chandler and his radical allies in the state legislature that Mississippi has been unable to pass legislation clamping down on illegal immigrants in the state.”
Although folks in Mississippi have not been treated to much information about Jackson’s new mayor, other folks around the country have been quite active in his behalf.
I came across a site http://chokwefundraisernyc.eventbrite.com where they had a group in New York City that was putting on fundraisers back in March, 2013 to help Mr. Lumumba to get elected. Now why should folks in New York City care all that much about who gets elected mayor in Jackson, Mississippi unless his election is part of someone’s agenda?
I also ran across an item on http://www.michronicleonline.com that said: “Congratulations! Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi” and it gave a little more background of Lumumba. The article noted: “As an attorney, Lumumba has represented legendary activist, poet, actor and Hip-Hop artist Tupac Shakur in several cases and his grandmother, Assata Shakur, who Lumumba calls a ‘Black Panther heroine. Assata, formerly Joanne Chesimard, was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. She sought asylum in Cuba after being accused of killing a New Jersey state trooper…” So, to Jackson’s new mayor this Black Panther(ess) was a heroine. Anyone who doesn’t realize that the Black Panthers are a Marxist-oriented group just isn’t paying attention.
Jackson’s new mayor has some really interesting friends and I’d be willing to bet that 99% of the voting population in Jackson doesn’t have and never will have a clue. Jackson is a stepping stone for this man and he seeks to ascend even higher, like Obama, in the leftist pantheon of “gods.”