(Note: the subject of the article below is a prime indicator of the balkanization that is occurring in the U.S. If you are unfamiliar with the term, “balkanization” it refers to the breaking up of a country into smaller country/states based upon nationality or race. There has been a strong movement among non-white Hispanics for a number of years now to form an independent nation in the South West. Many demographers predict that as the U.S. economy continues to weaken and the South West’s majority Hispanic population solidifies itself, they will begin thwarting U.S. law and begin to act independently.
Here we see that the black nationalist movement as well, is gaining momentum with openly elected politicians pushing the concept of balkanization also. Some view this as positive and some negative, but the country nevertheless is slowly moving in that direction.
White people need to begin considering where they live and where they will raise their family. It is more important than ever given the dramatic population shifts that will begin happening in the next 15-20 years. During this time span, we will witness the passing of the baby boomer generation and as if overnight, this will be a majority non-white country.
Already, white people are gradually moving toward the heartland of America as the rest of the country darkens. There is nothing we can do to change the inevitable. What we can do is strengthen our own families, work together, and encourage others to take an interest in the future of our people. The future will demand strong leadership. The children of the Republic deserve our best efforts.
(Siddhartha Mitter, Al Jazeera America
On July 1, Chokwe Lumumba, an attorney with a long record of black radical activism, took office as mayor of Jackson. His inauguration took place in the gleaming convention center that sprang up four years ago in the state capital’s mostly deserted downtown.
A crowd of 2,500 packed the hall. The city councilors and other dignitaries, most of them African-American—Jackson, a city of 177,000, is 80 percent black—sat on the dais. The local congressman, Bennie Thompson, officiated. The outgoing mayor, Harvey Johnson, the city’s first black mayor, wished his successor well. The Mississippi Mass Choir gave a jubilant performance of “When I Rose This Morning.”
Finally, Lumumba, 66, approached the podium, pulling the microphone up to suit his tall, lean frame. “Well,” he said, “I want to say, God is good, all the time.”
The crowd replied. “God is good, all the time!”
“I want to say hey! And hello!”
The crowd called back, “Hey! Hello!”
Then Lumumba smiled and raised his right hand halfway, just a little above the podium, briefly showing the clenched fist of a Black Power salute.
“And I want to say, free the land!”
Applause rang out, bells chimed, wooden staffs rose up and people shouted back, “Free the land!” That’s the motto of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), the movement formed in 1968 that sought to turn the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina into an independent black nation.
Jackson’s new mayor is a former vice president of the RNA and a co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), a national group born in 1993 that seeks self-determination for African-Americans—whom it calls New Afrikans—“by any means necessary.” Like many shaped by the Black Power era, Lumumba long shunned formal politics, until a successful run for City Council in 2009. Now, as mayor, he is seeking to apply the tenets of the black radical tradition to the duties of running a city.
“Nowadays you’ve got to call yourself a ‘change agent’ or something, or else you’ll make people scared,” Lumumba told me when I visited Jackson in August. “But I am a revolutionary.”
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