Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We report, you decide: the Junior Edition

Looks like Chokwe Junior decided to pass off a quote from Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" as his own in in the first sentence of his speech yesterday. See for yourself.






Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it. In underdeveloped countries the preceding generations have both resisted the work or erosion carried by colonialism and also helped on the maturing of the struggles of today. We must rid ourselves of the habit, now that we are in the thick of the fight, of minimizing the action of our fathers or of feigning incomprehension when considering their silence and passivity. They fought as well as they could, with the arms that they possessed then; and if the echoes of their struggle have not resounded in the international arena, we must realize that the reason for this silence lies less in their lack of heroism than in the fundamentally different international situation of our time. It needed more than one native to say "We've had enough"; more than one peasant rising crushed, more than one demonstration put down before we could today hold our own, certain in our victory. As for we who have decided to break the back of colonialism, our historic mission is to sanction all revolts, all desperate actions, all those abortive attempts drowned in rivers of blood. Page 206, The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon

That is one use of the quote. Here is how it is used by other revolutionaries. So did Octavian attempt to pass off someone's statement as his own or was he being cute and hoping no one would discover the source of the quote?


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's becoming clear Chokie A is a joke.

Anonymous said...

If this guy is a lawyer, why is he not listed in the Ms Bar Directory?

Anonymous said...

Going to law school and passing the MS bar are 2 different things.

Kingfish said...

Look harder. He is barred:

Name: Chokwe Antar Lumumba
Company: Lumumba & Assoc
Admit Date: 10/02/2008
Physical Address: XXXXXXXX


Status: Active

Anonymous said...

Kingfish that is the smartest thing you have done all day and I am surprised you did that

Anonymous said...

He wouldn't take the bar exam cause they told him he couldn't wear those girly hats and dresses in the courtroom...and he insisted on being referred to as Ms. Chaka Chaka Chaka Khan

Anonymous said...

Why was he barred KF?

Anonymous said...

In this case, I do believe 'barred'
means he has been admitted to the bar; i.e. passed the bar exam.

Kingfish said...

Why was he barred? Because he passed the bar.

Johnny Weir said...

I hate to talk about the dead, however, I feel the father lied (or covered up) about his health problems during the election. Now, the son stated he “co-authored” his father platform? (Truth or lie?) Now, the son quotes from other peoples work and doesn’t give credit. The son is not to be trusted……..

Anonymous said...

Absolutely none of this matters, all of the folks that come on here and leaves comments hoping and praying for Harvey or Preister or Yarber or whoever, it simply does not matter. Chokwe Antar Lumumba will be elected overwhelmingly the next mayor of Jackson Mississippi. I would bet the title to my house and car on it. Wait till those ads hit the Jackson Advocate for him, this thing is over folks, go spend some money now in hip Madistan or Brandon or at the Bass pro in pearl. O V E R, ANTAR is IN IN IN!

Making Popcorn in Madison County said...

I was excited when Brother Chokwe was elected. If (there's no doubt in my mind he'll get it) Chokwe Jr. gets elected I might have a stroke. This is getting really good.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba and Associates at Quinn's address? That's interesting. His practice is probably similar to that of 'the dentist' at the corner of Northside and State. But, anyway, he's clean and articulate, as if that matters in Jacktown.

Anonymous said...

4:25, stopping speaking in code. What are you attempting to convey regarding similar practices.

4:25 Uncoded said...

5:07; I didn't realize there would be people too stupid to figure it out. Let me see. The comparison is this: A 'dentist' who opens a shop in an old beat down house and advertises that he accepts medicaid and SNAP and can install crowns 'today' is sorta similar to a lawyer nobody ever heard of who advertises his address as that of some past candidate for mayor who nobody ever heard of.

Does that help a bit?

Anonymous said...

5:07 here. Try again. Your logic (or lack thereof) makes no sense.

I assumed you googled the address Lumumba listed on the bar directory, saw the name Quinn, and thought you had unraveled a conspiracy.

After seeing Quinn Insurance and Investments on Google at that same address, a curious person might have wondered whether this was a rental and one of the two was no longer at the address. You didn't do that.

A logical person might have taken the next step, and determined what Mrs. Quinn's address was before spouting off that Lumumba and Quinn shared an office. Had you done that, you would have found your claim to be incorrect.

Another logical step would have been to check the Department of Insurance's website to see if Mrs. Quinn was even licensed to sell insurance and offer financial services. You would have found that she is not. However, you likely would have found another Quinn, in Jackson, licensed to sell insurance and investments. A logical person probably would have determined that this Quinn was a different person.

Furthermore, what does having a beat up - although if you'd actually driven by, you'd be able to tell its been renovated - dental office, which installs crowns - as most dentists office do - have to do with a lawyer - who you incorrectly assumed - lists his address at that of a former Mayoral candidate - who you obviously have heard of. It makes no sense. You might as well be comparing an apple to a rock. I mean, the only similarity I can figure out is that both practice's clientele probably look alike, and maybe their bank accounts don't have much in them. But I guess you're not man - or woman - enough to just come out and say that.

Also, unless Fondren Dental is selling groceries, he is not accepting SNAP. Try again.

Anonymous said...

As a long term property owner in the area where the dentist is located, I applaud him for improving that corner. Us folks who have owned homes in that area since before the Stokes infestation appreciate anyone who adds some value over there.

Yawn @ Quinn said...

Thank you, Regina, at 10:02 for that stupid, boring post. Who are you trying to impress?

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