CNN aired a special report last night called “Is Mississippi Still Burning?” about the James Craig Anderson hit and run murder in Mississippi.
If you haven’t been paying attention to CNN lately, it has abandoned its traditional pretense of objectivity as its White audience has fled to FOX News and MSNBC. When the Black Undertow was burning down Britain in August, Anderson Cooper was on the scene in Somalia feeding starving black people.
“Is Mississippi Still Burning?” is the latest in one of these “special reports” by Soledad O’Brien that cater to African-American and Hispanic racial consciousness. For those of you who are keeping score, CNN has already aired a “Black in America” documentary and “Hispanic in America” and even a “Black in America 2.”
Just recently, there was a Soledad O’Brien special report on the guilt or innocence of convicted serial killer Wayne Williams, two special reports on the MLK assassination and the MLK “Stone of Hope” national monument, and last year there was another one of these special reports that glorified Rodney King as a victim on the anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.
This is not the first time that CNN has singled out Mississippi as being a state that is full of White racist bigots.
In 2009, Soledad O’Brien did another special report called “Prom Night In Mississippi” about the first integrated prom in Charleston, Mississippi. HBO has its own documentary called “Prom Night in Mississippi” that attempts to show that “racism is still alive in America.”
In this case, a White teenager named Deryl Dedmon and a group of White teenagers ran over James Craig Anderson in Jackson after a night of heavy drinking. They really do seem to have targeted Anderson because he was an African-American. The whole incident was caught on film by a security camera.
Dedmon was promptly arrested, charged with capital murder, and was thrown in jail to await trail – the normal channels of the criminal justice system could not have functioned more effectively. There were no race riots in Jackson or Brandon or any sign of police malfeasance that warranted national attention.
That was not the story that CNN wanted to tell though: here was a “hate crime” in Mississippi that fit the DWL narrative of White racism and black victimhood, something that could be exploited to gin up the black vote on the eve of the 2011 Mississippi state elections.
The title of the CNN documentary refers to the Hollywood movie “Mississippi Burning” which was a 1988 crime drama about the murders of Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Cheney in 1963. Paul Kersey has written at great length in Hollywood in Blackface about how film has been used to manipulate White racial attitudes.
As Mississippi natives well know, there was never a “Mississippi Burning” in the 1950s and 1960s. With the exception of the Emmett Till murder in 1955, the Ole Miss riot in 1962, and the Medgar Evers assassination and the Schwerner, Goodman, and Cheney murders in 1963, there really wasn’t much violence in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement.
In reality, Mississippi was controlled by the White Citizens’ Councils, which were ideologically opposed to Klan violence, and which preferred to rely upon economic and political pressure to fight the Civil Rights Movement.
Gov. Haley Barbour was heavily criticized last year on the Rachel Maddow Show for drawing attention to the inconvenient historical fact that the White Citizens’ Councils were committed to non-violence and that there really wasn’t much violence in cities like Yazoo City because of this. As Taylor Branch points out in At Canaan’s Edge, The Meredith March Against Fear in 1966 was a major defeat for the Civil Rights Movement.
The only time in American history that Mississippi has ever been burned to the ground was the time that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army through Corinth, Vicksburg, Jackson, Natchez, and Greenville. Thousands of Mississippi natives lost their lives in the War Between the States trying to defend their own homes from the Yankee invaders.
At the terminus of that conflict, General E.D. Osband and his platoon of black Union soldiers decapitated the government of Mississippi in Jackson in May 1865. The Confederate government of Mississippi was dissolved by a presidential proclamation from Washington.
That was how Mississippi was forced to rejoin the United States. For the next ten years, the White citizens of Mississippi endured a military dictatorship and negro-carpetbagger rule under the tyranny of Adelbert Ames. Previously one of the richest states in America, Mississippi has remained one of the poorest ever since it was destroyed by the U.S. Army.
The CNN report on Deryl Dedmon spends a lot of time dwelling on the Confederate monument in Brandon, the Confederate flag that is still in the Mississippi state flag, and the whiteness of the Jackson suburbs.
(1) Confederate monuments were erected across Dixie from Virginia to Texas by the generations that lived through the thirty years of misery, occupation, and racial integration (1866 to 1896) that followed the War Between the States.
(2) The Confederate flag in Mississippi honors the heroic sacrifices of the University Greys who suffered 100 percent casualties at Gettysburg.
(3) The Whites in Brandon live there because Jackson has been transformed by the Black Undertow into a black hole that is 70 percent African-American. Hinds County is 61 percent African-American.
The black crime in Mississippi and Louisiana (and now South Carolina) is now so bad that these are the only two states in Dixie that deliberately hide their racial crime statistics which are collected as UCR data and sent to the FBI to be published in their annual reports.
In Georgia, African-Americans are responsible for 85 percent of robbery. In Alabama, African-Americans are responsible for 90 percent of interracial rape. In South Carolina, African-Americans are responsible for 75 percent of homicide.
Just how bad is black-on-white crime in Mississippi? We don’t know the details because the state government is hiding its own statistics from the public, but we can make an educated guess from several well known incidents.
Consider the horrific case of Charlotte Parker, a 9 year old White girl with pigtails, who was sodomized and raped by the negro Robert Simon, who was shot three times in the back and once in the hip, and who died of smoke inhalation when the black intruder set her home on fire in 1990.
Charlotte Jo was literally burned alive by her negro rapist along with her mother and father. To my knowledge, that incident has never prompted a CNN Presents special report. CNN was also mysteriouly silent on the Wichita Massacre and when a flash mob of hundreds of blacks pulled Whites out of their vehicles to beat and assault them at the Wisconsin State Fair.
When are we are going to see Soledad O’Brien do a report on “Is Chicago Still Burning?” or “Is Philadelphia Still Burning?” or “Is Detroit Still Burning?” We watched the Black Undertow burn down the United Kingdom this summer without comment.
If the James Craig Anderson murder proves anything, it proves that Mississippi is still smoldering. White Mississippi is seething over its racial and ethnic grievances. The racial atrocities that have been committed there have not been forgotten.
In 2001, Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s effort to adopt a new state flag was defeated in Mississippi, 64 percent to 36 percent. In 2008, 89 percent of White Mississippi voted against Barack Hussein Obama, who won a smaller share of the White vote than John Kerry. In 2010, White Mississippi threw out two Blue Dog Democrats from the House because of their alienation from the Democratic Party.
Although Colonel Reb has been removed as the Ole Miss mascot and Dixie has been banned at Ole Miss football games, this was done by the administration without the consent of alumni or the student body. Last year, Ole Miss students got the choice between voting for a new school mascot or no mascot at all, and now the “Rebel Black Bears” are having another lackluster football season.
In 2009, 31 percent of African-Americans in Hinds County were on the EBT card. In Bennie Thompson’s 2nd Congressional District, over 40 percent of the blacks who lived there were on the EBT card. There is no telling how many African-Americans in Mississippi are on the EBT card now. It is probably in the neighborhood of 50 to 70 percent.
Within the next twenty years, the U.S. federal government will inevitably go bankrupt. When that happens, the black majority in Mississippi will have to find some other means to sustain themselves. An entire society that has been constructed around the principle of elevating African-Americans over Whites is destined to come crashing down.
Mississippi will really be burning then.
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