Kwanzaa is a holiday that competes against the commercialization of Christmas. It starts December 26th and lasts for one week. Let’s all celebrate.
Wait. We cannot all celebrate, because Kwanzaa is a holiday exclusive to black people. But that’s okay. Folks are entitled to have holidays that celebrate their race, just like congress is entitled to have a special caucus that excludes whites.
Cynicism aside, let’s take a closer look at this newly invented holiday which thirteen percent of the U.S. population are eligible to celebrate, while according to recent stats, it is actually recognized by 1.6 percent.
In researching Kwanzaa on line, folks will learn that this holiday was founded in 1966 by a fellow named Ron Everett, AKA Maulana Karenga. They will also tell you that Mr. Karenga is the director of black studies at California State U. in Long Beach. Sounds prestigious enough.
What the articles fail to mention is that Karenga was also a founder of the Black Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers of the 1960s. United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. They openly declared their hatred for whites. In one barbarous outburst in 1969, Karenga’s United Slaves shot to death Black Panthers Al “Bunchy” Carter and Deputy Minister John Huggins on the UCLA campus. In 1971, Karenga himself was sentenced to 1 – 10 years for various charges, including felonious assault and false imprisonment. Now, he’s a role model professor on an American campus, spewing hate and Marxism as the solution to racial problems in the U.S.
The seven principals of Kwanzaa, which are listed in Wikipedia, are ironically the same principals that formulated the radical Symbianese Liberation Army in California, circa 1974.
Folks might remember when Patty Hearst became a household word after she was kidnapped, and then turned thief and robber while in the clutches of this so-called “peaceful” organization.
Thus, by the United States recognizing Kwanzaa as a legitimate, though unofficial, holiday, we are, in essence, endorsing the very taboo we all hate: Racism. But that’s okay, because it’s okay to be a racist, if one is not white.
Imagine for one minute, if someone like a David Duke gathered a couple million of his supremacist followers and declared a Caucasian-only holiday on January 15th, which happens to be Martin Luther King’s birthday. Would the media paint that as a worthy cause?
The overwhelming majority of Americans despise racism and condemn any organization, movement, persons or speech associated with racist bigotry. As such, Kwanzaa should be exposed for what it is: A racist-borne invented holiday intended to separate blacks from whites. How else are we to interpret this celebration when the clear path of Kwanzaa is; think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black.
In my seventy-one years, I’ve seen the progression of America from blacks sitting in the back of a bus to electing a black man as president. I remember southern segregation as a way of life. I — like millions — was taught that other races were inferior. As time has passed, America has changed immensely, and with some individual exceptions, we’ve shed the shameful stain of national racism.
Unfortunately, racist extremism still exists. But in 2010, the shoe is on the other foot, while condemnation from society and from media is stridently silent.
How is America to become a true color-blind society if manufactured holidays like Kwanzaa and organizations like the New Black Panthers continue to raise their ugly heads, reminding us all that we cannot be color-blind after all?
Perhaps someone should have informed George W. Bush, who in 2002, sucked up to the black vote by praising Kwanzaa. What people won’t do for political favors.