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A Kwanzaa Primer/Reality Check

Posted by cann0nba11 on December 19, 2008

Kwanzaa is crap. Total racist crap. To deny this blatant fact is to deny that OJ is guilty. To deny that Rodney King is a thug. To deny that Barack Obama lacks leadership experience. To deny that ACORN is an unethical organization.

Kwanzaa is a “holiday” created by a racist criminal to”give Blacks an alternative to the [Christmas] and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society (ed. aka white people).” Kwanzaa was designed to unite and to strengthen African communities. News flash: The Black Panthers and the KKK are also based on similar racist goals.

Kwanzaa is full of colorful symbols based on traditional African icons. But that”s the same as watching a made for TV movie that is “based on a true story.” Other than a few basic tenets, it is nothing but a brazen “f*** you” to whitey.

Ron Karenga - Creator of Kwanzaa

Ron Karenga – Creator of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Ron Karenga. He was born Ronald McKinley Everett, the 14th child of a Baptist minister. In the 1960s he was admitted to UCLA as part of a federal program for students who had dropped out of high school. If you think back to the racial tension in America during the 1960s you can see how easily Malcom X became a major influence to Karenga who described it as follows:

“Malcolm was the major African American thinker that influenced me in terms of nationalism and Pan-Africanism. As you know, towards the end, when Malcolm is expanding his concept of Islam, and of nationalism, he stresses Pan-Africanism in a particular way. And he argues that, and this is where we have the whole idea that cultural revolution and the need for revolution, he argues that we need a cultural revolution, he argues that we must return to Africa culturally and spiritually, even if we can’t go physically. And so that’s a tremendous impact on US. And US saw it, when I founded it, as the sons and daughters of Malcolm, and as an heir to his legacy.

In 1965, he interrupted his doctoral studies at UCLA and joined the Black Power movement. Karenga founded the US Organization, (United Slaves) a rival group to the Black Panthers. Karenga was later convicted of felony assault and imprisoned for assaulting and torturing two women members his own group. Here is a quote from the LA Times about the testimony of one of the victims:

“Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis” mouth and placed against Miss Davis” face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said. They also were hit on the heads with toasters

At Karenga’s trial, the question of his sanity arose. A psychiatrist”s report stated the following: “This man now represents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and illusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment.” The psychiatrist reportedly observed that Karenga talked to his blanket and imaginary persons, and believed he”d been attacked by dive-bombers.

He was sentenced to 1-10 years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. In 1971, the organization went dormant while Karenga was in prison. After his release in 1975, he revived it, and it operates to the present.

This is the man that created Kwanzaa.

Have you seen the Kwanzaa Pledge on any holiday cards you may have received? No? Let me offer this gift to you:

“We pledge allegiance to the red, black and green, our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain; one nation of black people, with one G-d of us all, totally united in the struggle, for black love, black freedom and black self-determination.”


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