About this time of year, millions of Blacks will celebrate Kwanzaa and will give the Pledge to the Kwanzaa Flag: “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 god of us all, totally united in the struggle, for black love, black freedom, and black self-determination.”
The Kwanzaa Information Center also notes that the Kwanzaa flag “has become the symbol of devotion for African people in America to establish an independent African nation on the North American Continent.” Say what?
Only a fool, fraud, or fanatic can make such a pledge. But I’m not supposed to say that since I’m white.
Let me state the obvious: If Blacks (or anyone else) want to celebrate Kwanzaa that is their right; however, it is my right to set the record straight. Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, nor is it a traditional “African thing.” Moreover, it is grounded in violence, corruption, and deceit. Furthermore, it has an admitted humanist foundation, so professing Christians should not go near the thing.
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Yes, I know the U.S. Postal service issued a stamp honoring Kwanzaa but that only proves how shallow, senseless, and stupid the Postal Service is. And yes, the New York Times and other major journals have positively pitched Kwanzaa. (See previous sentence.) Those people are wearing the “merit badge” of political correctness. In fact, they flaunt it.
It was December 26, 1966 that Ron Karenga and his family and friends lit a candle at the kick-off of Kwanzaa, a new holiday to remember their African roots. However, Karenga admitted to the Washington Post that Kwanzaa was not African and they hated whites. Karenga wrote what I call the mission statement for Kwanzaa fanatics: “The sevenfold path of blackness is think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black.” That is black separatism and racism to the core. Let me suggest it should be “Think American, talk American, act American, create American, buy American, vote American and live American.”
While some of the “seven principles” (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith) of Kwanzaa are commendable, they must be read within the total socialist, Marxist, and anti-white context in which they were developed by a very unstable guy.
To put the founding of Kwanzaa in perspective, remember during this period, President John Kennedy was assassinated (1963) followed by his brother Bobby and Martin Luther King. Hippies were protesting the Vietnam War and many burned their draft cards and fled to Canada. Dr. Timothy Leary convinced thousands of youth to use illegal drugs (especially LSD) using the phrase,” Turn on, tune in, drop out.” When he finally dropped out and assumed room temperature, his remains were cremated and shot into space where they still orbit the earth. Leary is still going around and around and around without the help of any drug! And he’s still high!
The 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed giving Blacks the right to jobs, college enrollment, access to public restrooms, etc., and many Blacks overreacted and promoted “Black Power.” Some black leaders such as Malcolm X were intent on the eventual creation of a separate black American nation in the U.S. or Western hemisphere. Malcolm, Karenga and other leaders wanted black independence and separation from Whites.
The Black Panther Party was formed in Oakland, CA by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966 to protect blacks and black neighborhoods from “police brutality.” However, those goals changed with time. While the party was always socialist, it became more vicious and violent. They and other black groups spewed bigotry, intolerance, hatred, sexism, anti-Semitism, dogmatic historical revisionism, and violence throughout North America. Many black nationalists exemplified more hatred for Whites than love of their own race. Most Black Nationalist leaders were critical of Martin Luther King’s stated nonviolent approach to civil rights and sarcastically called him, “De Lawd.”
Into such an atmosphere, entered Ron Karenga, founder of United Slaves (a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers) and a dupe of the FBI. The tension between the Black Panthers and the United Slaves reached the highest level over who would head up the new Afro-American Studies department at UCLA. Each radical group supported different candidates.
Then on January 17, 1969, fewer than 200 students gathered on the UCLA campus to discuss their differences. During the meeting John Jerome Huggins and Alprentice Carter of the Panthers verbally attacked Karenga, much to the dismay of his followers. After the meeting two United Slave members, George and Larry Stiner, confronted Huggins and Carter in a hallway and shot and killed them. The fat was in the fire.
George and Larry finally were sentenced to life in San Quentin prison but in 1975, the two brothers, fearing an alleged retaliatory plot by white prison guards, escaped from San Quentin (with help from a black prison guard) and fled to Suriname. In 1994, Larry turned himself in to United States officials and returned to America but the whereabouts of George is still unknown.
As the smoke was clearing from the shootout at UCLA, the chancellor Charles E. Young actually said: “The students here have handled themselves in an absolutely impeccable manner. They have been concerned.” Well, yes, I suppose there would be much concern with two angry black groups more heavily armed that Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday at the O.K. Corral. Political correctness way back then! Of course PC is simply shorthand for cowardice.
On September 17, 1971, Ron Karenga was sentenced one to ten years in the slammer on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. The charges stemmed from a May 9, 1970 incident in which Karenga and two others tortured two women. According to the Los Angeles Times “Deborah Jones, who once was given the 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.”
At his trial, Ron Karenga’s sanity was in question and a psychiatrist declared, “This man now represents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and delusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment.” The psychiatrist observed that Karenga talked to his blanket and imaginary persons and believed that he had been attacked by dive-bombers!
My three-year-old grandson also talked to his blanket, had imaginary friends, and believed he had been attacked by peg-legged, one-eyed Caribbean pirates but he has not been offered a position at a major university as was Karenga! Eight years later, California State University at Long Beach made Karenga the head of its Black Studies Department! I think he should be making license plates in a state prison.
Blacks can celebrate whatever they choose but I will remind them that if it is Kwanzaa, they celebrate a “holiday” that was designed by a hateful, bigoted, black Marxist who reportedly talks to his blanket, has imaginary friends, and believed he was attacked by dive-bombers! Watch out, they’re coming out of the clouds at the two o’clock position!
Maybe Blacks and Whites should be more careful in choosing their holidays and their heroes.
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