Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Kwanzaa: The fraudulent holiday
Last week, Shelby County Probate Court Clerk Chris Thomas filed a complaint in Chancery Court to block a Kwanzaa celebration to be hosted by County Commissioner Henri Brooks in the Shelby County Commission chambers. In response, Brooks - a former state representative who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in the State Capitol because slavery once existed in the United States - said she was appalled that so much "ignorance" surrounds the celebration of Kwanzaa. I couldn't agree more.
How many people know of the true origins of Kwanzaa? Not many, I assure you. So, when you come across Kwanzaa "greeting" cards at the grocery store, or Kwanzaa wrapping paper at Target, pause for a moment and reflect upon this:
"Every year school children across the United States are forced to celebrate Kwanzaa by their politically correct, union backed teachers. So, every year I try to write a piece reminding people about what a media backed scam Kwanzaa really is -- all of the makings of a Hallmark 'holiday,' i.e. a 'holiday' solely designed to get you to buy crap.
"Kwanzaa did not come about until the 1960's. It was founded by a felon named Ron Karenga. Mr. Karenga spent time in prison for assaulting and torturing two black women. According to one of the the women in a Los Angeles Times article, the two women '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 Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's face.'
"Let's also remember Mr. Karenga's own words. He noted, 'People think it's African, but it's not. I came up with Kwanzaa because black people wouldn't celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that's when a lot of Bloods were partying.' You be sure to remember that quote when your child is forced to celebrate it at school. Be sure to also remember Mr. Karenga called Jesus 'psychotic' and called Christianity a white religion black people should shun." (Emphasis mine)