Bush was correct in pointing out that this new high holy day is a very recent invention. There are few holidays we can actually attribute to one man's vision. Kwanzaa is such a holiday coined by Ron Karenga in 1966.
Who was Ron Karenga?
Glad you asked.
He is a convicted felon sentenced five years after inventing Kwanzaa for torturing two black women by whipping them with electrical cords and beating them with a karate baton after stripping them naked. He placed in the mouth of one of the victims a hot soldering iron, also scarring her face with the device. He put one of her big toes in a vise, and detergent and running water in both of their mouths.
But that wasn't the beginning of the bizarre and violent behavior of Karenga, the patron saint of Kwanzaa not by a long shot.
Just about the time he was dreaming up this new holiday, he was also inventing a new political movement on the campus of UCLA. That movement was called "black cultural nationalism." His group was called United Slaves. And it was defined mainly by violent confrontations with the Black Panthers at UCLA. Two of his followers shot dead two members of the Panthers in 1969.
But no sooner did Karenga get out of prison on the torture charges in 1975 than all was forgotten about his criminal and violent past. He was proclaimed Saint Karenga. Four years later, he was running the Black Studies Department at California State University in Long Beach.
How did he get that job in academia with his record?
Glad you asked again.
Paul Mulshine, who has done an admirable job of chronicling Karenga's history for FrontPagemag.com, has a theory.
Karenga had a jailhouse conversion.
No, he did not become a born-again Christian. He did not renounce violence. He did not even repudiate his past. But he did become a Marxist.
And, while becoming a Christian might have disqualified him for a role in the world of the modern U.S. university, a conversion to Marxism was perceived as a sign of rehabilitation. The one-time psychopath had seen the light.
In conclusion, I hope this little cultural and history lesson helps you see the light about Kwanzaa. It's being taught to your kids in your government schools. It's become a commercial bonanza in black communities through the United States. And, now, even the president of the United States is praising it as a legitimate holiday.
Until the gop, or whomever, "rastles" control of our Academia and Main News Outlets, we Americans will have this phoney baloney hate-filled and DIVISIVE scar called Kwanza.
Spread the TRUTH. Teach your children the TRUTH.
Very enlightening and I am incensed because they celebrate this claptrap and teach it to my seven year old! Back I barge into my daughter's grade school tomorrow with a print out of this article and your remarks to show the principal. I fought him last month on Ramadan, looks like I've got a new fight. As for me, I'll take the fat white man and Jesus Christ anyday.