Skip to comments.Kwanzaa: Holiday From the FBI
Posted on 01/03/2008 9:49:43 AM PST by TBP
Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of the FBI.
In what was probably ultimately a foolish gamble, during the madness of the '60s the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the organization, the better. Using that criterion, Karenga's United Slaves was perfect. In the annals of the American '60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.
United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented "African" names. (That was a big help to the black community: How many boys named "Jamal" currently sit on death row?)
Whether Karenga was a willing dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear. Curiously, in a 1995 interview with Ethnic NewsWatch, Karenga matter-of-factly explained that the forces out to get O.J. Simpson for the "framed" murder of two whites included: "the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, Interpol, the Chicago Police Department" and so on. Karenga should know about FBI infiltration. (He further noted that the evidence against O.J. "was not strong enough to prohibit or eliminate unreasonable doubt" -- an interesting standard of proof.)
In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the '70s, Karenga was quick to criticize rumors that black radicals were government-supported. When Nigerian newspapers claimed that some American black radicals were CIA operatives, Karenga publicly denounced the idea, saying, "Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents."
Now we know that the FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves.
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Otherwise, though, this is up to the usual brilliant and incisive Coulter standards. And frankly, someone had to say it.
And yet, even still, (hold yer'eaballs, sensitive types), they still had it better than those left behind on the motherland.
"Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party."
Wow! I missed a few on the search just by not including a colon after Kwanzaa
Thanks! And it goes back to 2005.
An African-American scholar and social activist, Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the only original African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to “...give a Black alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.” The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza”, meaning “first fruits”. The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s.
Ah, my old college professor, Ron Karenga. The fattest black man alive outside of the sumo circuit.
The more the merrier.
But in racial politics, the more preposterous, the more likely its silly ideas will persist. Fourty years later, I'm having to explain to my son that Kwaanza is not a real African holiday and that it was invented out of wholecloth by an American radical.
Birth name: Ron Everett.....I can see why he Africanized it.
“Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party.”
Its a BS holiday that most blacks don’t even care about. The more its ignored, the more it will slip into obscurity!