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Posted on 12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It
Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was: Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .
Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. Im kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread.
Then someone got real upset. I felt bad about that, truly. But the reality is that Kwanzaa was created by an FBI informant named Dr. Maulana Karenga. Straight up! Thats an actual fact. Beyond that, stuff like corn, that is used in a lot of the rituals is not even native to Africa. A friend of mine noted its truly corny.
Now hold on. I did participate in a few Kwanzaa events back when 89 was the number. I always tried to do observe it. But once I did the history on its founder and some of the deeper elements of its hollow cultural base, it was hard to continue on. For those who do, I promise Im not mad at you. Not that you would care. But you cant get your kente cloth all in a bunch because Im not feeling it.
Look, I love Africa and what it means to be Black. I love almost everything African (aside from the tribal fighting and the needless murder and rape of women across the continent). But Kwanzaa is not African. I never knew an African (from any part of the continent) who was like Yo Adisa, bro you wanna slide thought to the Kwanzaa fest playa? It has never happened! They dont get down like that.
Kwanzaa is like a bad weave. People might kinda like it, but we all know it aint real. Now, I live on the West coast, in the Bay Area. The only people I see really on some Kwanzaa ish are the hardcore revolutionary types you might find at the Berkeley flea market selling incense and shea butter soap (which they might consider using on themselves).
I guess what Im saying is, I was raised on the works of Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ivan VanSertima and Runoko Rashidi. I studied a lot about ancient Kemet, The Moorish Empire, Benin, Timbuktu etc. I love reading about African culture and history any time I can. Thats why I dont need Kwanzaa. I have knowledge of self and kind.
It appears as though the only other people who might celebrate it are East coast college types who still work on a University campus. But Im not even sure thats accurate.
Dr. Maulana Karenga was an informant who hated on Geronimo Pratt and caused a lot of damage to the African American community. How do we know he didnt found Kwanzaa in 1966 as a social experiment on Black people for the FBI? How could such a knowledgeable man just forget that corn is not from his homeland?
Beyond that, is it possible to love Africa and not celebrate Kwanzaa? I know Jews that do not celebrate Chanukah. I know Muslims that dont celebrate every Ramadan or Eid (some for health reasons, others because they came from places so poor, fasting was a daily occasion). I know Christians that do not celebrate Christmas (because they read Jeremiah 10: 1-25 in the Holy Bible). They still consider themselves lovers of their individual paths though. Can I love my Blackness and still think Kwanzaa is rich in wackness? Is there anything else we can do outside of Kwanzaa to stay more authentically connected to the Motherland? What do you think?
In 1971 Ron (sic Maulana) Karenga, Louis Smith, and Luz Maria Tamayo were convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment for assaulting and torturing two women from the United Slaves, Deborah Jones & Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women: "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 Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's 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 arose as to Karenga's sanity. It is theorized that Karenga may have had a mental breakdown due to the stress of dealing with the violence and murders surrounding his United Slaves (US) organization and the Black Panther Party (BPP). His behavior became bizarre. And, at his trial, a psychiatrist's report stated the following: "This man now represents a picture that can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and illusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment."
LOL!!! Well, Happy Christmahannukkwanzaa, anyway...:)
Actually, what I said was: Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .
Africa and kwanzaa have absolutely NO connection whatsoever.
I like the “celbrated by white female elementary school teachers”...so true. I work with a number of blacks (some American, a few West African), and none of them celebrate it. Years ago one of the black Americans put up a picture of their candle-thing, but when nobody seemed interested she lost interest as well.
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“Beyond that, is it possible to love Africa and not celebrate Kwanzaa?”
You are doomed to be known as Whitey wannabe for the rest of your life.
To me Kwaanza is a bit like Farrakhan and Islam.
Its all fake.
Kwaaanza was made up to take Christ out of Christmas.
kwanzaa is garbage.
“Kwaaanza was made up to take Christ out of Christmas.”
No, it was made up to take blacks out of Christmas.
When I explained he shook his head and said, "Americans are very strange, why do they not just have Christmas like we do?"
Now back at home in Bayonne, she opens the first roll and it says “Happy Kwanzaa”, it's all Kwanzaa paper.
I asked her what did you do, she said "I turned it printed side down and went with it", trying to explain Kwanzaa to her Mom, a very Italian Catholic, was interesting...her brothers and sister in tears laughing.
As ridiculous as Kwanzaa is even on the surface, most people don’t realize how truly depraved it is. Aside from Karenga’s criminality is the fact that the seven supposed principles of Kwanzaa are identical to the seven principles that the Simbionese Liberation Army espoused. Remember them? They were the terrorist/criminal organization that kidnapped Patty Hearst.
Additionally, though the seven Kwanzaa principles are given Swahili names to celebrate the heritage of west Africans there is just one little problem: Swahili isn’t spoken in west Africa! This alleged holiday is a pathetic joke and deserves to be ridiculed at every opportunity,
I got some Kwanzaa stamps last month. I use them on my electric, water, and phone bills. Or when mailing people I don't like.
I asked for some Eid stamps, too, but they weren't out yet. This year's are dried-blood-of-unbelievers maroon.
I got some of the very first Eid stamps in 2001 in a fit of broadmindedness .... three days later the beneficiaries of the stamps' message of toleration destroyed the World Trade Center.
That sounds like an episode of the 1970s era "Sanford and Son." A few years ago, I had to explain that Kwanzaa had nothing to do with Africa and everything to do with uneducated guesses of marxists.
yeah blacks that hate whites.Obama,Farrakkhan,Wright comes to mind.they make up they;re own radical religion.I think it is another excuse to get a day off.
I’ll go out on a limb here and state that Kwanzaa is being kept alive by Whitey. The PC types and the marketing types want to keep it going for whatever they can squeeze out of it.
And Swahili is infamous for being the lingua franca of the East African slave trade.
That “teacher” graphic is a real hoot! Thanks! LOL!
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