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"Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"
News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor

Posted on 12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It

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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. I’m 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! That’s 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 “it’s 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 I’m not mad at you. Not that you would care. But you can’t get your kente cloth all in a bunch because I’m 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 don’t get down like that.

Kwanzaa is like a bad weave. People might kinda like it, but we all know it ain’t 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 I’m 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. That’s why I don’t 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 I’m not even sure that’s 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 didn’t “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 don’t 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?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: commiepigs; fakeholiday; hatingwhitey; karenga; kumbaya; kwanzaa; marxism; maulanakarenga; multicult; pc; racecard; sla; waronchristmas; whack
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To: sinanju
Swahili is spoken in a part of Africa where none of the ancestors of American slaves lived. Using words from Hausa or Wolof or another West African language would make better sense.

Some whites probably pretend to support Kwanzaa out of fear of being called racist if they don't, and others probably support it for real because of the socialistic flavor of the messaages Kwanzaa propagates.

21 posted on 12/18/2011 3:08:54 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: kearnyirish2

“Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season,” Obama said in a statement

http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2010/12/27/obama-extends-kwanzaa-greetings


22 posted on 12/18/2011 3:12:40 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: DogByte6RER

23 posted on 12/18/2011 3:33:18 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: DogByte6RER

The author is a muslim, so of course he thinks Kwanzas is wack. He probably thinks Christianity is wack. And don’t forget Judaism.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 3:36:36 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Love that pic of theelemenary school teacher lighting the candles.

It’s *so* true!


25 posted on 12/18/2011 3:40:28 PM PST by sauropod (Ann Coulter does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: bgill

He should have included Festivus as well; just as real.

I’m sure he doesn’t want to be on the receiving end of “airing of grievances” or “feats of strength”, though.


26 posted on 12/18/2011 3:41:06 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: DogByte6RER

Worked with a black woman who was at UCLA when he was terrorizing the campus. She was down with the cause and ran with the panthers until she graduated and got a real job.

She said Kwanzaa was just an attempt to butt into the white holiday season, as this guy saw it.

She thought it might have caught on more except nobody really gave the guy the time of day except his wannabe entourage. They stayed away from him because he was considered a psycho.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 4:07:18 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: DogByte6RER
On the first day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
A Marxist in a red tree.

On the second day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the third day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Three Dixie Chicks.
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fourth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Four Lenin busts.
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fifth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Five fel-on-ies.
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Six Castro jumpsuits.
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the seventh day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Seven Mao pajamas,
Six Castro jumpsuits,
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

28 posted on 12/18/2011 6:32:26 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: DogByte6RER

Found this last year:

By Kathy Shaidle

‘Twas the night before Kwanzaa
And all through the ‘hood,
Maulana Karenga was up to no good.

He’d tortured a woman and spent time in jail.
He needed a new scam that just wouldn’t fail.
(”So what if I stuck some chick’s toe in a vice?
Nobody said revolution was nice!”)

The Sixties were over. Now what would he do?
Why, he went back to school — so that’s “Dr.” to you!
He once ordered shootouts at UCLA
Now he teaches Black Studies just miles away.

Then to top it all off, the good Doctor’s new plan
Was to get rid of Christmas and pizz off The Man.

Karenga invented a fake holiday.
He called the thing Kwanza. “Hey, what’s that you say?

“You don’t get what’s ‘black’ about Maoist baloney?
You say that my festival’s totally phony?

“Who cares if corn isn’t an African crop?
Who cares if our harvest’s a month or two off?
Who cares if Swahili’s not our mother tongue?
A lie for The Cause never hurt anyone!

“Umoja! Ujima! Kujichagulia, too!
Collectivist crap never sounded so cool!
Those guilty white liberals — easy to fool.
Your kids will now celebrate Kwanzaa in school!”

And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight:
“Happy Kwanzaa to all, except if you’re white!”


29 posted on 12/18/2011 6:34:46 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: DogByte6RER
"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."

Thus, the fake holiday ... and where better to sell it than to white liberals in academia?

30 posted on 12/18/2011 7:17:39 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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Someone should start a pool to place bets on which scam will disappear first; Kwanzoo or Globull Warming.
31 posted on 12/18/2011 7:34:54 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: lightman

LOL!


32 posted on 12/18/2011 10:34:31 PM PST by mamelukesabre (.)
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To: lightman

That was good!


33 posted on 12/18/2011 10:40:59 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: DogByte6RER

I agree with the main point of the article, but I can’t stand that stupid slang.


34 posted on 12/18/2011 10:42:17 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: All

stepping back in time...

http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2006/12/27/kwanzaa_holiday_from_the_fbi

“Kwanzaa: Holiday from the FBI”
by Ann Coulter
Dec 27, 2006

SNIPPET: “More African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI pawn, 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.”


35 posted on 12/18/2011 11:04:22 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

stepping back even further in time...

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/tony/snow123199.asp

Dec. 31, 1999/22 Teves, 5760

“The TRUTH about Kwanzaa”
by Tony Snow

SNIPPET: “http://www.jewishworldreview.com — BLACKS IN AMERICA have suffered an endless series of insults and degradations, the latest of which goes by the name of Kwanzaa.

Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas. The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.”

SNIPPET: “Our treatment of Kwanzaa provides a revealing sign of how far we have yet to travel on the road to reconciliation. The white establishment has thrown in with it, not just to cash in on the business, but to patronize black activists and shut them up.”

SNIPPET: “But our strength, as Richburg points out, comes from real principles: tolerance, brotherhood, hard work, personal responsibility, equality before the law. If Americans really cared about racial healing, they would focus on those ideas — and not on a made-up rite that mistakes segregationism for spirituality and fiction for history.”


36 posted on 12/18/2011 11:10:21 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

Kwanza ???????????

That`s just Kwazy


37 posted on 12/19/2011 3:59:47 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: DogByte6RER
Ron Everett (Maulana Karenga) is really a piece of work. He started out as a right wing nationalist but later became a Marxist, because the Left currently supports right wing nationalism for Africans and other "oppressed peoples."

He's also an oddball because he claims to love Africa while subscribing to eighteenth century European enlightenment rationalism. How many Africans (or other "indigenous pipples") are European enlightenment-style materialists? Uh-huh. Yet he actually barred any non-materialist atheist from joining his organization, which means most Africans could not join!

Isn't it amazing how the Left (the most western, European ideology in the world) claims to love "indigenous pipples?" How many "indigenous" leaders are uncle toms who wrap European rationalism in native clothing?

38 posted on 12/19/2011 9:36:58 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Can I love my Blackness and still think Kwanzaa is rich in wackness?”

Is there any way that loving your “Blackness” (sic) is not rich in wackness?

Stepping away from Kwanzaa is a good start. Now step away from things you would find obnoxious or loony in a white man.


39 posted on 12/19/2011 1:51:37 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: narses

this “holiday” is anti-Christ, it takes away the Christmas message for secular marxism, as many are Christians, the blacks should be outraged and boycott this fraud.


40 posted on 12/21/2011 1:34:46 PM PST by Coleus
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