Skip to comments.Obama Skips Christmas Statement But Issues Statement for Fake Holiday Kwanzaa
Posted on 12/27/2011 10:30:10 PM PST by Nachum
Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website:
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 4:20 PM
Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website:
But, Barack Obama did issue a statement in celebration of the fake holiday Kwanzaa on Monday December 26. From the White House website:
Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
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Oh my, How the mighty fall. Ignore the Christian bases for the holiday season. It’s like he tries to offend people.
“Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season.”
Yeah, all 134 of you...
“unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.”
Faith in what? You commie bastard!
Illegal president ignores legal holiday.
and insults the Jews for their holy days
What do people expect from an American hating radical?
Phony holiday, phony birth certificate, phony president.
“In a 2002 article, Ann Coulter observed further that the seven principles of Kwanzaa are identical to those of the 1970s domestic terrorist group, the Symbionese Liberation Army.”
PROFILE: MAULANA KARENGA
>Creator of the ‘African American’ holiday Kwanzaa
>Socialist activist and black nationalist
>Founder of the militant black power organization United Slaves
>In 1971 was arrested for assaulting and torturing two female members of his organization
>Professor and chairman of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach
>Has spoken at the Socialist Scholars Conference
Born Ron Everett in July 1941, Professor Maulana Karenga has been Chairman of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, since 1989. An activist and Marxist, Karenga is best known for having created the holiday Kwanzaa in 1966. “People think it’s African, but it’s not,” he said about his holiday in an interview quoted in the Washington Post.
“I came up with Kwanzaa because black people in this country 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 would be partying.” In the mid-1960s, he gave himself the title “Maulana,” Swahili for “master teacher,” and is now widely referred to simply as Maulana Karenga.
Professing a devotion to combating “systemic racism,” Karenga began his foray into black nationalism in the early 1960s, founding the militant black power organization United Slaves (US) to “provid[e] a philosophy, a set of principles and a program which inspire a personal and social practice that not only satisfies human need but transforms people in the process, making them self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation.”
A number of United Slaves members, among them Karenga, have served prison time for various crimes including murder. In 1969, US was involved in a disagreement with the Black Panthers regarding two candidates who were vying for a directorial position at UCLA’s newly created Afro-American Studies Center. US backed one contender, while the Black Panthers supported another. The dispute ended when two US members shot and killed two members of the Black Panthers.
In 1971, Karenga and US members Louis Smith and Luz Maria Tamayo were convicted of felonious assault and false imprisonment for having tortured two female US members, Gail Davis and Deborah Jones. Following Karenga’s subsequent incarceration in a California State prison, US temporarily disbanded before being reestablished by Karenga in 1975.
Notwithstanding the track record of disputes between US and the Black Panthers, Karenga once spoke at an event that featured Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale — the 17th annual Black Consciousness Conference in 1996.
In 1977 Karenga devised a cultural philosophy called Kawaida, a Swahili term for “tradition” and “reason,” from which the holiday Kwanzaa arose. Karenga billed Kwanzaa as an alternative to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. He asked his followers to follow the seven “principles” of Kwanzaa, known as the “Nguzu Saba,” or the “Seven Principles of Blackness,” which are observed during the seven days of Kwanzaa. The principles are as follows:
Umoja (Unity): “to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race”
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): “to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves”
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): “to build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together”
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): “to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together”
Nia (Purpose): “to make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness”
Kuumba (Creativity): “to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it”
Imani (Faith): “to believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle”
In summation, Karenga’s “Seven Principals of Blackness” are the Marxist precepts of parity and proletariat unity. In a 2002 article, Ann Coulter observed further that the seven principles of Kwanzaa are identical to those of the 1970s domestic terrorist group, the Symbionese Liberation Army.
A self-proclaimed “African socialist,” Karenga has said: “One of the most urgent challenge[s] of our time is the reconstruction of U.S. social policy ... making the U.S. a just and good society in a multicultural and global context. What we have to do in this talking, this ethical vision, has first of all to be separated from the right-wing insistence on morality.”
In 1998 Karenga and United Slaves issued a statement in support of “the Cuban people in their heroic and historic struggle to defend their right of self-determination and to break out of the unjust and immoral economic boycott by the U.S. government.”
In Karenga’s calculus, capitalism was the cause of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He writes that “... it is not the material goods some of us have that they [Muslims] hate the U.S. for, but for attempts to impose the materialism of a consumerist society on them, to turn them into homogenized consumers of a McWorld system. And perhaps it is not that they are against freedom and justice and related values, but against the U.S.-imposed interpretation of this. Perhaps, they resent the arrogance of imposition and the inequities imposed by a globalism that grinds them underfoot and denies them a right of self-determination and security that we say are indispensable to us and our allies.”
In a separate assessment of 9/11, Karenga said: “[W]e might discover ... that [the hijackers] did it to: (1) avenge years of state terrorism, mass murder, selective assassination, collective punishment and other forms of oppression by the U.S. and its allies; (2) to demonstrate vulnerability of the U.S. at its crucial centers of power ...; (3) to cause the rulers of the country to fear, to be uncertain and to reverse the role of hunter and hunted; (4) to insist on being heard and considered in human, political and military terms; (5) to demonstrate a capacity to strike regardless of the superior strength and technology of the U.S.; and (6) to dramatize and underline in a highly visible way the asymmetry of suffering between the U.S. and the oppressed in the world.”
Karenga has been an outspoken critic of the War in Iraq and the larger War on Terror. In an April 2003 event at Cal State, he called the Iraq War an exercise in “self-aggrandizement” by the U.S. On another occasion he characterized it as “part of a post-9/11 imperial offensive which carries with it racist and colonial conversations and commitments of ‘crusades’ to protect ‘the civilized world’ against ‘dark and evil nations’ in ‘dark corners of the world.’”
Karenga holds two Ph.D.s — one in Political Science, with a focus on the theory and practice of nationalism (obtained from the United States International University), and one in Social Ethics, with a focus on the classical African ethics of ancient Egypt (obtained from the University of Southern California). He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.
Karenga has been a featured speaker at the Socialist Scholars Conference, which is held each year by the City University of New York’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Past speakers and panel members have included Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, Noam Chomsky, Ron Dellums, Stanley Aronowitz, John Bellamy Foster, Jerrold Nadler, and Major Owens.
Karenga has authored such books as Introduction to Black Studies, the most widely used introductory text in Black Studies, and Kawaida: A Communitarian African Philosophy. He has received numerous awards, including the National Leadership Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements in Black Studies from the National Council for Black Studies, and the Pioneer Award from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund.
Of course not, he isn't a Republican.
The Jews weren't insulted, they were amused.
Like those to whom he sucks up, he has nothing but disdain for Christians and Jews. His elementary school curriculum taught him Muslim prayer and Muslim theology. His mother and grandparents were atheist Communists. Christianity is not part of his repertoire.
You can bet they weren't singing "♫ I'm dreaming of a White Kwanzaa! ♫"
(blatant racist that he is)
Kwanzaa was made up by a convict as a Black theology PR tool, ala Reverand Wright. No surprise that the pseudo president would promote a pseudo holy day. His administration is a PR facade.
Kwanzaa — Racist Holiday from Hell
By: Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, December 29, 2004
"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"
WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.
HANNITY: But I'm a reverend
WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?
“Karenga postulated seven major principles to be emphasized during Kwanzaa, identifying each by its Swahili name:
Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima)
Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa)
Ironically, these seven principles as a whole mirror precisely the principles that were embraced by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a pro-Marxist, revolutionary terrorist group of the 1970s.”
In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obamas pastor in a heated interview about his Churchs teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...
Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004
In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.
The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
From the New York Times, August 24, 2003
"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."
Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009)
Please spend a moment at the WH website. You will find multiple statements from the President and First Lady passing on specific “Merry Christmas” greetings. Enough reasons not to like this guy without manufacturing false slights.
Good. His statements are a load of carp anyway.
Hanukkah gets mention in the New Testament as the Festival of Lights. There may be dispute about dates, but remembrance of Hanukkah and celebration of Nativity are equally biblical.
Still, no national statement. George W. Bush didn’t refrain from that.
What exactly do you want him to say? Does he have to address you personally?
i’m trying to remember ... i’m fairly certain US Presidents use to always give a Christmas message.
any presidential historians out there know if the Christmas message was common since the invention of commercial radio (1930s)?
I refer to Kwanzaa as a “politiday” because it surely isn’t holy.
“Its like he tries to offend people.”
Just another jab at Christians in the war on Christianity waged by this pos poseur in chief.
as dunham says, any excuse for a party.
In fact Zippo is doing everything he can to screw everything up as bad as he can so that Hillary will look good by comparison.
It's called “Triangulation” or “The Third Way”.
Notice how anyone above the level of idiot now recognizes the extreme lefts way, socialism, Zippo’s way, simply doesn't work. Nobody benefits.
OWS is being used to paint the picture that the extreme rights way, capitalism,or as they like to call it the Tea Party Way, doesn't work either. Only 1% benefits.
Hillary's way will be “The Third Way”. It will be between socialism and capitalism.
In fact IIRC, Robert Reich, while in collage, thought he had come up with a completely new economic theory that fell between socialism and capitalism. Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were very impressed with this new economic theory.
Problem is Reich's new economic theory was not new. It was nothing more than National Socialism, Nazism, with a few tweaks.
The idea is to make Nazism look good in comparison to communism or capitalism.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Was it good for you? Shall I pass out smokes? : D
Q: do you smoke after sex?
A1: I don’t know I’ve never looked.
A2: Nah, that’s just steam...
Kwanzaa: Fake, artificial, made up holiday.
nobama: Fake, artificial, made up president.
Why would the spawn of Satan recognize the birth of our Savior?
Disunity, self destruction, collective laziness and irresponsibility, socialized economics, Meaninglessness, destructive, and faithless.
a week long excuse for government workers to do nothing.
I really had no idea what the hell Kwaanza was until this year. Had never even heard of it until a few years agos.
he did do a statement this year he used the word Christmas.His handlers also told him to get a photo op going to church in Hawaai.He is in 179% campaign mode.He is appealing to the ones that don’t like mormans or wife cheaters.(I actually saw this on TV)
Personally, I am glad he did not. He, in my opinion, has descreated everything else. Let him let Christmas alone.
This is what I keep telling these folks who think he’s a Muslim. He’s not a Muslim, he’s a Black Nationalist because of his daddy issues and because he fell in with a teacher who told him what his itching ears wanted to hear.
I understand the birth of Marx and Stalin will be celebrated in high style.
Wonder if his world map denotes the state of Israel on it or not. I would guess not.
So here’s the 2011 Obama holiday summary.
Celebrates Ramadan. WH Iftar dinners and such.
That’s our socialist muslim in chief we have. It seems to line up.
to be more accurate I should have said “black liberation theology”, socialist, muslim in chief. All three clarifications explain why things line up the way they do.
You realize the Christmas tree of the WH inside has had ornaments with Mao’s face on them, hanging in the Obama WH. Probably again this year.
Obama celebrates everything false..Muslims celebrate a made up religion and so do the blacks with the Kwanzaa ..Both of the leader he celebrates are pedophiles..Look it up if you don’t believe me..Ever-thing he-is is false..
Why, faith in Nike Air Jordans, of course!
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