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The TRUTH about Kwanzaa
JewishWorldToday ^ | Dec 31, 1999 | Tony Snow

Posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:33 PM PST by wesagain

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.

According to the official Kwanzaa Web site -- as opposed, say, to the Hallmark Cards Kwanzaa site -- the celebration was designed to foster "conditions that would enhance the revolutionary social change for the masses of Black Americans" and provide a "reassessment, reclaiming, recommitment, remembrance, retrieval, resumption, resurrection and rejuvenation of those principles (Way of Life) utilized by Black Americans' ancestors."

Karenga postulated seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith, each of which gets its day during Kwanzaa week. He and his votaries also crafted a flag of black nationalism and a pledge: "We pledge allegiance to the red, black, and green...............

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: historyofkwanzaa; kwanzaa; tonysnow
A Classic Editorial from a very classy journalist.
1 posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:38 PM PST by wesagain
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To: wesagain
RIP Tony....


2 posted on 12/22/2012 12:10:00 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: wesagain

Marxism dressed in psuedo-religion. AKA - Black Liberation Theology.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 12:17:03 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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4 posted on 12/22/2012 12:19:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: wesagain

Classy but not the whole truth. Tony left out Karanga raped and tortured women with a soldering iron and electrical cords.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 12:20:08 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: wesagain

Kwanzaa, a uniquely liberal celebration.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 12:57:25 PM PST by Baynative
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To: loboinok
Marxism dressed in psuedo-religion. AKA - Black Liberation Theology.

"collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics"

Yep...Pretty much nailed it.

7 posted on 12/22/2012 1:39:58 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: loboinok
Marxism dressed in psuedo-religion. AKA - Black Liberation Theology.

exactly

happy-kwanzaa-now-give-us-all-your-money-greedy-capitalst-pigs.

8 posted on 12/22/2012 1:53:03 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Baynative
"the celebration was designed to foster "conditions that would enhance the revolutionary social change for the masses of Black Americans"

A Stunning Example!

9 posted on 12/22/2012 2:21:51 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Rodamala

I put that picture on FB and man oh man did I get ripped

Happy times indeed.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 2:29:08 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: wesagain
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11 posted on 12/22/2012 2:32:22 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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12 posted on 12/22/2012 2:32:41 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: frogjerk

I prefer festivus


13 posted on 12/22/2012 2:34:12 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: wesagain

I miss Mr. Snow. G-d bless him.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 3:21:09 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: wesagain
"BLACKS IN AMERICA have suffered an endless series of insults and degradations"
...'of which those inflicted by others ceased about 3/4's of a century ago. The self-inflicted ones continue to this day.'

There, reads factually now.
15 posted on 12/22/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by 45semi (Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from existential evil.-Packwoods Law)
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To: wesagain

Thanks. I am reminded of the saying that God has created a limit to human intelligence, but not to human stupidity.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 3:39:32 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Some learn from reading; some by others' experience; the rest just *have* to pee on the third rail.)
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To: wesagain
Ron Everett is nothing but a European secular humanist. He has no connection beyond descent to pre-"enlightenment" Africans.

RIP Tony. Never forgotten.

17 posted on 12/22/2012 3:50:53 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Rodamala

Being a white, female, elementary school teacher, I can tell you how very true this is! With the exception of your’s truly.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 4:37:42 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: loboinok
Marxism dressed in psuedo-religion. AKA - Black Liberation Theology.

I'm currently reading Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. It seemed an appropriate purchase after this election.

What I find interesting is how often the anti-liberal (classical sense) progressive movements have a weird religious component to them. Reverence for State, reverence for Volk, socialist Jesus, whatever.

19 posted on 12/22/2012 5:56:23 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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... how often the anti-liberal (classical sense) progressive movements have a weird religious component to them.

I came across a word for that recently... religious humanism. I haven't checked it out yet but wouldn't be surprised to see it match up.

Is Goldberg's book any good?

20 posted on 12/22/2012 7:02:19 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Rodamala

Very funny!


21 posted on 12/24/2012 10:10:14 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: wesagain; Rodamala
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.

22 posted on 12/25/2012 7:45:29 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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23 posted on 12/26/2013 3:53:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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