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The Kwanzaa Hoax
http://www.textbookleague.org/114kwanz.htm ^ | September-October 2000

Posted on 11/23/2005 1:24:45 PM PST by OldArmy94

The Kwanzaa Hoax William J. Bennetta "Anywhere we are, Us is."

That looks like a line from an Amos 'N Andy show. One can easily imagine that it served as the motto of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, and that it was recited by such characters as The Kingfish, Andy Brown and Algonquin J. Calhoun.

In fact, however, the line that I have quoted is the motto of a real organization -- a real organization that was originally named United Slaves but now calls itself The Organization Us (or simply Us or US). It was created some 40 years ago, in Southern California, by a black racist who had begun life as Ron N. Everett but later had assumed the name Maulana Karenga.

Karenga -- known chiefly as the inventor of Kwanzaa, a fake "African" holiday that he contrived in 1966 -- has enjoyed a truly colorful career. He was a prominent black nationalist during the 1960s, when his organization was involved in various violent operations. He was sent to prison in 1971, after he and some of his pals tortured two women with a soldering iron and a vise, among other things. He emerged from prison in 1974, and a few years later -- in a maneuver that even The Kingfish might have found difficult -- he got himself installed as the chairman of the Department of Black Studies at California State University at Long Beach. CSULB wasn't the only American university that got the racial willies during the 1970s and set up a tin-pot black-studies department, but CSULB (as far as I know) was the only one that hired a chairman who was a violent felon.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blackpanthers; fake; festivus; fraud; hoax; karenga; kwanzaa
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To: OldArmy94

It's pronounced "Con-zaa"


51 posted on 11/23/2005 4:13:14 PM PST by tophat9000 (lose 3000 in an hour and you want to fight, lose 2000 in 2 years and you want to run !???)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Me, defeatist, no way.

Go here and see some of my writings.

http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com

Not a defeatist bone in this body.


52 posted on 11/23/2005 4:26:58 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: brooklin
Festivus is the best holiday.

Wal Mart's got a pole sale starting Friday. But ya gotta complain to get one.

53 posted on 11/23/2005 4:30:20 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I'm not a curmudgeon!!!! I've just been in a bad mood since '73)
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To: OldArmy94

Corporate America embraces Kwanzaa. CEOs are no better than Congress Critters.


54 posted on 11/23/2005 4:30:43 PM PST by evolved_rage (Please sir, drop more daisy-cutters.)
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To: OldArmy94

This was on the front page of the New York Times, wasn't it? ;-)


55 posted on 11/23/2005 4:54:30 PM PST by tarawa
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To: Roccus
Here in south Florida, where black families truly typical of nationwide black sensibilities live, Kanzaa is almost unknown. And I'm saying that having interacted with the black community a good deal.

Harlem is not a typical black community. The academics and poseurs I referred to in my original post, and a black middle class very touchy about appearing sufficiently black and left, inhabit the place.

56 posted on 11/23/2005 5:00:47 PM PST by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: beckett

"Harlem is not a typical black community..."

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Ooookaaay.


57 posted on 11/24/2005 5:03:30 AM PST by Roccus
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To: dawn53

LOL. I love glenn Beck.


58 posted on 11/24/2005 5:05:23 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: cripplecreek

I don't understand your post.


59 posted on 11/24/2005 7:51:32 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: robertpaulsen

"I don't understand your post."


The gyro pilot in the mad max movies also said "no matter where you go, there you are."


60 posted on 11/24/2005 8:00:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: OldArmy94
Why get all worked up over something that does not even exist - except in the warped minds of the PC liberal left?

Even the blacks don't take Kwaanza seriously. If you want to test my theory, walk up to to a black person, wish them Happy Kwaanza, and witness their reaction.

61 posted on 11/24/2005 8:11:40 AM PST by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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To: cripplecreek

I did not know that.


62 posted on 11/24/2005 8:12:29 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: Arizona Carolyn
They are among the most of conservative people when you talk one on one... why would they support the Democrats 9:1?
63 posted on 11/25/2005 7:22:30 AM PST by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

Because the Democrats have them brainwashed and no one ever reminds them it's the GOP that has given them the most over-all... LBJ gets more credit than Lincoln.


64 posted on 11/25/2005 8:32:31 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Alberta's Child

I remember that skit.... funny as hell!


65 posted on 12/01/2005 9:54:22 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: OldArmy94
Did Hillary Clinton defends Mr. Kwanza?

Oh. I forgot. He defended the other youth group, The Black Panthers.

66 posted on 12/26/2005 7:11:46 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: OldArmy94
"Anywhere we are, Us is."

I think proper ebonics grammer is "Anywhere we be, Us is."

67 posted on 12/26/2005 12:38:34 PM PST by Zman516 ("Allah" is Satan, actually.)
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To: OldArmy94

Bump


68 posted on 12/03/2006 10:46:43 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead, Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Kwanza? Is there a nativity scene? What does it look like?


69 posted on 12/03/2006 10:53:03 AM PST by Plains Drifter (America First, Last, and Always!!!)
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To: al baby

what's with the picture ?


70 posted on 12/03/2006 11:14:40 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (May All of Us be given God's Blessing to travel to our own "Field of Dreams" ...)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

kamakazi kwanza im just supid


71 posted on 12/04/2006 12:25:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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