Preface: I have posted this for the last two years, and will continue to do so for as long as I blog. (Unless I change my mind. Heehee.) Some may accuse me of racism, or hatemongering, but I don't care: Kwanzaa is a fraud, and I'm not going to let it slide in the interest of being P.C. or 'inclusive.'
Kwanzaa, the completely made-up "black alternative" to Christmas, does nothing but serve to humiliate African-Americans. This 'holiday' was fabricated in 1966 by Ron N. Everett. Mr. Everett subsequently changed his name to Maulana Karenga, and was a notoriously violent black nationalist throughout the sixties. Karenga was sent to prison in 1971 for torturing two women with a soldering iron and a vise, and other implements. After serving time as a violent convicted felon, he was installed as chairman of black studies at California State University at Long Beach and works there to this day.
Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration taking place from December 26th to January 1st. It incorporates elements from several different holidays, such as a Hanukkah type candle holder, and gift giving associated with secular Christmas. It also incorporates harvest celebrations dating back to ancient Egypt, using corn for symbolism. This is despite the fact that no other culture anywhere on Earth or through history has ever celebrated harvest during winter solstice.
Kwanzaa also uses terminology from the language of Swahili, stating that it is a Pan-African language. This is despite the fact that Swahili accounts for only 7% of Africa's language and that most African-Americans would have been forcibly removed from west Africa, not East Africa where Swahili is spoken. Stating that ANY custom is Pan-African is also a fallacy, as Africa to this day remains tribal and local government are typically brutal military dictatorships bent on genocide, such as what happened between the Hutu's and the Tutsi es in Rwanda.
Further promoting black racism, Karenga also authored the Black Pledge of Allegiance. It is as follows:
"We pledge allegiance to the red, black, and green, our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain; one nation of black people, with one G-d of us all, totally united in the struggle, for black love, black freedom, and black self-determination."
That's one of THE MOST racist things I have ever heard. We are ONE nation under God here in America, regardless of our creed or race.
In a poor attempt at Marxism, Karenga has humiliated the African-Americans whom he has bamboozled into celebrating this farce. Anyone who will make the effort to read history can see it, and those who don't, or choose to ignore it, are made the fools and rightly so.