By: Jeff Dunetz
This article was originally published on The Lid and is reprinted with permission.
Those who are around my age woke up at the end of December one year and discovered that the “holiday season” of Christmas and New Year’s became a trio, with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh sure, there were rumblings of a new holiday. But political correctness and #MeToo are essential causes. Which raises the question, why is a day invented in 1966 by a rapist who ran a Black separatist group is considered by some as a holiday on par with Christmas, Chanukah, or New Year’s. Kwanzaa a fake holiday
While some claim that Kwanzaa is a holiday observed all over the world. Kwanzaa is exclusively an American holiday! It’s not celebrated in any other part of the world (including Africa). The name Kwanzaa comes from a phrase of Swahili origin, “Matunda Ya Kwanza,” and translates as “First Fruits of the Harvest.”
That’s right, it’s supposed to be spelled with only one “a,” but the very name of this supposed holiday is a typo.
Kwanzaa runs from December 26th-January 1st. It’s supposed to be a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions but is tainted by its founder and original purpose.
The man who created the holiday, Maulana Karenga, described the 2019 celebration as “An All-Seasons Celebration and Practice of the Good.” The problem with that statement is that Maulana Karenga is anything but good. He was convicted in 1971 of torturing two women who were members of US (United Slaves), a black nationalist cult he had founded.
A May 14, 1971, article in the Los Angeles Times related the testimony of one of the women regarding her torture:
“Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis’ mouth and placed against Miss Davis’ face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said.”
Karanga was convinced that the women were trying to poison him. He and three members of his cult had tortured the women in an attempt to find some nonexistent “crystals” of poison. Karenga thought his enemies were out to get him.
Now I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on television, but this Karenga guy sounds like a paranoid psycho. At the very least, he has “issues.”
Somehow I cannot see rational people wanting to observe a holiday created by such a sick, violent man (but then again, Al Sharpton led two anti-Semitic pogroms, and he is considered a civil rights leader). Why would anybody want to celebrate a holiday invented by a man who tortured women?
Perhaps Kwanzaa is observed because this part of the Kwanzaa story is rarely mentioned by the mainstream media.
When he invented the holiday, Karenga said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.”
Arguably, this holiday raised by some to the level of Christmas has an entirely antithetical purpose. While Christmas is meant to unify, Kwanzaa is meant to divide.
“On Dec. 24, 1971, the New York Times ran one of the first of many articles on a new holiday designed to foster unity among African-Americans. The holiday, called Kwanzaa, was applauded by a certain 16-year-old minister who explained that the feast would perform the valuable service of ‘de-whitizing’ Christmas. The minister was a nobody at the time but he would later go on to become perhaps the premier race-baiter of the 20th century. His name was Al Sharpton.”
I didn’t know that “de-whitizing” is a word.
Remembering that Sharpton considers himself a Reverend, shouldn’t he rebuke Kwanzaa and his youthful statement? Granted, I am Jewish and don’t totally understand the theology behind Christmas. Shouldn’t Sharpton be saying things like “Peace on Earth” or “Goodwill toward man”? Not one of my Christian friends ever told me that Jesus’ message was “blacks only.”
Like Sharpton, the Kwanzaa scam’s creator, Maulana Karenga, admitted it was a fraud.
Read the rest at The Lid.