Ah…the holidays. Great time of the year isn’t it?
But about this time of the year, every year, I glance at a calender and see that the official start of Kwanzaa is starting tomorrow and I have to shake my head. Why? Well because Kwanzaa is a fraud of a holiday invented by a convicted torturer named Ron Everett. He has since changed his last name to Karenga.
A little history on the founder of this "holiday" can be found below but first I want to give you a visual representation of what the tools of Kwanzaa SHOULD be:
By the late 1950s young Ron Everett had groped his way to California and attended some classes at Los Angles Community College. By the mid-60s he was touting himself as a “cultural nationalist,” which was Ron’s way of distinguishing himself and his followers from the Black Panther Party gang who were then parroting Maoist Marxist rhetoric. Ron Everett, self-described “cultural nationalist,” awarded himself the lofty title “maulana,” which means “master teacher” in Swahili, and gathered around him a following of unsophisticated young blacks. He adopted the African last name of Karenga. By 1969 Karenga’s gang was calling itself United Slaves and was gearing up to challenge the Black Panther Party gang for domination of the spanking-new Afro-American Studies Center at UCLA. Karenga’s gang and the Panthers each backed opposing candidates for the chairmanship of the Center. Both gangs began sporting firearms on the California campus. The clueless liberal university administration turned a blind eye to the on-campus arms buildup.
The Black Student Union, by contrast, had a better sense of the urgency of the situation and sought to parley a peace between the two camps of ideological rivals – that is, the Black Panthers and the guy whom the New York Times was preposterously calling Ron Ndabezitha Everett-Karenga.
On January 17th, 1969, about 150 students had gathered in the lunchroom to discuss the increasing tension. Two Panthers took turns trashing Karenga. Karenga’s soldiers took umbrage. The Panthers were looking tough in their signature neo-fascist leather pieces; Karenga’s troops were sporting pseudo-African threads and Karenga-style shaved heads. Both of these armed posses were on the UCLA campus courtesy of a federal program that pulled high-school dropouts into the university.
By the meeting’s end, Ron Karenga, self-proclaimed “master teacher,” had been soundly dissed by the Panthers John Jerome Huggins, 23, and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter, 26. As the Panthers exited the lunchroom they were challenged by two members of Karenga’s United Slaves – the brothers George P. Stiner and Larry Joseph Stiner. The Stiners pulled iron and began shooting. Both Panthers were shot dead; one of the Stiners took a bullet to the shoulder.
After the gun smoke cleared, UCLA’s half-wit white liberal chancellor Charles E. Young actually said: “The students here have handled themselves in an absolutely impeccable manner. They have been concerned.” The university inflated its Afro-American Studies Program and Karenga inflated his cult following. His cult’s bible was The Quotable Karenga which explicated the all-important “seven-fold path of blackness” which was to “think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black.”
Soon after the Stiner brothers wasted the two Panthers, Ron Karenga descended into fearful paranoia, believing that his followers were plotting his assassination. On May 9th, 1970 the Master Teacher Maulana Ron Karenga turned his paranoid fury on two of his loyal followers. In the words of the Los Angles Times (5/14/71): “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.”
Karenga had accused the women of trying to kill him by putting “crystals” in his food and about his house. The women were tormented for two days. According to court testimony, Karenga threatened to shoot both women with a gun he was holding. Karenga was convicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. He was sentenced on September 17th, 1971 to one to ten years imprisonment. Also convicted were the United Slaves goon squad thugs Louis Smith and Luz Maria Tamayo.
So, . . .on December 24, 1971, when the New York Times published one of the first articles about Karenga’s newly-minted black-nationalist week-long ceremonial, Karenga himself was locked up in the California prison system. It’s instructive that the leftward biased New York Times made no mention of Karenga’s imprisonment or of the two-day-long torture of two naked women that had landed him in the slammer. It was around this time that the up-and-coming sixteen-year-old Reverend Al Sharpton began praising Kwanzaa to the heavens because Kwanzaa accomplished a much-desired “de-whitizing” of the Christmas season. Call it a ritual ethnic cleansing.
So what is Kwanzaa exactly? It’s a holiday based on Marxist ideals:
The Kwanzaa feast of “ujima” (collective work and responsibility) is named for the principle cited by African tyrant Julius Nyrere as he drove thousands of Tanzanians from their homes and forced them to toil on collective farms. Karenga wants American blacks to embrace the same European invention that has caused so much mischief in Africa: Marxism.
But isn’t it supposed to a authentic African holiday?
There is nothing authentically African about Karenga’s totally fabricated ceremonial. Speaking of Kwanzaa to the Washington Post, Karenga came clean about its origins: “People think its African, but it’s not. 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.” The truth at last. The Official Kwanzaa Website comes closer to capturing the true purpose of Karenga’s crypto-Marxist seven-day celebration: it is to nurture “conditions that would enhance the revolutionary social change for the masses of Black Americans.”[…]Nothing about Kwanzaa is rooted in Africa. The seven-holed candle holder, the kinara of the Kwanzaa table, is a shameless rip off of the Jewish menorah. The Kwanzaa promoters are quick to point out that the kinara is not really a menorah, even as they profit from its resonance with the menorah. It’s a confusion that Ron Karenga intended.
The color of the Kwanzaa candles were copped from Marcus Garvey, a man whom Ebony calls “a major Black nationalist leader.” That’s their opinion. W.E.B. DuBois said “Marcus Garvey is the most dangerous enemy of the Negro race in America and in the world.” A. Philip Randolph branded Garvey a “messenger boy of the Klan” after Garvey negotiated for funding from the Ku Klux Klan’s “Invisible Empire.”
The ears of corn that are so prominently featured in Kwanzaa are not native to Africa. Maize was cultivated by the Mexican Indians; it’s more evocative of a Mayan house party than anything African. Corn was brought to Africa by white folks.
And why is this mock “first fruits” harvest festival situated so far away from harvest time? Crops are harvested in the autumn, not after the winter solstice. It’s beyond stupid as a harvest festival, but it works perfectly as an anti-Christmas shindig. And besides – that’s when the bloods are partying. That’s why Kwanzaa goes from December 26th to January first, instead of around the time of the other observance it most closely resembles: Halloween.
But even after all this we get articles printed like this:
Many white Americans are suspicious and fearful of Kwanzaa.
What a silly ignorant statement. Us white Americans realize that this is a fraud of a communist holiday, but guess what? Most black Americans also know this:
It has been four decades since Kwanzaa was created as an African-American celebration of family and community, but in that time it has not resonated widely in South Carolina, a state where one-third of the population is black.
"I personally don’t know a single person who celebrates the holiday," said Marcus Cox, founding director of the African-American Studies Program at The Citadel.
But hey! Happy Kwanzaa