posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 11:53 AM
Considering it was founded on racist beliefs - Christianity is a white religion, Jesus is psychotic, etc.(per The Quotable Karenga by the same guy), I
don't really have a problem with it being slammed, but then again, I don't see a problem with people slamming holidays I do take seriously, as I
believe they have that right.
Now, with regards to Kwanzaa, it is a holiday based on hate, based on racism, and based on intolerance. Their observances specifically to strive for
racial unity. It changed over the years to be a bit more political correct (aka selling out - since they can't even keep to their original beliefs due
to lack of popularity)... and there is plenty of discrepencies on just how popular it is/was.
Maulana Karenga got into a bit of trouble himself before he came up with the holiday. Let's see.... assault, kidknapping - he was convicted of that.
Details of the case are sickening. He tortured two women they kidnapped. Oh, but he wasn't to blaim - it was all of the drugs he was on. He argued his
trial was entirely political in nature. He claims he was a political prisoner when talking about his past. He got parole because he petiioned black
politicians on how the white man was trying to put him down. Let's ignore the fact that his behavior at trial was just whacked.
He has never admitted these actions were wrong...
Kwanzaa was created while he lead US (United Slaves aka Us as in Us vs. Them). It's purpose to keep dividing communities along racial lines. It's
motivation was hate.
How can I support a holiday like that?
I don't care what it has evolved to. If I disagree with the purpose behind a holiday, I don't support it.
"http://www.wabashunion.org/dec2007/the-story-of-ron-karenga-kwanzaa’s-founder" (problematic when hyperlinked)
edit on 2013/1/3 by TLomon because: fixing links