Periodically, TOC has reminded people that Kwanzaa is a cynical ploy; a steaming pile of Marxism, racism, and ignorance. Previous TOC entries from 2006, 2008, and 2021 can be found here. There are contemporary comments and local observations which may be of interest.
But, the occasion for this update is a comprehensive article by River Page at Pirate Wires: Abolish Kwanzaa (pay walled, but clicking ‘Continue reading’ works).
If you celebrate Kwanzaa, “a holiday created by a LAPD-armed black nationalist and convicted torturer who advocated the genocide of all white people,” you should come to terms with what you are celebrating.
IAC, you will find some illustrative battle space preparation rhetoric from 196x. The sentiment hasn’t changed; today we just have more ignoramuses willing to publicly express it. American academics can be thanked for that, even as they are currently preoccupied with excusing Hamas.
Ron Karenga (nee Ronald Everett and AKA Maulana Karenga) was the inventor of Kwanzaa, ©1966. He was an “LAPD-armed black nationalist and convicted torturer who advocated the genocide of all white people.” Today his final solution suggestions are echoed by our friends in BLM, Hamas, and American University faculties and students. Inventing Kwanzaa was a side show to genocide incitement.
Karenga was eventually convicted of torturing 2 women and served 4 years of a 10 year sentence in prison for it. But, not to worry; 8 years after his release he was emulating fellow terrorist wannabes Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dohrn. That is, he became a college professor – “the chair of the Africana Studies Department at California State University at Long Beach – a job he still has today despite the current hypersensitive, microaggressions-focused cultural moment.”
From that link:
“I created Kwanzaa,” laughed Ron Karenga like a teenager who’s just divulged a deeply held, precious secret. “People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know 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 (blacks) would be partying!”
He invented Kwanzaa based on the SOP (Standard Oppressive Progressivism) used by Democrats on blacks. They’re easily manipulated because… well, you decide if Karenga thought it was stupidity, partying, cultural appropriation, or anti-Americanism. The word ‘and’ could substitute for ‘or.’