Where did Kwanzaa originate?

President Bush’s 2005 Kwanzaa message began with the patently absurd statement: “African-Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa.”

I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of the FBI.

In what was probably ultimately a foolish gamble, during the madness of the '60s the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the organization, the better. Karenga’s United Slaves was perfect. In the annals of the American '60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.

Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the '60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. They did not seek armed revolution. Those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves. United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. (That was a big help to the black community: How many boys named “Jamal” currently sit on death row?)

Whether Karenga was a willing dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear. Curiously, in a 1995 interview with Ethnic NewsWatch, Karenga matter-of-factly explained that the forces out to get O.J. Simpson for the “framed” murder of two whites included: “the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, Interpol, the Chicago Police Department” and so on. Karenga should know about FBI infiltration. (He further noted that the evidence against O.J. “was not strong enough to prohibit or eliminate unreasonable doubt” — an interesting standard of proof.)

In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the '70s, Karenga was quick to criticize rumors that black radicals were government-supported. When Nigerian newspapers claimed that some American black radicals were CIA operatives, Karenga publicly denounced the idea, saying, “Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents.”

Now we know that the FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves. In one barbarous outburst, Karenga’s United Slaves shot to death Black Panthers Al “Bunchy” Carter and Deputy Minister John Huggins on the UCLA campus. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as a black studies professor at California State University at Long Beach.

Kwanzaa itself is a lunatic blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. Indeed, the seven “principles” of Kwanzaa praise collectivism in every possible arena of life — economics, work, personality, even litter removal. (“Kuumba: Everyone should strive to improve the community and make it more beautiful.”) It takes a village to raise a police snitch.

When Karenga was asked to distinguish Kawaida, the philosophy underlying Kwanzaa, from “classical Marxism,” he essentially explained that under Kawaida, we also hate whites. While taking the “best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism” — which one assumes would exclude the forced abortions, imprisonment for homosexuals and forced labor — Kawaida practitioners believe one’s racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding.” There’s an inclusive philosophy for you.

(Sing to “Jingle Bells”)

Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell

Whitey has to pay;

Burning, shooting, oh what fun

On this made-up holiday!

Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming invention of the Least-Great Generation. In 1974, Patricia Hearst, kidnap victim-cum-SLA revolutionary, posed next to the banner of her alleged captors, a seven-headed cobra. Each snake head stood for one of the SLA’s revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani — the same seven “principles” of Kwanzaa.

With his Kwanzaa greetings, President Bush is saluting the intellectual sibling of the Symbionese Liberation Army, killer of housewives and police. He is saluting the founder of United Slaves, who were such lunatics that they shot Panthers for not being sufficiently insane — all with the FBI as their covert ally.

It’s as if David Duke invented a holiday called “Anglika,” and the president of the United States issued a presidential proclamation honoring the synthetic holiday. People might well stand up and take notice if that happened.

Kwanzaa was the result of a '60s psychosis grafted onto the black community. Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural nonsense that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga’s United Slaves — the violence, the Marxism, the insanity. Most absurdly, for leftists anyway, is that they have forgotten the FBI’s tacit encouragement of this murderous black nationalist cult founded by the father of Kwanzaa.

Now the “holiday” concocted by an FBI dupe is honored in a presidential proclamation and public schools across the nation. Bush called Kwanzaa a holiday that promotes “unity” and “faith.” Faith in what? Liberals’ unbounded capacity to respect any faith but Christianity?

A movement that started approximately 2,000 years before Kwanzaa leaps well beyond mere “unity” and “faith” to proclaim that we are all equal before God. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). It was practitioners of that faith who were at the forefront of the abolitionist and civil rights movements. But that’s all been washed down the memory hole, along with the true origins of Kwanzaa.



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Wow, Ann Coulter really hates the FBI!

Forum: P&R.
Subject: Kwanzaa.
Poster: Aikes.

Oh yeah.

I hate to dump on you, Aikes, but when I’m reading your post, and I’m thinking it’s a significant improvement on your usual level, and then I get to the end and discover that the whole thing was in fact written by Ann Coulter, you might want to take that as a warning sign.

Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming invention of the Least-Great Generation. In 1974, Patricia Hearst, kidnap victim-cum-SLA revolutionary, posed next to the banner of her alleged captors, a seven-headed cobra. Each snake head stood for one of the SLA’s revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani — the same seven “principles” of Kwanzaa.

Not really fair to blame Kwanzaa for someone else appropriating their symbology. Although, this does make the SLA even funnier to me, which I had previously believed impossible.

You know I had really hoped this was a serious post about Kwanzaa :(

The mad ravings of Ann “Joseph McCarthy lover” Coulter aside, Kwanzaa as a holiday doesn’t seem to be taking off which is sad because it has so much potential. I think it could be one of the best holidays ever. It just needs to be tweaked a little. First of all it takes place at the end of December. Could we try to cram any more holidays in there? Lets move it to August instead. You get the August holiday monopoly, there aren’t any others. August is prime territory any way the students are out on summer break and it’s hot as hell so a little celebration and relaxation would do everybody some good.

So now that we’ve picked a better date lets look at what actually happens on Kwanzaa. “Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration involving candle-lighting and gift-giving.” Some lazy bastard just ripped off Hanukkah. If the level of self-mockery Hanukkah gets is any indication they didn’t even rip off a good holiday. I got a better one, Cinco de Mayo. Think about it, they are pretty close to begin with. No one knows what either is really about or what the traditional way to celebrate it is so you might as well just throw a big party. We could wear Rasta hats and get really smashed off of malt liquer and rum. That already sounds like it’ll kick the crap out of Presidents day and I haven’t even gotten to the best part. The real beauty behind this whole concept. The real magic of the Holiday.

The next morning when you stumble into work 15 minutes late still reeking of smoke and booze and all the prudish office hens start giving you those disapproving glances. You can just stare them down with your blood-shot eyes and say “What? I was celebrating Kwanzaa. You’re not racist are you?”. And that my friends, is a holiday I think everyone can get behind.

I hate to dump on you, Aikes, but when I’m reading your post, and I’m thinking it’s a significant improvement on your usual level, and then I get to the end and discover that the whole thing was in fact written by Ann Coulter, you might want to take that as a warning sign.

I was going to post almost the exact same thing. Aikes, please go away.

Ann has lost her touch. In the olden days she’d have said something much more inflammatory and vicious and bigoted, instead of just “liberals sure likes them some kwanzaa.” But I guess that would also involve hating on Bush and that would make her head explode.

I asked a question in the header, the post is an article from Ann Coulter and if you can only call her crazy or ranting yet can’t seem to answer the question or dispute what she says then maybe you are the one who is just spewing drivel.

I ask because I don’t know. Her answer seems to be valid and not one of you have even attempted to contradict her, you call her names to try to substantiate yourselves.

You guys are funny. No, I wont go away just as many refused to just go away when Hitler wished it. I will only suggest you consider opening your mind before you gape your mouths.

I spoke of zealots; it seems I found a few.

While you are at it, explain what it is about Ann Coulter that brings out your emotional sides. You all type as if you are thinkers yet you are so closed minded its hard to tell. Would you rather I only ask questions about things said on Left Wing Liberal sites? Are you that sensitive?


It’s not valid. Want to know why? BECAUSE SHE’S ANN COULTER.

Godwin’d. You’re comparing internet forum posters on a P&R board to Nazis and you lecture us on validity? Get lost.

Yeah. You quoted one of them in your OP.

Well, she’s a bitch, for one. This is someone who is so bigoted against liberals that she considers liberalism to be a disease of the mind. She’s insulting, inflammatory, and most importantly, a total wacko. You talk about respecting people who can see the good in both sides, but then you turn around and post an article from Ann Coulter, the most closed-minded right-winger of them all, with absolutely no accompanying commentary of your own? Do you understand now why this is so hilarious?

I find your whole “I walk the middle” meme to be a load of crap also. You’re not interested in real discussion, you’re interested in pissing people off. And this makes me believe that madkevin had you branded correctly a couple threads back:


Yours is the best reply thus far. Thanks.

Ill be leaving in a few days to spend half a week with my best friend who is jewish. We always go out and celebrate whatever holliday is at hand and claim whatever savior we must to get away with it. :)

Scry, Ann may not be to your taste but is she correct? Call me a troll if you wish but you once again have not offered anything to refute her claims except to call her names.

Thank you for giving your reasons for not liking her. She is closed minded, but she does give good and honest information. How we use information is what sets us apart. I simply want to know if she is correct because if she is then it makes Kwanzaa an almost racist government creation to further segregate the black communities from all others.

So lets see, you jump into this site and claim that you aren’t conservative but rather somewhere in the middle. To prove this point, you then post messages by Rush and Ann Coulter. When are you going to balance up your posts?
Better yet- don’t do it. Just go away.

Damn, he’s here to stay!
I think that this sentence is just too cute in so many ways. Are you telling me that the bravest, most principled people that you can try to emulate are communists?

Ann Coulter also talked about the Canadian Army’s stint in Vietnam.

Aikes- I don’t care if she’s correct. I don’t give a shit about the origins of Kwanzaa, I don’t care if people celebrate it, and I don’t care if the President talks about it.

Could you give me a quick idea of where my post ranks in this thread, by the way? And after that, go the fuck away?


I fail to see why you would think I would be communist. As for balancing up my posts I will be doing that very soon if you mean the information origins. I found these and thought the 35 would be just interesting since it had so many contradictions, and the poster who pointed out that he no longer believed in 13 or 14 anymore was dead onto why I posted that article.

I enjoy seeing the self-righteous wallow in their own filth.

As for Ann Coulter’s article, like her or hate her there is another question all together. She may hate Kwanzaa or dislike it because it competes with Christmas. I would find it offending if it was some separatist racial government creation. So the question was simply, is she right about where it came from. I don’t care how you feel about here personally. All the emotions get in the way of the truth of the matter.

Everyone here is so fast to label, so quick to point the finger. I had hoped to find a place where people thought beyond just the obvious.

You love me don’t you Ben. I can almost feel your warm breath on my nether regions now.

You’re brave to resist the Nazis, Aikes. When they put you in a camp, I’ll – well, let’s be honest, I’ll laugh. A lot. And when I catch my breath, I hope it will be for long enough to quote that guy in Waterworld: “A single tear rolls down my cheek…”

That will probably set me off again. I hope all the merriment won’t kill me, but if it does, what a way to go.

Edit: I’m not calling you a Nazi, Aikes. Read or the owl will eat you.

Im a Nazi, Im a Communist, Im about 15 other terms so far so keep them coming. When you get to it try to answer my question.

One problem is the stilted subliminal language. I use “subliminal” in only the most coarse of meanings, since the usage is obvious to anyone with mild critical skills. Its the kind of rhetoric used by demagogues of all stripes.

“phony non-Christian holiday”
“FBI stooge”
“dupe of the FBI”
“black radical FBI stooge”
“the madness of the '60s”
“stooge of the czarist police”
“were proto-fascists”
“a willing dupe”
“just a dupe”
“lunatic blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric”
“such lunatics that they shot Panthers for not being sufficiently insane”
“'60s psychosis grafted onto the black community.”
“multicultural nonsense”
“the insanity”
“concocted by an FBI dupe”

The bigger problem, however, is what causes human beings like Ann Coulter to exist. The rise of the demagogues in America is not fueled by conservative outrage over the '60s… its fueled by a cynical dismissing of truth, the PURSUIT of truth, as the basis for the intellect. In place of truth has come Red vs. Blue, a kind of entrenched warfare between two camps that define themselves not in terms of intellectual positions, but in terms of mini-rational political/identity structures. The battle then no longer becomes a win-win debate between two sides who seek to learn about their reality, but rather a win-loss final war between two sides who seek to annihilate or destroy the other.

Ann Coulter would be wonderful if she came to her positions by means of an honest and well-considered intellectual life. I could care less whether a human being is arch-conservative, arch-liberal, fucking weird, completely middle of the road, or whatever, AS LONG AS that human is intellectually honest and pursues truth, regardless of where that pursuit takes them concerning any particular political position. Simple honesty, simple sincerity, true passion, a RESPECTABLE intellect.

These humans are awful for the raping they are giving to a fine institution like cynicism, with its proud tradition. I am SO not looking forward to being reviled as “one of those cynics” in the future once this cultural malevolency collapses and having to fruitlessly explain that I’m “not like them at all”. “Sure you’re not”.

The damage demagogues are doing to America is incalculable, and that humans are being pulled into the Red vs. Blue garbage is one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century.

Conservative vs. Liberal is absolutely fine. People who believe different things, who intelligently arrive at different conclusions, at different views, IS FUCKING FINE.

What’s critical, and continues to be critical, is that we explore politics, we explore OURSELVES, in an honest fashion, not bow to nonsensical pre-defined, pre-aligned labels, and continue to think about the world.

Ann Coulter can hold whatever positions she likes. The problem is HOW she arrived at her positions and how she debates and explores the issues at hand. She, like all other demagogues of all political stripes, has failed. She’s failed me, and she’s failed the political body she pretends to serve.

Treat demagogues like the garbage they are.