Saturday, December 22, 2007

Kwanzaa

Many people think Kwanza is an ancient African celebration. In reality, Kwanzaa was established in 1966 by Maulana Karenga (Ron Everett) as an alternative to the traditional Christmas. It is not a religious holiday in a sense, but it does have a semi spiritual foundation. It's roots are that of a religious revolution. For political reasons it purpose has evolved to provide an opportunity for the African American community to celebrate their heritage and reinforce positive community values. If I'm not mistaken those principles were laid down over 2000 years ago. Kwanzaa is celebrated for 7 days beginning on December 26th and ending on January 1st. Listed below is the meaning of Kwanzaa and all the seven principles.

Kwanzaa is based on the Nguzo Saba (seven guiding principles), one for each day of the observance, and is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.

Umoja (oo-MO-jah) Unity stresses the importance of togetherness for the family and the community, which is reflected in the African saying, "I am We," or "I am because We are."
Kujichagulia (koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community.
Ujima (oo-GEE-mah) Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world.
Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah) Cooperative economics emphasizes our collective economic strength and encourages us to meet common needs through mutual support.
Nia (NEE-yah) Purpose encourages us to look within ourselves and to set personal goals that are beneficial to the community.
Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) Creativity makes use of our creative energies to build and maintain a strong and vibrant community.
Imani (ee-MAH-nee) Faith focuses on honoring the best of our traditions, draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind, by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in righteous struggle

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blacks have taken this concept of "don't blame the messenger, blame the message." To a whole new level. The worst criminal in the world knows to put on a coat when it's cold. That doesn't qualify him to be the voice of reason.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Twelve Days of Kwanzaa


On the first day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
a bucket of KFC

on the second day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the third day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
three AK's
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the fourth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the fifth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the sixth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the seventh day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the eighth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
eight muggers lurking,
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the ninth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
nine monkeys dancing,
eight muggers lurking,
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

on the tenth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
ten crackheads twitching,
nine monkeys dancing,
eight muggers lurking,
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

On the eleventh day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
eleven forty ouncers,
ten crackheads twitching,
nine monkeys dancing,
eight muggers lurking,
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

On the twelfth day of Kwanzaa
my homiez sent to me
twelve police cruisers,
eleven forty ouncers,
ten crackheads twitching,
nine monkeys dancing,
eight muggers lurking,
seven pimps a-pimping,
six drive-by-shootings,
five bucks of Bling,
four jenkem jars,
three AK's,
two nickel bags,
and a bucket of KFC

11:11 PM  
Blogger Common said...

Ruling In Kwanzaa Lawsuit

(Memphis 12/26/2007) Judge Walter Evans has ruled a Kwanzaa celebration can be held today in the Shelby County Commission Chambers.

Probate Court Clerk Chris Thomas asked the court to stop the celebration. Thomas was told he could not hold a Christmas party there and objected when Henri Brooks wanted to hold her Kwanzaa celebration in the same room.

Thomas pointed out Kwanzaa does have some religious basis. Thomas said he has nothing against Kwanzaa, he just wants equal treatment.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Issacc Hayes in the courtroom. If he felt so strongly about it, why didn't he just pay the $300?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Common said...

Kwanzaa: Holiday From the FBI
by Ann Coulter

Posted: 01/02/2008

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? The same goes for the Iowa caucuses -- the early scheduling of which forced me to run an attack on a synthetic candidate, rather than a synthetic holiday, last week.

I've seen so few mentions of Kwanzaa this year, I was going to declare my campaign a success, but I see that President Bush issued another absurd Kwanzaa message this year, referring to millions of African-Americans gathering to celebrate 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. Using that criterion, 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.

(Sing to "Jingle Bells")

Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell

Whitey has to pay;

Burning, shooting, oh what fun

On this made-up holiday!

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 of 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.

Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming invention of the Worst 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 exact 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, racist 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. In Oregon public schools this year, Kwanzaa -- but not Christmas -- appeared on the official calendar.

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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