There is no other winter holiday I hate more than Kwanzaa. And since my children keep being exposed to it in School, I figured I would help other parents out there understand what Kwanzaa is all about and why I hate it with every fiber of my being.
Kwanzaa was not established in Africa. It is not an ancient tradition.
Kwanzaa was established by Maulana Karenga, a convicted felon known for his involvement in several “black nationalist” groups that were quite prevalent in the 60s. Kwanzaa was invented upon Karenga’s release in 1966. Got that? Kwanzaa is a whopping 44 years old. Moreover, it was started in the ancient African metropolis known as Los Angeles.
Kwanzaa is celebrated after Christmas, before New Years. Why? What magical significance does this have?
Karenga even considered the benefits of post-Christmas sales for those who purchase Kwanzaa gifts.
Yeah, so much for that whole “we’re all about getting back to ‘mother earth'” nonsense. The reality is that Kwanzaa was established in direct opposition to what early adopters saw as “white holidays”. No matter how you slice it, race is a huge part of Kwanzaa.
It’s not about race at all
Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s, and was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzu Saba, the “seven principles of blackness” which Karenga said “is a communitarian African philosophy”.
The real purpose of Kwanzaa is pretty clear. It’s to keep race hustlers in business by a lame attempt to keep people focused on race.
Even a drunken orgy would be better
Even compared to the drunken orgies that are known to have occurred around Winter Solstice celebrations in the past, Kwanzaa is worse. At least the pagans weren’t celebrating a holiday made up to combat other holidays.
Kwanzaa is a cheap knock off of Hanukkah with bits of Christmas cheer butchered and thrown in just to keep the poor kids who are made to celebrate it from feeling too bad. But they should feel bad, because Kwanzaa is a not only a manufactured holiday, it is a racialist manufactured holiday.
The only good reason for anyone to celebrate Kwanzaa is if you are racialist. That is, you are interested in setting race relations back a few decades by keeping everyone fixated on race, a particular one I might add.
Likewise, the only happy Kwanzaa will be the last one where everyone realizes it as the bad joke it was to begin with.