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Is Kwanzaa a real holiday?

Paul Revere 2008/12/27 19:24:59
Yes, it is a real holiday and Ron Karenga is a hero.
No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that is hindering the basic premise of the Civil Rights Movement
The fact that you even ask this means that you are racist.
Dunt matter either way. I'm gunna get toasty and play XBox.
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Kwanzaa was created by Ronald McKinley Everett aka Ron Karenga, author, political activist, and convicted felon. In 1971, Karenga was convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment for assaulting and torturing over a two day period two women, Deborah Jones and Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women: "Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths.

In 1975, Karenga was released from California State Prison, with his newly adopted views on Marxism. One year later, he was awarded his first doctorate. In 1977, he formulated a set of principles called Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition. Karenga called on African Americans to adopt his secular humanism and reject other practices as mythical.
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  • TexasLady 2008/12/27 20:30:19
    None of the above
    TexasLady
    +4
    Karenga is a criminal,founded a bogus holiday and you are asking if he is a hero..hahaaa. Sure he is.. He tortures this woman with a soldering iron in her mouth,puts detergent and hoses in their mouths and they celebrate a holiday his demented mind comes up with... soldering iron mouthputs detergent hoses mouths celebrate holiday demented mind

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  • Sean8564 -Knight of the Bra... 2009/02/02 00:09:11
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    Sean8564 -Knight of the Brazen Serpent-
    +1
    Kawanza Is not a real Holiday and half the people who celebrate it do not know where it came from.
  • agnsttrnd*nation in turmoil* 2009/01/20 23:06:13
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    agnsttrnd*nation in turmoil*
    +1
    These are the people ruining the world.
  • Paul Re... agnsttr... 2009/01/20 23:19:03
    Paul Revere
    Yep. Both black and white, actually. Leftist insanity knows no color.
  • agnsttr... Paul Re... 2009/01/20 23:35:29
    agnsttrnd*nation in turmoil*
    +1
    Extremists is what I was really gearing that comment toward, extremism knows no race!!
  • Pilot Bill 2009/01/18 02:11:11
  • Paul Re... Pilot Bill 2009/01/18 03:15:50
    Paul Revere
    +1
    Now, how could the ladies say no to Festivus?
  • No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    ♥ Angelic Laughter ♥ In God we still trust ♥
    +1
    I agree with Troy82. It's just another ploy to undermine CHRISTmas. The liberals finally succeeded in taking Christ out of Christmas. They still want to celebrate the greed of the holiday, but throw out the real meaning. Grr.
  • Star 2008/12/30 04:31:33
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    Star
    +3
    I'm black
    I have a brain
    I can read
    write and count to ten.
    I don't need a fake holiday
    thanx....
  • Paul Re... Star 2008/12/30 05:41:30
    Paul Revere
    +1
    I appreciate the honesty. Message received.
  • Terlingua 2008/12/29 21:03:38
    None of the above
    Terlingua
    +2
    No, it's leftist BS.
  • Paul Re... Terlingua 2008/12/30 00:37:38
    Paul Revere
    +1
    BINGO!

    You get a cookie!
  • Terlingua Paul Re... 2008/12/30 13:21:40
    Terlingua
    +1
    Thank you; I need a cookie.
  • . . . . 2008/12/29 01:04:57
  • Paul Re... . . . . 2008/12/29 02:08:09
    Paul Revere
    +1
    Hhhhmmm......

    Buttafestivus?
  • . . . . Paul Re... 2008/12/29 02:13:08 (edited)
  • Paul Re... . . . . 2008/12/29 02:15:58 (edited)
    Paul Revere
    +1
    Yep, a train wreck

    Buttakah...hmmm, I like it
  • War Eagle 2008/12/28 16:44:51
    None of the above
    War Eagle
    +2
    If you want to celebrate harvest you can but it does not mean anything to me.
  • troy82 - Christ is returnin... 2008/12/28 12:58:52
    Dunt matter either way. I'm gunna get toasty and play XBox.
    troy82 - Christ is returning, Today!
    +3
    Just another ploy to attempt degrading Christian values and get another day off work....not working very well in my neck of the woods - most people just laugh when they hear the term....kwanzaa - ilikewanzanutherhit....

    work working neck woods people laugh hear term kwanzaa ilikewanzanutherhit
  • . . . . troy82 ... 2008/12/29 02:13:43
  • troy82 ... . . . . 2008/12/29 02:39:18
    troy82 - Christ is returning, Today!
    +2
    WOW - I think so - L O L !
    NEVER SAW IT THAT WAY...thanks ! lolololololol
  • . . . . troy82 ... 2008/12/29 02:57:36
  • troy82 ... . . . . 2008/12/29 03:02:42
    troy82 - Christ is returning, Today!
    +2
    she blocked me for quoting the Bible to her, she claimes to have taught "religeon" for the past 40 years[?] - I guess she knows more than God's written word....In her world......
    I believe she probably is a nun, believe she went into it with good [ mis guided] intentions - it turns most of them cold and bitter, giving up marriage and all, leaving them as cold ,sinful lusting, scorned women...it is a shame!
    I'm an ex-catholic, now Christian - sick of the catholic lies.....
  • . . . . troy82 ... 2008/12/29 03:13:35
  • troy82 ... . . . . 2008/12/29 11:14:28
    troy82 - Christ is returning, Today!
    nasty! lol
  • klr43{ In God I trust} 2008/12/28 12:50:35
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    klr43{ In God I trust}
    +2
    He only spent 3-4 years in prison for torturing 2 women? I'd have thought 20 years would be a more just sentence. I did not know the history behind Kwanzaa figured it was crap but now I know for sure it is!
  • gracieshorts"'in God WE Trust" 2008/12/28 05:06:23
    None of the above
    gracieshorts"'in God WE Trust"
    +1
    Who cares? Most african americans probably celebrate it and don't even know what it means
  • Cal ~ Pegleg4570 ~ 2008/12/27 22:44:34 (edited)
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    Cal ~ Pegleg4570 ~
    +2
    But I do like Sweet Potato Pie While observing the festivities of Festivus.

    culture hindering basic premise civil rights movement sweet potato pie


    sweet potato pie observing festivities festivus
  • TexasLady 2008/12/27 20:30:19
    None of the above
    TexasLady
    +4
    Karenga is a criminal,founded a bogus holiday and you are asking if he is a hero..hahaaa. Sure he is.. He tortures this woman with a soldering iron in her mouth,puts detergent and hoses in their mouths and they celebrate a holiday his demented mind comes up with... soldering iron mouthputs detergent hoses mouths celebrate holiday demented mind
  • mac -Holding Fast 2008/12/27 20:20:27
    Yes, it is a real holiday and Ron Karenga is a hero.
    mac -Holding Fast
    And Mecca and Medina were converted using peaceful and admirable acts...
  • mac -Ho... mac -Ho... 2008/12/27 20:20:54
    mac -Holding Fast
    (Yes, that is in fact sarcasm)
  • KoolBreeze † The Paladin † 2008/12/27 20:07:22 (edited)
    None of the above
    KoolBreeze † The Paladin †
    +3
    It's like "A Festivus for the Rest of Us"


  • troy82 ... KoolBre... 2008/12/28 12:53:14
  • KoolBre... troy82 ... 2008/12/28 16:37:00
  • Fat Bastard 2008/12/27 19:32:59
    No, it is a holdiay made up by a racist with no roots in African culture that...
    Fat Bastard
    +2
    No it's a B.S.made up holiday!

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