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Kwanzaa: Holiday Brought to You By the FBI

By Ann Coulter · Dec. 27, 2012

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let's face it, Kwanzaa's gotten way too commercialized.

A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers.

But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about “families” coming together to bond during Kwanzaa. The private schools have picked up this PC nonsense from the public schools. (Soon, no one will know anything.)

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

In what was 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 group, the better.

By 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 (although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers). 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” are currently in prison?)

It's as if David Duke invented a holiday called “Anglika,” which he based on the philosophy of “Mein Kampf” – and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.

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 two Black Panthers on the UCLA campus: Al “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as a black studies professor at California State University at Long Beach.

Karenga's invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming legacy 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.

Kwanzaa praises collectivism in every possible area 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 said that, under Kawaida, we also hate whites. (Kawaida, Kwanzaa and Kuumba are also the only three Kardashian sisters not to have their own shows on the E! network.)

While taking the “best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism” – excluding, one hopes, the forced abortions, imprisonment of homosexuals and forced labor – Karenga said Kawaida practitioners believe one's racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding.” There's an inclusive philosophy for you.

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, they have forgotten the FBI's tacit encouragement of this murderous black nationalist cult founded by the father of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa emerged not from Africa, but from the FBI's COINTELPRO. It is a holiday celebrated exclusively by idiot white liberals. Black people celebrate Christmas. (Merry Christmas, fellow Christians!)

Sing to “Jingle Bells”:

Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell
Whitey has to pay;
Burning, shooting, oh what fun
On this made-up holiday!



Alex in NJ said:

Anne Coulter is one funny f*cking bitch.
Comedy is hard. What's not to love?

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Ct-Tom in NC said:

As Ann well knows, the history of a thing is irrelevant. The important fact about Kwanzaa is that it makes the 12 people who celebrate it feel good, just like Christmas. The reasons for the celebrations are simply not worth thinking about.

This can also be seen with regard to our country: Since the Constitution was written ever so long ago by a bunch of people who are currently, well, dead, it is just a waste of time to worry about it. Better that we should strive toward a country that we can feel good about, and a really cool leader is a big help.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

billy396 in ohio replied:

So, by your 'logic', since the Bible was written and translated by a bunch of people who are now dead, we should ignore it and just see chase whatever makes us 'feel good'. You're either a moron (Democrat), or you're merely joking. I'd bet it's the former. And who would that "really cool' leader' be? The completely and totally unqualified half black Socialist who grew up smoking reefer and doing coke whenever he could afford it Mr. Barry Soetero? I guess that would be your sort of role model. BTW, the Constitution was written by a large number of flat-out geniuses, people whom Barry wouldn't even qualify to fetch their water. Face the facts - Barry is a Commie, straight to the bone, trained by Frank Marshall Davis, the former head of the CPUSA (Communist Party USA), and a man who very well may have been 'Barack Hussein Obama's' real father. Obama should be impeached and prosecuted. The Supreme Court ruled, over one hundred years ago, that the phrase "natural born citizen" describes a person who was born to TWO people who were BOTH American citizens, a test that Obama himself admits that he doesn't pass. The DemonRat Leftist Commies conspired to illegally place Obozo in office in order to destroy freedom in America and to make ALL American citizens completely dependent on the state, except, of course, for the "elite" like Obozo and his Chicago thug pals.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

JAC in Texas replied:

Bill--lighten up! Didn't you recognize the sarcasm in Tom's message? We have enough problems with idiots from Seattle without having to attack our own!

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

And, it's pretty obvious that Obama read the book on socialism given to him by his buddy and supporter, Hugo Chavez. In fact, he is applying those principles as we speak.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Honest Abe in North Carolina replied:

People have long said socialism/communism is a cancer. Hugo already has it and now has passed it on to Obama.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

JJStryder in Realville said:

Does Jeremiah Wright celebrate Kwanza? He should, he sounds just like Karenga. Made up holidays, made up economic theories, made up racism, made up rights and made up depictions of your rivals all spun as gospel by an afro-centric culture, a socialist education system, a corrupt political party and a lapdog media. They have been busy over the last century. Haven't they? Marx, Mao, Adolf, Benito, Castro,Chavez and Obama (among a host of others) have really screwed up the worlds mind. Now what do we do about it?

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM