I feel bad about missing the first day of Kwanzaa, which was yesterday; especially since it was the 50th anniversary of the made-up African-American holiday slated to take the place of Christmas by it’s 75th anniversary.
The Obamas issued their standard Kwanzaa greeting from Hawaii, saying the 7 day holiday is a time to “reflect on the rich African-American culture.”
The president emphasized the principles enshrined in the Kwanzaa holiday: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
He said those principles reflect Americans' most cherished values. - AP
Moonbattery, has pointed out in the past that those values make you more Symbionese-American than African-American:
Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They Kwanzaa was invented by 1960s black power radical Ron Everett, aka Maulana Karenga. Even in the swamps of hippie era radical politics, Karenga stood out as a particularly unsavory character. His United Slaves outfit murdered rival Black Panthers, and Karenga himself was convicted of torturing women, using vices and hot soldering irons among other implements. Kwanzaa was created explicitly to divide Americans by alienating blacks from the Christian holidays that unite us.
I would like to point out that while African-Americans are welcome to share and enjoy every other holiday celebrated in America, including our inferior Western New Year if they wish, non-African Americans celebrating Kwanzaa would be considered an egregious act of cultural appropriation. Odd, given that Kwanzaa itself is a cultural appropriation of 3 non-African holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
Even food you enjoy when we go out during the holidays is subject to the scrutiny of Social Justice Warriors looking for new ways to be offended:
Each of these named foods are themselves the result, not the victims, of cultural appropriation.
Sushi has an ancient history in Japan but what many people in Japan and the West now see as good sushi - with its rich slices of tuna and salmon - is the result of Japanese chefs adapting their traditional dish to the tastes of American GIs during post-war occupation.
The Banh Mi is a fusion dish of French baguette - brought to Vietnam through French colonlalism in the nineteenth century - and Vietnamese flavours.
And General Tso's chicken? It dates back, at the earliest, to the 1950s, has nothing to do with the nineteenth century general Tso Tsung-t'ang, and only became famous when it was first served in a New York Chinese restaurant.
Even your cookies are not exempt; while you can still make (non-white) gingerbread men:
and gingerbread snowmen,
although cute, are all examples of cultural appropriation by a privileged class and therefore unacceptable symbols of oppression.
So it’s a minefield out there right now, please be careful or you may be responsible for driving the victims to violence.
Please bake responsibly and don’t violate anyone’s societally sanctioned safe space because it seems everybody’s organizing for action these days.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network