...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...
An African-American scholar and social activist, Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "first fruits". The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s.
Since I am not Black, I do not see how I can comment on the merits, or lack of merits, of an African-American holiday. Who am I to judge whether the reasons for developing the holiday are valid?
Quote:Since I am not Black, I do not see how I can comment on the merits, or lack of merits, of an African-American holiday. Who am I to judge whether the reasons for developing the holiday are valid?
You are a member of a more important group, the entire human race. You are a stake holder in the human race, thus you have grounds to make value judgements on what any individual or subgroup does, as well as the right to take action against it/them if it is needed to promote the best interests of the human race.
Also, why does anyone voice an opinion against Kwanzaa? It is a holiday that has as much positive aspects as any other holiday, I believe. Any concerns about Chanukah? That commemorates a battle against the ancient Assyrians (Greeks in those days). I would guess some people could wonder how that is getting equal billing, in some regions, to Christmas greetings. Is that sort of incongruous - Peace on Earth and Victory over the Assyrians?
You are saying Jews can become Gentiles?
I am not saying that the Jews had to completely give up their way of life and become something else, but they purposefully kept themselves apart for the Christians, which hurt them.
A Jew can become a Christian without giving up on being Jew. In fact there's zero evidence of Jesus ever stopping being a Jew.
What a moron you are hawkeye. I could say the same about the Amish, the Shakers, Dukhabors, Hutterites, Moravians, Mennonites, The Lubovitchers , HAssidic Jews, Coptic Christians, Eastern Orthodox Christians. I could keep going but I ran out of names and Id have to go look up others.