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Today is the third day of Kwanzaa and marks Part 4 in my ongoing Kwanzaa series. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. As I have already established, I believe Kwanzaa is antithetical to traditional American values. Moreover I believe Kwanzaa’s creator, Dr. Ron Karenga meant it to be that way as he sees American values as destructive to “Africans in America”. You can refer back to Part 1 to read about the roots of Kwanzaa and why it is based in Marxist theory, but today we are here to explore the third of the seven principles of Kwanzaa – Ujima.
The Ujima principle stands for collective work and responsibility. There’s that Marxist buzz word again – collective. The idea of Ujima is that all “Africans in America” would form a sort of social collective, creating and producing – a “from each according to his gifts to each according to his need” sort of thing. We’ve seen how well that has worked out for the world wherever its been applied. I’m not going to beat this particular principle to death. As with the rest of Kwanzaa it sounds rather innocuous when separated from the history of the holiday. However, one must keep in mind that every admonition and encouragement in the Kwanzaa celebration is designed to exclusively enjoyed by Black peoples. Whites need not apply. They are the oppressors. The whole celebration is meant to be one big reminder of how oppreseed we are in this country and around the world. Below is a link to a short video of Kwanzaa’s founder, Maulana Ron Karenga (nee Ronald McKinley Everett) talking about the principle of Ujima. When you watch it, please remind yourself that you are listening to a man who was convicted in 1971 of the false imprisonment and torture of two young women in his militiant Black Power group “US” (as in “us” against “them”). Remember this description of the event that was published in the LA Times in 1971 as Dr. Karenga speaks on the video:
“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 Miss Davis’ mouth and placed against Miss Davis’ face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said. They also were hit on the heads with toasters.”
Today is the second day of Kwanzaa and marks Part 3 in my ongoing Kwanzaa series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. As I have already established, I believe Kwanzaa is antithetical to traditional American values. Moreover I believe Kwanzaa’s creator, Dr. Ron Karenga meant it to be that way as he sees American values as destructive to “Africans in America”. You can refer back to Part 1 to read about the roots of Kwanzaa and why it is based in Marxist theory, but today we are here to explore the second of the seven principles of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia.
As a teenager celebrating Kwanzaa, I hated this day the most because we could never pronounce it! Kujichagulia is Swahili for Self-Determination and the purpose of this principle under the Kwanzaa model is to “define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves”. At first blush, this seems like a an honorable and admirable principle. Don’t we tell our children often not to let others define them and to stick up for themselves? However, you must remember that we are looking at this through the eyes of a man who still carries much disdain for the America in which he has enriched himself and for white people in general. Karenga is also a purveyor of Marxist theory, and that is reflected in every principle of the celebration. On this day families are meant to light the red candle (although the order and number of colors can be flexible based on personal choice). According to kwanzaaguide.com: The red candle is symbolic of the effort a person, family, school or community makes. The lesson is that we light the red candle to reinforce the value of work and effort. Frederick Douglass reminds us that “If there is no struggle there is no progress.”
Again, on the surface this idea is not controversial, but as a Christian American who understands the history and intent of Kwanzaa I do find it antithetical to the American spirit and culture. The point of Kujichagulia is not just promote self-esteem, it is to separate oneself from the larger American culture. I’m all for cultural pride, but once again Karenga has determined that cultural pride can only be achieved by separatism, removing ourselves from our American communities. Indeed, any time in this country where we have seen communities engage in separatism it has become a disaster. Indian reservations across America are rife with poverty, drugs, alcoholism and abuse. Jim Crow laws led to a very sick society that eventually erupted in protests and violence. Even some cults who choose to wall themselves off from general American society have suffered great tragedies (Jim Jones, etc.). We are not meant to live separately from each other as cultures. Oh yes, culture is important and influential – that’s God’s flavoring! But cultures need not separate in order to thrive. As a matter of fact, American culture is so unique precisely because of all the other cultures it incorporates. It is a melting pot that takes the flavors of so many people who come here to find freedom and combines them to make one unique, diverse dish called America. Kujichagulia would have us breaking off from that American heritage, denouncing it, and declaring our African heritage (which is sometimes questionable this far into the history of America, as I mentioned in Part 1) as the only culture/heritage worth our pride our recognition.
I also take issue with the secular idea of defining ourselves, naming ourselves. God is removed from this equation under Kwanzaa. Dr. Karenga has been very clear that he does not wish for Kwanzaa to be religious in any way and that individuals can incorporate their own beliefs if they wish. Fine and dandy until you realize that Marxist/socialist theory calls for God to be removed from community life, and our Founding Fathers understood that belief in God was integral to a free society. We are defined by so much more than how we see ourselves. As a Christian, I believe I am defined by the Creator; a God Who has a purpose and a plan for my life and my community. I am a sinner. If I am left to define myself in totality, I am left with sin and a broken plan, for I do not see the larger picture. It is extremely valuable to understand that where you are and who you are with are all part of a bigger picture. Removing yourself and your community from that picture does not create prosperity, but division and hardship. We are meant to live intertwining lives. Our journey in America as Black people may have began in tragedy, but it has developed into a rich and influential history. We have become vital to the health and development of this nation. The curse of slavery has turned into a rich blessing. I would never want to separate myself or my family from that reality, or the blessings of the present because of the anger from the past. I believe Kujichagulia seeks to do that, whether or not Kwanzaa’s founder and celebrants would admit. This idea of separating ourselves is not American, and it is killing the Black community.
Part 4 tomorrow.
I find it interesting, although disgusting, that the “civil discourse” so championed by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and their Marxist pals does not apply to the horrific video game, “Tea Party Zombies Must Die”, and other violent references towards killing anyone Conservative.
Pelosi, Obama, and the rest of the Marxists in this nation condemned Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh over the shooting of the 9 people at the Gabrielle Giffords appearance in Arizona even though they had absolutely no connection to the violence that day.
Why is it that any violent act is blamed on Conservatives who have nothing to do with the act, while those actually committing the violence are egged on and praised by our esteemed leaders in the Democrat Party and the lame stream media as patriots expressing their political free speech rights? The picture on the left is the “Glenn Beck “zombie from the Blaze web news article.
“a humor-tinged Democrat activist website today released a controversial Halloween video portraying marriage equality opposition as brain-dead zombies. The comically bloody and graphic video is set on the White House lawn and features Obama 2012 activists beheading, exploding, and maiming politically conservative zombies with machine guns, grenades, garden shears, and chainsaws.”
“Comically bloody and graphic”!!! Well isn’t that just as quaint as it can be? Finally a comedy you can really laugh at, a game you can let your pre-teens play. These are the Obama supporters, you know, the ones Obama calls mainstream Americans, patriotic, etc.
Conservatives are blamed for the very violence that is openly and loudly called for by Democrats and their leftist media mouthpieces. Where are the denunciations of this overtly violent video game calling for the murder of innocent people due to their political ideology? Once again the hypocrisy of the left is glaring it its scope. How can anyone accept this kind of attitude while denouncing those who espouse peaceful dissent?
Do you remember Barack Obama calling for his supporters to “get in the faces “of their Conservative friends? Remember Obama telling his supporters to “take a gun to a knife fight” to get their way? The funny thing about that last statement is that the very people Obama was addressing are the ones who believe owning a gun should be against the law. Well, I guess it should be against the law for law abiding conservatives to own guns but permissible for the violent-prone to own a gun.
I find this consistent with the “Occupy Wall Street” gangs being praised by Obama, Pelosi, and the rest of the liberals, while denouncing the peaceful TEA Party rallies as violent, hateful mobs full of Nazis, homophobes, etc. I also find it interesting that the hateful and violent TEA Party “mobs” left no damage, no arrest records, no threats towards Jews, and no litter at the end of their rallies…. I could go on.
Is this bunch of political hacks really so ignorant and blind that they think We the People cannot see the duplicity in their statements? When 67% of the American people stand against this kind of attitude how can they possibly continue to spout such tripe unless they are just too stupid to see the handwriting on the wall? Oh, that’s right, they never read anything, they just spout.
Patriots, we are in a war, not against Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, or anywhere else. We are in a war against liberalism right here in America. We are fighting the Democrat Party, the Marxist media financed by George Soros, illegal aliens who feel “entitled” to having their way, and the hordes of Muslim extremists being moved here by the government, using our tax money against us. Unfortunately we are also fighting the mainstream of the Republican Party. WE are fighting for the very soul of America.
The very people who think Tom & Jerry cartoons are too violent support this kind of murderous propaganda. Where are the people who say corporal punishment is violent and unnecessary? Where are the Democrats and media who demand “civility”? They are too busy calling me and those like me racists, homophobes, Nazi’s, etc. to notice where the real problem lays.
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
November 5, 2011