The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa  

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

You just gotta love the Left. Some far-left commie, Maulana Karenga (whose real name is Ron Everett), who just happens to be black, dreams up a "holiday" supposedly celebrating the "Africanness" of African-Americans, and when we question it as a socialist concoction, we're labeled as racists.

So standing up against socialism is now racist. Standing up against the Soviets, then, must have been racist. Standing up against Hitler, then, must have been racist. Mussolini, Castro, Noriega ... standing up to far-left factions of any stripe must now be considered racist. By that definition, a racist I must be. However, it's not the race of the individual that I am questioning. It is the blatantly socialist agenda this so-called "holiday" reveres. So, for being anti- (white) Soviet, anti- (white) Nazi and fascist, and anti- (hispanic) Western Hemisphere socio-communist, I suppose I will be called a racist for saying that Kwanzaa is about soicialism, and in many ways, it's about anti-caucasian racism.

Here are the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, for you to behold in all their socialist glory:

1.Umoja (Unity) - To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
In other words, as families and communities, and as a nation and a race. Kwanzaa celebrates being looked upon and treated as a group rather than as individual citizens.

This is why executing a man for murder becomes such a huge issue if the perpetrator is of color. Where was the outrage at the execution of Timothy McVeigh? Tookie Williams was found just as guilty of his crimes as was McVeigh. Neither of these men deserved to live, given the heinous crimes they committed, but Tookie's execution was decried as "racist".

Those celebrating Kwanzaa would expect all African-Americans to unite around this position regardless of whether they agreed with it. Anyone who did not would be maligned as an "Uncle Tom", "selling out their race", or "trying to be white". Why? Because to them, there are no individuals, only groups, and if the judge and/or the executioner are from a different "group", then they consider that fair game for complaint.

This is typical socialism. Hitler used the same concept to slaughter millions of "non-Aryans", mainly Jews, during the Holocaust. Just because Kwanzaa celebrants are not advocating violence in their "holiday" does not mean they wouldn't advocate violence on other occasions.
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) - To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
Read that "ourselves as a group". Socialism. Self-determination, in these people's minds, does NOT include individual self-determination. Also note that any time socialists speak or write in the plural (i.e. "ourselves" instead of "oneself"), they are attempting to remove any reference to the individual from the discussion. Watch for it.
3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) - To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
Collective work and responsibility. This is precisely what the Soviet Union was all about. All work was to be done for the greater good, and the fruits equally dispersed among the subjects. Never mind the fact that we proved this system's faults over 100 years before we became a nation. See my comments to #1 with regard to "making our brother's and sister's problems our problems ...".
4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) - To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
"Cooperative Economics"? Guys this shit is straight out of Marx/Engels/Hitler/Lenin/Stalin. Socialism through and through.
5. Nia (Purpose) - To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
"Collective vocation". More socialism. The funny thing is that these people actually believe this socialistic point of view will lead ANYONE to greatness.
6. Kuumba (Creativity) - To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
This sounds pretty nice, doesn't it? In practice, what this means is to try to force OTHERS (through punitive taxation, etc.) to do this for them. It's the socialist mentality ... To each according to his need, from each according to his ability ...
7. Imani (Faith) - To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Yep. Believe in them, except, of course, when they do the right thing and work to bring down the idea of a socialist utopia being set up here in the US. That's where the belief in the "victory of our struggle" comes into play. Just remember, Marx and Engels wrote of "struggles" in The Communist Manifesto and Hitler's treatise Mein Kampf's very title translates as "My Struggle".

There's plenty of socialist diatribe over at the Official Kwanzaa Website (Thanks to Sister Toldjah for the link. See for yourself.

Never mind that people in Africa don't celebrate Kwanzaa - most Africans don't even know what it is (which should give you a hint as to its real legitimacy ... or lack thereof). Somehow, those on the Left do not see that our objection to Kwanzaa has nothing to do with the race of those celebrating it, but the very poisonous nature of the socilaism it encourages. Actually, I believe they know damned right well what our objections are, but use race as their defense because they know socialism is bullshit.