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It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« on: December 21, 2013, 07:10:12 PM »
http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine//print.html?entry=/2013/12/its_that_time_of_year_again_-.html

It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
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on December 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM, updated December 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM
bh1201kwanzaa.jpgA Kwanzaa celebration

It's that time of year again - the time when lazy journalists go out and write puff pieces about a fake African holiday created by a psychopath who tortured black women.

If these characters would just do a Google search on Kwanzaa, they could find the truth about it in this link to a column I did debunking it.

My in-depth article on this originally ran in FrontPage Magazine back in 2002. It's easily found on the Internet by any journalist willing to do the tiniest bit of research into Kwanzaa. At the time I had to pore through a year's worth of microfilm to find the original Los Angeles Times articles on the case. That took hours. These days It's available online.

I also dug up the legal record of the case that included a mental examination that showed Karenga was delusional at the time of his imprisonment. It's all in that article. I like to link to it this time every year as a corrective to all of the dreadful journalism that occurs in every report of Kwanzaa.

If the media told the truth about Kwanzaa, then every right-thinking American would realize it's a fraud. Instead we get the same silly endorsement of this "African" feast that has nothing to do with Africa and everything to do with California in the 1960s.

For example, here's a typically clueless article from the Montclair Times about Kwanzaa ceremonies in Montclair. If the reporter had done his homework, he would have asked the people holding this ceremony why they were perpetuating a holiday begun by a man who did horrible things to his fellow African-Americans.

Instead it's just the usual happy talk.

Here's an excerpt from the article I did on Kwanzaa for FrontPage Magazine in which I commented on one of the first such reports, which appeared in the New York Times in 1971:

    If the reporter had bothered to do any research into the background of the Kwanzaa founder, he might have learned about Maulana Karenga's trial earlier that year on charges of torturing two women who were members of US (United Slaves), a black nationalist cult he had founded.

A May 14, 1971, article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of them: "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."



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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 09:23:55 PM »
Here's the link the article mentions to the author's earlier piece on Kwanzaa:  http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2012/12/the_media_are_still_falling_fo.html


The author's original piece that that column was based on is here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/600011/posts?page=7

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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 08:34:35 AM »
I rather celebrate Festivus than Kwanzaa..
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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 03:58:55 PM »
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Yes, the Republican National Committee


WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating Kwanzaa:

 “I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa,” said Chairman Priebus. “For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration with loved ones–and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year.”
 
“From December 26 through January 1, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the importance of family and community, and it reminds us of the great diversity in America. Happy Kwanzaa!” said Co-Chairman Day.


http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/12/26/rnc-issue-a-statement-honoring-kwanzaa/

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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 04:06:59 PM »
"celebrate African culture and history"
 
There is no one, not one single person in Africa, who even knows what this is, much less 'celebrates' it.
 
If you want to celebrate 'African culture', then why don't you blow up a church, or machete someone to death. That would be real "African culture".
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 04:13:35 PM »
http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/12/26/rnc-issue-a-statement-honoring-kwanzaa/

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Oh for God's sake!!!  What harm is done in acknowledging Kwanzaa?  Nobody even pays any attention to it any longer.

Some people are just LOOKING for things to get annoyed over.
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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:20:06 PM »
Oh for God's sake!!!  What harm is done in acknowledging Kwanzaa?  Nobody even pays any attention to it any longer.

Some people are just LOOKING for things to get annoyed over.

Sort of like Ramadan.
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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:30:55 PM »
Oh for God's sake!!!  What harm is done in acknowledging Kwanzaa?

Perhaps because by doing so Priebus and Day provide legitimacy to a wholly made up "holiday" which was created by "a psychopath who tortured black women", and whose sole purpose appears to be to further divide the races.

But then again, as you note and which applies so well to your disproportionate reaction, Some people are just LOOKING for things to get annoyed over.
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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 04:34:30 PM »
Oh for God's sake!!!  What harm is done in acknowledging Kwanzaa?

Perhaps because by doing so Priebus and Day provide legitimacy to a wholly made up "holiday" which was created by "a psychopath who tortured black women", and whose sole purpose appears to be to further divide the races.

But then again, as you note and which applies so well to your disproportionate reaction, Some people are just LOOKING for things to get annoyed over.

Have you looked around?  Heard anybody in your city say ANYTHING about Kwanzaa?  How can a non-observed holiday divide the races?   

Your reaction is disproportionate.  You're the one annoyed over Kwanzaa.  The web is the only place i've read about it.
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Re: It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 04:44:43 PM »
The web is the only place i've read about it.

Oh, well, if YOU haven't read about it simply must not be happening.

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Week-long celebration of Kwanzaa kicks off in Brooklyn

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-celebrates-kwanzaa-article-1.1558943

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Kwanzaa: A Time for Community and Unity

http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/blog/december-2013/kwanzaa-a-time-for-community-and-unity.aspx

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African Americans Celebrate Kwanzaa

http://www.voanews.com/content/african-americans-celebrate-kwanzaa/1816310.html

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Jamie Foxx offers Kwanzaa greetings to fans: ‘Happy Kwanzaa’

http://www.examiner.com/article/jamie-foxx-offers-kwanzaa-greetings-to-fans-happy-kwanzaa

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Wright Museum Celebrates Kwanzaa With Series Of Events

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/12/25/wright-museum-celebrates-kwanzaa-with-series-of-events/

Weirdest darn thing. Even though no one is talking about it when I put the word "Kwanzaa" into the news section of a search engine (Bing), I got
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955,000 results
. How very strange.
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