Kwanzaa: Holiday Brought to You by the FBI

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let’s face it, Kwanzaa’s gotten way too commercialized.

A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers.

But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about “families” coming together to bond during Kwanzaa. The private schools have picked up this PC nonsense from the public schools. (Soon, no one will know anything.)

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga — aka Dr. Maulana Karenga — founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. He was also a dupe of the FBI.

In what was 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 group, the better.

By 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.

Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the ’60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. They did not seek armed revolution (although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers). Those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves.

United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. (That was a big help to the black community: How many boys named “Jamal” are currently in prison?)

It’s as if David Duke invented a holiday called “Anglika,” which he based on the philosophy of “Mein Kampf” — and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.

Whether Karenga was a willing dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear.

Curiously, in a 1995 interview with Ethnic NewsWatch, Karenga matter-of-factly explained that the forces out to get O.J. Simpson for the “framed” murder of two whites included: “the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, Interpol, the Chicago Police Department” and so on. Karenga should know about FBI infiltration. (He further noted that the evidence against O.J. “was not strong enough to prohibit or eliminate unreasonable doubt” — an interesting standard of proof.)

In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the ’70s, Karenga was quick to criticize rumors that black radicals were government-supported. When Nigerian newspapers claimed that some American black radicals were CIA operatives, Karenga publicly denounced the idea, saying, “Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents.”

Now we know that the FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves. In one barbarous outburst, Karenga’s United Slaves shot to death two Black Panthers on the UCLA campus: Al “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as a black studies professor at California State University at Long Beach.

Karenga’s invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy ’60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming legacy of the Worst Generation.

In 1974, Patricia Hearst, kidnap victim-cum-SLA revolutionary, posed next to the banner of her alleged captors, a seven-headed cobra. Each snake head stood for one of the SLA’s revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani — the exact same seven “principles” of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa praises collectivism in every possible area of life — economics, work, personality, even litter removal. (“Kuumba: Everyone should strive to improve the community and make it more beautiful.”) It takes a village to raise a police snitch.

When Karenga was asked to distinguish Kawaida, the philosophy underlying Kwanzaa, from “classical Marxism,” he essentially said that, under Kawaida, we also hate whites. (Kawaida, Kwanzaa and Kuumba are also the only three Kardashian sisters not to have their own shows on the E! network.)

While taking the “best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism” — excluding, one hopes, the forced abortions, imprisonment of homosexuals and forced labor — Karenga said Kawaida practitioners believe one’s racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding.” There’s an inclusive philosophy for you.

Kwanzaa was the result of a ’60s psychosis grafted onto the black community. Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural nonsense that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga’s United Slaves — the violence, the Marxism, the insanity.

Most absurdly, for leftists anyway, they have forgotten the FBI’s tacit encouragement of this murderous black nationalist cult founded by the father of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa emerged not from Africa, but from the FBI’s COINTELPRO. It is a holiday celebrated exclusively by idiot white liberals. Black people celebrate Christmas. (Merry Christmas, fellow Christians!)

Sing to “Jingle Bells”:

Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell 
Whitey has to pay; 
Burning, shooting, oh what fun 
On this made-up holiday!

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  • Mary Sue

    Oh joy, Kwanzaa is even more fake and made-up than I ever imagined. So who do we get to blame for this? J. Edgar Hoover? JFK? LBJ? Nixon?

    • Silentappraiser

      Mary Sue, you should know, the blame lies at the feet of George Bush.

      • Mary Sue

        George Bush? The Elder? Was he even running the CIA back in the 1960s?

  • UCSPanther

    I have heard very little of Kwanzaa despite attempts to pump it up, and this is probably why…

    Nothing like a communist plot mixed with a FBI stooge that took on a life of its own and continues to haunt us.

    • scum

      As I have explained before when Coulter put out her yearly 'article' about Democrats' ties to the KKK, she is again speaking here as a leftist. Let me explain: While David Horowitz has poo-pooed the role of COINTELPRO, Coulter seems to have missed his memo and is here vaunting COINTELPRO'S capacity to divide and conquer the black movement by creating a deadly animosity between the Panthers and the US (but Coulter is wrong, the US was NOT an acronym for United Slaves – that was just a derogatory name coined for them by the Panthers themselves, another reason why Coulter is speaking as a leftitst). She is right: The deeply conservative FBI (unlike the Supreme Court at the time), was largely responsible for the the rise of Ron Karenga.

      • Rifleman

        I missed your 'explanation' of Coulter's article on dp ties to the kkk. I'm sure it was a hoot, but they didn't call them yellow dog democrats for nothing. The dp is still just as bigoted and racist, they just switched scapegoats.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    I'm sure that if David Duke were to invent a holiday called "Anglika", he would not use a menorah and light candles to celebrate it. This guy Karenga couldn't even think of an original rite — he stole one from Jews and then I'm sure went on a rant about how terrible Judaism is. What exactly does Kwanza celebrate?

  • steve plaut

    Sorry Ann, the Black Panthers did not support armed revolution? Are you too young to remember? How about the genocidal calls by the Black Panthers to annihilate Jews?

    • scum

      They did, but they were still rivals with US (which stands for the "Us Organization", not "United Slaves" as Coulter attests). Don't forget, the Panthers had some whites and others in the organization (even Japanese).

      • Chiggles

        One of whom was David Horowitz.

  • Anthony

    So Ann Coulter giggles at what we normal intelligent people know to be a holiday tailor made to radicalize/separate blacks and empower leftist whites and tickle o so stupid liberals, but Ann, while we behold the insanity, they HAVE/brother Karenga HAS succeeded in successfully introducing and getting others to accept Kwanzaa (even my iPhone auto spell just completed ” Kwanzaa”) even at he national level. So while we laugh and point out what Karenga is, and how “fake.” Kwanzaa is, which you Ann, must admit, it IS quite real, and how it’s principles are revolutionary, bla, bla. , the radical elements now have yet another victory unto America’s inevitable disintegration into a minority majority freak show.

    So what are we TRUE conservatives to do? Sit on Fox News and debate with intellectually sub-par lefties and liberals? Why not shun them and stop entertaining their insanity in phoney debates quick never reveal convincingly to the public how whacky and STUPID these maniacs really are?

    Showing Kwanzza to be “fake” when it is as real as Boehner’s next cry, or that liberals can be ” debated” with in good faith is what is really “fake”, and we should grow a pair and stop pointing out the obvious and start fighting to win.

    • scum

      All holidays are invented, all traditions are created, at some point. The history of Christmas is interesting, as well.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "All holidays are invented…"

        Ah yes, What an important point. Holidays are usually created to deceive and divide people to foment class warfare. We then immediately start lying about it and pretend that challenging anyone's superficial claim is not acceptable.

        Except you can challenge Christianity of Judaism any day of the week and get applause, but that's different. So really there is no reason to talk about any of this in our Judeo Christian society overrun by radical liars. No problems here.

  • jakespoon

    I guess that means I'll have to take my kwanzaa bush down. Dang!

    • Deep Space

      Those things have thorns!

  • Mohawk7774

    Coulter again exposes herself as the moderate (read liberal)-thats right-she's no conservative-and her ignorance of U.S. history. Whitewashing the black panther violence, which is well documented, is another example of her bafoonish comments, articles and support of liberal candidates-Chris Christie or Mitt Romney anyone? Was he really the 2nd Ronald Reagan jackass? Coulters passion is Coulter-period. A delusional narrcisist with a penchant for theatatrics to gain attention. Go away bulimic Amazon Woman. Get off the stage, you and Karl Rove and Bill Kristol. All morons. Piss off!

    • Anthony

      Damn right. Hear, hear!

    • BobCratchit

      Dang! Happy Kwanzaa. "bulimic Amazon Woman"?? What, too much cranberry sauce (or maybe just 'sauce') for dinner?

    • BS61

      Can't understand why you would be getting a thumbs down here?!

  • Anthony


    Ann Coulter says the Panthers were basically not so violent.

    Ask David Horowitz whose friend Betty Van Patter he is convinced the Black Panthers were involved in killing.

    • scum

      Careful here, though. Coulter is right about the effect of COINTELPRO (which means Horowitz is wrong). The fact is, by '68 the Panthers were thoroughly infiltrated, and some (but not all) of their violence is directly attributable to agents provocateur. Horowitz, who loves to cast aspersions at the Panthers, did not join I believe until '73, which is WAY too late to discern a real Panther from an FBI informant or plant. Witness the assassination of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark by the Chicago police and the FBI way back in '69 for a case in point. They had the Panthers drugged, and started firing into the apartment BEFORE the even broke down their door. Authorities fired 100 shots, and a drugged Panther managecd to get off one bullet. To stymie an investigation, the police REMOVED THE ENTIRE WALL full of bullet holes.

      • Anthony

        I don’t know just how infiltrated this group was at any period of time, but chances are that the FBI does and would know how Betty Van Patter met her demise if they really had a mole or two on the inside.

        I would bet she was killed by Panthers. Why wouldn’t I come to that conclusion?

    • Rifleman

      "some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers" She covered that, but skipped armed robbery and prostitution.

  • Jimbini

    In Baltimore, Kwanzaa is an exclusive holiday of the local TV news broadcasts, looking for something to report after Christmas. After all, there are only so many stories on Christmas returns they can do.

    • No watermelon

      Kool Aid for the Kwaanza Kwoud!

  • Billy

    Kwanzaaphobia is unleashed!

  • R.C.

    American Negros have no connection to the African culture which celebrates this Kwanzaa nonsense–because American Negros are not African–but rather very much American in their culture and religion!

    • Drew

      I lived in E. Africa for 7 years. Kwanzaa was unknown there.
      Christians kept Christmas, Muslims and Hindu's had their own respective holidays.

    • Kepha

      I don't know a single African who ever heard of Kwanzaa before coming to the USA. The whole thing's as fake as a three dollar bill.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "American Negros have no connection to the African culture which celebrates this Kwanzaa nonsense–because American Negros are not African–but rather very much American in their culture and religion!"

      Generally speaking, this is of course correct and a good point to make.

    • Ozzy

      Americans have been a part of African culture for over 500 years.

  • BS77

    Looks like Kwanza is fading out and fading out fast.

    • BS61

      Agreed – same as the fake OWS vs the true, grass roots Tea Party!

  • Rifleman

    Made up 'holidays' like kwanzaa and made up african names are basically seperatist/segregationist thinking.

  • Drew

    Harambee! Uhuru na kazi ! Fuata Nyayo ! We will bury you.

  • bonnie johnson

    strange how they push all this bs and cry when the majority want to say merry christmas or anythign christian

  • tgmccoy

    Back in the late 70's i belonged to this Church that was about 50/50 lib/conservative.
    There were these two pastor's daughters that wanted to do "Kwanzaa interpretive dances"
    For our guest pastor- an Ethiopian who was traveling through on a mission to educate
    people on the perils of the pro-communist regime there at the time . The good pastor was
    a dark-complexioned Charlton Heston-craggy good looks and this shock of white hair,
    he looked the part of an Old Testament prophet. I thought -"He could call down a lighting
    strike." -almost did on the Sisters,btw. When confronted with this "dance" he said:
    "Kwanzaa is nothing but a socialist construct1 I will have nothing to do with it."
    Then proceed with sermon that was a pidgeon-scaring rafter dusting sermon that would've
    impressed a hard-shell Baptist from Kentucky . The two sisters shut up and sat down.
    covering up their leotard clad bodies (Rosanne Barr and Rosie O'Donnell in tights.)
    which in itself was a Blessing…

  • Reis Kash

    Kkwanzaa is an insult to American Blacks and tries to segregate Blacks from Whites. It's as phony as the so-called Black national anthem, but worse since it was invented by a violent Negro nationalist disguising Communism doctrine behind made up African gibberish. Blacks have enough problems without leading them away from American culture and values. As as for Harambee what-ever above – don't even think about it..

  • Anthony

    I wonder if Ann Coulter reads these comments at all. Perhaps she is to busy yuking it up and getting “vanitized” with fellow goof ball “conservative” Sean Vanity.

    I don’t dislike her as a woman, she’s not bad to look at when she puts on those short sexy outfits for her book covers, but to listen to her world view, her politics, that haughty voice, I feel she is not effective at all in helping work out a plan to repell the barbarians while there is still precious little time left.

    She just blows hot air and points out just how crazy those whacky leftists are.

    It is really not enough. We need a leader if our American way of life, what’s left of it, is to survive.

    Call Karenga the scum that he really is, but he effectively worked out a far fetched crazy scheme to further he far lefts long term strategy to empower an army of blacks under the banner of racial enmity and ethnic tribalism, which our country today accepts as a legitimate observance of African culture.

    So as I said before, while Ann Coulter and her weak conservative co-elites constantly give face time to fringe radicals and perverse liberals, and delusional politicians , we are doing nothing, and have done nothing at all to take decisive action to build our army to take our country back. Tell Sam Donaldson his side is winning because we have not found our leader. But when it happens, if it happens, he and his ilk will be proven wrong, and shown for the awful people they really are.

  • Choey

    They can keep Kwaanza. I'll stick to real holidays. Got to go put up my Festivus pole.

  • Anthony

    I prefer to celebrate Crackerfestivis. It usually arrives at the Equinox after Honkeyredneckwhipicus , which is of course, the liberal day of atonement usually celebrated on the alter of multiculturalism which all non-liberal whites are required by law to have permanently affixed in their homes.

  • Grouchy Old Man

    I really don't mind people giving their kids made up names of any origin, but someone PLEEEZE standardize their spellings? I teach multi racial classes and there must be thrifty different spellings of just Keisha. And I get 11 of them in each class! Okay, mabe only two or three.

    • Mary Sue

      white people are starting to do that now.

  • Anthony

    My made up name rejecting my families slave given name back in Italy is T’quwan X.

    If spelled without the apostrophe after the “T” means “friend of Uncle Tom” in Nirobi. So it is important to be well versed in Ebonics and precise in all variations of slave names Grumpyoldman, especially if you are an educator and white.

  • Ghostwriter

    I don't celebrate Kwanzaa. I just celebrated Christmas. Even if I were black,I don't think it would be the holiday for me. Besides,they swiped the candle holder thing from Hanukkah's menorah.

  • Richard

    I remember back in 1968 in Oakland California, The Black Panthers marched with firearms down the streets of Oakland, to express that they have 2nd Amendment rights to. I would hope in would all have joined the NRA by now. Of couse crazy liberal Roland Martin would never do that, hes convinced that the NRA is really the KKK.

    • Mary Sue

      And the Southern Poverty Law Center lumps the New Black Panther Party in with the KKK as a "right wing hate group". LOL.

  • carrie

    Kwanzaa is as real as the NOI's muhammad UFO and mad scientist that created whites.

    Blacks wield slavery and skin color as some sort of earned supremacy club and excuse for violence .
    But ask them about the current slavery in Africa ……….they could care less.
    Ask them about the country in Africa created by US slaves, that returned to Africa 1820 -1904 , and the extreme violence and cannibalism by their relatives …….

    Black supremacists aren't concerned with reality or facts,just with their endless greed for power,need to hate and claims to victimization .

  • tanstaafl

    Does this mean I have to give back my Kwanzaa presents?

  • Boudicca

    You forgot to mention that word beloved by all black brothers and sistas: "empowerment"!

  • No watermelon

    Celebrate by buying a Kwaanza suppository with a photo of Huey Newton on the wrapper

  • Drew

    Be warned, crackers and haters – Dr YAKUB created you white devils by grafting snakes onto zombies.
    Happy KWANZAA 2012

    • Drakken

      Keep it up kaffir, and your going to find out in short order our patience has limits.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm not real interested in Kwanzaa anyway. It isn't something I'd celebrate anyway,even if I were black. And this Drew person sounds like a card carrying member of the Nation of Islam,Black America's version of the KKK. And Drakken's reply to Drew was equally stupid. It's nice to know that idiocy knows no color. It's apparent in ALL races on this planet.

  • slider 96

    Anne Coulter continues ti write comic book fanatsies . The same quote out of context , regarding a statement Pelosi made is co-opted by Coulter to keep this B.S. story going . Kwanzaa is nothing more than Octoberfest , inconsequential,and meaningfullmonly to thpose who choose to celebrate it . It was mentioned by Pelosi in passing along with other holidays .
    You're running out of ideas Coulter .