by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Saturday was a day ending with a “Y,” so that meant Kamala Harris was pandering to another valued Democrat identity group. Saturday’s pander was to those blacks who have embraced Kwanzaa, an anti-white, anti-Christian, Marxist holiday that began to gain mass adherence within the black community in the 1980s and 1990s. Kamala’s tweet honoring the holiday, of course, was as false as all her other pander stories have been, whether she’s talking about smoking pot and listening to Tupac in college or making inane comments about Hanukkah.
Kwanzaa is not a traditional African holiday. Instead, Maulana Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett in Maryland) invented Kwanzaa in 1966. Karenga now says that he simply wanted blacks to have their own holiday. However, in the early years, Karenga, who figured largely in the Black Power movement, described his new holiday differently. …
… As well as being silly (it’s a harvest festival in December), the really pernicious thing about Kwanzaa is that it promotes Marxist agricultural practices of the type that caused mass starvation in China, Ukraine, and Africa. Nevertheless by the 1980s and early 1990s, when Kwanzaa broke out of Black Power circles and went mainstream, Harris would have been in her late teens, 20s, and 30s. In other words, even if one assumes solely for the sake of argument that Harris’s family observed the holiday, she was almost certainly not a child when they did so.
Considering that Kwanzaa is fake and socialist, it’s a holiday with Harris written all over it. Still, the perfect melding of holiday and politician didn’t stop people from crying foul when she put out a tweet about her magical childhood memories. …
… For Harris, holidays, whether real or made up are never about the holiday. They are, always, about pushing a political agenda.