If you are like me you woke up one day and the “holiday season” Christmas and New Year’s became a trio, with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh sure there were rumblings of a new holiday, but who would have thought that something invented by a Black separatist group in 1966 will now be considered by some in this overly politically correct world as a holiday on par with something like Christmas or New Years.
The man who created the holiday, Maulana Karenga was a convicted violent felon. In 1971 Karenga was convicted 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.”
Karanga was convinced that the women were trying to poison him. He and three members of his cult had tortured the women in an attempt to find some nonexistent “crystals” of poison. Karenga thought his enemies were out to get him. I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one in a movie or on the stage–but this guy sounds like a paranoid psycho. And Somehow I cannot see rational people wanting to observe a holiday created by such a sick violent man. But this part of the Kwanzaa story is rarely mentioned by the MSM.