Skip to comments.Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa
Posted on 12/28/2005 11:40:33 AM PST by presidio9
President Bush December 19 sent warm greetings to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa -- a seven-day observance emphasizing seven principles of African culture.
Kwanzaa, which will begin December 26, represents an African-American and pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture.
For additional information see Holidays and African Americans.
Following is the text of the statement:
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 19, 2005
I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa.
African Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa. The seven days of this celebration emphasize the seven principles of Nguzo Saba -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. These values contribute to a culture of citizenship and compassion, and Kwanzaa activities help pass on African values and traditions to future generations.
As families and friends gather for Kwanzaa, Americans remember the many contributions African Americans have made to our country's character and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation strong. May your commitment to family, faith, and community thrive during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy Kwanzaa.
"There is (a) class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs ... There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public." -- Booker T. Washington on Jackson, Peterson, Sharpton, and Everett
I was posting from my web-enabled cell phone in a restaurant - hence the double post. I missed the mention of Everett. But, that's beside the point. The point now is that, since you've eliminated Everett from your list of non-racists, that you somehow believe that everyone else in the world is racist except for you. You decry racism but it is obvious to me that you view the world through race-colored glasses.
What is ironic is that you've admitted that Karenga is a racist but you won't admit that the holiday he created is racist. You decry people trying to keep blacks on the plantation, yet you fail to recognize Karenga's intent in inventing Kwanzaa to indoctrinate blacks as a group into accepting his invented and false African heritage along with his racially divisive, black separatist, and marxist ideas. His intent was to use them as useful idiots in his goal to foment a revolution and establish a separate black nation. While you will call Karenga and everyone else except for yourself racist, you won't recognize the racist basis for Kwanzaa.
Also ironic is the fact that you jumped into this thread to defend President Bush's proclamation on Kwanzaa. You have even admitted to the political reasons that Bush did so. Yet you haven't called Bush a racist for officially recognizing the holiday that was invented by a person that you admit, in bold letters no less, to being a racist. Bush's political intent is obviously based upon his belief that the black community is monolithic in their celebration or respect of Kwanzaa and that through such obvious pandering they may, as a group, lend more approval to Bush and other Republicans. Given your propensity to call everyone a racist and given Bush's behavior in this specific matter and others relating to race, why haven't you assigned the racist label to him?
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