Skip to comments.Greetings On Boxing Day; And the First Day of Kwanzaa
Posted on 12/27/2014 5:23:29 AM PST by NOBO2012
So; another Christmas goes in the record book. That means today is Boxing Day the day originally designated to give your servants a small token of your appreciation.
Now days its just another excuse to go shopping to pick up stuff on sale that you dont need, dont really want and will eventually end up in the Goodwill or Salvation Army box.
So shop with abandon!
Its also the first day of Kwanzaa, celebrated with abandon around here, along with all the other Winter Holidays. Yesterday the Wons made their annual visit to the troops and issued their annual Christmas greetings to the nation.
They will be issuing their annual Kwanzaa greetings later today, and I suspect it will be similar to past messages such as this one, from 2010:
"Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith are some of the very values that make us Americans."
Even though many, including Moonbattery pointed out at the time that those values make you more Synbionese than American as they are the same concepts symbolized by the seven deadly cobras in the flag of the socialist Symbionese Liberation Army:
Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They Kwanzaa was invented by 1960s black power radical Ron Everett, aka Maulana Karenga. Even in the swamps of hippie era radical politics, Karenga stood out as a particularly unsavory character. His United Slaves outfit murdered rival Black Panthers, and Karenga himself was convicted of torturing women, using vices and hot soldering irons among other implements. Kwanzaa was created explicitly to divide Americans by alienating blacks from the Christian holidays that unite us.
Anyway, did you notice that Lady M wore her usual holiday sparkle headband to greet the troops?
She wears it every year: here she is in 2012 on the phone with NORAD tracking Santas progress (note to self: a landline? To NORAD? Maybe its time to upgrade our technology.)
And really rockin the look again last year:
- when she turned 50, and refused to dress the part.
So I dont think you should try to read anything into it, it just makes her feel festive - and young. And rich. Which is why she has so many old boxes she can afford to donate to the little people, in the original spirit of boxing day.
Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to you! Obama Kwanzaa Greeting
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
If you use ebay (BIG IF for some) right at the top of the page it says Happy kwaazzy, I mean kwanzaa. Brought to you by united slaves and ronnie karenga. So, happy festivus. Or something. :>}
Well it did yesterday. Not there now.
Who said Kwanzaa is a made up holiday? I happen to know it just after Festivus.
Ah, so it really is the beginning of Kwanza-a-a.
Somebody said that Kwanzaa is mainly observed by white liberal woman teachers.
I heard that only about 5% of blacks observe Kwanzaa. Yet in the world of poliitcal correctness it has been elevated to be this major celebration of African heritage. But it is ignored by the vast majority of Americans of African descent. Go figure.
To my untrained ear, the 7 pillars of Kwanzaa sound like principles of socialism. Was Karenga trying to invent a socialist celebration when he invented this holiday???
I believe that the Season was too White for Mr. K, so he decided to add a little Pepper to it.
How about the Feast of Saint Stephen? December 26.
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