This morning I was tearing off days on my favorite calendar. I love Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine, but even his calendar isn’t immune from political correctness. The calendar includes the Kwanzaa observance. This fake holiday was created by the New Left and it’s not observed by anyone with a lick of sense. Kwanzaa is what happens when progressives’ white guilt reaches a fever pitch after Christmas.
For those who are unaware I will touch on the spirit of Kwanzaa. Maulana Karenga is the father of Kwanzaa. He’s a former member of the Black Panthers and also a convicted felon. What did he do, you ask?
According to a Los Angeles Times account of testimony published at the time of the trial, Karenga and the other men forced the women to remove their clothes, and beat them with an electrical cord and a karate baton. The men put a hot soldering iron in one woman’s mouth and against her face, and they squeezed one woman’s big toe in a vise, the Times reported. Karenga’s former wife, Brenda Lorraine Karenga, testified he sat on one woman’s stomach while another man forced water into her mouth through a hose, according to the Times.
“Vietnamese torture is nothing compared to what I know,” Karenga allegedly told the women, the Times reported Oct. 7, 1970, shortly after Karenga’s arrest.
Mel Gibson is unable to star in the sequel to The Hangover because of his threats of violence and racist comments. Maulana Karenga, on the other hand, was a proud member of a racist organization and tortured women. Why anyone would even think of observing his ridiculous holiday is beyond me. Perhaps Mel Gibson can star in The Kwanzaa Story as Maulana Karenga. The man is a monster, but somehow the touchy-feely ideas represented by Kwanzaa live on despite the fact that it’s pointless and offensive to anyone with a brain.