I had forgotten that yesterday marked the start of Kwanzaa. The conservative Republican commentator opines: "I have seen many critics attack the celebration of Kwanzaa because its founder [Maulana Karenga] is atheist and a confirmed Marxist. Others condemn it for other reasons such as it detracts from the traditional holidays of the season and is separatist in nature. I take a different approach. I don’t have a problem with blacks who do choose to celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa. The main reason is because the principles are all quite conservative in nature. Despite this, I don’t know any black conservative who recognizes Kwanzaa as legitimate much less celebrates it."
He continues: "What I’m saying is that – despite its firmly left-wing origins – Kwanzaa does appear to be something that liberals wouldn’t be promoting if they really took a close look at it. As it has entered the mainstream, the elements that Karenga included in his scheme to make it palatable to the masses at the time appear to have become the observance. With Kwanzaa slipping out of the left’s control, it might be time for conservatives to help reinterpret it to reintroduce conservative values to the black community."
More: "For example, if liberals are sincere in wanting to 'maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race,' then why do they not fiercely oppose the Great Society policies created during the liberal Johnson Administration that have done more to break-up and break-down black families and divide and demean the black community and the race than chattel slavery ever could?"
He ain't done just yet: "Restoring our people to our 'traditional greatness' is another Kwanzaa goal. I wonder if that includes the legacies of both African and African-Americans who espoused individual responsibility. Famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass is credited with saying: 'A man may not get all that he deserves, but he must work for all that he gets.' This is a direct indictment of Obama’s gutting of the welfare reform enacted by Bill Clinton, which strips Americans of the responsibility to work. There’s nothing great about that. There’s certainly nothing authentically black or African about that."
And more: "Finally, there is the so-called principle of faith in the modern interpretation of Kwanzaa. I cannot accept that liberals believe in God with all their hearts – not when they are cooperating with the genocide of millions of unborn black children, fighting against school choice for those allowed to live and championing regulations destined to deny our children of the opportunity to experience the kind of American exceptionalism that our nation’s Founding Fathers fought to guarantee us. Black conservatives, on the other hand, live every single one of the Kwanzaa’s so-called principles (and do so on a regular basis – not just at the end of the year). The difference is that we based our principles on the work of God and the principles of the Constitution of the United States of American which transcend culture or color."