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Barack and Michelle Obama hail Kwanzaa umoja

Michelle and Barack Obama's Air Kiss 12-13-10

President Obama's statement marking Kwanzaa

Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today [Dec. 26] 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.

As families across America and around the world light the Kinara today in the spirit of umoja, or unity, our family sends our well wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy new year.

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Photo: Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images

 
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What a FREAKING JOKE!!

Fact: Kwanzaa is a 100% contrived holiday. It was invented/created by a radical from the 1960's who happens to also be a convicted felon. Look it up.

Well, here goes---

I'll get this started off, moderate me!!!

Obonehead and his lovely wife don't exchange gifts at Christmas and after his Kwanzaa greeting it all makes perfect sense.

The jack wagon (Karanga-the-criminal) who made-up his wannabe holiday, celebrated by what % of African Americans???

Yep, I'm sure Obonehead has his subterranean Kwanzaa pit all dug with care, with the fire stoked and all attendees oiled and adorned in their ceremonial loin-cloths, dancing around aforementioned fire, sweating profusely, chanting clenched-fist proclamations of "We be the chosen-ones, we be immaculate, we be in power---just look at me smile, watch'em comply."

Yep, that's how I see it... A phony, celebrating a PHONY holiday!!!

@Stan...
Speaking of contrived holidays...
Just where in the bible is the word Christmass again?

Ontaya you might be the dumbest person on this entire planet. First of all, exchanging gifts has nothing to do with Christmas as a religious holiday. Second, as president he does this for basically every holiday of every major religion. Find something else to complain about.

OMG The Obama's are duped !

I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge.

Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of the FBI.

In what was probably ultimately a foolish gamble, during the madness of the '60s the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the organization, the better. Using that criterion, Karenga's United Slaves was perfect. In the annals of the American '60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.

Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the '60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. They did not seek armed revolution. Those were the precepts of Karenga's United Slaves.

United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented "African" names. (That was a big help to the black community: How many boys named "Jamal" currently sit on death row?)

Kwanzaa is a joke.. and our smartest President has fallen for it ?

They send blessings? Have they elevated themselves to clergy?

Isn't it past the time to end this fictional "holiday" made up by a radical in the 1960's? It has no historic basis and it certainly doesn't mean anything to the billions on the planet. Will Obama and Michelle send their "Festivus" message soon too?

Kwanzaa, really Mr. president? (lower case intentional). Look up the origins of this made-up racist "holiday".

As Tammy Bruce says, the two unspeakables in that photo are both "malignant narcisssits."

disgusting photo

I wonder how many of the commenters above celebrated the "contrived" holiday of Christmas, founded by the radical Constantine.

A fake President celebrates a cult fabricated by a felon. No one in Africa participates in this non-sense. All to spread Marxism, hatred, religious and racial intolerance.

Ok, all kidding aside, we do know Kwanzaa was invented by the previously mentioned San Francisco State radical (but paid FBI informant) professor.
And informing on Huey too! Come on, Kwanzaa, really, authentically African American? Collective responsibility, collective works .... sounds more like course titles at the old Soviet Patrice Lamumba University. Or how the slave plantation was run.

I have an idea. Why don't we celebrate our own (American) destruction of slavery, no one made us end it. We had a huge war among ourselves to end it. The Brits and the French were quie willing to see it continue for cheap cotton and other agricultural goods. We could even pick a day the Freedmen themselves chose to commemorate the ending, maybe in June, when the last slaves were emancipated. Call it "Juneteenth"! Ooops, the evil Republic (pardon me) State of Texas has already done that for some time.

For all their education, the vaunted elite really don't know bupkis about America. Rather go with a 25 year-old semi-Marxist celebration with a faux menora than with a genuine American celebration of freedom. Oh well, they now give lie to the old saw - cost of everything, value of nothing. Not too sure on the cost part either!

"Just where in the bible is the word Christmass again?"

Seeing as how CHRISTmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus CHRIST...

Why would we expect any less - two frauds -celebrating another fraud whose creator was a criminal.

Fits perfect.

Only someone without a clue can claim that collective work and responsibility and "cooperative economics" is American.

John Smith got rid of BOTH in Virginia, and in Massachusetts, the Pilgrims would have starved without abandoning these worthless "values".

Jesus is a "Pretend" figure. You know, just a story to put the children to bed at night. Only this time, the adults believe it as well. What is really a Phoney holiday? One that celebrate the lives of their ancestors, or the one were a 'made-up' fictional character created by European Churches to control the masses of the native populations.
FACE IT..Jesus Christ was not real. There were no documents from the Romans that Jesus existed or was ever killed. EUropeans written those bibles, and anybody with a pen and paper can write that crap. You can say Jesus is real, but you have no proof.

Did they issue a similar statement for Christmas? I mean, seeing that they're Christians

RIGHT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FIRST LADY! WITH ALL DUE RESPECT MR. PRESIDENT, BUT YOUR WIFE IS VERY SEXY IN EVERY WHICH WAY! IT WAS ABOUT TIME WE HAD A FIRST LADY THAT LOOKS GOOD , ...AND WITH CLASS!

For a list of proverbs to help you celebrate Kwanzaa, please visit this link: http://lifelinesproverbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Kwanzaa-Proverbs.pdf

Dr. Hodari
Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs

Justin, just for the record, Jesus was no mythical figure. The documentation of Christ is very well noted throughout the early Christian church in Western Turkey and his home land of Israel.

The bible it self is an historic document dating back 1700 years and was written by several authors through both documentation and the inspiration of God. The Romans also documented the trial and execution of Christ. Our current calander is based on the death of Christ. Numerous transcripts of His works have been found.

History lesson required Justin so don't let you hatred and prejudices get in the way of the fact that Christ did exist.

Well, if Obama is going to be sending Festivus greetings as well, I for one look forward to the Whitehouse honoring this holiday with the traditional Airing of the Grievances.

Isn't this like. . . a made-up holiday? Looks like some nut wrote this statement.

http://lifelinesproverbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Kwanzaa-Proverbs.pdf

So...day two, alone, is all the reason anybody would have to vote for conservative and libertarian candidates and policies.
Obama doesn't believe in self-determination. He and his party have gone out of their way to undermine it.

Want to know what makes us American?
Read the Constitution!

OBAMA FULFILLING THE BIBLE

Pres. Lincoln stated: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man." But several Bible verses are embarrassing to Pres. Obama:
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For some stunning info on Pres. Obama and his fellow subversives, Google "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "David Letterman's Hate Etc.," "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham" and also "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman."
PS - Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note "taken away"), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon "take away" or at least overthrow all US leaders, including Obama, who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?

Yes Esther And if you know some more about the Bible You know that no one was ever Blessed in it for long with a currency that was not Gold and Silver.You may want to grab alittle as the natural cycle of depressions will not be put off for to much longer.Evil is trying to just control it and waiting for the black swan to throw the net over those who forget.The cycle hit in 2000 or 01 And is only a deepenig of the result.May be goin back to barter or even a Rapture.I do not care about the church O-bummer goes to it aint a living resurected God that is gonna save anyone as big zero is pitchin at all who have never been Flim flammed.Only a resurection can save.But even if I don't have any gold or silver someone who walked outta a grave 2000 years ago is As Big a God as anyone needs.But if it is some other god It aint gonna do for me.Your Judgement on these is right at the gate.But the evil head may be taken our reighns as most are gonna fall for the twist he is gonna try.God is big enough to do what he said he can are we gonna be big enough to keep telling About His Loving Son and where the true power comes enough to lay down our skins in however the evil comming devours it?
Revolution will be won by Bible money not fiat money go get it is comming back as fiat fails as we all who have been around God for a while know.
Stevie

I'm amazed by the number of "Christian" racist here...whether you believe in the holiday or not it was just a dayummm greeting but then again...many of you can't help yourselves...let the racist in you show

BLACK ON! THE OBAMA'S HAVE CELEBRATED EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY SO I'M GLAD THAT THEY CELEBRATE AMERICA'S FIRST BLACK CREATED AFRICAN HOLIDAY-KWANZA! HAVEN'T CELEBRATE ANYTHING ELSE EVEN AS A BLACK CHRISTIAN SINCE 40 YEARS AGO AND NOW I HAVE TAKEN KWANZA BACK TO AFRICA WITH ME WHERE I HAVE LIVED THE LAST 34 YEARS! XMAS IS A EUROPEAN PAGAN HOLIDAY SO WE OF AFRICAN DESCENT CAN CELEBRATE OUR OWN HOLIDAY TOO!


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