Saturday was Kwanzaa, the made-up black holiday that virtually no black people celebrate. The President and First Lady wanted to wish 12 black people good cheer on this insignificant event. Sure, it wasn’t as elaborate as their annual praise of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, but it still managed to be offensive. Basically the first couple said that socialism is a shared American value.
On the White House website Barack and Michelle issue this Kwanzaa greeting:
Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to families across the country celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today begins a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture through family and community festivities. Kwanzaa’s seven principles – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith – are also shared values that bind us as Americans. And in the spirit of the season, we reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all our children. As families, friends, and neighbors come together today to light the Kinara, our family sends our best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.
The first thing you may notice is that the 7 principals of Kwanzaa don’t really define the black community in America. With black-on-black crime, utter dependence on government handouts, and broken families, unity, self-determination, responsibility, and purpose generally do not apply to blacks in this country. Even more, these are all things that democrats fight against, so it seems odd that Obama is praising them.
The next thing that pops out here are the principals of collective work and cooperative economics. In case you didn’t notice, those are principals of socialism and communism. The President of the United States just issued a statement saying that these anti-democracy, anti-capitalism, and anti-American things are “shared values that bind us together as Americans.” For a guy that says a lot of really terrible things, that may be the worst thing he’s ever said.