The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


The Coyote Blog makes a good case that the Kwanza celebration is more about promoting statism than it is about celebrating African-America culture and heritage. He fisks the 7 values of Kwanza, taking their definitions straight from the official Kwanza site. Here's the worst "value":

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

I don't really have a problem with Kwanza per se. I think it's weird and creepy to have a holiday based around racial unity, but the idea of a cultural holiday is fine with me in general. After all, I celebrate St. Patrick's Day. That said, the principles of Kwanza suck.


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