December 27, 2005

Why Christians Should Not Celebrate Kwaanza

LaShawn makes a very reasonable case.

Her best point? Non-Christians shouldn't complain about what she has to say on the subject, since her recommendations are directed at Christians. This may sound obvious, but there is a huge tradition of strange bullying within the Black community, based solely on blackness. I mean, when reduced to its essence, isn't that the whole idea behind some of the kookier claims of "black leaders"? It amount to "I'm black as well, so I should get to tell you what to do." The response to this should be a sort of universal shrug and "say, what?" But it's been a long time in coming, and a lot of people are only now coming to realize that just because someone shares your race gives them no right to tell you what to do.

I'm just waiting for some largely European white trash with ancestors on the Mayflower, suspected black and Jewish contributions and Osage Indian "blood" to tell me What Holidays the Thinking Mongrel Celebrates These Days. Won't I give her a piece of my mind! Hah!

(Via Malkin.)

Posted by Attila Girl at December 27, 2005 09:10 PM | TrackBack

Right now, there is no link to Miss Barber's entry in this post... I think you forgot to insert it.

Thanks for making us aware of her piece.

Posted by: Aakash at December 27, 2005 10:36 PM

I have yet to hear a black person tell me why Condi Rice is a sell-out for endorsing a democratizing foreign policy. But then rationalism isn't the black community's strong point

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 27, 2005 11:52 PM

Well, I think you are right. Anyways, I just wanna say Merry Christmas to all of you.

Posted by: victor at December 28, 2005 02:17 AM

It is puzzling. A Chinese American political leader would be ridiculed were they to mock those of his/her race for not voting in a particular fashion on the basis of common origin. There is something deeper, however, at issue. No small part of which was the dehumanizing treatment of whites toward blacks over centuries culminating in the institution of slavery. Although great progress has been made in law, at a bloody price, less has been made in the heart and minds of people, even today.
Having to "stick together" really was a means of survival for a distinct place and time, especially if the cause was a just one. Sadly, this response has been distorted by many so-called leaders(manipulaters) for raw power with their calls for allegiance really being poorly veiled demands for obedience.

Posted by: Dalsan at December 28, 2005 03:08 PM

Hey, surfed in off of Michelle Malkin's site.
I just started my own Conservative slash parody blog and I'd love to exchange links with you. Come check me out...
Let me know what you think, either comment back at my site
or email me back and let me know.
Thanks in advance and keep fighting the good fight

Posted by: Pat at December 28, 2005 04:44 PM

Guess I'm fighting too . . . whaddya think, Jeff? Should I delete it?

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 28, 2005 05:27 PM

Jeff informs me that it's worth checking the guy's website out just for the misspellings. But he's more courageous than I am.

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 31, 2005 12:21 AM

Oh, it's actually fairly humorous. The brazen approach may be a newbie faux pas. Or he's a dork. Either case...

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