|Seven Days. Not just one, like Christmas. |
Of course, we get Xbox's on Christmas, not corn and fruit.
In the spirit of other made-up holidays such as Valentines Day, Festivus, and Boxing Day, I thought I'd devote today's post to Kwanzaa, a celebration of Family, Community, and Culture.
|"Did you know that 'Boxing Day' was made up? |
On the other hand, I'm dead, so I don't give a crap."
Unity: Unity of family, community, and race
Self-Determination: Define and name ourselves
Collective Work and Responsibility: Build and maintain our communities together
Cooperative Economics: Build and maintain our shops, stores, and other other businesses
Purpose: Build our communities up so we can restore our people to their former greatness.
Creativity: Always do as much as we can in order to leave our communities more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited.
Faith: Believe in our family, friends, parents, teachers, leaders, and in the righteousness of our victory and struggle.
Even though in its initial years, Karenga meant for Kwanzaa to be an "oppositional alternative" to Christmas, it has come to be more accepted by Christians and take its place in the "Happy Holidays" lexicon of American culture.
Bottom line, made up or not, if someone wants to celebrate something, I couldn't care less if it was made up. If it makes you happy, go crazy.
|"Hey, did you make Penwasser write a serious post? |
Well, cut it out!"
But, in order not to disappoint those who come here expecting high-quality comedy (NOTE: those people have low standards), I've learned that "Kwanzaa" is a word from the Swahili language which means "Something to do after Christmas."
That's all I'm going to say.
********This will be my last post for 2016. I may comment on some of your blogs, I may not. But I won't be writing anything new until the new year.
So, until then, be kind to each other. And, for goodness sake, don't juggle with knives, play with matches, or make fun of Trump supporters on Twitter or Facebook.
Finally, I know 'Boxing Day' is a real thing and has nothing to do with boxing, despite the name being the same. I actually think it has something to do with FedEx or UPS or some other such shit. Hey, I was first going to go with Canadian Thanksgiving, but I didn't want to tick Pat Hatt off.