On Saturday Dec. 25, just one day after most Americans finished celebrating Christmas, the official College Republican National Committee Twitter tweeted out support for an obscure celebration invented in 1966 by a black nationalist called “Kwanzaa.”
“Wishing you a happy and prosperous Kwanza!” the account tweeted. “Kwanzaa” was dreamed up by Maulana Karenga – previously known as Ronald McKinley Everett – a black supremacist who wanted to “give blacks an alternative to the existing holiday of Christmas and give blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.”
Karenga also stated that the made-up holiday was important because “you must have a cultural revolution before the violent revolution.” Karenga was convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment in 1971.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous Kwanza! pic.twitter.com/PaANsF7Itg
— College Republicans (@CRNC) December 26, 2021
The CRNC message was blasted by Republicans in the post’s Twitter replies.
“Who ever posted this isn’t a republican,” one user wrote to which another replied, “No they’re definitely a Republican, that’s the problem.”
“Please don’t wish people a prosperous celebration of communist race essentialism theory,” another user wrote.
“Tell me you’re controlled opposition without telling me you’re controlled opposition,” another top reply said.
No they’re definitely a Republican, that’s the problem.
— 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚘𝚗 (@lndian_Bronson) December 26, 2021
Please don’t wish people a prosperous celebration of communist race essentialism theory
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) December 26, 2021
Tell me you’re controlled opposition without telling me you’re controlled opposition
— Compliant Authority Respecter (@0xQuixano) December 26, 2021
Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini wrote, “Fake news.”
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) December 26, 2021
The CRNC tweet, much like “Kwanzaa,” failed to gather any grassroots support, amassing a paltry 21 likes after six hours at the time of publication.
Many of the replies scolding the tweet received over 100 likes.