by Ann Coulter, Human Events
ANN COULTER LETTER
Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? The same goes for the Iowa caucuses — the early scheduling of which forced me to run an attack on a synthetic candidate, rather than a synthetic holiday, last week.
I’ve seen so few mentions of Kwanzaa this year, I was going to declare my campaign a success, but I see that President Bush issued another absurd Kwanzaa message this year, referring to millions of African-Americans gathering to celebrate Kwanzaa.
I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.
It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga. Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers and a dupe of the FBI….(Full Story)
Anne Coulter was right, of course.
According to Google N-gram, the expression ‘Kwanzaa’ made its first appearance in 1963 and lingered in popularity until 1983, after which its popularity saw a meteoric rise that reached a peak in 1996, after which it faded into oblivion again. Mind you, Google N-gram shows what the masses are supposed to be interested in. Google Trends shows how well the masses can be convinced to buy-in to whatever they are to become interested in.
Google N-gram provides data only until 2008, but the reluctance of the masses to fall for the expression ‘Kwanzaa’ is well reflected by the data on public interest in the term.
When comparing the popularity of Kwanzaa with that of Christmas, Google Trends shows not only that Kwanzaa’s popularity never followed what it was supposed to do, but that Christmas is becoming ever more popular, while Kwanzaa is of interest only to very few people, perhaps by those who refuse to admit that they were conned.