Not wanting anyone to be left out, a Wisconsin Republican is now waging war on Kwanzaa.
I used to look down on Kwanzaa as a “made-up” holiday until I realized that
- it is benign and positive, and
- all holidays are made up, that is, created by society.
They may be created to commemorate (Christmas, Fourth of July), honor (President’s Day, Martin Luther King Day), or promote* (Arbor Day, Flag Day) something, but they are societal creations.
Disparaging Kwanzaa says nothing about Kwanzaa, but much about the disparager.
*Too often, sales of greeting cards, but that’s another topic.