In the name of creating more diverse holiday celebrations, Democrats have set some pretty "woke" standards recently. They have criticized holidays with origins associated with violence that could "trigger" marginalized people. They have sought to eliminate holidays such as Columbus Day and Thanksgiving because of their alleged connection to historical acts of violence against minorities.

Following these same standards and logic, Kwanzaa should definitely be canceled.

Kwanzaa is a yearly celebration from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. It was created by activist Maulana Karenga and was first observed in 1966. Kwanzaa has no African origin and is not celebrated on the continent, but it is supposedly based on African harvest festival traditions.

Karenga made up the holiday as an alternative to Christmas for black people and to “celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.” He believed that “Jesus was psychotic” and that black people should shun Christianity. Moreover, Karenga stated this “holiday” was a necessary precursor to the violent revolution he hoped would come about. “You must have a cultural revolution before the violent revolution,” Karenga said.

As one can see from the get-go, the holiday is segregationist and based on race, which used to be a no-no. Kwanzaa also hatefully targets a religion, and it has Christophobic roots with inflammatory allegations against Christianity's founder. Finally, Kwanzaa’s origins are rooted in violence — another disqualifier. Just like Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, the holiday’s origins are connected with acts of violence against groups of people based on their race.

Granted, since the aggressive bigotry behind Kwanzaa targets white Christians, it can be legitimately argued that Democrats won't mind. But there's more.

Kwanzaa has connections to domestic terrorism. The “holiday” has seven principles that are celebrated during its weeklong observance. These are unity (Umoja in Swahili), self-determination (Kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (Ujima), cooperative economics (Ujamaa), purpose (Nia), creativity (Kuumba), and faith (Imani). Incidentally, these are the exact principles of the leftist Symbionese Liberation Army, which committed a string of bank robberies, rapes, attempted bombings, and police officer murders in the 1970s. The SLA became infamous for killing Marcus Foster, a school superintendent, and perhaps even more so for the abduction, rape, and brainwashing of heiress Patty Hearst.

Kwanzaa’s founder, Karenga, had a history of maniacal violence. He was the head of the paramilitary group “US Organization” in Los Angeles in the 1960s. He was also connected to an assault of a dissident former comrade. Later, he was connected to the murders of two black men in 1969 during a conflict at UCLA. Then, in 1971, he kidnapped two women, Gail Davis and Deborah Jones. Karenga held these women of color against their will and raped and tortured them.

According to a 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times, Jones said she and Gail Davis “were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis' mouth and placed against Miss Davis' face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said.”

Keep in mind, Karenga stated that Jesus Christ was the psychopath — imagine what a lack of self-awareness that takes.

Yet, somehow this monster is in actually in academia today, chairing the Africana Studies Department at California State University. Only the liberal intelligentsia would place a convicted rapist and murderer in charge of a department that educates at colleges.

Kwanzaa is a holiday rooted in destruction, murder, imprisonment, and violence against women. Applying the Left's logic and standards, it should be canceled right alongside Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, and its founder should be defenestrated along with the images of Confederate soldiers, the founding fathers, and basically all former presidents (including Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt).