Today’s title is what the British current affairs interviewer, Jeremy Paxman, apparently used to ask himself whenever he interviewed a politician.
As a strategy, it can’t be faulted.
For those who are unaware of the festival of Kwanzaa, it is a relative newcomer to the calendar, invented in 1966.
Some background on the Harris childhood may be useful too; She was born in 1964 to a Jamaican father and Indian mother. Her parents divorced in 1972. Kamala and her mother moved to Canada in 1976.
Of course, it is entirely possible an Indian immigrant single mother was an early adopter of a newly-invented festival for the sake of her mixed race daughters two decades before the rest of the USA had heard of it….whilst living in Canada.
It’s also possible Jussie Smollett was attacked by two Nigerian Trump supporters at 2am in a blizzard.
The chances the Harris family ever celebrated Kwanzaa aren’t quite zero but it is highly unlikely.
However, the explanation requiring the fewest assumptions to be true is that Kamala Harris is lying.
We can’t read minds, so the reason why she would lie about this can only be known by her.
The fact she chooses to tell lies about inconsequential matters such as this and the music she listened to whilst in college, is an indication of two possibilities though;
1. She must think people are really fucking stupid, and
2. She’s prepared to sell the most ridiculous fabrications as fact.
Neither of which are particularly comforting characteristics for the person who will take over from Joe Biden next year.
By the way, if you are reading this and thinking, “but Trump lied all the time“, you might want to consider the possibility you’ve fallen into a partisan mental oubliette where you don’t apply standards objectively.