The word Kwanzaa doesn't exist in any African language; it's a neologism that its founder inventor from the Swahili term 'matunda yakwanza' or 'first fruit,' but 'Kwanzaa' is just a made-up brand name like Coca Cola.
Let us take a look at its inventor, born as Ron N. Everett, who later awarded himself the title "Maulana" (Swahili word meaning master teacher) and took the name "Karenga".
Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, 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.'
Karenga had accused the women of trying to kill him by putting 'crystals' in his food and about his house. The women were tormented for two days. According to court testimony, Karenga threatened to shoot both women with a gun he was holding. Karenga was convicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. He was sentenced on September 17th, 1971 to one to ten years imprisonment. He spent 3 years in prison for torture and abuse of women.
Karenga is Swahili for "keeper of traditions," which is ironic given that Kwanzaa only pretends to preserve tradition:
There is nothing authentically African about Karenga's totally fabricated ceremonial. Speaking of Kwanzaa to the Washington Post, Karenga came clean about its origins: "People think its African, but it's not. I came up with Kwanzaa because black people in this country wouldn't celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that's when a lot of bloods would be partying."
Nothing about Kwanzaa is rooted in Africa. The seven-holed candle holder, the kinara of the Kwanzaa table, is a shameless rip off of the Jewish menorah. The Kwanzaa promoters are quick to point out that the kinara is not really a menorah, even as they profit from its resonance with the menorah. It's a confusion that Ron Karenga intended.
The color of the Kwanzaa candles were copped from Marcus Garvey. The ears of corn that are so prominently featured in Kwanzaa are not native to Africa. Maize was cultivated by the Mexican Indians. Corn was brought to Africa by white folks.
Swahili is a Bantu tongue liberally seasoned with Arabic, Persian and Indian words. Only 7% of Africans speak Swahili, despite the Official Kwanzaa Website's false claim that Swahili is a "Pan-African" language. The most widely spoken language in Africa is Arabic, and the majority religion is Islam. Swahili was not the language of former slaves. Its adoption for any commemoration of former slaves is an insult to their memory.
The Liberal Memory Hole
Using the same technique that Joseph Stalin employed to refashion history, the keepers of America's newspaper archives have rehabilitated the depraved inventor of Kwanzaa. Unpleasant references to his past crimes have been quietly deleted from hundreds of newspaper data bases. All references to torture sessions, blazing campus gun battles, Marxist ideology and the brutal beatings of Karenga's campus political competitors have been erased by sympathetic leftists. None worse than "Ebony" magazine, which paints rosy pictures of Kwanzaa and completely white-washes away the truth about Karenga.
The truth would have been lost forever were it not for the diligent research of Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star Ledger. It took Mulshine two days to ferret out the truth from the dusty microfilm archive of the Los Angles Times. The computer data bases had been scrubbed of all references to Karenga's violent past. The women he tortured have dropped out of sight. The court records of Karenga's trial are unobtainable. Only a handful of newspaper accounts of what really happened are still available to us. What is clear is that America's "journalists" cannot be trusted to tell us the truth for it is they who have toiled to sanitize the history of Kwanzaa's depraved inventor.
At this Christmas season the pseudo-religious and historically rootless rituals of Kwanzaa are freely celebrated in countless government-controlled classrooms. Karenga's racially-exclusive blacks-only anti-Christmas, complete with its "please-don't-call-it-a-menorah" jewish menorah, is now an established taxpayer-funded seasonal school event. The legacy of the racially divisive violent degenerate Ron Karenga is kept alive with tax money taken from you by coercive government power. Any mention of the Jesus Christ or Prophet Muhammad in the same classroom is controversial.