You said : 'I think the situation you are trying to elucidate and address is not so much "Garvey" or "Selassie " Rasta but the slow Christianization of Rastafari which will eventually lead to the westernization of Rastafari .'
That brother is what I was getting at. Give thanks for the clarification. When Africans talk about '12 tribes of israel', they are talking about christianity. When they seek the 'ark of the covenant', they are talking hebrew ideology. Make the hebrew stick with the hebrew while the Africans return to where they belong. Ask this question, from what we knew of Marcus Garvey and his experiences, do you think he would be worshipping as some rastafari do in this day and age?
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