no problem at all franksta .
Bedward too was influenced of course .
i&i can take what you seh it is a good analysis of what has been , but i know is but your analisys , togheter with thousands more .
you always put a new light in every reasonin , for this i give thanks , cause you always make mi think a lot .
in my opinion it is the old old story , ones who sight the movement ONLY as "political-social" movement , to free the black man , and ones who sight MYSTIC too in it , sight Ras Tafari the man , as a Higher Human representation of Jah , Divine Authority on earth , in fact Earth Rightfull Ruler .This from the beginnin .
what i&i would like to add to your analysys is that RasTafari movement in i opinion is still alive BECAUSE of the spirituality in it . most of all . If you say that the spirituality in it is but a tool to free the mind and souls of the people , i can agree , but is it we that use it as a tool , spirituality is right there , it just *is* within the movement .
i know is a ~New Name~ for a old , very old livity . yes I . This New name is the Name of a Man , first .
What i grasp from your reasoning is .....
it seems like , the way you put it , those men in early times were knowin what they were doin ...seem like they were followin a program , estabilished togheter , and then approched and terminated .
Like you put it , seem like Howell program was to exalt the divinity of His Majesty , that of Marcus the awakenin of a black couscoiusness , and so on ....
i don't know if this could be so .
it really sound strange to my ears anyweh .
i think the love for HIs Majesty grew spontaneus , and that Howell really felt like many a ras are feelin today , Haile Selassie I , is the ALLMighty in flesh .
as in those times is it now , still a natural mystic is flowin ...
give thanks ,
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