You said : "You use the terms 'Garvey Rasta' and 'Selassie Rasta' and if people were not so defensive they would immediately see what you are saying. It is not like they can accuse you of not being pro-African so they raise their defenses. You are simply saying that there are Rastas who are not into appeasing whites and remain with the firm 'Back to Africa' position, and there is another set who want to act as if race issues are over. They feel they can claim black experiences based on the lighter-skin, mixed appearance of Selassie that blacks embraced. Some of Selassie speeches do appease them. They conveniently forget that Selassie was a politician."
Thank you for the clarification. It is true that people need to check themselves and what they are defending. We are on a field of war so we must be certain that what we have carried here will do the job FOR US. Yes, or how else will we achieve certainity if we do not subject these things to a rigorous and honest test? How will we be able to teach the ones coming up behind us the truth if we will not call things by thier proper names and place each in it's proper place?
Some people have the luxury to be able to 'believe' whatever catches thier fancy. Thier places at the meal table is set and thier portions will be brought up whenever they feel like they are ready. When they are done playing.
We should keep this in mind while we are 'playing'.
Wisdom and Strength.
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