When the roots of any tree whithers from lack of water and other vital nourishments, that tree will fall to the ground and die the death of starvation. That tree then lay upon the earth and decay as the various weather conditions come about from day to day, and eventually, becomes a part of mother earth, from which it originally came, and becomes soil, to nourish other plants in the future.
If the Rastafari Movement, continue to stray, from it's black African Roots and nourishments, and allow strangers to invade our villages, with gifts in their hands, with strings tied, then it will surely fall, from being diluted and mixed down, and weakened, by the very same people who have implemented, and practiced slave trading activities, against African people everywhere.
The Prayer, let the hungry be fed, the sick be nourished, the naked be clothe, the aged be protected and the infants be cared for, is so often used in Nyabinghi Assembles and Celebration, but where is the social and Governmental Administation, to practically make these prayers a practical reality. The Rastafari Movement is extremely poor as far as I have observed, if I am wrong will some one please correct me.
Money is necessary in our daily life to exchange for goods and services, and to help to take care of our families, especially our women and children, but including our entire family, men, women and children. Money is always needed to take care of our religious, cultural and social activities in our communities, there will always be some kind of expences, regardless of how holy any of us pretend ourselves to be. Rastafari people just cannot act as if it is a sin to handle money at the prayer meetings, but as soon as it is over, you have to deal with money one way or the other, to buy goods and services for your self or your family.
When there is a call or invitation, to a Nyabinghi Assemble, there must be an establshed agenda, which will facilitate, social and Governmental activities, as well as divinity. There should not be too much religious activity, to the exclusion of social and Governmental activities, which is normally the case in these days. A reasonable amount of time, should be allowed for Governmental activities at every Nyabinghi prayer meetings or Assemble, if you prefer. This period of time, would allow for the reports concerning what is really taking place in the community and Villages, who is sick and who has passed, as well as the financial situation in the community.
We must be able to talk and learn about the conditions of our people, as we assemble from time to time, and we must also encourage our people, to bring their financial contributions to the assemblies, so that we will be able to finance needed communtity projects, and take care of which ever community emergencies, which may come about as we live from day to day. Where are our hospitals? Where are our African Schools? we may have a few, but we need more. What do we produce to be able to create employment for our people? Where is the very large building which we can call AFRICA HOUSE? or HOUSE OF AFRICA. We might as well take a very serious look at the state of the Rastafari Movement, as well as the state of the African Race everywhere.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to Africa people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE.
Baba Ras Marcus
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