"Since then, all I have seen in the Rastafarian community is more reggae music, more sexual abuse of the few girls that venture to join the movement, more school-drop outs, more gangsterism, more of everything that we really don't need as Rastafarians. I've seen more "conscious" people who really don't know anything, except the best rizzla substitute and the latest patois catchphrase."
Is this all you have seen from the Rastafari community? You seem to have some resentment for Rastafari.
"When I came to know of Rastafari- it was through Revealation of His Imperial Majesty and Bible study- I naturally sought the company of other Rastafarians. The first was a concert to mark His Imperial Majesty's birthday. The debauchery that went on there shocked me, it made me see why most Zimbabwean parents would react to a child announcing that he/she was now Rastafarian the same way as they would to one "coming out"."
How can you compare a youth telling his parents that he sights Rastafari to someone coming out the closet as being gay? There is some upful livity to be found in Rastafari, while homosexuality is a deadity (lifestyle of death).
"The truth is, we have the power, as the record buying public. If a minority- the gays and lesbians of Euro-America could give reggae singers their marching orders, how hard is it for us to turn around and say, "Look, pal, you got great songs, but we think you are the wrong person to be singing them as you really don't care about Black people so how about you just shut your mouth now?"
So if we have this power why dont you exercise that power? You seem to be bigging up Matisyahu instead of saying that he has no place in Rastafari livity. I know you dont actually think he cares about black people.
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