Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement
Posted By: Ras Marcus In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (blessedflames)
Date: Friday, 1 October 2004, at 8:54 p.m.
In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (blessedflames)
Well you have given the European definition of the word racism, but we in the University of Adversity, do have our own definition of racism, and we are quite qualified, to get deep into any word, and produce a good definition for our people, without depending on the Europeans to define some words for us.
It is a great loss to any people, when their sons and daughters, who were born in their village, from the rich blood stock, of their original mothers and fathers, and were also brought up in the traditions, heritage and cultural value systems of their own people, only to abandon their villages, heritage, culture and legacy, as well as their own people, including thier playmates and schoolmates, to share their abilities and affection, with strangers, leaving their own people weeping and wailing with shame. This is a great violation and one of the worse form of racism, considering, that they acted as if, they could not find anyone among their own people to be thier mate.
How shameful it really is, when they go away from their own people, and bring forth children, which do not resemble them, and who have to face the world with this mixed appearance. It is so very often, that you can see a European and a black person, walking as a couple along the streets, and you can clearly see how uncomfortable they are, which ever community they are in.
I just want you to know, that whether you regard what I have said as an opinion or not, I do think that as soon as mixed children, become intelligent enough, to understand the world in which they are living, they develop mixed feelings inside, although they may just try their best to overcome it, since there is nothing that they can do about it. But I also think that they are sometimes crying inside, but nobody knows it but them.
There can be an existing mental defection, which stays inside, without you knowing of it, if you are only looking for physical defection. Some times that physical defection, which was there living inside, manifest itself physically and some times it don't.
Finally, I am submitting, that ideas are the fathers and mothers of all pratical activities. The computer upon which I am typing, was once just an idea in some body's head. The great Cities of the world, were once nothing but great woodlands, and the ideas of making them into Cities, were also in the builders head, and anything that you can think about starts with an idea inside one or more of uss people.
I would just like to thank you for your responses, since they help to sharpen my mind. I would also like to inform you, that as an African person, I will continue, to be a defender, of the heritage, culture, legacy, dignity, and integrity of African people, regardless of who may disagree with Imani. As usual, Africa for Africansthose at home and those abroad.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere.
ONE BLACK LOVE ONE BLACK HEART
Baba Ras Marcus.
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