Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement
Posted By: franksta In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (Ras Marcus)
Date: Saturday, 2 October 2004, at 9:05 a.m.
In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (Ras Marcus)
We are all students in this search for truth and livity , if we learn is not by or of our own making but due to our willingness to allow the spirit of Jah to reveal the answers to the questions we seek . So we us this forum to bring Jah forth among InI .
None can deny that all humanity is different ,none is an exact duplicate of the other , Jah loves our uniqueness and individuality . for thru-out all creation there is no duplication ,varieties and variation abound .
What we commonly refer to as race , is merely a variation ,out of a possible 2000 organs none is different among mankind , only individual aspects which is the nature of Jah's creation . With over a 100 physical features, only few are so different as to be discernable , a differents cause by the simply fact of habituation and geography . Whose function and purpose remains the same and basic construction unchanged .
My black brothers who have left Jamaica and went to live in foriegn lands , upon their return is much change for the short period spent in northern climates .They are often times lighter in complexion than before they left .what would happen over generations .
Yes the visage among mankind is different but that does not mean we are seperate races ,species or breeds . How are you going to truly define a blackman ? Where do you draw the line as to the begining of his peculiar racial traits , in trying to delinnate this connumdrum you will realize the difficulty .
Culture is :- Why you do, and when you do , what you do . It basic purpose is to pass on knowledge from one generation to the next to ensure survival and to ccommemorate past accomplishment .Culture is a living thing in that it is vibrant and changes and adapt to suit the present times and place .Culture involves tradition , religion,heritage and language each contributes to mans understanding of his enviroment and attempt to exert controll or co-exist in balance with it .Tradition is the part of culture that deals with honouring those who came before by maintaining the status quo -hence it is unchangeing .Religion is man's attempt to deal with things and events beyond his power or understanding . Heritage is that part of culture which no matter where or what happens is constantly with him ,that bounds him forever with his home and people .Language is the means thru which all of this is transmitted .
Culture was never meant to be exclusive ,but inclusive to find a way to deal with and co-exist in harmony with all human circumstances . culture in my opinion is meant to perpare you to deal with anything and thrive while do it .It is there to provide a way for man and man to exchange goods and services( to interact) in a manner than is conducive to peace and fairness in a safe , secure and familiar environment . As we deal with new circumstances old ways are abandon for new more successful ways . Any culture that fails to adapt will die , culture needs no protection it is a natural way of the people and develop naturally as the people face various situations .
Look how hard the white man has tried to wipe out InI culture ,yet it has survive and thrived with out InI trying to protect . Culture needs no protection , it needs to be lived ,for it is alive . Whenever you have to protect culture ,it is no longer culture but tradition-dead a thing whose relevance may have passed ,hence the reason why it needs protection .
NO relevant culture can die out because it children seek out foriegners ,to make rules to forestall this eventuality should that be the case , is futile and oppressive and not in harmony with the true purpose of a living culture . None who truly love their culture will leave it , and should some desire outsiders what are you going to do force them to love one of their own , love can not be force or bought .So you will have to either excommunicate your own or forced them to live alife of unhappiness-a lie .
Must of those cultures you site if you only understood how cruel and inhumane they are ,because they are forcefully trying to maintain tradition you would not state them as your refernce.
a few examples :-forced marriages ,female genital mutilation , ritual castrations ,honour killings-rape victims are killed ,wifes are burn alive once there husbands die ,women can not work or go to school ,certain members of society are forever given a very specific job in which there is no social mobility , selling of children and much more .
Skin colour is only important , because we know that some people of a particular skin colour may hold a peculiar idea about skin colour . So history and culture dictates that we be mindfull of these types ,so to see that they not practise that false construct to our detriment .We must be carefull that we not give this false construct new life by accepting its premise that man is define by skin colour. So we should not judge all who are white because some are most tend hold this idea . WE must be the light that chase away this dark idea
The 16 century eropeans who invented this idea of race-defines -man ,did so for the twin purpose of making money and saving their conscience .Thru-out its entire history it has been oppose by many and was one of major cause for the american civil war . Money can buy support hence its initial success ,its continued existence is much misunderstanding as none wants to give up a percieved privilege . Which was and still is one of it selling points to whites .
Why european controll most the world are many, but i will attempt to list a few
1. the evil idea of manifest destiny-might makes right-survival of the fittest .
2. the idea that man must go forth and dominate all the earth .
3. the idea of a special type of human-the chosen people-white people .
4. it is Gods will ,that all should be made christian-the end justifies the means .
5.consistantly ready and prepare for war at all cost- all resources are first implemented as possible tools of war .
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