Posted By: Eja In Response To: Re: Eja (blessedflames)
Date: Monday, 10 October 2005, at 2:35 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Eja (blessedflames)
"you could never see Haile Selassie I as God because you do not consider HIM full black...so why be part of an orginization that He is the Head of? "
"why be part of an orginization that He is the Head of? " (Rastafari is an organisation?)
I am looking for the liberation and redemption of Africa and ALL it's people. The ones I follow as my leaders and teachers are, Oodua, Jaja, Toussaint L'Overture, N'Zinga, Amina, Obiri Yeboah, Opoku Ware, Samori Toure, Paul Bogle, Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, Haile Selassie, Patrice Lumumba, G.M. James, Chancellor Williams, Kwame Nkrumah, Funmilayo Kuti, Steve Biko, Walter Rodney, Amilcar Cabral, Franz Fanon, Dedan Kimathi, Bobby Seale, Julius Nyerere, Malcolm X, Kwame Ture, Frances Cress-Welsing, Assata Shakur, Murtala Muhammad, Chiekh Anta Diop, Fela Anikulapo Kuti....
The list is longer, great African men and women. ALL human, none perfect as most of them made mistakes.
"you could never see Haile Selassie I as God because you do not consider HIM full black"
The Amhara are not full-black and they never had any intention of becoming such. The Amhara, like the other mixed race nations in Africa, must have taken great care over the thousands of years of thier existence to keep themselves looking a certain way. Or do you have another explanation as to why a set of people, living amongst black people, were able to maintain certain physical characteristics? Would you say that it is just by chance? Why is it blessedflames, that you cannot mistake an Amhara for Oromo? And, why is it that you can never mistake Tutsi for Hutu? If you were truly possessed of a mind searching for knowledge, you would try to find an explanation for why these peoples, seperated by thousands of miles but, having the semitic blood in common, managed to maintain thier physical characteristics while swimming in the ocean of Blackness. Where, I would ask, did that policy come from? Did they meet it there or, did they bring it with them?
If you were truly interested in healing Africa, then you would seek first to diagnose, with honesty, all the things that are wrong.
I did not reject 'white' jeepass in the christian church only to come pick another who looks nothing like me. Yes, when I visualise God, the All Powerful, I see one who looks like my father, my mother and all my ancestors , all the way back to the first ones. I see BLACK.
Which you, a Black man, object to. Why?
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