Re: Diluted Rastafari Icon?
Posted By: Bantu-Kelani In Response To: Re: Diluted Rastafari Icon? (rasi)
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2006, at 2:48 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Diluted Rastafari Icon? (rasi)
You wrote: [ of course, you cant confirm that this stement is true, as a matter of FACT, i am sitting next to a somalian colleague as we speak, and i asked him man to man his idea on this statement-he acknowledges that there are obvious arab influences in his culture, but he identifies himself as an african. ]
* Why itís hard for you to believe those folks from Somalia do not call themselves "Africans"? Listen, to them Africans are the "Bantus," the blacks of the Sahara and the Sub Sahara from Mali on down. I bet your Somalia friend does distinguishes between his people and, even, his neighbors in Ethiopia/Eritrea/Kenya/Sudan. During my hospital stays, one month ago, I met an Ethiopian "sister" who was sharing my room. Very interesting the way she was very proud to be ISLAMIC and called me straight up a Bantu while claimed herself to be a "Semitic Kushitic." She was a thin girl in physiognomy and hue something that approaches Arab. Ethiopians and Somalians are often like that. Many of them are aloof at best and anti-black at worst to say the least. Why I would be lying?
You wrote: [ i could ASSUME that you may bge PURE BLACK, but you have chosen to come to the United States, Babylon. i could ASSUME that your response would be you came to America because there is war in the congo, people being murdered blah, blah, blah, stuff;(ie: "...the mythic origin of the ruling house/dynasty of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba son; ie his title King of Kings, Haile Seassie /Ras Tafari I, the Lion of Judha..bla..bla..bla stuff.") and i could ASSUME based on your coming to the US, that you rejected asylum/safety/assistance, in other African countrries, because you really want to be an American. Assumptions will not get us very far, as they lead more confusion. ]
Your statements are stupid!
Did it occurred to you that there is no contradiction in me living in Amerikkka (well for awhile anyway) and still being a conscious African? So, now I hear stupid statement from you that I want to be American, please itís like my greatest fear. I laugh when I read this! Sometimes your rebuttal arguments reveal your own "thoughts" (unintentionally). But basically, I laugh because I know where you are living too (not in Africa).
Have gone to Africa yet? What part of Africa have you stayed? I would like to know! How do You feel about making repatriation a real idea?? It would funÖthink of the culture, food, music, the night life with clubs and bars, the beat, cities, bush (jungle areas) and the people of Africa! What are you doing toward Repatriation instead of just sitting in Amerikkka watching the news on TV about Africa?
Who are you trying to mock, rasi? I am not a reflection in your mirror! LOL!
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