Greatest Raspect Ras Marcus and ones on here.
I agree with you fully. Whites should in NO way be leading or determining African organisations. History has shown us where that leads.
Even if those ones are well intentioned, it begs the questions why do you feel you need to be in a position of leadership and power still? Are Africans not capable ??!!
If you can offer support and want to work then do so in other minor roles (kind of like a foot soldier or worker ant then) that is your role, but NOT to be determining the path or leading any Rastafari Organisation.
I fully overs what you say about taking the original path as until those original aims are closer to being fulfilled it is no time to waver and switch to another motive.
The original aims of African liberation, Economic empowerment, Freedom and self determination. And the restoration of Africa and Africans as Leaders of men and an example to all humankind on this earth (as used to be) it is not time to rest.
Yes with regards to my point that the Majority of Europeans (ie the working classes) only began to benefit from the wealth gained from the genocide and exploitation of Africans in the 20th century really. It is true that the national wealth and all our instituions healthcare, education, were built on these spoils. For sure, the vast wealth of most European nations is built on exploitation of other peoples and countries, the Working Classes though had very little if any access to these institutions until the early part of the 20th Century.
There were charitable benefactors who did build the some charity hospital etc... and certainly some of these wealthy mens money came from the exploitation of Africans. So that was a part too.
But generally it is in this Iwa, the latter part of the 20thC that the European working classes have fully partaken of the spoils. That is why I think it is important not to forget it.
To forget that the same ruling classes who where dividing up Africa amongst themselves and dripping in the blod of the slave trade and the exploitation of peoples al over the Earth in their Empire, that we, until very recently were taught in schools about as if it was some fabulous achievement. Those same men were also expoliting and denegrating your grandparents and so forth.
Now we have access to healthcare and social care, and education and jobs and travel and all forms of materalistic temptation is the time that you should not get lost in it and remember the past.
Don't let them get you caught up in their materialistic hedonistic systems, turning we deaf dumb and blind.
Greatest Love and Raspect to the Highest Degree.
Africa and Africans First.
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