"If I man house is on fire, should I not attempt to put the fire out, if I have the necesary means to do so? Or should I watch my entire life go up in flames waiting on the fire trucks to quench the blaze? By then I house will have already been destroyed"
The first question one should ask themselves - is "Do I have the necessary means to put out the fire" Of course, if you do by all means do so...but many a man have tried to throw water on a blaze, and get consumed with the fire, if they don't have the necessary "means" to adequately put out the fire. If we are equating this scenario with babylon - the reality is if you are not well equipped mentally, physically, and spiritually, babylon will destroy you. They have more means of physical destruction. I would suggest that you the same energy that consumes you to "destroy babylon" be utilized to build communities and organize and centralize. The MOVE 9 nor Mumia Abu Jamal, nor InI wish to see yet another conscious black man enter the prison industrial complex and or die at the hands of the shitsem.
InI have the power in I hands to put this beast to rest, however InI are too quick to call such reasoning violent in nature. There is no law of nature that say the I's can not protect what is theirs. Mumia belongs to InI just as all of the bredren and sistren aboard this forum belong to I. InI are all connected. Therefore when one member of the body suffers, then all of InI suffer.
How do you intend to put the beast to rest? I'm not suggesting that your reasoning is violent. I am suggesting however, that you develop an appropriate strategy that aims at building collective security.
I man, although a young lion, raspect all I Rasta elders, and empresses who walked the trod in time before I. However InI must remember what Emperor Selassie did when the evil man from Italy invaded his country. Emperor Haile I responded back and fought the enmies of HIMself/JAH.
His Majesty's first actions where diplomacy - when diplomacy did not result in the desired outcomes, then His actions were centered upon military action based on the premise of national defense.
How can I man wear the colors of the head creator/Rastafari and not answer Babylon? Babylon consistently invade InI communtiy and uproot the very best that InI have to offer. Babylon is like a wolf picking off sheep for his meal to devour.
The I can answer babylon by not becoming another statistic ie - Black man who has become a victim of violence and or imprisoned. The I can answer babylon by educating oneself, and others in the community on Right living and African liberation.
Yes InI preach love, but InI also make war wit dem wicked bloodclot as I man trod Babylondon.
If Babylondon will not surrender Mumia and the rest of Move 9 as well as all the other political prisoners, then InI will take them!!!
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