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Rasta Revolution: Rastafari and the WorkPlace
Posted on Thursday, February 03 @ 14:25:22 UTC by Rasta

Dreadlocks PoeticEmpress writes

In the workplace many bosses who claim they accept persons with locks, are not so acceptant of their staff being Rastafarian after all and I am not necessarily referring to the wearing of locks part. Actually it seems many bosses are wolves in sheep clothing meaning they accept you with your locks since so many persons in the community have locks, some for convenience, some for style and those who are Rastafarian, but at the interview stage they can't say who is who. So they hire you and you work for them but then they start to ask you personal questions on different occasions when they run into you as they try to find out more about you and then what you start to realize is that they have a BIG problem with a Rastafarian person but by all means they hide it in a smart way.

For instance they want to know why you chose to be a Rasta, they want to know what it is like being a Rasta, then they may come and say "oh did you start on your own?", "did someone force you into it?" All types of questions they ask so they could find an answer and analyze but as Sizzla Kalongi sings in his song "Yes you gotta be strong and endure the best you can". You must keep strong if not they will try to break you.

And this all comes from society in general because society has inflicted on its citizens' minds so much that it is almost a taboo to have your hair locksed and say proudly you're a Rastafarian. Many in society are fine and dandy with a person having their hair locksed but as soon as one adds they are Rastafarian, different looks appear on their faces and questions just seem to rise up from the wormwood inside them. As much as society keeps saying it is going forward honestly it hasn't moved; racism is still here and discrimination against black people is such a norm. So many things society thinks they have gotten rid off is still here but in a much stronger presence. In my mind, for any society to go forward they first must rid their minds of the lies they have told and were told over the years and wake up and see that they are blinded by their own selves.

Taken from my poem Wheels of Society

The wheels of society
Are stuck in smut
Lies, Injustice, Ignorance
Timidity and laziness
The very great masters of enslavement
The wheels on society
Just sit and mope
Enslave in the smut
Cause they don't know how to cope

The wheels of society
Are afraid of change
Afraid to get up, afraid to lead
Afraid to make a path and support they needs
So they go deeper in tranquility
Like looking into death waters
As shaded as one mind can see
Yet it can't see what comes in a distance
To attack thee

© Poetic Princess

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Re: Rastafari and the WorkPlace (Score: 1)
by DreadyHaHa on Saturday, December 17 @ 02:44:37 UTC
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One Perfect Love.

Ises unto the Most High Jah Rastafari for blessin' the sistren Poetic Princess w/ a mighty overstanding of Babylon machinations concerning Rastafari and the workplace!  InI would greatly appreciate to continue reading Wheels of Society.  The I have experienced a similar situation working w/ children from Elementary to High School age here in Babylon America.  Unfortunately, Too many people choose to continue believing stereotypes that Rasta is: Gangsta-"ism", full of negativity & untruths for the youths, or that Ganja will make a youth forget a dinner date with his own grandmother.  HaHa, such a foolish creature is Babylon.

InI have always beleived and know more so now than ever before that Ganja can't make a man do evil, only a man can make a man do evil. Them think that Rastafari is gonna go and do something devious to their scheme of how they say the system should work. They wanna continue to feel important w/in their wicked lil system.  But Rasta don't even seek devious devices.  It's Babylon's own lil devices which will help Rasta tear the walls and build up the wasteplaces. Rasta haffi manifest  truth and righteousness so the whole world can see Jah Light. 

Sistren while the wheels of society grind slowly to a halt InI ask Almighty Father God Jah Rastafari to give strength and a ever firm Itation to Poetic Princess and Rastafari worldwide for conquering in these times. Let your Inner beauty shine where ever the Princess trod and know that while Jah lead InI ever forward through life, "when Jah got ya front Rasta nah need no one fi got ya back:)"

Jah skillful Guidance

Re: Rastafari and the WorkPlace (Score: 1)
by raswyahbaba on Thursday, June 14 @ 14:46:07 UTC
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i would like to be optimistic, but i have to say that in this babylon system there is no place for rastafari. however through negotiation and compromise some of us might slip through the crack and enjoy a certain measure of peace and prosperity. what we need though is true and honest liberty in order to make our own policies and practices. right now we are been monitored and the few of us who are allowed to walk in and out of bucky master house must call him friend. only in babylon your friend is more dear to you than your family. so we see our brothers and sisters are still being bought and sold on a regular basis;slavery as usual. the wheel of babylon kingdom are turning slowly and in order to foster change you have to have a lot of patience.take for example a day in court for whatever charge they bring against you,the process that you have to follow from the time they arrest you until they set you free is a test of your spirit, will and power to survive.so in the work force just like the military or tribunal, expect to be questioned about everything imaginably in your life. the answers that you give or not give will be your claim to life, liberty, privacy, security, vitality and your overall happiness. no one wants to feel intimidated or sad;then life sucks. so at all times rastafari has to counteract whatever babylon throws at us. you have to remember like light and darkness ,good and evil, right and wrong ;there is a difference. the time to get complacent is not now, so as we identify, we must be vigilant to see the tables turn, because we have got the power. like a mighty army we are marching to zion and there's no turning back.rastafari is the only way we know that will encourage us to overcome all the oppression that we face every day. give jah thanks and praise for his presence with you, his words of wisdom to guide you and his strength and power to enable and motivate you to do your work. babylon slavery only try to stop rastafari, but we all know that will never happen;from yahshua to rastafari is over two thousand years and this new generation is just getting ready to fight. if we read the bible we can learn from moses to john that the revelation of rastafari is the same. yesterday, today and forever he is the same, dread locks,nappy hair,bushy head whatever i and i will remain a rasta. bob marley say; i man a rasta from creation,so if you consider from everlasting to everlasting i am rastafari. jah power to rastafari in a babylon; there is no need to worry. a spiritual song says; why worry when you can pray, ask yahshua and he will lead the way, dont be a doubting thomas ;remember jah jah promise, why worry when you can pray. in the home, at work and on the street rasta fear no foe and will always be ready to give an answer for the reason of the hope that is in i and i. jah bless, one love, from:raswyahbaba.

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