Greetings and respect for the true words Priest Asukile and Binghi Haiasi.
Yes Jr Gad, you are coming up and learning and studying these things and finding the REAL truth and give thanks for that.
However I will voice my concern that I see now with many other races now starting to follow Rastafari, for it is then I see too many trying to remove some of the Africaness of Rastafari livity that they cannot connect to or be a part of and this is a big sin.
If you are coming into Rastafari as a white person or a Japanese, or whatever, you MUST accept you are coming from a different perspective and cannot place yourself as one and the same as African Rastafari Brethren and sistren going through the trod.
You have to humble yourself a great deal, when you are not of the African race.
It is a sin to see certain ones and ones trying to change up the foundation of Rastafari from one of black redemption and true black spirituality, just because they find it hard to relate to these parts of it.
As a white person in Rastafari, you must accept that repatriation cannot be for you as it is for an African, of course it can't.
It is essential that we see the fulifilment of the works or Selassie I and Marcus I, that Africa shall be rebuilt and made whole once again. And that issues of Reparations and repatriation for AFRICANS is fulifilled.
By trying to ignore these aspects of Rastafari you are trying to twist it and change those parts of it that cannot obviously apply to you (and me) as white people.
It is more important that you do everything you can to forward African Rastafari, to assist and support in anyway you can, but not to feel that you have more right, or even the same right as an African to be in Africa.
Not until Africa and Africans are restored to their true heights, and the terrible consequences of the past (and present) have been righted can we all be truly one and together in righteousness.
It should be our work now, as white people, to make sure these things will happen, and that is the works to deal with. Not with the selfish focus of getting or behinds to africa ahead of another African brethren or sistren.
As white people, we are just fighting to open our minds and unlearn all the bulls**t we have been indoctrinated with since time. Africans have brought us the true knowledge and revealed the truth about His Hajesty and you really have to get humble about these things, for real.
It is very easy to adopt a "race doesn't matter/isn't important" attitude when you are living in a white skin. With all the priveldge that affords us in this world.
The reality though as you obviously know is very different.
Even if you went to Africa do you realise for you and me as white people, if we wanted to go that way, and use our white skin to our advantage, we could be afforded more priveledges and luxuries than Africans born and bred there have !! That is still the case today. If I wanted to, I could go into the swankiest hotels and clubs, get the best accomodation, employment and everything, and live better than an African born there, just because my skin is white !
Race is still therefore a VERY big issue.
It is not the time for you or I to think we must go now and live in Africa, sure you can make a little trip and go and do the works that Africans ask you to do or to help with as they wish, but not to go with the selfish attitude that you deserve to be there as much as Africans do.
It is even easier for you in Austria? or I (as a British Passport holder) to travel there. We don't even need a Visa. Do you know how hard it is for Africans to travel to our countries !! Or for Caribbean Rastafari to travel to Africa, how much Visa and things they have to get, and then to have to transit through Heathrow or somewhere, and maybe face nuff questioning there too !!!
No Bruv' just know to humble yourself, there are plenty of works to do and to involve yourself with before even thinking that you need to live in Africa. That will accomplish something only for you, personally, but it is greater to accomplish something and do the works for African Rastafari.
Love and Bless to you
Selassie I itinually
Africa and Africans first.
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