Firstly, you are not going to get any hate response from I. That is not my style.
Remember, this is MY view on this.
I have meditated on many things most of all myself and I cannot agree with how Haile Selassie approached several issues. But that does not diminish his standing in the African community. I have not met one person who was perfect in our history but I have found many who did their best and that is enough for me to respect them.
I meditate on many personalities but most of all my self and I am comfortable with the knowledge that many did the best they could given the knowledge that was available then. I however feel that we can do much better to emulate the best examples of all our ancestors and in practicing this myself I came to a different realization of the abilities and capabilities of people throughout the histories.
Speaking as a Rasta by the definition that I have placed on the board several times, I do not see nor experience any power greater than our common self that has been made manifest in different people in different measures. As such I speak from what I know and donít engage beliefs that are not of my experiences.
Of course, Haile Selassie was important and the world would have been lesser without HIM but in my eyes his value is/was not the pinnacle of human abilities and more so it does not lead I to ascribe superhuman abilities to HIM. I see divine greatness in the collective works of many of our ancestors and not just any one of them. The world would have been far worst if many of our ancestors did not play their part.
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