and give thanks for the reasoning.
It is an interesting question that is posed here, does everyone have this 'seed of wisdom' within them, or are some folk truly beyond redemption.
My own view is that rasta functions a bit like a meme, which is a sort of idea that naturally advances itself and spreads itself out. An analogy is that of a virus, only here it is an idea that is spreading, not disease. And i suppose my question is whether in the end people have a 'resistance' to the progress of an idea. I dont personally think so, I think that the power of rasta is not in physical strength or numbers, but in the overwhelmong power of its thinking and livity. Babylon may armour itself against physical confrontation, but it is almost impossible in this information age to guard against an idea.
Of course this may well be a long drawn out process, but the march towards human emancipation, in which the struggle for black emancipation is to my mind one of the necessay first conditions, is an unstoppable one.
And this is first and foremost an internal revolution. Where other social movements have failed is in their failure to recognise that simply changing the rules doesnt change the players in the game. Rasta, to my mind, inverts this idea by saying that we need to change the players in order to change the game.
But i could be wrong about all of this,
it would hardly be the first time....
love and life
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