The term Repatriation to Africans is no Semantics
Posted By: ras adam simeon In Response To: Re: The term Repatriation to Africans is no Semant (yan)
Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2004, at 9:53 p.m.
In Response To: Re: The term Repatriation to Africans is no Semant (yan)
Yan wrote: "I hope we do not have to go over the nature of these Boards, which was well spoken about and published. "
It just seems like there are many prevading anti-rasta overtones here.
1) Most rasta are pro bible but there seems to be a anti-Christ anti-bible vibe.
2) Most Rastas support the Imperial Ethiopian Monarchy and there seem to be an anto Imperialist anti monarchist vibe here about how hoity toity selassie was, hobb nobbing with the rich + ignoring the poor.When in fact HIM met with his people almost daily hearing their cases and plights starting his day at like 4am.
There's a smearing of the concept of One Love One Blood Inity etc as "hippy dippy head in the clouds
crap" When in fact thses are rastafar ideals put forth by our elders such as Ras Michael and The late Ras Pidow Mortimo planner etc and they are being soiled by negative slants.
"No one ever stopped different views on Rasta or Rastafari from being reasoned here. "
I think there are many people silenced and gone for some diff views.
"I disagreed with your comments and attempt to trivialize this reasoning."
Thats your opinion and right of course
"Is repatriation to Africa a 'special' kind of repatriation when it involves Rasta? "
Obviously, Rastas take our name from rastafari , so out focus would be on Ethiopia and the land he set aside for us.
"Maybe to some because to them it includes the missionary component, but I know other Rastas who are quite different."
There's a myriad of Rastas just as any other faith
some place more importance on things than others.
"How is it now 'not Rasta' to talk about Africa as a whole?"
It's not. but it IS rasta to focus on Ethipia and specifically Shasha.
"Wasn't it Bob Marley who sang 'Africa Unite'?"
One of My favorite lps.
"Who really is trying to perpetuate divisiveness, especially among Africans?"
I see divisiveness upon some of the basic the tenets of Rastafari on a board names Rastafari Speaks.
"Are you now saying it is not appropriate on a Rasta board to talk about all African issues, and ones are 'not Rasta' if they do?"
Again i'm saying on a rasta board focusing on Ethiopia and Shashamane (IN MY OPINION)isnt out of line or some kinda diversion
"I am sure there are many Rasta boards available, maybe you would feel happier there, and then you would not have to be made uncomfortable by all these pesky pro-Blacks, Blacks."
There are over 100 rasta boards i have a page of most of them archived but its against this boards Rules to post a competitors URL so i'll just say to anyone interested to do a search for rasta linx
I don't feel uncomfortable with Pro-black folks
I am a member of a Pro-Black faith. I do have a problem with people who need to step on others to boost themselves up.. whatever their color.
"I hope the rest of the readers on this board take note of your post and gain an appreciation for the concern Blacks have shown over this issue. Leave it to some whites, and the only "Africa" which is of any concern is a romanticized 'Ethiopia'. "
I hope the rasta readers of this board start posting again and have the freedom to rejoin this board and speak their minds.
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