Re: Answer this...
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: Answer this... (ras adam simeon)
Date: Thursday, 22 April 2004, at 6:21 p.m.
In Response To: Answer this... (ras adam simeon)
Cool, no 's' in your name.
Ras adam said: "It wasn't always this way."
On more than one occasion I have heard you mention that this board is different from how it used to be, which is historically inaccurate. This board always had very diverse discussions. That is how it expanded to incorporate so much more of our rich African heritage, and what affects Africans and other communities in general. This is growth...
Ras adam said: "This board was once the
most international rasta forum on the web and good reasoning flowed."
Well I'm sure the aim of this site was not about being the 'most international'; it was about providing another option to those who choose to engage more. You are free to go to any other site, and make that site the most international. That is your right.
Ras adam said: "I havent "Left" yet because i wanted to see if there's any way it can regain its former stature as a Rastafari reasoning board. If not ..."
Then if you have chosen observer status then observe. Why would you want to stand by something you think has deteriorated? Observe the ways of the vulture.
Ras adam said: "I haven't appointed myself anything."
Well stop getting on like that; you are not the one to set the agendas here. Attempting to deliberately distract from, and to trivialize legitimate African concerns is out of order. You promoted you ahead of most Black Rastas (no big thing), so you are quite aware of what you are doing on the Internet, as you had websites way before most informed Blacks/Rastas. You use that popularity and links placement to covertly get all Rastas to agree with you. You do not usually post much views on anything except to point others, through your link placement, to your 'friendly' rasta websites that does not engage these issues. That is your RIGHT!
However, I have always opposed your attempts to do that here. It is too much remote-control for one male. It matters little if you keep or remove links to this site. That is your right, but I strongly oppose your tactics here and hope you respect the site's wishes in this Black Based Movement.
You already stated that Rastas are diverse, and in stating this you are aware of the disunity that exists. I am saying that it is that way because of the narrow definitions that many embrace, and we here hope to allow for a greater infusion of African history to offer a way out of that.
Ras adam said: "I don't want anyone to leave this site. I would like to see this site back to how it was! RASTA..."
YEAH RIGHT! OK, Sure...
Ras adam said: "Many so called white folks in history have a sh*tty track record in Afrikan affairs, so i would say YES Be cautious. But in my oppinion you can get to know people individually and see their character, instead of prejudging an entire race as trying to take over run tings etc..."
Do I have to explain generalizations again? I get to know much through the conduct of people, and if they want I to hold a different opinion of them based on what I SEE, then they can act better.
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