If Rastafari people are following the examples of Ras Tafari Makonnen, then they would, or will, dispose of their African, or Rastafari Patriots, with memorials and dignity. It is a shame that brethren and sistren, walk and talk and work together for many years, in this great liberation struggle, and then a brother or sister, take sick and die in the Assemble, and the same brothers and sisters, with whom he or she prayed and break bread together for years, act as if the brother or sister who passed away, was and is unknown to them. Each Rastafari person who passed away while working in the struggle, is to be remembered, like Paul Bogle, Samuel Sharpe, George William Gordon, Marcus Garvey, Tacky of Tack's Rebellion, just to name a few. It is quite a ungrateful act to abondon our Patriots when they are fallen, and act as if they have never done any liberation work for thier people.
When Ras Makonnen died at a place called Qullebi on the 21st of March 1906, His Son Dejazmatch Tafari Makonnen, who was just under 14 years of age, but was then governor, for a large area called Gara Mullata, joined with the Army which his father left behind, and buried his father, on the grounds of St. Michaels church in Harar, a church which was established by the great Ras Makonnen himself. His Imperial Majesty never left any of his warriors who fall in battle, without proper disposal of their remains.
I am aware of one or two Iyadrens, who will act as a priest or minister and bury a bother or sister who pass away today, but it just too norrow, a special Assmble must be called to reason about this matter, and an agreement must be reached, that African patriots who pass away in the movement, their remains be disposed of with dignity and rememberance, with songs and prayers and spalms. This agreement must be written, into the code of ethics or the constitution of the Rastafari People's Assemble internationally speaking. Each creature upon the face of this universe, has their entry as well as their exit on this journey of life. The journey of life continues. Take the best care of yourself and your people.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE
Baba Ras Marcus.
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