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Title: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: ke on March 19, 2008, 07:35:25 PM
the other night Obama gave this speech. very good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWe7wTVbLUU
bless up
ke
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: Nepsis on March 20, 2008, 05:27:51 PM
Thanks Ke,
When I first read this speech I was surprised at the depth of understanding coming from a politician.  I ended up reading it a couple times.  After watching it rather than reading it, and seeing how Obama is clearly speaking heartically from experience (instead of reading a paper crafted by professional speech writers), I am even more strongly impressed.  I have had a personal policy of avoiding politics altogether because of the letdown I've had in the past voting or having false expectations, and watching how it is the source of so much animosity between people.  I still do not have much hope for the system, but Ive decided to make an exception to my non-participation policy and vote for Obama if he gets nominated.  This is the first time in a while that Ive watched a long speech and not felt like I needed to go wash.  Is anyone else feeling this vibe in the rasta community?

Forgive me a sinner.
Nepsis
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: NegusNegustiality on March 20, 2008, 05:57:52 PM
Ises,
Obama's pastor still told more truth.

Rastafari
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: ke on March 20, 2008, 06:59:37 PM
yea I'm not old enough to vote yet but I like Obama
bless
ke
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: rootsridge on March 20, 2008, 11:00:11 PM
folitictions are all same

no better than the POPE [bwatty bwoy]

I jus hate at the moment the current British "prime minister" this man cannot tell the truth, its not in his words nor his interest to sepak the truth


Bless
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: Wahine on March 22, 2008, 02:37:19 AM
I agree Negus. Still it would be nothing short of a miracle to see a "black" man in power!
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: Nepsis on March 22, 2008, 03:00:41 AM
Ises,
Obama's pastor still told more truth.

Rastafari
That makes sense since Rev Jeremiah Wright is Obama's spiritual elder in the Christian faith (according to Mr Barak Obama).  If you listened to his speech, Obama did not renounce his elder, in fact he stood firm in uping him. 

Now hear this: the very sermon from Rev Wright that has become so controversial in the mainstream media is Obama's link to Rasta vibe.  Within two minutes of its start, Rev Wright is quoting Psalm 137, and sings the opening verse to the classic Melodians reggae interpretation (By The Rivers of Babylon).

From the sermon:
"words that have been made into anthems and sacred songs both in North America and Jamaica.  40 years ago when I was in college our college choir sang 'By the Waters of Babylon we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion'.  20 years ago almost everyone in the Carribean were singing the Jamaican version "By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and wept" (using the classic Melodians melody)

He continues on to chant down Babylon and ties it to our modern history.  The controversial sermon is here if you want to hear the half that's never been told by the media:
http://essence.typepad.com/news/2008/03/listen-to-rev-j.html (http://essence.typepad.com/news/2008/03/listen-to-rev-j.html)

Glory to the Only Eternally Begotten Son of God
Nepsis
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: NegusNegustiality on March 22, 2008, 03:06:58 AM
Ises,

Yes Wahine Ini must give thanks for the small vibes or then the big vibe will never forward.  A true thing dis.  

Bless up
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: surfmon_I on March 28, 2008, 11:07:43 AM
The small vibes for I man is the children.  The next Generation.  It is overwhelming, this passion to overcome these shortcomings.  In raising the youth we are challenged to rise above what we have been surrounded by all our lives.  Taught to see we are one, then go out into our world and see how the lines have been drawn between us.
  In these up coming months and weeks, it would be nice to see ones reach within to expand on their views of this exciting times.  Change must a come, and the most inspiring change is when we , as individuals, rise above ourselves and look out upon the sea of Bredren and sistren.
  I wonder where all the views are on the positive Innections are?.  Seems the form has been kindda    s l o w.
There is so much to speak on.
Bless up
Posted on: March 23, 2008, 02:45:44 pm
  One week has past since this Historic speech.  Aside from the local talks of the implications, also the country wide reactions and polarizations, I still wonder at how this battle (within the same party) has not become the leading topic of shattering the mold of how we have been rasied.  This candiacy of Obama Barak has HUGE signifigance to I man.  Around the world ones can see that the opposition to the leading of this country by a figure such as Obama takes us to the next level.
  The Question is:  Can ones see this future?, or has Babylon got such a shade pulled over the majority eyes?.
more to come. 
  Blessed Love, OneLove
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on April 02, 2008, 12:46:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLX6YGRfxmE&feature=related
Go Coco Tea!!!!!
can't stop dancin to dis 1!!!!!!!
Posted on: April 02, 2008, 01:12:52 pm
and Prince Thompson
Yes I rootsman Obama is the 1!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=529VBEvnXu8&feature=related
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: rico33 on April 02, 2008, 08:55:46 PM
Hes one of the best speakers i've seen.   Great presence and will be supporting him if i can
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: ke on April 02, 2008, 10:24:09 PM
yes very good speaker.
bless
ke
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: JonnyHongKong on April 04, 2008, 11:58:09 PM
I'm with you rootsridge.
Remember people, he is a politician.
Politicians want power. 
Yes, he might very well be from the heart and truly want to do good and help our world.
But don't become blind because of the words that come out of his mouth!
Don't become a lemming.  That's what most people are these days it seems.

In my opinion, I'll see how true he is if/when he GETS the power he desires.

JonnyHK
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: NegusNegustiality on April 11, 2008, 02:52:51 AM
Ises,
Yes JHK that a real talk but after so many centuries of pure evil..........seen!
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: paco on April 11, 2008, 05:18:28 AM


         good one! i dance to coco tea too.

   que viva obama!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fd-MVU4vtU
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: msgal on April 13, 2008, 04:41:39 AM
Reverend Wright had me saying Amen.
These things he said the US has done are all true.
We need not wonder why these places hate the US.
It might be hard to hear but the truth is rarely easy to hear.
Obama seems to be one of the few candidates who might be worth voting for.
I hope so, only time will tell.

Jah bless

One love
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: surfmon_I on May 05, 2008, 10:26:16 AM
There are two Major Primaries coming up this week that will inevitably show whether the " super delegates" will back Senator Barak .  Having the race issue become the electability issue and pushed now not only by the Republicans, but also by Rev. Wright. 
  It will not ultimately be the people or the states, but ones that are appointed to decide who of their party will be in a position to oust the republican regime that has cast this country into the state it is in.  The people, and their sluggish crawling out of ignorance and racism that has elected our past leaders, are easily tricked and swayed because of the politics of fear.  When people stand to loose  money, jobs or security, is when they are receptive to diverting the responcibility onto someone else.  It could never be themselves that are to blame.
  Last week, Rev. Wright stood before the press clud in Washington and said Obama was a slippery politician.  Once again evoking the fear of race and drumming up the seperation Sen. Obama feels we can transcend.  The race issue shall be the decicing factor this week in as much as it falls once more to Obama to stand strong and show he has what it takes to deal with this challange.  He shall have Our prayers, for it would be a great let down to see this blossoming hope that this country sees in the future we can all share in.   Where we the people have a representative that guides instead of dictates.  Where we can rise above fear and insecurity.  It is a dream, but one that must have many come together as one.  One people represented by a leader who wants to change what we have become for a new future.
  Yes we can to we ARE One.
Guidance. 
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: Rasdave21 on May 09, 2008, 11:21:51 PM
wolf in sheeps clothing to me. Even if he wins it will not matter because he does not make the descions. People must overstand this.
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: Ras I on May 24, 2008, 01:33:42 AM
Placing all people who work to be politicians in one category is an unreasonable prejudice as any(all.) True politicians do not seek power as they realize they are placing themselves below the masses. The sooner this is realized, the sooner we can bring the light of a mentality capable of accepting healthy representative governing; you get back what you send out.

No more sufferer mentality.
Title: Re: Obama speeks on racism
Post by: surfmon_I on May 25, 2008, 06:03:22 PM
Clap, Clap, Clap Ras.  Clap Clap Clap.  Until we merge the will of the People with a solid rep, we shall know nothing but pain and sufferage.
In Oneness we Love.