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coyote jack

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« Reply #330 on: March 25, 2012, 01:10:34 AM »

Knowledge:

So very well said, bro.

Thank you for that piece of deep wisdom

J


Quote from: Knowledge link=topic=3095. msg78848#msg78848 date=1331473234
In answer to the question can a white man be rasta?

Any Person can be a Rasta, if they want to be, that's if they feel the livity and with that Overstanding, they live a conscious and wholesome life experience, why shouldn't they? Indeed the capacity to be righteous (Positive/Good), or unrighteous (Negative/Wicked), isn't based upon race or gender, or least it shouldn't be.  It should be based on your works and actions, Indeed the whole notion of a chosen race is just propaganda that was spread by those agents of the system as they went about their process of divide and conquer on behalf of their masters.  Using one's inherent critical faculties, ask your self the following question; Why would the Universal All knowing Consciousness decide to treat one set of people different to another? By using you intelligence you would soon arrive at the conclusion that It Wouldn't

The reasoning supplied by those in control is merely based upon foolishness, that in all honesty can only have emanated from a perverse and subjective mind.  However, due to the brainwashing programme that has been deeply instilled in the vast majority, by centuries of violence and mis-education, by the system, people actually believe that the nonsense they are told, to be the truth (the word of god :o) and are therefore willing to carry out atrocities based on that kind of programming. 

Indeed there is a world of difference between RASTAFARI; the Precursor to the knowledge of Universal Overstanding) and Rastafari the little religious doctrine based style/cult that some expound as an alternative to established religion.  Anyway I'm starting to digress, so let's get back to the topic;
Another point that should be made regarding who can be Rasta, is that there is no one way to live the experience in terms of the material existence, i. e A Rasta residing let's say in Bronx USA, Manchester UK or Amsterdam in the Netherlands; will each have a different material existence compared to a Ras living somewhere hot (like JA, Trinidad or Gambia) and as such, some of the reasoning and indeed the livity may alter accordingly. 

However, one aspect that resonates with all Rastafarians is H. I. M Selassie I, (albeit in differing levels of perceptions and perspectives) Some of the I, will tell you he is the living JAH (God), Whilst others will tell you that he is a returned Messiah, or a next set will even reason that he is simply a great King and a Symbol for Africans, in other-words, whatever, and however they feel that their perspective on the Universal Consciousness manifests itself within them. 

However, to some; Rastafari is a concept, a way of life that is greater than simply a individual (even if that individual is the physical manifestation that embodies the principle that they adhere to) Indeed the concept/(way of life) is merely the pathway to the higher consciousness that lies beyond the physical realm, but yet is universal in its infinity.  The religion that some attach to the way of life is neither here or there, in the scheme of things, because the great truth lies with in each of us and is waiting to express itself. 

So let the reasoning really start;
   

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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #331 on: March 25, 2012, 11:13:44 AM »

Yes mi I

I am just trying to open the barrier still, It's about time we came from out of the shadow of negativity and start being positive. To do that we need to really look and see, and ask what's really going on.

Stay focused.

Peace

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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #332 on: April 16, 2012, 11:54:47 PM »

I myself am white.  But it doesn't really matter does it? At the end of the day we are all children of Jah.  Seen? When Bob Marley was asked if you have to be black to be rastafarian he replied by asking "Do you have a choice?" we cant pick our colour, so why must it be such a big deal? Till the colour of a mans skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes.  Jah RasTafari Bless. 
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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #333 on: April 17, 2012, 03:14:54 PM »

I myself am white.  But it doesn't really matter does it? At the end of the day we are all children of Jah.  Seen? When Bob Marley was asked if you have to be black to be rastafarian he replied by asking "Do you have a choice?" we cant pick our colour, so why must it be such a big deal? Till the colour of a mans skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes.  Jah RasTafari Bless. 

As I showed you already, The issue of Race is not and should not be a prerequisite for Truths and Rights and acceptance in the sight of I-AM Seen.  I see that you use the words of Selassie I "Until the colour of a mans skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes..." Which is a true sound, but not only that, also in his actions, did Selassie I make that very point, for example during the war with the vatican inspired troops of Italy, He said "hurt not the foreign (italian) soldiers that had been captured, but feed, bathe and clothes them and send them back from whence they came" This is inspite of the fact that they had murdered one of his sons in the most savage of ways and they had also captured one of his daughters. Indeed there are few who would show such mercy and compassion in the face of the vicious savagery that his people and family had to endure under the fascist attempt to take over. This is indeed a real demonstration of the ONE LOVE that is inspired by the Universal Creator and made manifest within H.I.M.

Further to that, I also recall that Sylvia Pankhurst the Suffragette and Freedom Anti-Fascist Fighter was considered to be a honorary Ethiopian, by H.I.M and was even afforded a state burial in Ethiopia.

So don't make them fool you with their partiality and divide and rule doctrine. Universal means for all, not some, that is the Babylonian/Roman doctrine.       

So don't be afraid to accept RASTAFARI as the vehicle to Salvation and higher Heights

Peace
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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #334 on: March 15, 2013, 03:25:51 PM »

I dont know the answer to this, I just know that it was started by blacks due to oppression and misguiding.  Rasta is a search for enlightenment, peace and unity and ultimately repatriation back to Ethiopia, where the real Israelites settled. .  ZION!!
I believe that there are some branches/Mansions of Rasta that are open to all races and creed, the Royal Order of Nyah Binghi are a little more black driven though. .
So like i said - i dont know the real answer to this - but me myself - i HATE when white people refer to me as "Sister" because they follow Rasta or are dating a black person or have friendly relations with a black person.
I am NOT racist, but there is NO way I am your Sister, in any legislation, denomination, or nation. .

Bless. . .
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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #335 on: March 15, 2013, 05:23:17 PM »

well, we are all children of the most high. we share a higher connection and saying 'brother' or 'sister' to a stranger is a way to recognize that. i feel sorry for the i if the i get stuck on such a shallow trait as the color of ones skin, or someone calling the i 'brother' or 'sister'. it would by definition make the i operate in a mode of prejudice.

bun that preconception to the ground.
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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #336 on: March 16, 2013, 06:14:42 AM »

I won't mistake that for racism, but Empress, it would do the I well to fully unpack in the Iself why the I feels such a strong emotion as hate when a man or wombman of pale complexion calls the I Sister. I can overstand why the I would feel uncomfortable if it is an insincere and self-gratifying gesture (as it sometimes is, I won't lie and say that everything is alright between black and white in the current situation in England) but overstand that isn't always the case. When the I forwards to the I's ancestral home in Afrika, the I will find that it is a norm in many places to refer to friends from wherever, even white ones from far away lands, as family members (whether brother, sister, aunt, uncle, mama or dada) as a sincere gesture of love and respect, and that tradition goes back long before colonialism and racism were even a twinkle in some greedy, powerful white man's eye.

Overstand that hate is born out of fear, and fear is something that has been used to enslave the I and the I's people. I don't know if the I has ever read the vile speech that demon Willie Lynch delivered to slave owners in America, but if the I has, the I will know some of the roots of this mad situation I and I see in the world today where men and women still fear eachother over the colour of their skins. It was actually an essential part of Willie Lynch's plan to drive the wedge of fear between black and white, and if I and I look into the roots of this whole racialist philosophy, I and I see that again, it was a wedge driven in to divide and rule, not a natural phenomenon. It is natural for men and women to seek the company of the familiar, so I see no racism in Afrikans loving Afrikans and spending more, or even all their time with other Afrikans who they share a common culture with, and it is just common sense that Afrika belongs to the Afrikans but what IS horribly unnatural is the state of suspicion and fear and hate that I and I find present when nations and peoples meet. Going back to the roots of it (in Britain at least) I and I find that there was a time when the rich and powerful in English society had a problem on their hands... They had enslaved their own people from time back. They'd then gone and enslaved the Irish, and with the beginnings of overseas colonialism, were starting to enslave Afrikans too and import them into England at ports like Bristol and Liverpool, where they were mixing and mingling with the poorest of the English, the enslaved Irish as well as the masses of other people from all over. None of them liked the way in which they were being mercilessly exploited, and so they started working together to empower themselves and rebel against the status quo. What this resulted in was riots and dissent on a mass scale, so much so that these rich and powerful men (who had already proved themselves more than willing to slave their own people and the people just next door who look just like them as well as the Afrikans) had to scramble to find a way to neutralize this threat to their power and the pool of free labour they'd been leeching off. The easiest way they found to do that was to play into that natural instinct to seek the familiar and exploit it for the purposes of divide and rule. They used their long established and controlled infrastructures of knowledge creation and influence to create a myth and rhetoric of human 'races' arranged along a hierarchy with the Anglo-Saxon (not even all white people, because even the Irish were 'sub-human' too by their reckoning) at the top and the black Afrikan at the bottom. What this then allowed them to do was create and propagate structures that privileged the (southern) native English (who aren't even all Anglo-Saxon by the way), giving them small concessions, just enough to feel comfortable and get complacent again and stop burning the place down with their Afrikan friends, who were still rightfully fighting for their rights, but were now out on a limb and facing a new and unfounded prejudice in the form of white supremacy. From there things just got worse really. White folks got so comfortable in their complacency that white privilege became entrenched, and still is to this day, and with the Afrikans isolated in poverty far away from home, they are at the complete mercy of their enslavers, who I've already established are merciless and have bare money, arms and bad intentions.

It's not until I and I find Men like Haile Selassie I coming on the scene that these things have started to crumble and be revealed for the folly that they are in the eyes of the world, and it's got to the point now where a white youth from some racist backwater village in England can write something like this from the heart:

About time all these illusions should shred
People still say 'oh I'm English and pure bred'
Well thats foolish, time for that thinking to shed
They use it to justify all the blood that bled
Like Anglo-Saxon blood gives us alone the right to spread
To every land, then eat a next man's hard earned bread
Well burn that, blaze the flames until they're red
Chase EDL and UKIP out of town, make sure they've fled
True equal rights and justice, I say full steam ahead
White supremacy is still alive, long time it should be dead
Even in the language, check the words that you've said
Burn chat about 'fair' skin, what's the opposite? Use your head
In the schools and media they teach it and imbed
Generations and generations the Saxe-Coburg have misled
Teach the truth, don't hide the things that go unsaid
Afrika is the root of every branch and we all bleed red

Just a final word sound still; remember that universal brother/sisterhood is actually an Afrikan Iception based on pure love and coming from the very beginning that has been stolen from the I. Take it back on the I's terms and then one day I and I might call One another brother and sister in recognition of the fact that both of I and I blood is red.

Blesssed love
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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #337 on: March 17, 2013, 01:52:15 PM »

I dont know the answer to this, I just know that it was started by blacks due to oppression and misguiding.  Rasta is a search for enlightenment, peace and unity and ultimately repatriation back to Ethiopia, where the real Israelites settled. .  ZION!!
I believe that there are some branches/Mansions of Rasta that are open to all races and creed, the Royal Order of Nyah Binghi are a little more black driven though. .
So like i said - i dont know the real answer to this - but me myself - i HATE when white people refer to me as "Sister" because they follow Rasta or are dating a black person or have friendly relations with a black person.
I am NOT racist, but there is NO way I am your Sister, in any legislation, denomination, or nation. .

Bless. . .


I'm not feeling you sentiments regarding hate, how does that work?  What happened to the following sentiment?
"Until the colour of a mans skin has no significance than the colour of their eyes...." Ah one love InI ah deal with still seen!!!
As for the explanation regarding Willie Lynch, it would be useful to note that the division expressed in that pamphlet has been going on for centuries prior to the so called book came into existence. It has been part of a long process that has been ongoing from ever since, indeed such the divisions were used by those tribes who sent other tribes into slavery without as much as a second thought.

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Re: can a white man be rasta?
« Reply #338 on: May 22, 2014, 09:22:21 PM »

I am excited to read this thread.  Thank you all for being so genuine.  I am still learning and that never ceases.  If guided by love. . . we can be ONE.
Posted on: May 22, 2014, 09:21:42 PM
I am excited to read this thread.  Thank you all for being so genuine.  I am still learning and that never ceases.  If guided by love. . . we can be ONE.
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