This blog post is a continuation of a conversation in a private fuck off book group, about Bob Marley and how current rasta movement is diluted and basically geared to seek acceptance from yurugu (all words above mine own)
I grew up in a very reLIEgious society in Jamaica, where it was alleged (not sure if still so) Jamaica has more church per capita than any where in the world. Think about that for a minute. In a nation of 2.7 million, that suffers from deep colorism, self hate of the dark skin and of any thing to do with Afrika. Even though many outside of Jamaica, praises our legacies of the Maroons, Marcus Garvey Reggae and Rastafari, many don’t know the hate we have for ourselves in a nation roughly 85 percent Afrikan. The Ankhcestors had always directed a certain rebelliousness in me, so I rejected Christianinsanity earlier as a child, primerely following my fathers lead. Unfortunately this caused a life ling rift between him and my mother till his passing. I grew up around authentic Rasta and i can tell you that their love of the holy babble further turned me off, because while I found many things of substance in their lifestyle…I.e rejecting animal flesh, living a clean life and cleaving to the idea of Afrika for the Afrikans. I rejected Rasta because of their insatiable love of smoking marijuana and the fact that their main source of knowledge is the European fantasy book. People seem to forget or choose to forget that Leonard Howell, the progenitor of the Rasta movement, was a former baptist preacher, which is why till today, I see Rasta’s as Christians with locks. They still love their white Jesus and their white people, in the form of a light skinned Ethiopian, who usurped the throne of that country. That’s why they would elevate Selassie as god over a Marcus Garvey. The modern Rasta is a fool and an illiterate buffoon.
When i moved to ice box north, otherwise known as Canaduh, I fell in love with Malcolm X. I believe a majority of Afrikan conscious people cut their teeth on the autobiography. Even though I had my reservations about the Nation of Islam, I supported Malcolm and that failed successor of his, Louis Farrakhan. During college my running buddies at the time explored and became orthodoxy Muslims, all looking at me cross eyed when i too rejected Arabism for an Africancentric world view. They didn’t know that I had my fill of Islam, when I investigated the once Ansaru Allah community (now called Nuwapians) and still saw so much dependency on babblical nonsense, that i started to really worry for my people. It was Molefi Asante, who pulled the wool from over my eyes, when he stated that while all these Afrikans were flying to Mecca to pray to the Kaaba, they were passing over mound of monuments dedicated to Afrikan ourstory.
I am giving up this synapses of my journey to explain from my point of view that, If we are about Afrikan liberation, bereft of the poisons of Europe and white supremacy, then we need to reject the idea of embracing anything to do with the three major reLIEgions. Be it Christianity, Islam, Hebrewism or any of the many offshoots. Whether you like what I say or not, I don’t give a fuck! if your world view is based off a series of non existent events, created out of thin air to explain a non Afrikan dominated narrative, you can keep it. Archeology, anthropology and the actual sacred Medu Neter or Hieroglyphs, written in stone more than 10,000 years before Adam was said to be created, all indicated that the Babble is just that. The incoherent babbling of drunks, murderers, white sex offenders, delusional and probably insane, savages. i want to say that I cannot and will not follow anybody that supports Islam, Christianity and Judaism, claiming to be Afrikan and conscious. This is not only an oxymoron, but incongruent. Non of these lying narrative are Afrikan in origin, despite what the knee-grows say. They have borrowed some Afrikan stories and made it their own, but that’s as Afrikan as it gets.
When I see the fratricide in Nigeria, nukkas chopping of the heads of children. The internal savagery between Afrikan Christians and Muslims, while their yurugu and Arab oppressors stand by the way side, like vultures waiting to swoop down and pick up the spoils, I ask myself, why the fuck would I want anything to do with this? Don’t even get me started on those Black Hebrews and their Afrikan woman hating selves.
I know this post will piss of certain people who have befriended me, but I am not here to seek validation from any of you. My journey is mine and I will follow that. Your journey is yours and you must do the same. And for all those in between who are confused about who you are as Afrikans, I give you a few quote from Baba John Henrik Clarke…
” Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind…”
“Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power.”
“Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds“