Use the drop-down boxes above to navigate through the Website  
Return to Reasoning List

Here is a link to this page:

white and rasta

1 - 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 4041 - 5051 - 53
Time Zone: EST (New York, Toronto)
Messenger: Ark I Sent: 5/6/2009 9:26:27 AM

Baba Olga, instead of leaning on your own misunderstanding. Look to what the Most High Haile Selassie I say:

I must say that black and white, as forms of speech, and as a means of judging mankind, should be eliminated from human society. Human beings are precisely the same whatever colour, race, creed or national origin they may be.

We have seen again during our visit that God has not been partial in His divine creation. The difference of colour is a notion which has no significance and the futility of asserting a difference has now become obvious.

But let us take pride in the fact that as free men we attack and abhor racial discrimination on principle, where-ever it is found and in whatever guise. We can, in addition to the economic pressures of which we dispose, bring our moral weight to bear and rally world opinion to our cause by revealing the brutality, the inhumanity, the inherent viciousness and evil represented by this policy.

Above all, Ethiopia is dedicated to the principle of the equality of all men, irrespective of differences of race, colour or creed.

As we do not practice or permit discrimination within our nation, so we oppose it wherever it is found.

As we guarantee to each the right to worship as he chooses, so we denounce the policy which sets man against man on issues of religion.

As we extend the hand of universal brotherhood to all, without regard to race or colour, so we condemn any social or political order which distinguishes among God's children on this most specious of grounds.

Specious basically means something which sounds good and possible to the listener and can be imagined to be real, but is actually false.

We here are all dedicated to the betterment of the conditions of man's life; we all know the sorrows and misery of those who do not live but merely exist, the lot of men whose living conditions are sub-standard. But when We speak of the betterment of man's life, We mean not merely the economic improvement of living standards; We refer, in addition, to the spiritual conditions in which man lives, for just as a man without means to feed his hunger and to clothe his nakedness can take no pride in his existence as a human being, so, also is one who is reviled and discriminated against because of his race or religion, robbed of his self-respect and human dignity.

Racial Discrimination

The spectre of racial discrimination which has for so long cast its dark and evil shadow over much of this globe is slowly disappearing. Men are coming increasingly to be judged by their talents and abilities rather than by the less meaningful and far more superficial standards of race and religion. But there yet remain those who, in their bigotry and ignorance, resist this flooding tide, and it is against these that our efforts must be directed. The struggle to win for our brothers in South Africa that status as free men, free to stand, heads high, among free men as equals, which so many millions of Africans and Asians have attained but yesterday, goes on. Our duty is not discharged, our course is not run, our victory not won so long as apartheid, the legitimized policy of the Government of the Union of South Africa, prevails in any area of the world.

It is upon this knowledge and understanding that we have sought to build the international unity of the spirit which today constitutes the most important force for good in the search for a lasting world peace and a decent way of life for humanity.
With the raising of all men to their rightful dignity and honour as individuals, they will be able to regard their fellows, of whatever nation, of whatever race, of whatever religious, linguistic or historical tradition, as equals, without jealousy, without fear, without undue pride.

Mankind, be it in past, present of future, has always been judged not by color, or creed, but by the wealth of its knowledge.

We reaffirm today, in the name of principle and right, our opposition to prejudice, wherever and in whatever form it may be found, and particularly do we rededicate ourselves to the eradication of racial discrimination from this continent. We can never rest content with our achievements so long as men, in any part of Africa, assert on racial grounds their superiority over the least of our brothers. Racial discrimination constitutes a negation of the spiritual and psychological equality which we have fought to achieve and a denial of the personality and dignity which we have struggled to establish for ourselves as Africans. Our political and economic liberty will be devoid of meaning for so long as the degrading spectacle of South Africa's apartheid continues to haunt our waking hours and to trouble our sleep. We must redouble our efforts to banish this evil from our land. If we persevere, discrimination will one day vanish from the earth. If we use the means available to us, South Africa's apartheid, just as colonialism, will shortly remain only as a memory. If we pool our resources and use them well, this specter will be banished forever.

And in an effort to carry out this teaching to pursue truth - to promote those bonds common to the human race - Your Excellency has dedicated your whole life. To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured.

In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Your Excellency's constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences. to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness.

Last May, in Addis Ababa, I convened a meeting of Heads of African States and Governments. In three days, the thirty-two nations represented at that Conference demonstrated to the world that when the will and the determination exist, nations and peoples of diverse backgrounds can and will work together. in unity, to the achievement of common goals and the assurance of that equality and brotherhood which we desire.

On the question of racial discrimination, the Addis Ababa Conference taught, to those who will learn, this further lesson:

that until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;

that until there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation;

that until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes;

Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/9/2019 1:05:09 AM

i think you will find comfort in the foregoing compilation of His Majesty's wisdom (made by Ark I in response to an angry outburst). We find no basis in the Teachings of His Majesty for fomenting divisiveness or segregation among people, or for making disparaging remarks or generalizations pertaining to race.

Messenger: Chalice Sent: 4/10/2019 5:20:53 PM

Blessed is the man who walketh not in the council of the ungodly.. nor standeth in the ways of sinners.....nor sit in the seat of the scornful.,,bless I Jah.

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 4/11/2019 6:06:58 AM

"White Rasta? I know of no such thing. White Rasta would be like Black British or African American i knw of no such thing. Rastafari is an African livity and cultural expression.....

Jah can reveal himself to other races but not in the fullness or same manner that he reveal himself to the black race and therefore none black followers of Haile Selassie may choose to go by a different name but not Rastafari"

- Cross examination of a Rastafari

Crucial watch

Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/11/2019 7:45:51 AM

"Jah can reveal himself to other races but not in the fullness or same manner that he reveal himself to the black race and therefore none black followers of Haile Selassie may choose to go by a different name but not Rastafari"

What utter non-sense. As if Almighty JAH plays such games with the lives of His Precious Idren. Those are the petty (and, in my opinion, deluded) rantings of human misunderstanding; and they grotesquely contort and trivialize the True beauty and magnificence of the Vision of Mighty JAH.

It's vain people who play the top rankin, one-upsmanship, exclusionary game, not JAH:


Messenger: burningbush Sent: 4/11/2019 11:27:52 PM

love you bro ark i you make such a great forum. I go thru alot because my mouth. My password is foulmouth83 on facebook: and my mame on facebook is baxter . So yeah add me so we can talk and idren ini hail up jah rastafari. And am wondering. Wht is superior abt like like like*
gabonese is z ethio king
praise up

selamta +

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 4/12/2019 12:14:17 AM

The bible says different as do many Rastafari

Not everyone has to agree with you Nesta

Majority of black conscious people i know of Rastafari and none Rastafari feel the idea of a white rasta as an oxymoron, a fallacy. It is what it is

Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/12/2019 4:35:54 AM

Then i suppose it's a good thing that you "burn colorism", eh G.A., and that JAH Righteousness is not based upon democratic principle, but upon Righteous principles.

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 4/12/2019 4:47:22 AM

I burn colourism not race nor identity.

Rastafari is an African expression and livity

So for some Rasta to think that Africans alone can trod an African livity then that makes perfect sense.

Rastafari is about embracing ones roots. If your roots are foreign to Africa then this is what InI mean by Jah revealing himself to you in a different manner.

It is not for white people to appropriate African traditions and way of life in the name of Rastafari.



Each to their own

I dont and wont torture myself over the actions and decisions of others.

I just stay Garvey Garvey

Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/12/2019 5:10:36 AM

Then i suppose that we RastafarI should all defer to the wise judgment & wisdom of H.I.M.

1 - 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 4041 - 5051 - 53

Return to Reasoning List

Haile Selassie I