Absolutely true point here Iyah, malevolence is a product of extreme ignorance. But yes, I see the distinction still.
I want to take this Iversation in a positive direction, because reading this letter is sad/worrisome. I do not want to have suspicion against I Idren if Iman comes to I very adamantly trying to stir up the people and inspire/organize action within the Immunity, but at the same time the kind of thing this letter describes surely happens more than just in this instance. If not in the Rastafari movement itself, absolutely in the world of people out there with agendas (some agendas can be positive also), and it may be hard to tell between those who really want global change and need partnership to create it, and those with selfish ambitions.
How do the I's differentiate between Iman with a real plan to uplift the Idren and a snake oil salesman?
Has anyOne encountered a situation like this in which I&I had to use deep discernment skills? Which lessons can I&I share?
I have never ever had an Idren I just met ask I for anything, other than occasional Idren asking to share some herb. If I see the Idren in need, I try to help in any way I can, and I definitely feel this is mutual. And I&I may be asked or ask for help here or there, if I&I already know the person, which is all good because that is what families are for. But is it common for Iman to meet a new Idren and start asking for donations toward a cause or for investment money or anything? I have simply never seen this. Not that there would be anything wrong with it if the person was honest about the cause, but I just have never seen it happen.
It seems that this could be a GOOD thing, though, the I's trying to start projects and get involvement from the Idren. So how can I&I see the difference and make sure to also be an obviously honest Idren for others to trust with these important matters?