"Oh, why can't we roam
This open country?
Oh, why can't we be what we wanna be?
We want to be free" - Bob Marley & the Wailers
I&i was inspired to start this thread by a recent exchange of views on another thread. Responding to the expressed concern by a participant here that there is currently a "major crisis" on the U.S.-Mexico border involving "Drugs, child sex trafficking, murder, gangs, cartels, etc.", i offered that as an alternative to building a five-billion dollar wall spanning nearly 2,000 miles, if one were really genuinely concerned about these Babylon-created problems then an alternative of opening the border and legalizing drugs would put a rapid end to much of what he perceives to be a "crisis". This triggered from him the accusation that: "At least you are being out in the open about your alignment with globalist babylon agenda.. We can put that behind us.. Because, yes; they want open boarders and a druged [sic] out poisoned population."
This caused me to smile as there are so many things about globalization with which i disagree, not the least of which are exploitation of the poor and working classes across the planet and the continued highly disparate distribution of wealth among the world's population. Of course, environmental degradation is no trivial concern either. What amused me though was having a "globalist" lackey label pasted onto me with the disingenuous George-W-Bush-style "You're either with us or against us" binary paradigm applied.
Freedom of movement is not a new, a globalist or a complicated concept: it's freedom instead of captivity. Of course, if you're trying to make the argument that people attempting to migrate freely from poverty and violence to seek greener pastures are Babylonian, and that ICE, the Border Patrol and U.S. military interdiction teams are representatives of Rastafari; then you are completely inverting the reality that I&i perceive. People who fear freedom of movement seem to be unaware that it was only relatively recently in history that Imanity has been deprived of this freedom across the globe on a systematic basis.
The movement-restricted prison planet of today is an invention of the Babylon System. A scant century or so ago, most people traveled more or less freely between many, if not most, countries and kingdoms throughout the world without passports issued by their birth nations. Even during periods when passport laws were in effect, enforcement was often lax and people moved freely for the most part through unregulated or loosely regulated borders. Yes, there definitely were exceptions, but in general, a person was not, by accident of birth, assigned to a certain national cell block of the prison planet and required to secure a formal permission document from that blockís warden to travel. Again, this global phenomenon is a creation of modern history and the Babylon System.
We RastafarI, if i dare speak for the majority of us on this point, are not categorically afraid of our brethren and sistren from other parts of the world. We are not afraid of Imanity. We donít crave walls to protect us or to preserve the disparate accumulations of national wealth created by colonial exploitation. To embrace the Babylon System, its electronic tagging of every human, its elaborate system of travel and migration controls, its prerogative to grant or deny a human being a passport at will; is to accept prisoner status, not freedom.
The fears driving many people to desire desperate measures, like walling off huge geographic regions, are fears of the loss of hoarded wealth and privileged lifestyles. i have celebrated triumphantly with many a Central American who has escaped the U.S.-foreign-policy-imposed poverty and violence of home countries like Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and reached the U.S. to enjoy some of the hoarded spoils of her global exploitation. Some of them were "documented" or "legal" but most were not and i couldn't have cared less. i was just happy that JAH had delivered them from the misery of America the Babylon's imposed poverty and terror in their homelands.
If you remove the prisoner status and grant freedom of movement to people then nations and governments have no choice but to work to distribute Imanity's resources in a more fair and equitable way. Many people do not want to leave their homelands and their cultures, but are forced to do so by poverty or violence imposed upon them by the U.S. and other economically dominant powers.
In summation, yes, i am absolutely for freedom of movement for JAH people everywhere, i am not afraid of them, and i believe that returning to such a paradigm on the earth would finally jeopardize the maintenance of accumulated hoards of ill-gotten wealth in so-called "rich nations" and promote a better distribution of the planet's resources to all of the people who need them. So go ahead: Paste whatever label you want to on that, but I&i will just keep on calling it RastafarI, JAH Love of Imanity and Our People's right to freedom.