Of course, it's not just quoting anybody, it's the words spoken by His Majesty. If H.I.M.'s teachings are of no significance to a person, then why pretend to be RastafarI?
To communicate what each of us who are faithful to His Majesty Haile Selassie I need to do to play our key role in putting H.I.M.’s dream to reality “of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality”; He gave us very clear direction on the the values we have to embrace and live in order to set the example we need to set:
- the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
- there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation
- the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes
- the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race
If our goal is peace on the African continent, as was the goal of His Majesty, then we need to be sure that in our own lives:
- bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will
- all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven
How do we know that it was Haile Selassie’s intent and clear message that we as individuals lead in this Righteousness and teach it to others through our exemplary lives? Because He instructed us so:
"When Jesus Christ was born from Virgin Mary, from that time on He lived an exemplary life, a life which MEN EVERYWHERE MUST EMULATE. This life and the faith which He has taught us assures us of salvation, assures us also of harmony and good life upon earth. Because of the exemplary character of the life of Jesus Christ it is necessary that all men do their maximum in their human efforts to see to it that they APPROXIMATE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN THE GOOD EXAMPLE that has been set by Him."
Haile Selassie I articulated to us a glorious outlook as the result of our following this very specific path which He illuminated for us and exhorted us to follow: “we are confident in the victory of good over evil.”