"If I did not have in my heart the Love of God I don't think I would have acted in a manner that I did. The Love of God brings a sense of religiousness in a human being, it gives him comfort for the future and assurance that right cause will ultimately prevail." - Emperor Haile Selassie I
"Human beings are precisely the same whatever, colour, race, creed or national origin they may be." - Emperor Haile Selassie I
“We wish to recall here the spirit of tolerance shown by Our Lord Jesus Christ when He gave forgiveness to all including those that crucified Him.” - Emperor Haile Selassie I
His Majesty made NO ATTEMPT to hide the true nature of His Heart or the values for which He stood. Although His Majesty's own call for "no labels" has been disdained by some, there is a huge cohort of Imanity from every corner of the globe which is working everyday to erase any divisions & discrimination along Babylon-defined & -perpetuated racial and/or religious boundary lines (i.e., to seize their freedom & independence as human beings, and stop being controlled by labels). This broad cohort of the earth's population is comprised of the people struggling for the "right cause" (based in Love) to which His Majesty refers. They are ordinary people living lives of non-discrimination; treating all other humans as "precisely the same" just the way His Majesty envisioned. They don't stand on soap boxes or use a megaphones to trumpet their righteousness; they just live it. These are ordinarily people, but they are also heroes.
Those of us who lived through ugliness of the malevolent & prevalent racism of mid-20th century America are excited about the advances that have been made toward eradicating racism (even if naysayers, in part due to historic myopia, do nothing but disparage advances by citing the lack of progress). We who lived through that ugliness will NEVER sit by idly and watch ANY GROUP promote racism (no matter how cunningly or subtly) and SAY NOTHING to expose it. We won't sit idly by and watch a semblance of that ugliness resurrected and call it noble because the color scheme has been reversed. If that makes me unpopular, even shunned, then so be it. Nobody ever promised that following His Majesty's Teachings (and even trying emulate Christ's example) would make a person popular -- as a matter of fact, I was warned quite clearly that the response of the world around me for do so would be quite the opposite. So getting some irritated replies here is not at all unexpected.