well. i see that the term "black britisch" might be an oxymoron because every black man is an african but i don't know what staying true to the saying that "african is for africans" allows or doesn't allow us to do.
i think that many rastas get angry when they see a black person who refuses his roots (even if his parents were officially africans) but what is repatriation all about?
for those, who see zion as a state of mind it is all about spreading the message of being conscious about african roots and culture so all africans can develop a sense for the needs of the black community, isn't it? it's not about to bring every black person back to africa right now, it's about to empower africa and to change the reputaion of africa as the home of all africans.
even if you see it physically as zion. africa is for africans because there were taken from this continent. it's in deed their home and africa has to gain more rights and power internationally.
so what is immanuels statement regarding the white birds that shouldn't be found in africa is all about? does he mean that africa should in the end be controlled by africans through and through to see african cultures rise again or does he really mean that if you're white, you shouldn't stay at home and don't go or even live in africa?
but if you respect or pray to HIM, than rastafari must be a revolution and a salvation for all mankind. black people are the "original" people but should a bactrian camel should have any priviliges while an alpaca shouldn't? so if the white man comes (orignally) from africa too just like an alpaca is also a camel (i know we're not animals), why shouldn't he go there WHEN europe and america is not a nice place to live for everyone while africa is the purest land, the home of life and culture in general maybe? slavery has done so much damage to africans so shouldn't we (as white people) try to find our connection to a better way of life outside of europe and america too?
if immanuel didn't want this, i respect it. but i can only say that it astonishes me, that there might be no escape for conscious europeans and americans who doesn't want to deal with their systems anymore. just because whites (who have african roots too if you see that before whites there were black ancestors) should stay in europe. of course africa is not big enough for all mankind but is it truely not right to go to africa as a white man?