First, capitalism is ofcourse not the only way of modernisation.
Second,if ini Africans modernise,it doesnt mean we are "like europeans or americans" or anyone else
Third, Modernisation doesnt bring corruption, mankind brings corruption. with or without modernisation,the Righteous will be righteous,the filthy will be filthy still.
Still, you dont have to apologise because ini overs what you mean.
InI as Rastafari are a people who prefer a life as close to nature as possible.
But there is no reason why ini cannot modernise and still live close to nature.
It is good that you dont want to sight a Zimbwabe like newyork, neither do i, but that is upto the people of Zimbwabe to decide. If people want or are forced(for various reasons like economy) to live in cities crowded like sardines, thats what the people will do.
All ini can do is make ini voices be heard , and set a living example that there is a better way to use the wonderful fruits of modernity.
But one thing we cannot forget is that it is Emperor Selassie I, the Father who took the child Ethiopia by the hand and led it to a modern life. Modernity doesnt mean anything but progress and advancement. That is why Rastafari stress on Education.
Yes i, as you said "jah guide", so here is some Jah Guidance
"As the years wear by, man's horizon grows wider and wider and the vistas multiply. So it is with Ethiopia. As the nation moves progressively in the accomplishments of the targets set for her political, social and cultural advance, We find Ourselves confronted with yet more tasks, more avenues of effort that demand Our attention. It is within this framework that, thankfully, the wheels of progress have moved and have brought Ethiopia thus far on the path We have chartered for Our country and people since we undertook the responsibility to move Ethiopia forward. The Ethiopian people, who have co-operated fully in implementation of all Our plans,deserve Our gratitude and appreciation.
The catalogue of achievements that you have reviewed on this twentyfourth anniversary of Ethiopia's liberation is testimony above all to three factors : 1) the continued guidance of the Almighty in the fructifying of our aims ; 2) the incalculable sacrifices made in the campaign of liberation by the Ethiopian people and their vanguard, the patriots, through whom this freedom, liberty and the Ethiopian way of life that We so proudly cherish today have been preserved ; and 3) the unrelenting loyalty and co-operation of our people in the successful prosecution of the manitold national endeavours.
Ethiopia is an ancient land and her civilisation is the result of the harmonious alchemy of the past and the present, upon which we confidently build for the future. This heritage is the bedrock of modern Ethiopia.
In it the people have chosen to distil from the past that which is useful and enduring, to adapt those worthwhile attributes of our present day world, and to fashion this modern ethiopianism - the foundation of our social order that has served so admirably the purpose of the nation's steady advance."
What do ini Africans want and need most??
Selassie I say "We are anxiously awaiting the day when those Africans in the dependent territories break the shackles of foreign tutelage, and become masters of their own fate."
Holy I Selassie I Jah Rastafari