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About Rastafarians from country's that arent from Jamaica.

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Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/1/2009 11:45:13 AM

Well I had been experiencing on my own , the discrimination , that brainwashed europeans , had made upon I and I , that arent from Jamaica, specially if we are not black skin tone ... They say we are fake rasta.
I had also with my years of study figured out that the only mansion tough rastafari that openly allow we white ppl , and other races , to be called bredrin and etc , that is the 12 tribes.
Well ... I wanna hear other ppl opinion about if we go trying to be into a rastafarian community without being black , on other mensions not being 12 tribes . if we should face racism ... pre concepts ... and stuff ..
Im not black nor white , Im latino ... like bob marley black mother and white father.
Been practicing Haile Selassie I way of live since my 14 years old ...
I would like to know about your opinion on this things ....
White ppl cant be rastafarians ?
Black ppl discriminate us if we try to live rastafari way ?
Is rastafari culture a mere skin tone philosophie , ore it is a global revolution against the babylon and it dirty way of living ?
I claim all rastafarians here for this reasoning about this serious subject...
So ... Jah Ras Tafari that is Haile Selassie I the Almighty is a Jah only for the black ppl ?
Ore He is a sign of the Lion and the Holy Teocracy ? To over the governement of the devil upon earth and stabilish Jah kingdom ?
Ore he is the King of a prophecy made only for the blacks to return for Africa?
Africa and the city that Haile Selassie reserved for rastafarians , are only for black people ? Ore it will be a city for all revolutionary warriors ? A new city of sharing things , do good , and love and inity ?

Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/1/2009 1:27:45 PM

James "Jah Lightening" Campbell
James was born in the mid 1920's on the northwest coast of the island called Jamaica. He spent his childhood in the rural hills of Hanover Parish near the small village of Cascade. Life there in the early days of the twentieth century was simple. They had no electricity, no running water, no telephone and no motor car. The little money his family lived on was made raising goats and growing yams. With six boys and six girls to feed and care for, James' mother and father were extremely hard working people. Some of his brothers and sisters were able to attend the one room school house down in the village, but James loved to spend his time with his 'old man', farming and caring for the goat herd.

While James' father had no formal education, his mother could read and every evening was spent together with Mom reading from the daily newspaper and her bible. In this way he became very well informed about the current issues of the country and he learned the bible quite thoroughly. He never learned to read or write but this family based education served him greatly throughout his life.

As a young man James tried a variety of jobs, finally landing a maintenance position at the small but growing airport in the city of Montego Bay. His family and friends were very happy for him, as work there was quite difficult to secure. He became a hero one evening when a Columbian airplane crashed at the airport. While pieces of the airplane lay scattered and burning on the runway, James risked his own life, disregarding the flames and recovering as many passengers as possible.
His awareness of Rastafari became more and more powerful in those early days. As he meditated upon the reasonings of Brethren and Sistren around him, he gained a fuller and fuller 'overstanding' and embraced Rasta as the Righteous Way. He saw the fullness of the dreadlocks and stopped shaving and trimming his hair. The manager of the airport called him in to the office and explained that the managment could not tolerate the unshaven appearance of any employee, so he must tidy himself up. To this James replied, "I prefer Life over silver and gold, thank you very much!" He walked out of the airport, never to return.
He took his few possessions and moved back into the hills of his childhood. His sisters and brothers were appalled that he would leave his good job in the city due to his devotion to the "crazy" Rastafari. None of them would take him in or help him, so he stayed in a small cave until another Rasta heard of his plight and came to his aid. Together they built a small but comfortable two room bamboo "gates", where he lived for many years.
Living life as a Rastaman was not an easy thing. In those days Rastas were looked upon as "dirty, nasty, bug-hair Rastas!" "Them Crazies!" There was constant persecution and tribulation placed upon them. Most often by the police and government. Because of the fear and superstition of the people in the surrounding communities, James was continuously harrassed. Some were even known to faint at the sight of him! The prevailing attitude was that no sane man would choose to keep himself "untidy" and go off and live in a dirt floor, grass house, out in the bush! And James was not a silent, timid individual. When he saw an injustice happening, he would intervene and do his best to stop it with words of power and truth! For this he was arrested and beaten many times. Never was he violent, but his words carried strength and force, and the community did not appreciate his honesty.
There was the time he tried to save the huge mango tree on the side of the road leading into the bush land. It was about to be chopped down and he insisted that no one should destroy the tree that offered food and shade to the travelers... the tree that harmed no one and was in no ones way. They beat him and thought that they had killed him. Even brought him down to the morgue, known as the 'dead house'. But, to everyones amazement, he regained consciousness, stood up and walked out of the building and forwarded to his little bamboo gates.
And then there were the times that people would simply lie to the police about him, saying he had stolen a goat or robbed their field, just to try and get rid of him. He was well aware that fear can make people do many wicked things, and never sought any revenge on those that persecuted him. "Jah be the rightful judge!" he allways said.

Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/1/2009 1:28:32 PM

James "Jah Lightening" Campbell

The Whole World

" De whole world a Jah CREATION! So den, Jah does not favour any one part a de earth... because He created the WHOLE earth. For it be written, 'De earth a de Law an de fullness der of'... ab ALL dat dwell in it... an ZION abideth'! So, ANY wer on de earth will do. Anywhere! A no be Africa alone. If it be Africa alone Jah created, den every one a be pack up over der. No man... no favorite. Look here now... if only Africa all I an I was to go... why Him mek Jamaica?... or England?... or America? A de WHOLE earth a fe RASTA!! An Jah mek man in Him own image... an man come in all different skin colour, an different hair colour, an different eye colour... no? Yes man!! So ALL a dem a de image a de Creator. A so it go. Brother an Sister. Give thanks. A de four wings a de earth (pointing in each direction)... anywhere on de earth will do! Anywhere you a livity... anywhere you live by righteousness, a dat be Heaven! Yes man! De Rastaman... I appreciate him dat a praise Africa. I appreciate it! But, I no get dat der fullness from Jah dat say everyone gonna bail out an jus go over a Africa. I say, anyWHERE on de earth will do... for de earth is I Law an de Fullness der of! All a de sed earth, so anywhere you wan... a to LIVE! For you hav Life to Live! A de Father, a Him a de earth you know. So I will Live it! An if who wan to go... I wouldn't say dem not to... but who wan to stay... Babylon cannah stop you again! NO!! Enemy cannah overtrow!!"

Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/1/2009 1:36:18 PM

About Zion (that will be in Africa TOO)

[1] The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
[2] It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
[3] Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
[4] Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
[5] Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
[6] Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
[7] And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
[8] And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
[9] No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
[10] And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Roots Brasil Conclusion about the chapter mentioned :

Well ,

I think that this chapter talk about the desert , and dry places on earth , that this places will be blessed , with herbs , flowers , vegetations , medicinal herbs , food , water .
And there will be a sacred place ! A Holy Place of nature ! A sacred place I say ! I Brazilian Rasta say ... A Holy place it shall be ...
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; Sanctify ! And search for self knowledge tough Righteousness and Theocracy Livity .

Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/1/2009 1:39:32 PM

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
So tough Holy Meditation I and I can obtain victory over disease , sorrow , death , sadness , anger ...
A holy man is meek , and He shall abide the earth .
A holy man is lovely !
A hol man is clean , is pure !
A holy man keeps his sexual behaviour clean and pure .
Where no porn , no perv girl ore man , can dwell !
Keep your body sanctify and dont give your Ital Energy to the devil ...
Keep in within your temple and cultivate it ... forget about mis sexual practices
and live clean and pure ....

Jah bless all brothers and sissterss

Messenger: Eleazar Sent: 11/2/2009 11:53:52 AM

Roots Brazil,

I had previously posted a reasoning on James "JAH Lightning" campbell

Messenger: Roots Brasil Sent: 11/3/2009 10:40:47 AM

So ... ?

Messenger: Eleazar Sent: 11/3/2009 11:26:22 AM

I mean that I give thanks for posting the article, I had also posted a similar article before.

Messenger: Ark I Sent: 11/3/2009 11:31:29 PM

I experience with the Nyahbinghi is that some people accept I and others don't.

When I first starting trodding with the Nyahbinghi in 1995, it bothered I that some disliked I just because of the colour of I skin. I chanted and walked in the Fire still, purifying Iself because that is what I came to the Nyahbinghi to do, Fire Burn inside and out. Early on I came to know I Irits better and I no longer cared if anybody didn't like I because of the colour of I skin. I didn't Trod RasTafarI Trod to be liked, I Trod RasTafarI because RasTafarI is I Trod.

One RasTafarI Idren told I when I started trodding with the House that he would never accept I or see I any differently, no matter I history, or what I do or say in the future. Now, he does see I differently because he can see that RasTafarI was never a joke to I, and he can see that I am not a babylonian trying to infiltrate RasTafarI. African RasTafarI people have good reason not to trust those who are not Africans, especially white people.

Don't trod for acceptance or reward from man, trod for acceptance from Jah RasTafarI.

The I should read this reasoning below and humble yourself.


Messenger: Sol Sent: 11/5/2009 12:31:32 PM

I am glad to here of this subject. The I is too of mixed color. I am both white and black, although, the I may look more white than black. this has caused the I to have the problem of many issues. The I can sometimes find the I belonging to no-one. It has only been through Jah and the InI tha I have found peace in this life. Becaues of my birth,(my great grandmother is in Liberia), That I came to the InI life. But the I does on this earth except for Jah. The I does not believe that the I is the only one in this situation. But I will always trod the InI life for Jah.

Blessed Peace.

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