Yes I, Jah come down to sit upon the throne as promised. But I would never consider our King a politician. His Majesty simply cut from different and Holy cloth. No politician has ever recreated a fraction of the works and foundations His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I set out before us. No politician has been honored with the amount of degrees, seats, and titles in such a fashion as His Iternal Majesty. No politician can sit upon the throne let alone hold their positions with such grace and longevity. I could never compare our God and King to these miscreants, by comparison. I see the I's perspective but I would have to disagree with that analogy.
We can agree that most of this earth is dominated by some arm of babylon. Some enslaved more politically, some religiously, others systematically(physically). But it's ALL mental slavery (I think I&I can agree there). The key is I&I people waking up and challenging the force fed narrative like Hemphill stated. I believe Rasta could benefit from a more unified political atmosphere amongst I&I. Developing and reasoning on who we support/condemn and why, while also hailing up any brethren in the belly of the beast fighting for I&I equal rights and justice.
Whether Trump helps or fights I&I tooth and nail I&I as RasTafarI need not be distracted or deterred from I&I Holy and Righteous mission. I&I need brothers working for our benefit in the system but I&I need engineers, doctors and herbalists, churchical and fraternal establishments, counselors and teachers to really be able to build our own and self sustain for centuries to come.
I believe an issue today is people don't want to stay in their lane, so to speak. If the I is an herbalist seeking cures for I&I's ailments we need not trouble his needed works to pull them into the political atmosphere seen? Yet, that same herbalist need not go amongst the people speaking on political affairs they have no knowledge of. Both of these situations can be detrimental to I&I Inity.
I think the I (Hemphill) is greatly invested in the political aspect of our reality. More so than some others here. I&I can agree on the foundation of this wickedness and the foundation of I&I's righteousness. I see we agree on much factual information of the history of this babylon takeover monetarily. This is why I can't just immediately dismiss your claims, I've witnessed and learned some of the same things as I brethren in many respects. I think the I may just come off as bias, but sometimes the truth seems when the narrative becomes so skewed. So I remain open to the information. Jah shines the light on truth, which is why I think much of our foundational information is the same. As long as Jah is the foundation none can shake I&I and I&I shall prosper.
America has a history of using the Trojan Horse tactic to assert it's domination over it's subjects so I think it's reasonable Rasta remain skeptical of all politician. Let them prove their worth, for their actions speak louder than their words.
"People have been programmed to hate America so much that they are unwilling to look objectively at our current situation.. Well we have to move forward and not be stuck in the past.. They teach the opposite of that in schools and university.."
America as the establishment has wronged so many and gotten away with it for so long, eventually the pendulum must swing the other way. We must study our past to know the foundations of what we see today and become privy to the direction the system was designed to go.
"If you don't know where you are, you will never know where to go" -Prof I
I agree in part about keeping people locked in their anger. But that anger is a natural phase some must go through, I believe, to rise up. When I started to study and realize I&I black and ancient history of course I&I became angry, upset, and saddened by our rise and fall to such a low point. I&I wonder why are we never taught this? Why is this information so hard dig up. Why are these artifacts being hidden, defaced, destroyed that prove our ancient origins? But the real Rasta rises above that anger. We need not let our history stop us from cooperation with those gentiles (so to speak) who seek a place in the Holy Kingdom.
We should educate the youth on their brutal bondage and jim crow era violence the white man brought upon the black man. We must never forget. But don't teach them that nothing has changed since then. Selassie I made huge waves for the equal rights and justice of the black man GLOBALLY. This is an overlooked history for most black peoples. Our history is our foundation we stand on. The present is the bodies I&I reside in. But the future is how ever far we can reach with the foundation we have built for ourselves to stand upon.
Selassie I Jah RasTafari