(c)-Excerpt from- Ras Cardo speaks. All rights reserved globally.
A REGGAE EDUCATION- WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
TO ALL THE ENEMIES OF REGGAE AND OF TRUTH- WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE? IDENTIFY YOURSELVES. JAH TIME IS NOW.
In 2006 I wrote- REGGAE JAMAICA- THE WAILING OF A PEOPLE. In this I wrote about- RASTA MISSION AND LIVITY.-on page 2004. I also made mention of- REGGAE REALITY, LIVITY, AND RASTAFARI.
Over the years- now 52 years and counting since I named and helped to create the genre to reveal the truths about the sufferings of the trench town people to the world, with saddness I must say, that the conditions of the people has been genocidally chronic.
Like the peel in the layers of an onion, and always remembering the most profound and prophetic words of my mother, father, and elders since those trench town days- I HAVE SEEN THE TRUTHS .
Those who have followed my works – for better or worse- be it with good or bad intentions over the years- should know by now that I speak and advocate for the poor and suffering people.
Reggae was created to reveal the truths in the sufferings and struggles of the people- GOD’S PEOPLE. I must say- GOD’S PEOPLE- since I am yet to see a human being who created himself/herself. Any man in the flesh who denies that truth is either a liar, fool or both.
So, my mother always said-” if you live long enough, you will learn”- Mama Scott. She was absolutely right. For today as I write this truth to the world I have seen many truths revealed about, Reggae, Rastafari, Jamaica, the culture, the system, and the evils of men/women, the world over.
I have also told the world about those whose aims and intentions are to destroy Reggae, Rastafari, The trench town people, and poor people globally.
In case you have not been listening and learning all these years, my late great brethren and prophet/messenger/martyr of reggae truth- PETER TOSH- told you many things before he was killed by those who conspired around him. People he knew and helped during his time. He was a rastaman, a prophet, a messenger of truth.
52 years has passed and now we witnessing the revelation of truth- in what I have called- THE “ONION PEELING” AND TRUTH REVEALING- OF THOSE WHO FOR YEARS HAS WORKED TO DESTROY WHAT WAS GIVEN FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE- THE REGGAE I CREATED IN 1962 TRENCH TOWN.
What you must now witness is the truth from those who are its enemies, and who have worked for decades to prevent its revelation to the people, and also the truths from those who are still here with us who have told it for years without fear of the enemies of truth. BE NOT DECEIVED! YOU MUST BE CERTAIN FROM WHOM YOU RECEIVE THE TRUTH.
As the layers of truths comes to light you will see many things: You will see those who have oppressed the poor. Those who have sold out and betrayed their friends, and families. Those who will call themselves- RASTAS- but who are wolves in sheeps clothing. You will see the enemies of reggae and rastafari. You will see the thieves, vampires, vultures and murderers of our people and whose aims and intentions are to destroy us with the aid of – TECHNOTYRANNY. You will see those whom reggae messengers such as -CULTURE, PETER TOSH, and others sang about.- When they sang-” why cant you trust me”, ” we know dem a wicked”.
You will see those who got rich and switched. You will see how the system of evil and injustice denies access to those who seek the truth.
You will see how my close friend and life long brethren- original wailing wailer- Junior Braithwaite- was killed by those who made certain that he would not get his due compensaion for his works while they were receiving their settlement claims.
You will see many who never came from trench town telling you about reggae music origins, and Bob Marley as if they really knew him.
YOU WILL SEE WHY I WRITE AND ADVOCATE THE CAUSE OF THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE.
You will see the books of musicology, etymology, and encyclopedias written by those who were never with us in trench town.
You will see dictionaries who tell you that no one knows who created reggae and where the word came from.
YOU WILL SEE WHY THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS AS IT RELATES TO REGGAE MUSIC CANNOT PRINT THE TRUTHS UNTIL THEY CONSULT AND AUTHENTICATE MY EVIDENCE.
YOU WILL SEE WHY A TRUE AND AUTHENTIC MOVIE CANNOT BE MADE OF THE LIVES AND TIMES WE LIVED IN TRENCH TOWN AND BOB LIVED WITH US, UNTIL THEY REASON WITH I AND I RAS CARDO WHO CREATED IT.
You will see and read about the -U.W.I.- in Jamaica with its reggae faculty- none of whom came from trench town in our times there.
You will hear and see some Jamaican singers aligning themselves with the enemies of reggae and rastafari for what they think they can get from the spoils of reggae.
You will see the merchandizing of reggae in ways too sacrilegious to mention. Would Bob Marley have agreed with his image and song reduced to a -soda pop-? I think not. YOU DECIDE. I WAS ONE OF HIS MENTORS AND TEACHER. I KNEW HIM WELL.
You will see and should be aware of those whose defunct music careers was resurrected by the Reggae I created which beat and rhythms they now have adopted to their songs. Some of these people have called themselves the -“shepherd of reggae”- and lied about being present with us at the time I created the genre.
You will see those who align themselves with the image and name of Marley to help give themselves credibility and the semblance of authenticity( though falsely) so that those who know not the truth will be confused and unable to see the truth.
You will see how a gift which we gave to Bob Marley to do good for the poor people, ended up in the hands of thieves, murderers, their families and friends, conspirators, downpressors, enslavers.
You will see how the truth in the images and messages of Bob Marley and other messengers, and those of the spirituality of rastafari was reduced to things unrelated to his true message, and intent,
YOU WILL SEE WHY I AM THE KEEPER OF THE SPIRITUAL ARK OF THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE COVENANT, AND NO ONE ELSE CAN SAY THAT TRUTH.
You will see that the actions of many from this complicit crowd, only shows a perpetuating of the historical injustice suffered by poor peoples, not just in Jamaica, but all over the world. The same was the fate of aboriginal/ indigenous peoples which now can also include rastas, at the hands of colonizers, thieves, and murderers, who baltantly failed to respect, and totally ignored, with callous disregard, the distinctive cultures and contributions of what can be called, pre-existing societies.
The customary rights of the poor and disadvantaged peoples have been seen to be extinguished in Jamaica, and other places like it.
You will see how- CULTURE RELATED CUSTOMS, CONFLICT WITH THE HANDED DOWN FEUDAL OWNERSHIP OF LAND.
You will see how the present trend to have the rasta spiritual herb- GANJA- legalized all over the place, including Jamaica, leads to the wars on who will destroy anyone or anything whch stand in their way to possess and claim ownership rights to the land, by any means necessary.
You will see the ambulance- now “herb chasing lawyers”- and their dealers working tirelessly to pre-empt and circumvent the now pending- Ganja legalization laws everywhere. There is really nothing new to this – DIVIDE AND RULE APPROACH.
Those in the universities acting as professors, and educators of our people and who have vested interests in the profits from the produce of the land and enslavement of the poor people will do whatever they can to maintain control. SLAVERY CONTINUES.
Whatever is linked with the sex trade and trafficking of our women , babies and children, will continue as it connects with the trafficking of drugs and the spreading of diseases in this trans-cultural/ trans continental fiasco.
There will be failures. There will be dire circumstances to face by all involved in this destruction of God’s people. NOT ONE SHALL ESCAPE THE WRATH AND JUDGMENT OF THE MOST HIGH GOD ALLAH/ JAH RASTAFARI.
BE STILL AND KNOW. IT IS FINISHED! JAH SHALL MOVE THE EARTH FROM UNDER THEIR FEET.
I HAVE DELIVERED THE MESSAGES, AND THE PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN TO THE PEOPLE. ( c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.