R.A.S.P.E.C.T1 IN THIS TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY. THE YOUTHS ARE ANGRY. THE WOLRD IS IN TROUBLE. MY REGGAE HAS BEEN SENDING THE MESSAGES FOR THE PAST 53 YEARS TO DATE. IT IS NOW A MATTER OF EXTREME URGENCY- BUT WHO REALLY CARES TO SPEAK THE TRUTH?

EXCERPT FROM (c) R.A.S.P.E.C.T1- BOOK WRITTEN BY RAS CARDO REGGAE

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE:

THE WORLD HAS BEEN TROUBLED FOR MANY , MANY YEARS, BUT IN THIS TIME ITS MAGNITUDE OF TROUBLES HAS RISEN EXPONENTIALLY.

WE ARE NOW IN 2015. REGGAE IS 53 YEARS STRONG IN THE TRUTH.

IF THE WEATHER COULD BE USED AS A BAROMETRIC PREDICTOR OF WHAT IS TO COME, THEN I MUST SAY THAT THERE ARE TREACHEROUS AND PERILOUS TIMES AHEAD FOR ALL OF US.

YEARS AGO WHEN I WROTE AND COINED THE TERMS-(c)- TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY, and (c) R.A.S.P.E.C.T1, I ENVISIONED A TIME AND SITUATION WHEN WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY BEFORE OUR VERY EYES WOULD TAKE PLACE.

I ALSO CHANGED A WORD WHICH CHANGED A CULTURE ENABLING WOMEN TO SEE THEMSELVES AS WORTHY OF RESPECT AND DIGNITY.

I CHANGED- STREGGAE INTO REGGAE IN 1962, AND CREATED- REGGAE OPERA IN 1964.

I DO NOT SEE MYSELF AS POSSESSING ANY SPECIAL POWERS OF CLAIRVOYANCE.

BUT WHAT I DO KNOW AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH  IS THIS:- MY LATE, GREAT MOTHER-MAMA SCOTT HAD REMARKABLE POWERS OF DISCERNMENT.

EACH AND EVERY TIME SHE WOULD WARN US ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN- IT DID OCCUR LIKE CLOCK WORK ACCURACY. SHE NEVER SKIPPED A BEAT IN TRUTH.

TODAY, SHE IS NO LONGER WITH US, BUT OVER THE YEARS I HAVE SEEN IN THE MANIFESTATIONS OF MY LIFE, SITUATIONS WHICH GIVES ME AN INNER UNEXPLAINABLE FEELING OF TRUTH WHICH ALWAYS PROVED TO BE REVEALED IN TRUTH.

I HAVE SHARED THIS WITH MANY OVER THE YEARS, NEVER NEEDING A CRYSTAL BALL OR CHARGING SOMEONE A FEE FOR MY SHARING.

WHAT I ALSO KNOW IS TRUTH COMES FROM THE ALMIGHTY GOD OF CREATION WHO CHOOSES CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO DELIVER HIS MESSAGES TO THE PEOPLE.

I KNOW, THAT I AM A MESSENGER. I KNEW THAT WHEN I NAMED AND HELPED TO CREATE REGGAE IN MY TRENCH TOWN YARD IN 1962 TO DELIVER THE MESSAGES OF THE SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE TO THE WORLD, THAT IT WOULD DO JUST THAT, AND MORE.

TRENCH TOWN REGGAE- R.A.S.P.E.C.T!- AND OTHER PROPHETIC WRITINGS AND MESSAGES COMES FROM THE ALMIGHTY THROUGH ME TO, AND FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE PEOPLE.

THE WORLD IS AT A MOST VULNERABLE AND PERILOUS CROSS- ROADS. THE YOUTHS ARE ANGRY- MOST BLAME THE SYSTEMS WHICH THEY FEEL HAS CAUSED THEM TO FEEL SO TRAPPED, HOPELESS, AND DIRECTIONLESS.

YOU CAN LOOK ALMOST ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE TODAY AND SEE MASSIVE UNREST, CHIEFLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. IN CHINA, EUROPE, AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST. JUST TAKE A LOOK, EVEN IN THE WEST.

THE MOST PROFOUND QUESTIONS WHICH THOSE WHO SHOULD BE LEADERS IN THE SYSTEM FAIL TO ASK IS THIS:

WHO AND WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AFFLICTIONS BEFALLING THESE ANGRY YOUTHS, OUR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD, OUR OWN CHILDREN?

WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO MAKE THEM SO ANGRY AT US , THAT NOW THEY WANT TO DESTROY US AND END THEIR LIVES?

WHAT IS IT WITHIN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST THAT HAS NOW REGURGITATED WITH SUCH MASSIVE PROJECTILE VOMITING?.

TEENAGE SUICIDES RISES EXPONENTIALLY, THE JOBLESS ECONOMY, A FRAGMENTED FAMILY, A SYSTEM TOO BUSY TO LISTEN TO THE CRIES OF THE YOUTHS, SO IMPERSONAL TO CARE. THIS IS GLOBAL.

ARE WE TOO LATE TO HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES ON THESE SYSTEMIC FAILURES?

ARE WE BLAMELESS AS TO CAUSATION?

WHERE IS THE FREEDOM THAT WE SEEK AND SO CHERISH?

MY REGGAE HAS SPOKEN ABOUT THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT FREEDOM TO PREVAIL

THERE ARE AVENGING SCHOOLS OF EVIL NOW EVERYWHERE, SUPPORTED BY SOME OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL. DECEIT AND DISTRACTION IS OFTEN THEIR MODUS OPERANDI.

SOME BELIEVE IT IS A RADICALIZATION. I MUST HOWEVER BEG TO DIFFER, SINCE MY EXPERIENCE OF LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS OF YOUTHS OVER THE YEARS HAS SHOWN ME OTHERWISE.

IT IS A MIND-SET WHICH COULD BE CHANGED SURPRISINGLY EASILY-

WITH LOVE, AND JUST LISTENING WITH A COMPASSIONATE HEART. THIS MUST BE DONE WITH TRUTH. THIS IS WHAT MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE DOES TO HELP THE PEOPLE.

THIS IS WHY I SAY- A REGGAE EDUCATION FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

MUSIC HAS THE POWERS TO MOVE A SAVAGE BEAST AND TO HEAL A RUPTURED SOUL. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT MY REGGAE WILL DO FOR THE PEOPLE. IT IS GENUINE AND REAL WITH THE TRUTH.

THE GENERATIONAL DIVIDE AND INEQUITIES, AND INJUSTICES IN ANY SYSTEM WILL ALMOST ALWAYS GIVE RISE TO THOSE WHO BECOME HOPELESS AND SEEK TO HARM THOSE THEY FEEL ARE RESPONSIBLE.

YOU CANNOT PULL ON A LION’S TAIL AND THINK THAT THE LION WILL LOOK AT YOU AND SMILE.

MY PARENTS ALWAYS TOLD US: BE RESPECTFUL AND CARING OF OTHERS- BECAUSE WHAT MAY BE SEEN AS A JOKE TO YOU, MAY BE SEEN AS DEATH TO ANOTHER .

MY MOTHER WAS RIGHT AND DISCERNING, AND PROPHETIC. SHE HAS LEFT SOME OF THAT WITH ME. SHE TOO, TAUGHT BOB MARLEY, JOE HIGGS AND OTHERS A LOT.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS(c) R.A.S.P.E.C.T1- FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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