2015- MY MESSAGE FOR AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. I HOPE THAT ALL PEOPLES TAKE HEED. I AM RAS CARDO WHO WROTE- R.A.S.P.E.C.T1

EXCERPT FROM (c) 2015- R.A.S.P.E.C.T1- THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

WRITTEN WITH LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLES.

WHEN I WROTE THE ORIGINAL REGGAE PRECEPTS, LYRICS, SLANGS AND INTERPRETATIONS I WAS JUST A YOUTH IN THE POVERTY THAT IS JAMAICA. THE HUMAN CONDITIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT WAS ALL WE NEEDED TO STUDY. SOME OF US LEARNED FROM IT, WHILE SOME OF US DIDN’T.

THE WORLD TODAY HAS NOT CHANGED MUCH AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, BUT THIS IS JUST MY FACTUAL OBSERVED OPINION.FOR SURE, IT HAS BECOME MORE EVIL, AND FEARFUL. PEOPLE WILL PANIC AT THE SLIGHTEST SOUND.

SO MUCH MAD PEOPLE, GETTING READY TO EXPLODE.

THE REGGAE, I NAMED AND HELPED TO CREATE WITH THOSE BRETHRENS, MOST OF WHOM HAVE NOW GONE, HAD A MISSION TO ACCOMPLISH. THAT MISSION IS ABOUT HEALING.

TODAY WE HAVE MANY DOCTORS. PREACHERS, PROFESSORS, EXPERTS IN ALL AREAS, BUT NO HEALERS.

SO, I ASK WHO WILL HEAL THE NATIONS? WHAT WILL HEAL THE PEOPLE? WHO WILL BE COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO LEAD?

I CREATED TRENCH TOWN REGGAE WHICH MY STUDENT AND BRETHRENS- PETER TOSH AND BOB MARLEY INTRODUCED IN SONGS TO THE WORLD.

THOSE PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY RAN WITH THE MUSIC PART OF IT SINCE IT WAS THE PART WHICH SUITED THEIR OWN SELFISH INTERESTS.THEY STILL DON’T KNOW AND DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT REGGAE TRULY IS.

LIKE FOOLS, THEY REMAIN WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES. THE ARROGANCE AND GREED WHICH FILLS THEM WILL CREATE THEIR DEMISE.

THEY STOLE WHAT THEY COULD, RAPED THOSE THAT THEY COULD, AND SENT WHOM THEY COULD TO AN EARLY GRAVE.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THEY WOULD HAVE HAD A FULL BELLY, BUT NO- GREED HAS OVERCOME THEM.

WE MADE A SONG- “THEM BELLY FULL”- BUT WE HUNGRY. BOB MARLEY TOLD THEM THE TRUTH. THEY TOOK THE CREDITS AND REWARDS EVEN FROM THE TRUE WRITER OF THE SONG.

IF YOU GET THE CHANCE TO VISIT TRENCH TOWN TODAY- I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK, AND TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE.

2015- MAKES IT 53 YEARS SINCE WE LIVED, ROAMED, AND PLAYED IN THE POVERTY THERE. YOU MAY WONDER HOW SOME OF US SURVIVED.

THE CONDITIONS ARE WORSE. AT LEAST THREE GENERATIONS OF YOUTHS LIVES HAS BEEN LOST TO SENSELESS VIOLENCE.

MY REGGAE HAS COME TO AMERICA TO HELP THE YOUTHS.

IN THIS 2015 AMERICA, THE YOUTHS I MEET AND GREET DAILY, ALWAYS COMPLAIN OF BEING BORED- WITH HAVING NOTHING TO DO. WHEN I REASON WITH THEM FURTHER I DISCOVER WHAT SOME OF THE REAL ISSUES ARE THAT’S AFFECTING THEM.

YOU SEE, THEY WILL COME TO ME, AND I LISTEN WITH GENUINE CONCERN. I AM NOT A PASTOR, PSYCHOLOGIST/SOCIOLOGIST/INTERVENTIONALIST/ OR SOME KIND OF BEHAVIORAL THERAPIST.

DON’T GIVE ME ANY TITLES. I DO NOT NEED IT TO LISTEN TO THE CONCERNS OF SOMEONE.

I SEE THE SERIOUS POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THINGS WHICH DISTURBS THE MINDS OF THE YOUTHS ESCALATING INTO THE DREADED VIOLENCE WE SEE TODAY.

WHILE I DO NOT CONDONE THE ACTS OF THOSE WHO WILL FOSTER HATRED TOWARDS OTHERS AND ACT IN WAYS PREJUDICIAL TO THE DECENCY OF A CIVILIZED SOCIETY, I MUST ALSO DENOUNCE THOSE WHO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO EXERCISE AND MANIFEST BEHAVIOR WHICH TENDS TO PUT THEM ABOVE THE NORMAL TENETS OF THE RULE OF LAW AND WHICH IF NOT CHECKED WILL ONLY LEAD TO THE VIOLENCE AND UPHEAVAL OF CIVIL DISTURBANCE.

POWER AND INFLUENCE CORRUPTS AND THOSE IN WHOSE HANDS IT MAY FALL WILL EASILY SLIP INTO THE ABYSS TO ENSLAVE OTHERS.

LOOKING AT, AND KNOWING THE HISTORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO PEOPLE LIKE- BASKETBALL STAR- CHARLES SCOTT-( MY NAME SAKE), FROM CHAPEL HILL NORTH CAROLINA- IN THE EARLY SIXTIES, AND HOW HE WAS DENIED JUSTICE FOR ALL THE WORK HE HAD DONE IN THAT CAPACITY, REMINDS ME THAT AMERICA STILL HAVE A LONG LONG WAY TO GO.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE LAWS SANCTIONING SLAVERY WAS CONSIDERED LEGAL UNTIL A WHITE MAN OF CONSCIENCE NAMED -WILLIAM WILBERFORCE IN ENGLAND, AND ANOTHER NAMED- ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN THE USA, DECIDED TO CHANGE ALL THAT.

THESE COURAGEOUS WHITE MEN WERE NOT MUCH LIKED BY THEIR PEERS AFTER THEY TOOK THAT BOLD AND TRUTHFUL STEP OF CONSCIENCE.

AT ONE POINT, I COULD SEE WHERE WE IN AMERICA WERE MOVING AWAY FROM OUR DIVISIVENESS, BUT IT SEEMS THAT WE HAVE YET TO CURE THIS DISEASE.

THE ELECTION OF OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN SOME OF US.

GENTLEMEN/LADIES/YOUTHS OF THIS GREAT LAND- IT IS FOR THOSE WHO NURTURE A HIDDEN AGENDA TO HATE, DECEIVE, STEAL FROM AND TO ENSLAVE OTHERS THAT I MUST MAKE THESE REMARKS.

I HAVE WRITTEN THAT MY REGGAE EDUCATION WILL HEAL THE NATIONS OF THIS EARTH. THIS, I KNOW WILL HAPPEN, WHETHER I AM HERE OR NOT.

LET US ALL, STOP THE MURDERING OF OUR PEOPLES, LET OUR ACTIONS BE TRANSPARENT, AND OUR MOTIVES BE FREE FROM ANY SINISTER OR ULTERIOR INTENTIONS TO MANIPULATE THOSE OF LESSER MINDS TO OUR BENEFIT AND THEIR DETRIMENT. PEACE! (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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