WAY BACK- BEING BLACK IN THE WEST, BUT I ASK-WAS IT THE INTENTION OF THE SLAVEMASTERS TO SET US FREE ONCE WE WERE FORCIBLY DRAGGED TO THE WEST? I THINK NOT! MY REGGAE AND RASTAFARI SPEAKS THE TRUTH.

EXCERPT (c) THE ENSLAVEMENT OF BLACK PEOPLE- WHOSE IDEA WAS IT, AND WHY? WHAT WAS THE INTENT OF THE ENSLAVERS?

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

CAVEAT: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A PROBLEM RESPECTING THE TRUTH. I ASK THAT YOU READ NO FURTHER.

FOR ALL THE HISTORY BOOKS WRITTEN ON SLAVERY, YOU WILL  BE HARD PRESSED TO SEE ANY ASKING THE QUESTION I HAVE STATED ABOVE IN EXCERPT.

WELL, MY REGGAE ASKS QUESTIONS IN THE SEARCH TO FIND THE TRUTH. IT IS THIS MISSION WHICH MAKES IT MOST FEARED AND SOMETIMES REVERED.

FOR THOUGH WE ALL WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, IT IS THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE REVELATIONS WHICH CAUSES US TO FEAR. FOR MOST OF US DO NOT WANT THE EFFECTS TO GO AGAINST OUR WISHES.

WE BUILD ELABORATE HALLS AND COURTS OF JUSTICE IN WHICH WE GATHER TO ASCERTAIN TRUTH. WE HAVE JUDGES AND JURIES TO RULE ON TRUTH EVIDENCE, AND YET WITH ALL THAT, WE STILL REVERE AND FEAR, AND YES, WE LIE.

IF WE SEE A GUILTY ACT, OUR COURTS SYSTEM IS STRUCTURED TO FIND- THE GUILTY MIND BEHIND IT.

THERE IS A LATIN MAXIM- ACTUS NON FACIT REUM. NISI MENS SIT REA.

LITERALLY THIS MEANS- “THE ACT DOES NOT MAKE ONE GUILTY UNLESS THE MIND IS GUILTY.”.

WE OFTEN HEAR LEGALESE AND TERMS THROWN AROUND SUCH AS- THE BURDEN OF PROOF- BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT-ETC, ETC.

WELL, I AM NOT AT THIS POINT GOING INTO ALL THAT DETAIL- FOR THE QUESTION I ASK IS THIS:

WHAT WAS THE INTENT OF THOSE WHO CHOSE TO ENSLAVE BLACK PEOPLE , AND WAS IT THEIR INTENT TO SET US FREE ONCE WE CAME TO THE WEST?

UNTIL BLACKS IN AMERICA CAN SIT FACE TO FACE WITH WHITES AND HAVE A PEACEFUL HEART TO HEART DISCUSSION TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE OF THE QUESTIONS ASKED, THERE WILL BE NO END TO HATE, RACISM, BIGOTRY, AND ALL THE SOCIAL ILLS WHICH STEMS FROM THIS CANCER.

I WILL ALSO SAY THIS TRUTH- BEFORE I CAME TO AMERICA I KNEW MORE ABOUT SLAVERY IN AMERICA THAN MOST BORN AND RAISED BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA KNEW.

OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE LEARNED THAT MOST OF THE BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICA WAS BOTH HIDDEN, TWISTED, AND SKEWED.

SO MANY BLACKS IN AMERICA HAVE LAMENTED TO ME ABOUT THE LACK OF THIS KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH ABOUT THEIR ANCESTRAL HISTORY.

WHITES WHO ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH THE BLACK STRUGGLES ARE, IN MOST CASES AFRAID TO OPENLY SAY OR DO ANYTHING.

BLACKS WHO ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH THE WHITE CAUSE ALSO TEND TO KEEP A SILENCE AND A DISTANCE SO AS TO AVOID DETECTION.

AMERICA, HAS BEEN A POLARIZED COUNTRY FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

YES!, I SAY THAT AMERICA IS BI-POLAR. BUT HOW LONG MUST WE ALLOW THIS POLARIZATION TO CONTINUE?

WHY ARE WE CARRYING THIS INHERITANCE  OF HATE AS A GENERATIONAL CURSE?

THE RECENT FRATERNITY INCIDENT IN THE OKLAHOMA COLLEGE CAMPUS IS NO SURPRISE TO ME.

IT IS WISE FOR WHITES TO KNOW OR TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN CAUCASIANS IN EUROPE WERE BEING OPPRESSED THEY FLED TO PLACES IN THE WEST, LIKE AMERICA AND CANADA.

THE HISTORY OF THE MAYFLOWER AND ITS VOYAGES SPEAKS VOLUMES. THE NEW ENGLAND STATES BEARS THE EVIDENCE TO THIS DAY.

THOSE WHO FLED TO JAMAICA SAW THE ARAWAK INDIANS WHEN THEY GOT THERE, AND GUESS WHAT, THEY SLAUGHTERED THEM AND TOOK THEIR LANDS AWAY. THEN THE PLUNDERING PIRATES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES SUCH AS SPAIN JOINED THE FEAST, AND CALLED THE PLACE- THE CARIBBEAN.

THOSE WHO CAME TO AMERICA SAW THE INDIANS AS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, AND WE ALL KNOW THE HISTORY.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT AMERICA DID NOT COME TO BE AMERICA, WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD..

SO, WHY DO YOU THINK THE WORD – ” FREEDOM”- IS SO IMPORTANT TO AMERICA TODAY?

THOSE WHO FLED TO AMERICA KNEW OR FELT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ENSLAVED OR OPPRESSED.

SO, MY CHALLENGE TO ALL BLACKS AND WHITES IN AMERICA IS THIS:

SEARCH ALL THE HISTORY BOOKS AND YOU WILL NEVER FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THE INTENT OF THE SLAVE MASTERS TO FREE BLACKS WHEN THEY COME TO THE WEST.

THEREFORE, IF THE INTENT WAS NEVER TO FREE US THEN, WHY SHOULD WE THINK THAT IT IS THE INTENT TO FREE US NOW?

SO, MY REGGAE AND RASTAFARI ASK- HOW LONG IN SLAVERY?

MY BRETHREN, THE LATE GREAT RASTAMAN- CULTURE(JOSEPH HILL), SINGS- ” TOO LONG IN SLAVERY”

KNOWING THIS TRUTH SHOULD LEAD US TO A POINT WHERE WE EARNESTLY SEEK SOME FORM OF RECONCILIATION WHICH IS WHAT MY -REGGAE EDUCATION- AIMS TO BRING INTO FRUITION- FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION.

BLACKS MUST NEVER FORGET THEIR TRUE HISTORY. THEY MUST RESPECT AND EMBRACE IT WITHOUT FEAR FROM ANYONE.

JAMAICANS HAVE TAUGHT THOSE AMERICANS WILLING TO LEARN, JUST THAT.

WHITES CAN DO THE SAME ABOUT THEIRS, BUT UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN SUCH A DIALOGUE OCCURS, THE CONFLICTS WILL CONTINUE.

MY REGGAE SINGS- “HOW CAN WE SING, THE LORD’S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND?”.

I RAS CARDO SAY- IN THE SUFFERINGS OF OUR PEOPLE, MY REGGAE SEEKS TO FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS WE ASK, KNOWING  THE TRUTH  THAT SOME OF THE ANSWERS WILL BE HIDDEN IN THE PAST.

MY REGGAE KNOWS THAT TO LIBERATE IS TO EDUCATE. THAT IS WHY I SAY, (c) A REGGAE EDUCATION FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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