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MUCH RASPECT TO ALL REGGAE AND RASTAFARI MASSIVES IN THE STRUGGLE- SPECIAL MENTION AT THIS TIME TO- WAILING SOULS, FREDDIE, DON CARLOS, GARTH DENNIS, , AND HIS YOUTHS, BURNING SPEAR, CAT CORE, COCOA TEA, LUCIANO, YAMI BOLO, TINGA, ANTHONY-B, EVERTON BLENDOR, CAPLETON, SIZZLA, RICHIE SPICE, MORGAN HERITAGE, BERES HAMMOND, SHABBA, AND MARLEY YOUTHS- AND LET’S NOT FORGET- BUJU-, AND THOSE GONE BEFORE. STANDING FIRM. NO ONE NEEDS TO FEEL EXCLUDED. RAS CARDO SENDS LOVE TO ALL.

EXCERPT (c) WE HONOR AND PAY MUCH LOVE AND RASPECT TO OUR OWN.

LET ME ALSO SEND MUCH LOVE AND RASPECT TO ALL THE MUSICIANS AND PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS WHO OVER THE YEARS HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF REGGAE IN THE MESSAGES OF THE PROPHECY.

I WOULD BE REMISS  HAD I NOT MENTIONED THE MASTER M.C- OF THE EARLY -SUNSPLASH TOURS- THE MAN WHO KEPT ORDER ON THE STAGES- THE SUPREME MASTER OF CEREMONIES- MY BRETHREN- MR.-TOMMY “YES INDEED” COWAN. MUCH RASPECT TO YOU.

I MUST ASK YOU ALL NOT TO FORGET THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US, AND TO KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS. LET US ALL PRAY FOR JAMAICA AS WE PRAY FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD IN THIS TIME OF GREAT TRIBULATIONS.

THE MAN- VIVIAN-“KYSO”- HENDRICKS WAS ONE OF US, AND SO WAS GEOFFREY CHUNG-STUDIO ENGINEER, WHO LEFT US IN 1995.

SO, FOR ALL THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED MAY JAH REST THEM IN HIS PEACE.

WE HONOR OUR OWN- AND WILL NEVER FORGET.

I, RAS CARDO AND THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ANYONE, AND KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS AS YOU TROD IN JAH WORKS..

THERE ARE SO MANY TO MENTION BY NAME THAT TIME WOULD NOT ALLOW ME, BUT THE RECORDS DO REFLECT YOUR WORKS.

PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS HAVE BEEN MANY -INCLUDING- KEITH STERLING, ROBBIE LYNN, CAT CORE,, MICKIE CHUNG, AUBREY MANNING, “SKY JUICE”, EARL- “BAGGA”- WALKER, IBO COOPER,  FULLWOOD, AND ANY AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PLAYED MUSIC WITH MY BRETHRENS, PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY AND OTHERS OVER THE YEARS.

FOR IT IS WRITTEN- ” I LOVE THEM THAT LOVE ME, AND THOSE WHO SEEK ME EARLY SHALL FIND ME”.

“EXTOL HIM THAT RIDETH UPON THE HEAVENS BY HIS NAME- JAH, -AND REJOICE BEFORE HIM.”

MY BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS, YOUR WORKS AND STRUGGLES OVER THE YEARS HAVE NOT GONE UN-NOTICED.

FOR THOUGH WE MAY TROD IN DESOLATE PLACES, OUR HEARTS ARE ONE , AND REMAIN ONE IN THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHECY FOR JAH KINGDOM.

REGGAE AND RASTAFARI DO NOT NEED THE ACADEMY AWARDS, NOR THE AWARDS OF MEN TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE HONORED, AND LOVED.

AS MESSENGERS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF CREATION, THE HONOR IS IN OUR WORKS.

LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR TO ALL THE WORLD:

WE DO NOT DO THE WORKS TO BE HONORED BY MEN, FOR THE HONOR COMES FROM THE WORKS OF JAH ALMIGHTY.

THERE IS NO HIGHER NOR LOWER IN ANY OF US WORKING FOR JAH KINGDOM.

ALL TOO OFTEN, THE AFFAIRS OF MEN AND THE HEATHENS SEEKS TO DIVIDE, DERIDE AND DESTROY.

IN JAH LOVE I AM SURE, WE ALL REMAIN SAFE AND SECURE.

I, RAS CARDO AM NO STRANGER TO THE MAGNIFICENT WORKS THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING AS YOU TROD EARTH. I THANK YOU ALL AND HERE TELL YOU THAT MY PRAYERS GO OUT BOTH NIGHT AND DAY FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION CONTINUALLY.

THOSE WHO ARE ELDER ENOUGH TO KNOW, WILL TELL YOU THAT FROM THE BEGINNING, WE KNEW THIS DAY AND TIME WOULD COME.

THE RASTAMAN HAS SUFFERED MUCH IN JAMAICA AND ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD BECAUSE OF HIS SPIRITUAL MISSION. PAUL, IN THE BIBLE HAS SO SUFFERED. ALL THE PROPHETS OF OLD, AS IT IS WRITTEN SUFFERED MUCH.

THE LIFE OF TRODDING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS CHRIST TAKES ENDURANCE AND LONG SUFFERING. FEW WOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH SO TO DO.

IDENTIFYING WITH A CAUSE OR MISSION IS ONE THING, BUT BEING SERIOUS TO DELIVER IT TO THE HEATHENS IS ANOTHER.

REGGAE AND RASTAFARI IS A SERIOUS MISSION. SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME.

I, RAS CARDO DEFINE THIS T.R.U.T.H- MISSION, AS TAKING REGGAE UNTO THE HEATHENS.

MAY JAH RICHLY BLESS, GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU ALL AS WE TROD THROUGH THESE DAYS OF GREAT TRIBULATIONS.

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

THE CHURCH HAS LOST IT’S WAY- NOT ONLY IN AMERICA, BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD. IT HAS BEEN SILENT WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN VOCAL, AND WHEN IT NOW SPEAKS IT ATTACKS PERSONS AND THINGS NOT THE PROXIMATE CAUSE OF ITS CONDITION.

EXCERPT(c) THY KINGDOM COME IN THE NAME OF RELIGION. R.A.S.P.E.C.T1 PROPHECY.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH THAT IT HAS FOUND ITSELF IN SUCH A  DILEMMA.

IF ONE KEEPS IN MIND THAT THE STRUGGLES IN THIS WORLD IS ONE OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL, THEN IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE THAT ONE FORCE IS TRYING TO OVERCOME THE OTHER.

BUT, THE QUESTION MOST CRUCIAL TO WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THE CHURCHES TODAY IS THIS- WHERE DID THE CHURCH GO WRONG IN ALLOWING THE FORCES OF EVIL TO ENTER AND TO TAKE CONTROL?

IF THE MINISTERS, AND SO-CALLED SHEPHERDS OF THE FLOCK SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, WHERE DID THEY GO WRONG?

IF PEOPLE ARE THE BODY OF THE CHURCH, AND THIS REPRESENTS THE BODY OF CHRIST, THEN WHAT HAS GONE WRONG?

HOW CAN THE BODY OF CHRIST, WHO CAN DO NO WRONG, ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

THE TRUTH IS- CHRIST IS NOT THE PROBLEM.

IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE DISOBEDIENCE OF CHURCH, SO MANY WARNINGS HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THOSE WHO TRANSGRESS THE WORDS AND WORKS OF GOD THAT I WOULD NOT CARE TO MENTION AT THIS TIME.

THE POLITICIZING OF CHURCH HAS BECOME SO COMMON TODAY THAT THE POLITICS OF HATE IS BEING PREACHED IN EVERY CORNER OF CONGREGATIONS.

I AM NO PREACHER NOR SCHOLAR OF THE GOSPEL, BUT THIS I KNOW- THE CHURCH HAS BEEN SILENT FOR TOO LONG.

THE CHURCH HAS BEEN SILENT ON ISSUES OF PEOPLE CONCERNS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOOKED UP TO THE CHURCH TO SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF.

CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH HAS ENJOYED THE BENEFITS CATERING TO THE LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS WHILE THEY PREACH THE PROSPERITY TO THE POOR WITH VERSES QUOTED FROM THE BIBLE.

AFTER A LONG WHILE, PEOPLE BEGIN TO SEE THE TRUTH, AND THEN DRIFT AWAY.

THERE HAVE BEEN COMMERCIALS ON TELEVISION ENCOURAGING MEMBERS TO RETURN.

YOU DARE NOT TURN ON TELEVANGELISTIC CHANNELS WITHOUT SEEING SOMEONE PREACHING AGAINST ANOTHER.

THEY FORGOT THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND.

THE HYPOCRISY AND BEHAVIOR OF THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES- “SHEPHERD OF THE FLOCK”, LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED.

THE SILENCE OF CHURCHES IN TIMES WHEN THEY SHOULD OPENLY SPEAK AGAINST THE ATTACKS OF THEIR SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS IS DEAFENING.

IN FACT, THE CHURCHES SILENCE IN THE REMOVAL OF ALL THINGS GODLY FROM SOCIETY IS SADDENING.

IF THE WEATHER IS ANY INDICATION OR SIGN THAT THINGS ARE SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH US, THEN WE SHOULD ALL TAKE NOTE.

FOR, AS WE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS WE OFTEN FAIL TO LOOK AT OURSELVES.

WE ARE THE CAUSE OF OUR OWN DESTRUCTION.

WE WERE NEVER THE CAPTAINS OF OUR OWN SHIP.

FOR THOSE WHO THINK OTHERWISE- SHOW ME A MAN/WOMAN WHO CREATED HIMSELF/HERSELF?

FOR THE LITTLE TIME WE HAVE ,WHICH WE CALL LIFE ON THIS PLANET, WE HAVE MISSED, AND MISUSED OUR PURPOSE.

WE HAVE PERFECTED THE ART OF KILLING AND HATING EACH OTHER.

SO, THE RASTAMAN SINGS- IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE IS WORTH, THEN YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR YOURS ON EARTH.

THE TRUTH SHINES LIKE A BRIGHT LIGHT. IT LEADS THE WAY TO WHAT IS RIGHT.

I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN, FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

(c) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

POLICING A COMMUNITY OF MOSTLY UN-ARMED CIVILIANS IS NOT THE SAME AS PATROLING IN A WAR ZONE. THE RECRUITING, TRAINING, AND EXECUTION OF POLICE WORK IN AMERICA MUST CHANGE WITH THIS VIEW IN MINDSET.

EXCERPT (c)  I SAW HIM RUN, BUT IS HE RUNNING BECAUSE HE IS GUILTY, OR DOES HIS RUNNING, IN MY MIND MAKES HIM GUILTY OR A SUSPECT.?

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

FOR THOSE WHO MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE ABOVE QUESTION AND TITLE POSES SUCH A PROBLEM TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN.

I HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES AND LOCALITIES- RURAL, URBAN AND SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES.

I HAVE WORKED AND LIVED IN SOME OF THE MOST DEPRIVED OF PLACES, AND AS THE WORLD NOW KNOWS, I HAIL FROM ONE OF THE MOST FEARED, DEPRIVED AND DANGEROUS PLACES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE- TRENCH TOWN.

I HAVE SEEN AND TENDED TO THE CONCERNS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS, MOSTLY AS IT PERTAINS TO THEIR LIFE THREATENING INJURIES AND EMERGENCIES IN ILLNESS.

I TOO HAVE BEEN HARASSED BY THEM IN PLACES WHERE THEY HAVE NO REASON TO KNOW WHO I AM EXCEPT THAT I AM BLACK, AND I SPEAK WITH AN ACCENT.

WELL, SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT TRUTH. LET ME GO INTO THE DETAILS HERE.

MILITARY OR PARAMILITARY TRAINING AND/OR PROTOCOLS DOES NOT A COMMUNITY POLICEMAN MAKE.

WHAT MAY BE SUITABLE FOR ONE CONDITION, DOES NOT, AND SHOULD NOT, BE THE PRE-REQUISITE FOR SELECTION INTO ANOTHER.

A COMMUNITY OF MOSTLY PEACEFUL, UN-ARMED CITIZENS IN A COUNTRY NOT AT WAR WITH ITSELF IS NOT THE SAME AS A COUNTRY IN AND BY WHICH WAR IS DECLARED.

SO, THE APPROACH TO POLICING IN ONE SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE OTHER.

THE RECENT SHOW OF FORCE IN THE MISSOURI RIOTS IS A TESTAMENT TO THE TRUTH OF THIS STATEMENT.

SOME PEOPLE IN AMERICA, ARE BEGINNING TO THINK AND FEEL AS IF WE ARE HEADING INTO A POLICE STATE. THIS IS VERY UNNERVING.

THE QUESTIONS I HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE MAY EVOKE SEVERAL EMOTIONS, BUT THEY ARE THE QUESTIONS  WHICH PERTURBS THE MINDS OF EVEN THE MOST SEASONED OFFICERS WHO ARE TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB IN POLICING.

LET’S LOOK AT SOME FACTS AND TRUTH:

1. IT IS KNOWN THAT MOST POLICE UNITS IN AMERICA TRAIN UNDER SOME FORM OF PARAMILITARY PROTOCOLS.

2. IT IS KNOWN THAT MOST POLICE UNITS IN RECRUITING SEEK THE PREFERENCE OF THOSE FROM THE ARMED FORCES WHO HAVE CHOSEN SO TO JOIN.

3. IT IS KNOWN THAT THE SCREENING PROCESS OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED, AS NOT MUCH IS DONE TO SAFEGUARD THE INTEGRITY OF THE COMMUNITIES TO WHICH THESE GRADUATES WILL TEND/POLICE.

4. PROPER AND MORE EFFECTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES IS NOT A PRIORITY IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.

5 THE RESULT IS THAT WE NOW HAVE A SLEW OF OFFICERS WHO FEEL AND ACT AS THOUGH THEY ARE IN A WAR ZONE FIGHTING AGAINST AN ENEMY, AND THEY ALSO DRESS THAT WAY.

OTHER TROUBLING FACTORS ARE THESE:

AMERICA HAS BEEN A POLARIZED COUNTRY FOR CENTURIES.

OUR SOCIETIES HAVE BEN PLAGUED WITH MANY SOCIOCULTURAL BIASES WHICH HAVE BECOME A CANCER AND A MENACE TO MOST OF US WHO CARE.

FOR TOO LONG OUR SOCIETY HAVE MADE SAFE HAVEN FOR THOSE WHO HARBOR THE NOTIONS WHICH CAUSE STRIFE AND DERISION AGAINST THOSE OF OTHER ETHNICITIES AND CULTURES.

I GAVE THIS QUESTION TO SEVERAL PEOPLES- “TO BE SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL IN AMERICA, WHAT COLOR OF SKIN WOULD YOU RATHER BE, AND WHY?”

THE ANSWERS WILL NOT SURPRISE YOU.

SO, NOW AMERICA I ASK YOU-“WHY IS ANYTHING BLACK OR DARK ASCRIBED TO EVIL, OR THAT WHICH CANNOT BE TRUSTED?”

FOR ALL THE BOOKS OF SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY THAT I HAVE READ, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY ASKING THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE ASKED.

SO, I ASK- ” WHY IS ANYTHING WHITE ASCRIBED TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD, WHILE ANYTHING BLACK TO THAT WHICH IS EVIL?”.

NOW, IN A PERFECTLY DARK ROOM EVERYTHING WILL APPEAR AS DARK OR BLACK. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT IS EVIL. THE NIGHT MAY SHOW AS DARKNESS. SHOULD WE NOT TRUST IT? WHY FEAR THE DARKNESS/

BLACKNESS WHICH INVOLVES THE MIXING OF OTHER COLORS IS WHAT IT IS. SHOULD WE NOT TRUST IT?

I WOULD HOPE THAT THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE POLICE EXAMINATIONS AND RECRUITING PROCESS.

SOCIETY MUST CHANGE, AND THERE ARE SOME WHO SILENTLY WANT THIS TO HAPPEN BUT ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT.

FOR WHITE AND BLACK POLICEMEN/WOMEN THEIR APPROACH AND MINDSET TO THE COMMUNITIES WHICH THEY WILL PATROL, MUST HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION AS TO THE FACTORS AT PLAY IN THAT COMMUNITY.

I HAVE SEEN AND KNOWN POLICEMEN WHO CAN WALK FREELY WITHOUT A WEAPON INTO SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS COMMUNITIES WITHOUT BEING HARMED OR FEELING THE THREAT OF HARM.  YOU CAN ASK THEM HOW DO THEY DO IT.

I LEARNED THIS FROM JAMAICA, AND IT IS CALLED- RESPECT- FROM WHICH THE LOVE AND TRUST COMES.

OF COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE THOSE WHO SEEK VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POLICE, BUT MOST PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ARE NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE CRIMINALS.

OVER THE YEARS, THE POLICE IN AMERICA HAS LOST THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE, SIMPLY BECAUSE THOSE WHO ARE SELECTED TO- SERVE AND PROTECT- HAS BETRAYED THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE.

IF WE MUST TELL THE TRUTH, THEN WE MUST DO AWAY WITH THE ARROGANCE AND HYPOCRISY WHICH SUPPRESS TRUTH.

A WHITE COP SHOULD NOT HAVE A PROBLEM GOING INTO A BLACK COMMUNITY IF HIS INTENTIONS AND MINDSET ARE PURE. THE SAME APPLIES TO A BLACK COP GOING INTO A WHITE COMMUNITY.

WE CANNOT ENFORCE THE LAWS WITH UNCLEAN HANDS.

FOR TOO LONG OUR SOCIETY HAS LOOKED AT ANYTHING BLACK AS BEING BAD. THERE IS- BLACKMAIL, BLACKLIST, BLACK-ICE, BLACK MAGIC, BLACK HOLE, BLACK HEART MAN, ALL POINTING TO THAT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED, AND EVIL

THE ONLY EXCEPTION BEING OUR BANK ACCOUNTS. TO WHICH WE ALSO USE THE COLOR RED.

WE INVENT NAMES AND PHRASES TO DIVIDE PEOPLE ALONG RACIAL LINES, CLASS AND CATEGORIES. THIS IS WHAT WE TEACH TO THE NEXT GENERATION.

I RAS CARDO WILL TELL YOU THIS ALSO- BLACK AS A COLOR IS THE MIXTURE OF ALL OTHER COLORS INCLUDING THAT WHICH IS WHITE.

SO, TO ALL COPS IN AMERICA I SAY- THE RUNNING OF A MAN DOES NOT IMPLY GUILT. GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY .

I, RAS CARDO SAY PEACE! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

PETER TOSH- IS IT NOT IRONIC THAT THE SAME-LEGALIZING MARIJUANA- HE SANG ABOUT, WAS WHAT THEY KILLED HIM FOR.BUT THE MEDIA, ESPECIALLY THE BRITISH, FANNED THE FLAMES. SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

CREATOR OF REGGAE, REGGAE OPERA, TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY, R.A.S.P.E.C.T1,

CREATOR OF REGGAE, REGGAE OPERA, TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY, R.A.S.P.E.C.T1,

EXCERPT (c)  FROM THE BOOK- PETER TOSH- THE MAN THEY CHOSE NOT TO KNOW. THE MAN THEY MARTYRED.- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT IN YOUR MIND ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE MEDIA INFLUENCING EVENTS, THEN STOP FOR A WHILE AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK.

LET ME SAY THIS: HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN THE SAME COMMERCIALS WHILE YOU SIT FOR ONLY A FEW MINUTES TO WATCH TV?

WHAT I AM HERE TO FOCUS ON TODAY IS HOW THE MEDIA, ESPECIALLY THE BRITISH MEDIA, CREATED A CLOUD OF HATRED AGAINST A MAN THEY REALLY NEVER KNEW NOR TOOK THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW.

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE CONTRIVED PLAN IN BABYLON WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT PETER, AS TALENTED AS HE WAS, WOULD NOT SUCCEED.

PETER KNEW THIS TOO, BUT WAS NEVER A MAN TO GIVE UP ON HIS RIGHTEOUS EFFORTS TO PLAY MUSIC AND SPREAD JAH WORD TO THE PEOPLE.

NOW, WHO CAN HATE A MAN FOR THAT?, AND WHY ? .HE SPOKE OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA FOR MEDICINAL AND SPIRITUAL PURPOSES.

HE TOLD YOU ABOUT ITS USE FOR HEALTH CONDITIONS LIKE GLAUCOMA.

HE WAS NEVER A MAN TO ENGAGE IN THE MASS CULTIVATION OF IT.

HE SPOKE THE TRUTH ABOUT IT, AS TO WHY HE SUFFERED THE BRUTALITIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENTS SENT BY THE SYSTEM IN BABYLON TO SILENCE HIM FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

AND YOUR RELENTLESS EFFORTS TOOK HIS LIFE IN 1987.

AND NOW TODAY, 28 YEARS AFTER YOU KILLED HIM FOR THE TRUTH, YOU ARE DOING THE SAME THINGS HE SPOKE ABOUT IN TRUTH.

SO, I MUST ASK YOU MURDERERS, WHY DID YOU KILL HIM?

FOR, IF A MAN MUST DIE FOR THE TRUTH, THEN WOE BE UNTO THOSE WHO KILL.

JAMAICA IS NOW POISED TO BEGIN ITS GANJAGRICULTURAL BOOM IN THE WORLD LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA, CLAIMING THAT IT IS FOR “MEDICINAL PURPOSES.”

LIKE SO MANY BEFORE AND AFTER HIM, YOU HAVE TAKEN A PROPHET AND CREATIVE WISDOM AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE.

EVERY DAY IS A MEMORIAL DAY FOR ME IN THE LOSS OF MY PEOPLE.

FOR HOW DO YOU FORGET TRUSTED AND CARING, COMPASSIONATE BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS WITH WHOM YOU HAVE GROWN ALL YOUR LIFE, AND TO SEE THEM SLAUGHTERED BY WICKED MEN?

THE BRITISH MEDIA ACTED IN CONCERT WITH THOSE IN AND OUT OF JAMAICA WHO WANTED TO DESTROY PETER SO THAT THEY COULD ADVANCE WHOM THEY CHOSE SO TO BE. THEY MADE THE WORLD BELIEVE THAT BOB AND PETER HATED EACH OTHER. THIS WAS NEVER TRUE, BUT PEOPLE BELIEVED IT.

I HAVE SEEN BRITISH INDIVIDUALS TRYING TO TARNISH THE MISSION AND IMAGE OF REGGAE AND THE RASTAMAN IN WHAT THEY HAVE CALLED- “THE REGGAE COMPASSIONATE ACT.”

THEY ARE IGNORANT AND FOOLISH AS TO WHAT REGGAE IS ABOUT, BECAUSE REGGAE, AS I HAVE CREATED IT, IS COMPASSIONATE WITHIN ITSELF.

NO ONE NEEDS TO BE REMINDED THAT REGGAE IS OF COMPASSION ABOUT THE STRUGGLES AND SUFFERINGS OF THE POOR.

THIS IS THE WAY MEDIA WILL DECEIVE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE QUICK TO CONCLUDE THAT WHAT THE MEDIA REPORTS IS TRUE.

I KNOW WHAT PETER ENDURED WHILE GROWING UP WITH US IN TRENCH TOWN LONG BEFORE THE MUSIC, WHAT HE ENDURED AND SUFFERED BECAUSE OF IT, AND WHO CONTRIBUTED TO HIS DEMISE.

IN MY BOOK- THE TRUE TRENCH TOWN STORY- I WROTE THIS:

“MANY HAVE LOST THEIR SOULS FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND REGGAE SINGERS ARE INCLUDED BECAUSE THERE ARE EVIL SOULS OUT THERE WHO DO NOT WANT FREEDOM TO PREVAIL”.- RAS CARDO

THE AUTHOR- CHRIS SALEWICZ- IN HIS BOOK ON BOB MARLEY- COPIED THE SAME QUOTE.

THE AUTHOR- JOHN MASOURI- IN HIS BOOK ON PETER TOSH- GAVE QUOTES FROM MY BOOK AS WRITTEN ABOUT PETER: “NOTES RAS CARDO-

“PETER WAS TARGETED AND PERSECUTED CONSTANTLY IN HIS LIFE ETC”.

BOB MARLEY ARCHIVIST- ROGER STEFFEN USES MY BOOK TO SEEK THE TRUE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE AS I HAVE WRITTEN, AND YES, HE HAS FOUND THEM AS TRUE TO THE RECORDED HISTORY.

MAYBE THESE MEN HAVE SEEN THE TRUTH.

IT IS MY HOPE THAT THEY SHARE IT WITH OTHERS, AND LET THE WORLD KNOW FROM WHOM IT CAME.

FOR LIKE ABE LINCOLN AND WILLIAM WILBERFORCE THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

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

REGGAE- AND ALL THINGS MUSICAL IN JAMAICA FROM THE MID FIFTIES TO MY CREATION OF REGGAE IN 1962 IN TRENCH TOWN AND BEYOND, WAS THE EPICENTER, THE SINE QUA NON OF CULTURAL TALENTS IN JAMAICA. BUT THE STATUS QUO OSTRACIZED AND MARGINALIZED US.

EXCERPT (c) WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT THEY WANTED US TO BE- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT AFTER SO MANY DECADES HAVE PASSED, THOSE WHO NOW INHERIT THE FRUITS OF OUR LABORS BY KILLING AND DESTROYING ALL THINGS TRENCH TOWN, WOULD AT LEAST TRY TO MAKE THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO NOW HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LIVE THERE SAFE AND INCLUSIVE IN THE GENERAL CULTURE OF THE SOCIETY- BUT NO!!!!

IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO VISIT THE PLACE, AND TAKE A LOOK, MAKE YOUR OWN ASSESSMENT. TELL ME WHAT YOU FIND. SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE, IF YOU CAN FEEL SAFE TO DO SO. DO THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND. REMEMBER THE EXPANSIVE IMPACT OF REGGAE ON THE WORLD AND ESPECIALLY ON THE JAMAICAN ECONOMY.

I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS WITH THE TITLE- ” ALL THINGS TRENCH TOWN”- BUT THIS WOULD NEVER BE TRUE BECAUSE TRENCH TOWN IS ALL PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING IN THE POVERTY THAT IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS- BUT THIS DID NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

MOST MEDIA OUTLETS IN AND OUT OF JAMAICA WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE THAT -REGGAE- IS SYNONYMOUS WITH JAMAICA AND BOB MARLEY.

MOST MEDIA WILL SHOW YOU A SKEWED VIEW AS THEY TRY TO MAKE  THEIR PRESENTATION LOOK AUTHENTIC.

THIS IS NOT TRUE- WHAT IS TRUE IS THIS- REGGAE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH TRENCH TOWN, THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE, THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS, AND BOB WHO CAME TO BE WITH US AFTER ITS CREATION.

MOST MEDIA LIKES TO SHOW YOU PEOPLE WHO WERE NEVER THERE WITH US, THEN THEY DIVE INTO THE JAMAICAN MUSIC SCENE.

LET ME TELL YOU THIS TRUTH:

THERE WERE NO MEDIA PEOPLE ON THE PLANET WHO WERE THERE WITH US IN OUR SUFFERINGS.

THEREFORE: IT IS FOR YOU TO ASK THEM- WERE YOU THERE?  WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION, AND FROM WHOM?

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SYSTEM IN JAMAICA- THE CLASS SYSTEM.

THERE HAS BEEN TWO JAMAICA FOR AS LONG AS  MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS, AND THOSE BEFORE THEM, HAVE KNOWN IT.

THOSE WHO HAVE WEALTH, AND THOSE WHO DO NOT. YOU WILL HEAR PEOPLE SAY- THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS.

LIKE ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET, THOSE WHO HAVE WEALTH WILL CONTROL OR TRY TO CONTROL WHATEVER OR WHOMEVER THEY CAN. JAMAICA IS NO EXCEPTION.

NOW TODAY YOU WILL SEE SOME PEOPLE CRAVING THE SPOTLIGHT TALKING ABOUT WHAT STAKE THEY HAVE IN THE NOW- REDEFINED BY REGGAE MUSIC- JAMAICA.

THE LATE GREAT -BUNNY RUGS- FROM THIRD WORLD BAND SINGS- ” THERE’S A PIRATE AROUND EVERY CORNER TRYING TO REAP WHAT HE DID NOT SOW”. HOW TRUE THAT IS.

MY REGGAE MUSIC FROM TRENCH TOWN HAS REDEFINED JAMAICA IN MANY WAYS. I WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO DETAIL THEM HERE.

HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT OTHER FORMS OF MUSIC HAD THEIR SUSTENANCE FROM TRENCH TOWN’S CULTURALLY CREATIVE AND TALENTED PEOPLE.

FROM SKA, TO ROCK STEADY, SOME CALYPSO, MENTO, AND AFRICAN RHYTHMS HAD THEIR SUSTENANCE THERE.

FROM THE MID FIFTIES TO THE EARLY SIXTIES THE NAME- HIGGS AND WILSON- FROM TRENCH TOWN RULED THE MUSIC WAVES IN JAMAICA.

THERE WERE SINGERS AND DANCERS OF ALL SORTS.

WHILE SKA AND THE BIG SOUND SYSTEMS HAD THEIR DAY MANY OF THE POOR YOUTHS FROM TRENCH TOWN WHOSE PARENTS WERE NOT ABLE TO CARE FOR THEM ENDED UP AT – ALPHA BOYS HOME. THERE THEY LEARNED TO PLAY MUSIC.

MR. ROCK STEADY HIMSELF- ALTON ELLIS AND HIS SISTER LIVED NEXT TO ME IN TRENCH TOWN. MY YARD WAS THE SCHOOL YARD. THERE WAS NO OTHER .

THOSE WHO CAME TO VISIT US FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE ISLAND CAME FOR A REASON- BECAUSE THEY KNEW THIS WAS THE PLACE TO BE, AND SO BOB MARLEY DID THE SAME.

I  WILL NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS HERE, BUT THE HISTORY IS IN THE DETAILS.

TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF WHAT I SAY HERE AS WITH ALL MY WRITINGS OF TRUTH.

I CAN TELL YOU EVERYONE OF US WHO WERE THERE IN TRENCH TOWN AT THOSE TIMES.

I CAN ALSO TELL YOU WHO WERE NOT THERE AND WERE NEVER THERE WITH US.

I HAVE ASKED THEM OVER THESE YEARS TO CHALLENGE WHAT I SAY, BUT THEY REMAIN SILENT.

IF THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT SKA, ROCK STEADY, MENTO, OR OTHER FORMS OF JAMAICAN MUSIC WE CAN HAVE THAT TALK IN THE TRENCH TOWN CONNECTION.

LET ME SAY THIS FOR THE RECORDS AS I KNOW THERE ARE THOSE WHO POLICE MY WORKS OF TRUTH IN THE HISTORY THAT:

ANY AND ALL THINGS MUSICAL IN JAMAICA, INCLUDING THE ARTISTS OF MANY GENRE- SKA,- ROCK STEADY- LOVERS ROCK- MENTO, ETC HAD THEIR TRENCH TOWN TRAINING AND CONNECTIONS- AND YES,

I WAS THERE FROM MY YOUTH AND HAVE NEVER LEFT.

MY TRENCH TOWN YARD WAS THE FOUNDATIONAL SCHOOL AND CULTURE YARD OF ALL THINGS MUSICAL IN JAMAICA IN THOSE TIMES..

JOE HIGGS AND WILSON TRAINED MANY WHO NOW TODAY SPEAK AS IF THEY DID IT ON THEIR OWN- NOT TRUE!

SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE TRAINED BY JOE AND OTHERS IN TRENCH TOWN NOW DENY THIS TRUTH, CALLING THEMSELVES-” SHEPHERDS OF REGGAE” ETC.

I OFTEN WONDER AS TO WHO WERE THEIR SHEEP.

PETER TOSH HELPED TO TRAIN MANY.

MY PARENTS AND I ALONG WITH MY SIBLINGS AND TRUSTED SISTRENS AND BRETHRENS DID MUCH FOR MANY AN ASPIRING ARTISTS.

I HAVE THE DETAILS OF THE HISTORY AND THE TESTIMONIALS OF THOSE WHO WERE PRESENT.

FOR ANYONE TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO FALSIFY WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR ARCHIVAL HISTORY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING. IT IS DONE!

SOME WILL READ THIS AND SAY- ITS A BOLD STATEMENT. WELL,

THE TRUTH IS BOLD.

ANYONE WHO FEARS THE TRUTH IS A LIAR, OR HAS GUILT AS TO WHAT THE TRUTH REVELATIONS MAY BRING FORTH.

TODAY, YOU WILL SEE SOME PEOPLE SHOWING OLD FOOTAGE OF WHAT THEY HAVE CONCOCTED TO DISTRACT AND LEAD OTHERS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH.

THEY FIND A LITANY OF WAYS TO DECEIVE PEOPLE. BUT AS BOB TOLD THEM- TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH. THIS CAME FROM US IN TRENCH TOWN.

TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE.

TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW AND WHY WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT YOU WANTED US TO BE.

TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW YOU SAID- NOTHING GOOD COMES OUT OF TRENCH TOWN.

TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SYSTEM- THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS.

TELL THE WORLD ABOUT TRENCH TOWN AND HOW THE PEOPLE STILL SUFFER.

TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HERE AND NOW IN THIS TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY.

TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW YOU DECEIVE THE PEOPLE CONTINUALLY AS YOU BUILD PENITENTIARY, CHURCH AND UNIVERSITY.

TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH.

TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW THE STONE YOU REFUSED FROM TRENCH TOWN- REGGAE-, HAS NOW BECOME YOUR CORNERSTONE.

AND YOUR PEOPLE STILL SUFFER. TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH!

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MAYBE ITS TIME FOR THE CHURCHES TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION TO REQUEST THE SERMON TOPICS INSTEAD OF THE CUSTOMARY PASTOR CHOOSING HIS/HER OWN.

EXCERPT (c) CHURCHES IN THIS TIME OF CHANGE

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION WHEN YOU ARE BEING ATTACKED.

ADAPTATION SPEAKS SURVIVAL.

THE CHURCHES HAVE BEEN SLOW TO ADAPT TO ADDRESS THE CHANGING VIEWS OF THE PREVAILING SOCIETY.

ON MANY SOCIAL ISSUES THEY HAVE REMAINED SILENT.

IF THE BODY OF THE CHURCH IS ITS PEOPLE, AND IF IT IS TO REPRESENT THE BODY OF CHRIST, THEN AS CHRIST HAS ENDURED AND SUFFERED DURING HIS TIME AMONG MEN, THEN THE CHURCH SHOULD SO REFLECT HIS TEACHINGS AND HIS SUFFERINGS.

TODAY WE SEE CHURCHES STRUGGLING TO KEEP THEIR CONGREGATION ENGAGED IN WHAT THE PREACHERS ARE SAYING.

THE PREACHERS SEEMS TO HAVE MUCH DIFFICULTY MAKING ANY SENSE AND FAIL TO APPLY THE SCRIPTURES AND TEACHINGS TO EVERYDAY LIFE.

IT HAS NOW BECOME COMMON FOR TELEVANGELISTS TO BEG FOR MONEY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD TO PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

THESE ARE NOT HAPPY TIMES FOR MOST OF THE WORLD, AND MOST PLACES OF WORSHIP HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO PLACES FOR MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS TO SAY THINGS TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD.

HOW MANY PREACHERS TODAY HAVE YOU SEEN PREACHING POLITICS?

HOW MANY HAVE YOU SEEN PREACHING HATE?

MAYBE IF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION COULD BE THE ONES WHO REQUEST THE TOPICS OF SERMONS ON WHICH THE MINISTERS SHOULD PREACH, IT MAY MAKE THINGS MORE RELEVANT TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOCIETY AS RELATED TO SCRIPTURES.

FOR SCRIPTURES TO HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO THE PEOPLE, THEN THE PEOPLE MUST SEE HOW IT AFFECTS THEIR LIVES.

IT IS BECAUSE CHURCHES HAVE FAILED OVER THE YEARS TO DO THIS SIMPLE TRUTH, WHICH MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO PREACH THE SERMONS OF DEMONS TO STEP IN AND TAKE CONTROL.

THE CHURCHES HAVE FAILED TO  BE ESTABLISHED IN THE PRESENT TRUTH. THEY HAVE FAILED TO TEACH DIVINE TRUTH AS IT APPLIES TO THE HUMAN CONDITION AND APPEALS TO THE HEART OF EVERY MAN.

I AND I RAS CARDO KNOWS THIS: NO COMPARISONS MUST BE MADE AS TO GOD. THE SECURITY OF GOD’S PROTECTION IS SUPREME.

IN GOD’S MERCY HE WILL ALWAYS DELIVER YOU FROM YOUR ENEMIES

YOU CANNOT BE LUKE WARM WITH GOD..

JANET SCOTT- PRAYER IN MUSIC MINISTRY- BLESSES THE WORLD WITH HER GIFT OF VOICE. JAMAICA SHOULD BE JUSTLY PROUD.

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SHE HAS BEEN SINGING SINCE HER -“EYES WERE AT HER KNEES”. A JAMAICAN STATEMENT WHICH GIVES THE PICTURE THAT SHE HAS BEEN DOING WHAT SHE DOES BEST AS AT AND SINCE BIRTH.

SHE WILL OFTEN TELL THE PEOPLE THAT HER MOTHER HAD THE SAME A-SOPRANO GIFTED VOCALS. THIS IS ALL TRUE.

AS A CHILD IN JAMAICA SHE WOULD OFTEN SING FOR MANY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL OCCASIONS. SHE VISITS THE GUN COURT AND GENERAL PENITENTIARY TO SING FOR THOSE INCARCERATED.

SHE SINGS FOR THE MILITARY AT- THE UP PARK CAMP. SHE SINGS IN THE CHURCHES ALL AROUND THE ISLAND. SHE SINGS IN HER MINISTRY OF PRAYER IN MUSIC ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.

ON THE INTERNET, HER VIDEOS CAN BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, AND SEVERAL OTHER PLACES.

SHE DOES THIS , ALL FOR THE PEOPLE, AND NEVER GETS TIRED TO HELP OTHERS WITH HER GIFT OF VOICE.

SHE HAILS FROM A TOWN IN JAMAICA, PISGAH, IN THE NOTED PARISH OF ST.ELIZABETH AND IS ALWAYS PROUD TO SAY THAT SHE HAD A MOST CARING AND CULTURED ENVIRONMENT.

JANET, IS WORLD KNOWN FOR HER VOCALS AND UN-ACCOMPANIST MUSICAL STANCE IN HER PERFORMANCES.

SHE WILL TELL YOU THAT THE GIFT OF VOICE MUST BE SHOWN CLEARLY, UNENCUMBERED, AND WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY TRUE WAY TO TELL IF SOMEONE CAN SING.

SO TRUE ARE THESE WORDS IN AN AGE WHEN SO MANY CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THEM SOUND GOOD, THUS GIVING A FALSE AND MISLEADING VIEW TO THOSE WHO HAVE TALENT FROM THOSE WHO DO NOT.

SHE WILL ADMIT THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO CAN TRAIN TO BRING THEIR VOCALS TO A SATISFACTORY LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE, AND SHE HAS USED HER EFFORTS TO HELP.

SHE HAS BEEN RIGHTLY CALLED THE -REGGAE OPERA D.I.V.A- DIVINELY INSPIRED VOCAL ACAPPELLA, BY RAS CARDO AND OTHERS, AND IS THE ONLY TRUE REGGAE OPERA DIVA ON THE PLANET.

IT SHOULD BE STRICTLY NOTED THAT FOR HER, DIVA MEANS- DIVINELY INSPIRED VOCAL ACAPPELLA. HER GIFT IS A GIFT FROM GOD.

BECAUSE OF HER EFFORTS, MANY TODAY ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT VOCAL TALENTS IN AN EFFORT TO PRESERVE NATURALLY GIFTED PEOPLE FOR THE POSTERITY OF MANY MUSICAL GENRES.

SHE HAS SET THE BAR SO HIGH AND SO TRANSPARENT THAT IT SHOULD BECOME EASIER FOR OTHERS TO SEE AND TO KNOW FIRSTHAND WHERE THE TRUE VOICE TALENT LIES.

SHE IS AWARE THAT THE INDUSTRY IS AT A POINT NOW WHERE THOSE WITH THE TECHNOLOGY CAN DO TRICKS WITH IT TO MAKE THOSE WITH A LESS DISCERNING EYE BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE CAN TRULY SING.

WHEREAS SHE ENJOYS SINGING OLD GOSPEL SONGS AND LEADING CHOIRS, SHE HAS WRITTEN MANY OF HER OWN SONGS, AS WELL AS SONGS DONE IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHERS.

SHE REMAINS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST AND SONG WRITER WITH A VOICE THAT TRULY SHATTERS GLASS, AND RAISE THE ROOF..

IN CHURCH CIRCLES, OTHERS DESCRIBE HER AS THE ONE WHO RAISES THE ROOF..

SHE REMAINS HUMBLE AND SPIRITUAL NEVER FORGETTING THE ONE FROM WHOM ALL GOOD THINGS COME- GOD ALMIGHTY.

HER MUSIC IS REGISTERED WITH BMI , AND IS NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES. THEY ARE ALL COPYRIGHTED UNDER (c) JANET SCOTT MUSIC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.