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YES- I WAS A TEACHER, MENTOR AND CLOSE BRETHREN TO BOB MARLEY AND THE OTHER TRENCH TOWN REGGAE LEGENDS, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN. BOB LEARNED A LOT FROM ALL OF US IN TRENCH TOWN. I TAUGHT HIM MUCH OF WHAT HE HAS TOLD THE WORLD IN REGGAE MUSIC- THE SAME MUSIC I NAMED AND HELPED TO CREATE. BOB BECAME ONE OF US, AND WAS PROTECTED BY US. MY FAMILY, INCLUDING MY SIBLINGS HELPED TO PROTECT HIM.HE TOLD THE WORLD EXACTLY WHAT HE LEARNED FROM US, BUT HE WAS NOT FINISHED. YOU HAVE TO LIVE THIS HISTORY TO KNOW IN DETAIL WHAT I KNOW. WHO FEELS IT, KNOWS IT. I AM RAS CARDO WHO CREATED REGGAE AND THE MUSIC WHICH BOB MARLEY AND OTHERS DELIVERED TO THE WORLD. WE COME FROM- TRENCH TOWN.MY REGGAE WILL FREE AFRICA, AND ALL AFRICANS. SO HELP I JAH!

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS.- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE IN LOVE AND TRUTH

I HAVE BEEN ASKED BY COUNTLESS NUMBER OF PEOPLE ABOUT MY STUDENT, BRETHREN, CONFIDANT, AND LATE PROPHET- BOB MARLEY THAT I HAVE GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF IT BEING TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT.

I MUST HOWEVER REITERATE THE TRUTH AS I HAVE TOLD EVERYONE THAT OUR TRENCH TOWN WORKS IN THE HISTORY, AND CULTURAL LEGACY, REGGAE INCLUDED, IS SACROSANCT.

THE EVIL ONES HAVE TAKEN HIM AWAY FROM US AS THEY LATER DID WITH MY BRETHREN PETER TOSH, JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND OTHERS.

THEIR CHILDREN NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO KNOW THEM. THEY NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE.

SO MANY LIES AND FALSEHOODS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THEM THAT I WILL NOT WASTE TIME TO GIVE IT CREDENCE.

WHAT BOB TOLD THE WORLD WAS WHAT HE LEARNED FROM US, AND WITH HIS OWN INGENUITY DELIVERED TO THE PEOPLE.

AS YOUTHS IN TRENCH TOWN IN THE EARLY SIXTIES WE LEARNED TO DEAL WITH THE MANY CHANGING REALITIES OF LIFE AND DEATH.

FOR THOSE WHO WILL READ THIS AND THINK THAT IT WAS EASY FOR US, I HAVE NO TIME TO ENTERTAIN YOUR STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE.

TRY MAKING MUSIC WHEN YOUR LIFE IS IN CONSTANT DANGER. WHO FEELS IT, KNOWS IT.

JAH HAS PRESERVED I AND I FOR THIS TIME TO DELIVER THESE TRUTHS TO YOU.

EVERYTHING I HAVE TOLD YOU HAS BEEN TRUE. EVERYTHING BOB AND PETER HAS TOLD YOU WAS TRUE.

YEARS TO COME, IF THE WORLD SURVIVES, PEOPLE WILL BE LISTENING AND READING ABOUT US IN WAYS OF TRUTH IN THE PROPHETIC MESSAGES WE HAVE DELIVERED TO THE PEOPLE.

WHEN I CREATED REGGAE AND THE MUSIC WHICH CARRIES ITS MESSAGES, TRENCH TOWN AND THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLES WHICH INCLUDED OUR PARENTS AND FAMILIES WAS OUR HOME.

FOR ME TO TELL YOU THAT TRENCH TOWN WAS SAFE FOR US WOULD SEEM TO CONTRADICT WHAT OTHERS HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE VIOLENCE.

THIS MAY SEEM PARADOXICAL, BUT IT WAS IN REALITY- VERY TRUE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SO- CALLED EXPERTS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY WOULD NEED TO ASK ME TO ENLIGHTEN THEM ABOUT.

WE DID NOT ESCAPE THE VIOLENCE, WE LEARNED TO LIVE THROUGH IT.

WE KNEW THE SOURCE. WE KNEW THE CAUSE.

MY BRETHRENS WERE KILLED , NOT IN TRENCH TOWN, BUT WHEN THEY HAD LEFT.

THOSE WHO WISHED THAT I WOULD OPEN THE DOOR TO FULL DISCLOSURE OF OUR HISTORICAL LEGACY ARE WAITING IN VAIN.

THE ARCHIVES IN JAMAICA DO NOT KNOW WHAT I KNOW ABOUT OUR REGGAE LEGACY.

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS DO NOT HAVE WHAT I HAVE IN THE HISTORY.

95-98% OF WHAT IS WRITTEN ABOUT BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH IS NOT TRUE. IT IS CHIEFLY HEARSAY- A WHO SAID WHAT TO WHO ETC.

I CAN TELL YOU BY NAME, EACH AND EVERYONE WHO WAS WITH US WHEN WE WERE CREATING AND MAKING MUSIC IN TRENCH TOWN.

I WILL CALL OUT THE IMPOSTERS AS THEY MAKE THEMSELVES VISIBLE. THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED MY WRITINGS OVER THE YEARS FROM OTHER SOURCES HAVE SEEN THOSE I HAVE MENTIONED THUS FAR.

REGGAE IMPOSTERS ARE MANY, AND THERE IS ALWAYS A PIRATE AROUND EVERY CORNER TRYING TO REAP WHAT HE DID NOT SOW.

WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT BOB MARLEY THEY DO IT IN WAYS SO DUBIOUS AS IF TO ASK- DID YOU REALLY KNOW BOB MARLEY? I WOULD OFTEN SMILE AND SAY TO THEM- DID BOB MARLEY REALLY KNOW ABOUT ME IN TRENCH TOWN, ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHERS BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS.?

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS- BOB MARLEY CAME TO LIVE WITH US IN TRENCH TOWN, AND MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS WERE THE ONES WHO WELCOMED, GUIDED AND PROTECTED HIM.

WE WERE NOT ALONE, FOR THERE WERE MANY OF US WHO HELPED HIM TO FEEL WANTED AND LOVED. HE BECAME ONE OF US.

THIS TRUTH IS DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN FED WITH THE VIOLENCE AND POVERTY THAT IS TRENCH TOWN.

THOSE PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY- BOTH IN JAMAICA AND ABROAD WILL HAVE YOU FOCUS ON JUST THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY, BUT THEY CANNOT TELL YOU BEYOND OR BEFORE THAT. THEY WILL LEAD YOU DIRECTLY TO THE MUSIC HE HAS MADE SINCE THEY CANNOT TELL YOU ABOUT HIS- BEFORE THE MUSIC LIFE.

FOR ANYONE TO TRY AND MAKE A MOVIE DEPICTING THE TRUTH IN THE LIFE OF BOB MARLEY OR OF PETER TOSH THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE HAD WHAT I ARCHIVE IN THE REGGAE ARK OF THE COVENANT. AND I KNOW THAT THEY WILL NEVER KNOW THAT. THE TRUE LEGACY IS IN THE DETAILS OF THE HISTORY.

ALL OF JAH MESSENGERS AND PROPHETS ARE APPOINTED TO DO JAH WORKS.

SO, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED ME TO REVISIT THIS QUEST FOR REGGAE KNOWLEDGE, I RAS CARDO HOPE THAT YOUR THIRST HAS QUENCHED. PEACE!

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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AMERICA- WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY? IS THIS A PLACE THAT THEY CAN FEEL AT HOME? I MUST ASK YOU THE QUESTIONS NO ONE ELSE IS ASKING. FOR AMERICA TO MOVE FORWARD THIS DIVIDED COUNTRY MUST RESPECT AND PROTECT ALL ITS PEOPLE. MUST THERE BE AN EXPECTATION OF – A BLACK HOLOCAUST- WHEN SO MANY SUPREMACISTS AND SEPARATISTS GROUPS PACKED ARSENALS OF ARMS IN READINESS?

EXCERPT(c) THY KINGDOM COME- R.A.S.P.E.C.T1 PROPHECY.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND IN TRUTH.

AMERICA, THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO DECLARE IN TRUTH AS TO WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS AS IT CONCERNS BLACKS IN THIS COUNTRY.

FRANKLY, THIS CAN BE MADE CLEAR IF YOUR POLITICALLY CONTROLLED SUPREME JUDICIARY SO DECIDE, AS IN THE CASE FOR GAY RIGHTS BECOMING THE LAW OF THE LAND.

IT IS CLEAR THAT EACH TRAGEDY STIRS EMOTIONAL COMMITMENT SO INTENSE THAT THEY MAKE PERCEPTIONS AND LOGIC UTTERLY SUBSERVIENT.

THEN AMERICA SUDDENLY GOES BACK TO ITS- BUSINESS AS USUAL ROUTINE, SWEEPING ALL THIS UNDER THE PROVERBIAL CARPET.

THESE REACTIONS ARE VISCERAL IN ORIGIN AS THEY SERVE ONLY TO DISTORT THE TRUE HISTORY OF WHY BLACK PEOPLE ARE HERE, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM OVER THE YEARS, AND WHY HAVE THEY NOT FELT THE NEED TO CALL THIS PLACE HOME.

FOR IT IS WITH INCREASING FREQUENCY THAT THE WORLD HAS SEEN THE KILLINGS OF OUR PEOPLE AND THE BITTERNESS SHOWN TO US AS MARGINALIZED PEOPLE.

LET ME ALSO TELL YOU SOMETHING:

THE WORLD SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BY NOW THAT I, RAS CARDO , CAME FROM JAMAICA, IN TRENCH TOWN- LABELED A MOST VIOLENT PLACE.

THE WORLD ALSO KNOWS AND HAS SAID THAT- JAMAICA IS THE MOST VIOLENT PLACE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE- BLACK PEOPLE KILLING THEIR OWN KIND.

RECENTLY, PLACES IN SOUTH AMERICA HAS TAKEN ON THAT INFAMY.

YET, I ASK THE WHITE AMERICANS WHO CALL JAMAICA HOME IF THEY FEEL SAFE, AND THE ANSWER IS UNANIMOUS. THEY LOVE IT.

NOW, I MUST ASK THE WHITES LIVING IN AMERICA- WHY IS IT THAT THE BLACK PEOPLE IN JAMAICA ARE NOT KILLING THE WHITES?

DO YOU THINK THEY DO NOT SEE THE INJUSTICE DONE TO BLACKS IN THIS COUNTRY?

FOR ALL THE GUNS THAT HAS BEEN SHIPPED FROM AMERICA TO JAMAICA, YET NO WHITE AMERICAN HAS BEEN KILLED BY BLACKS BECAUSE OF RACE OR ETHNICITY ON THE ISLAND. WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THIS?

AMERICANS, WHITES AND BLACKS CAN LEARN A LOT OF RESPECT FROM JAMAICANS.

I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO NOW READ THIS TRUTH AND SHAKE THEIR HEADS SAYING- I WILL CHANGE ALL THAT. WELL, JAH WILL GIVE YOU YOUR REWARDS.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY TRUTHFUL EXPLANATION AS TO HOW THE CAUSE CONTRIBUTED TO THE EFFECTS IN THE SLAUGHTERING OF OUR PEOPLE.

SO, I MUST ASK AGAIN- WHAT IS THE STATUS  OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LIFE- TODAY IN 2015?

WHAT IS THE RESTRICTIVE COROLLARY OF YOUR ACTIONS, AND WHY? DOES RE-ATTACHMENT APPLIES TO THE NEGRO IN AMERICA?

IT IS CLEAR TO THOSE WHO KNOW, THAT NATIONAL UNITY HAS OFTEN BEEN IMPERILED BY A SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT. THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT IS A CASE ON POINT.

AMERICA, I WILL NOT PROLONG THIS  PLEA IN ABATEMENT CONCERNING THE PLIGHT OF THE NEGRO PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

I HAVE ASKED THE QUESTIONS THAT ALL OF YOUR MEDIA EMPIRES WILL NEVER DARE TO ASK.

AND I WILL SAY THIS:

THE STATUS OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN SETTLED, AND AS LONG AS THAT REMAINS OPEN- RACISM AND ALL THE OTHER SOCIAL ISSUES ATTACHED TO IT WILL NEVER END.

BLACKS IN AMERICA WHO CAN LIVE WITH A FEELING OF APPEASEMENT EACH TIME SOME TRAGEDY FLARES UP AS TO THE KILLINGS OF OUR PEOPLE, ARE ONLY FOOLING THEMSELVES. SOON THEIR TONGUES WILL CLING TO THE ROOF OF THEIR MOUTHS.

I, RAS CARDO, CAN ONLY PRAY THAT JAH IN HIS MERCY AND JUDGMENT WILL CONTINUE TO SHINE HIS LIGHT ON THIS LAND IN THE GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION OF HIS PEOPLE.

IT IS CLEAR THAT A MASS EXODUS OF OUR PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD IS TAKING PLACE EVEN AS I WRITE.

IS THERE A -BLACK HOLOCAUST- IN SIGHT?

NO PLACE TO CALL HOME..

IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE DEEPENING PESSIMISM OF OUR PEOPLE DO NOT BECOME APOCALYPTIC.

I KNOW THAT JAH WILL DASH THE WICKED INTO PIECES LIKE A POTTERS VESSEL THEN SHALL; THE END COME..

SO, WHAT IS WHITE AMERICA REALLY SAYING/NOT SAYING TO BLACK? HOW LONG WILL THE SUFFERING OF BLACK PEOPLE LAST? HOW FORGIVING MUST AN OPPRESSED PEOPLE BE? IF BLACK PEOPLE CANNOT FEEL SAFE IN AMERICA WHERE IS HOME? THE DOMINANT NARRATIVE IN AMERICA READS-“YOU ARE UNABLE TO ASSIMILATE”- “ANYTHING BLACK IS BAD”. “ANYTHING WHITE IS GOOD”. THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME.”.

EXCERPT (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS- THE DRED SCOTT CASE OF 1857 HAS NEVER LEFT US. WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE. NO APOLOGIES FOR THE TRUTH. FOR ANY HUMAN NOT TO FEEL MOVED BY HURT IN THE RECENT SLAYINGS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, BE THEY WHITE OR BLACK, THEN THEY ARE NOT OF FLESH AND BLOOD. FOR ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE RECENT A.M.E CHURCH SLAYINGS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, I RAS CARDO FROM JAMAICA SAY- WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO CONSOLE YOU IN THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW AND LOSS. I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT -JAMAICA- STANDS STRONGLY WITH YOU ALL. MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND OTHERS HOLD YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. YOUR CRIES AND YOUR SORROWS WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED. JAH WILL COMFORT YOU AND WILL SEND HIS WRATH UPON ALL WHO HATE. I WANT YOU ALL TO LISTEN UP TO WHAT WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE:- THE HISTORY OF BLACKS IN AMERICA HAS NOT CHANGED FOR THEIR BETTERMENT SINCE THE DAYS OF SLAVERY. I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE, THAT IT WAS NEVER THE INTENTION OF SLAVE MASTERS TO SET BLACKS FREE ONCE THEY FORCIBLY BROUGHT THEM TO AMERICA AND OTHER PLACES IN THE WEST. ANY WHITE SLAVE MASTER OR THEIR DESCENDANTS CANNOT TRUTHFULLY SAY TO ME THAT THEIR INTENTION WAS TO SET US FREE.. HAD I NOT KNOWN THE TRUE HISTORY OF SLAVERY FROM JAMAICA, I WOULD HAVE BEEN A FOOL IN AMERICA, FOR THE INTENTION OF SCHOOLING IN AMERICA SEEKS TO MAKE BLACK PEOPLE NOT FULLY AWARE OF THEIR ANCESTRAL HERITAGE AND SUFFERINGS. I HAVE HAD TO EDUCATE MANY BLACK BORN AMERICANS ABOUT THEIR HISTORY. SOME CARE TO KNOW, WHILE OTHERS DO NOT SEEM TO GIVE A DAMN. THOSE WHO FAIL TO KNOW THE TRUE HISTORY AS TO WHY THEY ARE HERE AND BLACK, WILL FOREVER REMAIN IGNORANT IN THE SUFFERINGS AND INJUSTICE DONE TO THEM. THE TRUTH OF OUR PAST LIES IN THE TRUE HISTORY. WHITE HISTORIANS WRITE WHAT SUITS THEIR CAUSES AND INTENTIONS, AND THEY HOLD THE MEANS TO THE PRINTING PRESS. TODAY IN 2015- ANYONE CAN SEEK AND FIND THE TRUE CAUSE OF THEIR PROBLEMS. THE POVERTY WHICH OFTEN IMPEDES THE ACCESS OF BLACKS TO GET THE TRUTH IS PERVASIVE. YOU CANNOT TEACH A HUNGRY MAN ANYTHING. YOU HAVE TO FEED HIM FIRST. FOR THE MANY WHITES FROM AMERICA AND THE UK WHO NOW CALL JAMAICA THEIR HOME, IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT IT IS THE BLACK MAN WHO REMAINS WITHOUT A PLACE TO CALL HOME. DEEP INTO THE FABRIC OF AMERICA ARE THOSE HIDDEN WHO FEEL THAT THEY OWN AMERICA, TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS. THIS BIAS, FILLED WITH HATE, IS WHAT FUELS THEM TO DENY THOSE WHOM THEY FEEL HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE AND NO WAY TO CONTEST THEM. KNOWLEDGE MAY GIVE ONE POWER, BUT EVEN THE FOOL WITH HIS WEALTH WILL SEE DESTRUCTION. MAN IS NOT CAPABLE OF ACTING WITHOUT BIAS, AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH HE MAY TAKE THIS- DETERMINES AND DEPENDS ON HIS LUST AND OBSESSION FOR CONTROL AND DOMINATION OVER ANOTHER AT ALL COST. SUCH IS THE CASE FOR THE PERPETUATION OF HATRED AND RACISM IN AMERICA. BLACKS IN AMERICA NEED TO REALIZE THE TRUTH THAT THOSE WHO ARE FOREVER FIXATED ON HATE AND THE FEAR OF SEEING OUR PEOPLE RISE WILL CONTINUE THEIR RELENTLESS EFFORTS TO MATERIALIZE THEIR WISHES. DRED SCOTT FROM ST. LOUIS MISSOURI IN 1857 TRIED TO PLEAD FOR HIS FREEDOM FROM SLAVERY, BUT WAS DENIED BY THE COURTS. NOTHING HAS CHANGED- THE COURT DECIDED THAT AN INSIGNIFICANT BLACK MAN AND HIS FAMILY WERE STILL SLAVES AND NOT FREE CITIZENS AS THEY HAD CLAIMED. THIS HELPED TO SHAPE AND CONFIGURE THE CIVIL WAR. THE NEGRO WAS DEGRADED TO SUCH A DEGREE AS TO BE VIRTUALLY NONEXISTENT. FROM A PERSON TO A THING. SLAVERY WAS SO FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AND LEGALIZED IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIES THAT BLACKS HAD NO WAY OUT. TODAY, REGGAE AND RASTAFARI SINGS- NO CHAINS AROUND MY FEET, YET I AM NOT FREE. TODAY, WE SEE WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED- A GOVERNMENT BY THE JUDICIARY. THEY ARE NOW INITIATORS OF SOCIAL CHANGE EXCEPT THE CHANGES WHICH WILL HELP LIBERATE BLACK PEOPLE. THOSE WHO ENSLAVE BLACKS IN AMERICA FORGOT THAT THEIR ANCESTORS HAD TO FLEE FROM THE OPPRESSIONS IN EUROPE AND SEEK REFUGE IN PLACES LIKE THE NEW ENGLAND STATES, AND JAMAICA, AND CANADA. THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE REMINDED OF THAT, BUT THIS IS THE SAME ENSLAVEMENT THEY INFLICT ON OTHERS. FOR EVERY ETHNIC ENSLAVED PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, BLACKS SUFFER THE MOST AND CONTINUE TO BE SO. HISTORY CAN RECALL THAT WHEN THE ITALIANS DISCOVERED WHAT WAS BEING DENIED THEM, MEN LIKE – LAGUARDIA- STOOD UP AND SPOKE THE TRUTH FOR HIS PEOPLE. I HAVE SAT AND SPOKEN WITH EVERY CLASS AND RACE OF PEOPLE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY. I HAVE DETAILED THEIR STORIES. I HAVE LISTENED TO THEIR CRIES. EVERYTHING I HAVE WRITTEN HERE IS TRUE. BLACKS HAVE BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE SEVENTEENTH- CIRCA 1619. TODAY IN 2015 THEIR CONDITIONS HAVE WORSENED. WHITE HISTORIANS LIKE TO WRITE THAT- BLACKS FAIL TO ASSIMILATE INTO THE AMERICAN CULTURE, AND THE REASON THEY WILL GIVE IS THAT BLACKS- DO NOT HAVE THE MENTAL ABILITY TO BE EDUCATED. THEY HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT OUR- IQ- INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT, AND HAVE USED THE STATISTICAL BELL CURVE TO LIE ABOUT US. TODAY, YOU HAVE PASTORS AND PREACHERS PREACHING THE POLITICS OF HATE, AND THEN WE WONDER WHY WHITE BOYS LIKE- DYLANN ROOF- DID WHAT HE DID. SUCH HYPOCRITES ARE WE. REGGAE AND RASTAFARI SAYS- TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH. THEY LIKE TO USE US FOR EXPERIMENTATION, BUT NEVER GIVING US THE PROPER EDUCATION. THEY WILL NEVER SAY THAT THEY DENIED US ACCESS TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD- YET WE HAVE FAILED TO ASSIMILATE INTO THE CULTURE BECAUSE WE ARE UNABLE TO BE EDUCATED OR ASSIMILATED. EVERY NOW AND THEN WHEN ONE OF OUR PEOPLE  RISES IN ACADEMIA IT IS REPORTED ON AS A BIG SURPRISE IN THE BIAS MEDIA CONGLOMERATES THEY HAVE REPORTING TODAY. NO ONE WILL TRUTHFULLY SPEAK ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN DENIED US- YET THEY SAY THIS IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HERE THEN YOU CAN MAKE IT ANYWHERE- YEAH, RIGHT, BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO. WHILE OTHER WHITE SKINNED INDIVIDUALS CAN EASILY BLEND AND AVOID DETECTION BY A SYSTEM WHICH LOOKS AT COLOR, THE BLACK SKINNED PERSONS ARE NOT SO LUCKY. FROM MISSISUAGA TO MISSISSIPPI THE STRUGGLES FOR BLACKS IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST CONTINUES. SO, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE AMERICA? TO BUSINESS AS USUAL? HOW EASILY WE FORGET WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO HURT OTHERS. MAY JAH HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS!. (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

FATHERS DAY- 2015- URGENT MESSAGE- WOMEN WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE RADICALIZATION OF THEIR SONS BY DENYING ACCESS TO THE FATHERS- USING THE LOOP HOLES IN THE SYSTEM- A SYSTEM WITH NO MERCY. LOTS OF TROUBLES AHEAD.. RAS CARDO WARNS.- TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH.

EXCERPT (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS- TROUBLE NEVER SET LIKE RAIN, THE POOR M,AN FEELS THE PAIN..FATHERS- ACCESS DENIED. NO MERCY.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO DEAL WITH TRUTH SHOULD READ NO FURTHER.

TRUTH: THIS IS A PROBLEM WHICH MOST MEN HAVE BROUGHT UPON THEMSELVES.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT POINTING FINGERS AT EACH OTHER TO PLACE THE BLAME.

MEN HAS CAUSED SERIOUS ANGER AND VENGEANCE AGAINST THEM FOR THE WRONGS THEY HAVE DONE TO WOMEN OVER THE YEARS AND WHICH STILL CONTINUES TODAY IN MANY SPOUSAL AND CHILDREN ABUSE SITUATIONS.

SOCIETY HAD FOR A LONG TIME IGNORED THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN THIS REGARDS, BUT NOW THE TABLE HAS TURNED IN WAYS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION WHICH HAS GIVEN RISE TO MANY UNFORESEEABLE CONSEQUENCES.

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DISCLOSE IN ALL THIS, BUT I WILL FOCUS ON THE NATURE OF THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE CHILDREN, FOR WHICH THE SYSTEM HAS HELPED TO CONTRIBUTE IN THEIR  RADICALIZATION BY ALLOWING WOMEN TO DENY ACCESS TO FATHERS WHO WOULD WELCOME THE CHANCE TO RE-ESTABLISH SOME SEMBLANCE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR SONS, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE SYSTEM TO SAY- THAT THE FATHERS WERE THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS, FOR IN MANY CASES, THE MOTHERS ARE TO BLAME AS WELL.

WOMEN, WITH THE HELP OF THE SYSTEM AND THE MANY AMBULANCE CHASING DIVORCE AND CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS, HAS CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO MANY OF THE IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES  AND HARSH MEASURES TAKEN BY ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

TODAY, IN THE UNITED STATES AND SIMILAR COUNTRIES WE HAVE A SYSTEM WHICH IS MERCILESS AGAINST FATHERS ACCUSED AND LABELED  AS -DEAD BEAT.

LET ME REMIND THOSE CRITICS WHO MAY BECOME HOT UNDER THE COLLAR FROM THESE TRUTHS, THAT THERE ARE FATHERS OUT THERE WHO WANT THE CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT, BUT DO NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF, NOR THE MERCY OF THOSE WHO WOULD WANT TO HELP.

SOME OF THE FATHERS ARE IN PRISON, BLACKS BEING THE MAJORITY IN MOST STATES.

SOME FATHERS HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS WHICH PREVENTS THEM FROM PROVIDING SUPPORT. THE SYSTEM DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THIS.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO FIND WORK, AND FOR THOSE WHOM THE SYSTEM HAVE PREVENTED FROM FINDING WORK BY REVOKING THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE/ AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL PERMITS AND /OR TAKING AWAY THEIR PASSPORTS. WHAT END DOES THIS SEEK? MANY OF THESE MEN ARE NOT FLIGHT RISKS, BUT THE WOMEN WHO FLEE TO OTHER STATES WITH THE CHILDREN, ARE NOT ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PROVIDING SUPPORT, BUT DUE TO NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN BECOMES UNABLE TO CONTINUE- THE SYSTEM IS MERCILESS.

MORE AND MORE WE ARE WITNESSING CASES IN WHICH THE WOMEN WILL DO NOTHING IN THE WAY OF WORK TO SUPPORT THE CHILD, BUT WILL RELY ON THE SYSTEM TO DO IT WHOLLY FOR HER.

WE HAVE A SYSTEM WHICH HAS GONE TOO FAR ONE WAY AND REFUSED TO LOOK AT THE OTHER WAYS OF CAUSATION.

MANY MEN WORRY ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT GOING TO THE SUPPORT OF MEN WHO HAVE TAKEN RESIDENCE WITH THEIR EXES.

BUT MY WISE MOTHER WOULD HAVE SAID TO THEM- ” YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU SPREAD YOUR BED”.

SHE WOULD ALWAYS SAY TO US-” BE CAREFUL WITH WHOM YOU SPREAD YOUR BED , FOR YOU MAY HAVE TO LIE ON IT ONE DAY”.

MAY HER PROPHETIC SOUL REST AT PEACE.

WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS NOW FACING THE WORLD AND THOSE WHICH FACE AMERICA TODAY, THE PROBLEMS OF TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO HELP MEN WHO SEEK SUPPORT AND COMPASSION IS NON- EXISTENT.

ENFORCEMENT IS A MOST VICIOUS TOOL IN DOMESTIC TRIBULATIONS AND CHILD SUPPORT TRIBULATIONS.SOME  WOMEN HAVE LEARNED TO PLAY IT VERY WELL.

BUT, WHILE AMERICA IS LOOKING ONE WAY, IT IS DESTROYING, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE RADICALIZATION OF OUR YOUTHS, ESPECIALLY BOYS, WHO SEE NO FATHER, HAVE NO FATHER FOR BONDING, AND ARE THUS ABLE TO JOIN FORCES WITH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE RADICAL GROUPS SEEKING THE DOWN FALL OF THE SYSTEM.

SHOULD WE THEN BE SURPRISED BY THOSE WHO NOW BECOME RADICALIZED BECAUSE OF THE ANGER THEY ENDURE FROM THE ABSENCE OF THEIR FATHERS?

AMERICA- I BEG YOU TO TAKE WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN HERE SERIOUSLY FOR I DEARLY LOVE THIS COUNTRY, AND KNOW THAT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE LEFT IN IT.

THIS IS A GROWING PROBLEM WHICH WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT LATER IF NOT CHECKED.

I HAVE PUT YOU ON NOTICE FROM WHAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM YOUR PEOPLE.

THIS IS A CANCER, WHICH TO ME IS LIKE – STAGE 2- AT THE MOMENT. DON’T LET IT BECOME A STAGE 4.

I , RAS CARDO SPEAK FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE.

(c) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

MESSAGE TO AMERICA- THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL NO LONGER WAIT ON YOU TO PUT AN END TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF YOUR PEOPLE. THE NINE BLACKS KILLED MOST RECENTLY IN CHARLESTON HAS CAUSED YOU TO LOSE MANY CRUCIAL ALLIES RESPECT.GUNS AND FIREPOWER DOES NOT A SUPER POWER COUNTRY MAKE. THE FREEDOM THAT IS AMERICA IS NO LONGER FOR THE UN-ARMED AND INNOCENT. THE WORLD BEARS WITNESS.

EXCERPT(c) URGENT MESSAGE TO AMERICA- BEYOND HOPE.

I SPEAK FOR THE LOVE AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE- THE TRUTH

WITHOUT PREJUDICE OR MALICE.

AMERICA, AMERICA- ANOTHER AKELDAMA.  THE POTTER’S FIELD.

QUESTION: DID NOT MY BLACK PEOPLE BEFORE ME, SLAVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THIS COUNTRY?

NOW YOU HAVE TREATED US WITH A SCORN, KILLING US FROM THE DAY WE WERE BORN.

IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT KILLINGS IN THE CHURCH IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA, THE WORLD AWAITS THE RESPONSE FROM THOSE IN THE SEATS OF POWER IN AMERICA.

WHILE AMERICA HAS HAD THE GALL TO SPEAK STRONGLY AGAINST THOSE COUNTRIES WHO VIOLATES THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF PEOPLE, WE HAVE KNOWN AND HAVE WITNESSED MANY HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY AMERICA AGAINST ITS OWN WITH NO END IN SIGHT.

NOW THE POT CANNOT ACCUSE THE KETTLE SAYING THAT IT IS BLACK WHEN THE KETTLE IS ALSO BLACK FROM BEING PLACED ON THE FIRE.

IF YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE, THEN DON’T THROW STONES.

AMERICA, THE WORLD HAS HAD TOO MANY KILLINGS OF YOUR BLACK PEOPLE UNDER THE GUISE OF RACISM.

THIS YOUNG WHITE MALE HAS NOT THE AGE NOR THE WISDOM TO HAVE DEVELOPED SUCH HATRED FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

HE IS THE FRUIT FROM THE SEEDS OF HATRED WHICH WERE PLANTED BY HIS ELDERS, LONG AGO.

MAY JAH HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL

THERE ARE MORE LIKE HIM WAITING TO BEAR FRUIT.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEFT TO COME AS YOUR PASTORS AND PREACHERS KEEP THE PREACHING OF THE POLITICS OF HATE TO YOUR CHILDREN.

AMERICA, YOU HAVE HASTENED YOUR OWN ARMAGEDDON, AND ONLY JAH, THE FATHER OF ALL CREATION CAN SAVE YOU.

THOSE WHO HAVE ARMED THEMSELVES LIVING IN FEAR OF THE ENEMY WILL FACE THEIR OWN JUDGMENT.

JAH ALMIGHTY WILL MOVE THE EARTH FROM UNDER THEIR FEET. THEY WILL FIND NO PLACE TO RUN AND HIDE.

I ASK THE QUESTION: HOW DID THE GUILTY KNOW, THAT IT WAS TIME TO GO?

THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO REMAIN SILENT IN A TIME LIKE THIS, MAY FOREVER HOLD THEIR SILENCE, FOR JAH WILL SPEAK TO THEM IN HIS WRATH AND BE VEXED WITH THEM IN HIS SORE DISPLEASURE.

THE WORLD KNOWS ITS NOT SKIN COLOR, BUT HATRED FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

THE REST OF THE WORLD HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO TAKE ACTION, AND TO RE-THINK THEIR AFFILIATIONS WITH YOU. THE FUTURE WILL NEVER BE BRIGHT.

BUT I MUST ASK- IS THIS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME?

THE WORLD SAID:

IT HAS HAD TOO MANY KILLINGS OF WHITES AND BLACKS, INCLUDING INNOCENT CHILDREN FROM THE USE OF GUNS.

AMERICA, NO OTHER CIVILIZED COUNTRY HAS THIS BAD A HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD.

I AM SURE YOU KNOW THAT I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT  THOSE COUNTRIES IN WHICH TYRANTS SLAUGHTER THEIR OWN PEOPLE BECAUSE OF POLITICS.

THERE IS NO OTHER COUNTRY ON THE PLANET IN WHICH THE CITIZENS ARE SO FULLY ARMED AND READY FOR  THE KILLING OF OTHERS.

THEIR IS A GRAVE FEAR IN THE OBSESSIONS OF THESE PEOPLE.

AMERICA, YOUR OBSESSION WITH GUNS, AND THE STOCKPILING OF THE SAME IS AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR DOWNFALL.

THE NRA AND OTHERS WHO THINK THAT THIS IS OK AS IT NOW STANDS WILL SEE THE TRUTH OF WHAT I AM SAYING. MAY JAH SHOW THEM HIS PRESENCE.

JAH JUDGMENT IS CERTAIN. HIS PROPHECY MUST BE FULFILLED.

IT IS WRITTEN: “FOR THE HURT OF THE DAUGHTER OF MY PEOPLE AM I HURT, I AM BLACK, ASTONISHMENT HAS COME OVER ME”.

“HE WHO MOCKS THE POOR SHOWS CONTEMPT FOR THEIR MAKER. WHOEVER GLOATS OVER DISASTER WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED”.

“ACQUITTING THE GUILTY, AND CONDEMNING THE INNOCENT, THE LORD DETESTS THEM BOTH.”

“IN THE LAST DAYS I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL PEOPLE. YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL PROPHESY”

“THE WICKED MAN FLEES, ALTHOUGH NO ONE PURSUES HIM”

AMERICA, YOU ARE CLOSE TO LOSING YOUR ALLIES WHO HAVE NOW GONE COLD FROM THE KILLINGS OF YOUR PEOPLE.

ITS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL, AMERICA, AND WE CANNOT PRETEND THAT IT WILL  GO AWAY..

THE KILLING OF JAH PEOPLE IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT TO A MAN, BUT IN THE END IT LEADS TO DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. FOR EVEN IN LAUGHTER THE HEART MAY ACHE AND THE JOY MAY END IN GRIEF.

FOR THE LORD WORKS OUT EVERYTHING FOR HIS OWN ENDS, EVEN THE WICKED, FOR A DAY OF DESTRUCTION.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON THE RACISM THAT IS A CANCER IN AMERICA.

THIS IS A CANCER FOR WHICH WE HAVE A CURE. DO YOU WISH FOR THIS TO BE DONE?

YOUR ALLIES ARE NOW CRYING SHAME ON YOU AMERICA, AND SOON THEIR SUPPORT WILL BE GONE.

THE FREEDOM THAT IS AMERICA IS UNDER SERIOUS FIRE. ITS YOUR OWN PEOPLE WHO DIE.

TO THE WICKED AND THE HUNGRY, EVEN WHAT IS BITTER TASTES SWEET.

JAH TIME HAS COME!

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS FOR THE SAFETY OF JAH PEOPLE.

CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA-A.M.E CHURCH AND FAMILIES- I RAS CARDO FEEL YOUR PAIN- I PRAY FOR THOSE LIVES LOST IN THE RECENT SHOOTINGS WHILE YOUR PEOPLE PRAYED. I MUST ASK AMERICA- WHAT IS THE FATE OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICA TODAY? WHY THE CONTINUED HATE? WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE ALL THIS HATE? THE HISTORY OF CHARLESTON SPEAKS OUR TRUTH.

EXCERPT (c) RAS CARDO REGRETS THE LOSS OF YOUR PEOPLE. FOR A WEEPING AND WAILING HAS COME OUT OF ZION.

OH, FOR THE LOVE OF MY PEOPLE.

WE ARE LIKE STREAMS RUNNING TOGETHER, WHOSE WATERS DO NOT MIX.

THIS IS ANOTHER TIME WHEN ALL CHURCH LEADERS, MEMBERS, GOD LOVING, GOD FEARING PEOPLE MUST COME OUT AND LET THEIR VOICES BE HEARD FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, AND WHAT MUST BE DONE TO STOP THE SLAUGHTERING OF OUR PEOPLE.

A.M.E- CHARLESTON,- WORDS ARE NEVER ENOUGH TO TELL YOU HOW I FEEL YOUR PAIN FROM THE LOSS OF OUR PEOPLE.

SEEMS LIKE THE HATRED IN AMERICA HAS NO END.

I DID SAY THAT THE HATRED IS GENERATIONAL, PASSED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.

SO, I ASK YOU TODAY AMERICA- EVERY TIME WE PLANT A SEED OF LOVE AND HOPE- WHY DO YOU KILL IT BEFORE IT CAN GROW?

AMERICA- YOUR CHURCHES ARE NOT SAFE.

YOUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE. YOUR STREETS ARE NOT SAFE. YOUR COMMUNITIES ARE NOT SAFE.

PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN FEAR- MOST ARE STOCKPILING ARSENAL OF WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES- WAITING FOR WHAT?

THEY DRIVE AROUND WITH LOADS OF WEAPONS IN THEIR CARS- EXPECTING TO DO WHAT?

NO PLACE IS SAFE. WE LIVE IN A PREY- PREDATOR SOCIETY.

WHERE IS YOUR LOVE AMERICA?

ARE YOU BECOMING A POTTERS FIELD FOR FOREIGNERS?

ARE YOU NOW THE 21ST CENTURY AKELDAMA?

THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD MUST TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT YOU AMERICA BECAUSE YOUR CHILDREN HAS INHERITED THE HATRED FROM THEIR ELDERS.

NO CIVILIZED NATION TODAY WOULD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN SO FREQUENTLY.

ARE YOU NOW THE MIDDLE EAST, IN THE WEST?

UNDER YOUR SYSTEM THE KILLERS CAN EXPECT A LIFETIME IN PRISON, PAID FOR BY THE STATE, HAVING THEIR NEEDS TAKEN CARE OF, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SAME PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES THEY HAVE DESTROYED, AND THEY KNOW THIS VERY WELL.   MAYBE THIS SHOULD CHANGE.

UNDER YOUR SYSTEM A BLACK FEMALE POLICE OFFICER WHO WITNESSED POLICE BRUTALITY BY ONE OF HER ASSOCIATES AND SPOKE OUT ABOUT IT IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HER MANY YEARS ON THE JOB AND HER PENSION ALIVE. A CASE IN POINT FOR THE CITY OF BUFFALO EVEN AS I WRITE.

FOR THE HURT OF THE DAUGHTER OF MY PEOPLE AM I HURT, I AM BLACK, ASTONISHMENT HAS COME OVER ME.

AMERICA, AMERICA- I HAVE NO MORE TEARS TO SHED FOR YOU.

I MUST LEAVE YOU TO THE HANDS OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD OF CREATION.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE ARMED, LIVING IN FEAR, CONSUMED BY A HATRED THAT WILL NOT LET THEM GO.

IT IS NOT ABOUT COLOR OF SKIN. IT IS FEAR FROM THE GENERATIONAL HATRED PERPETRATED LONG AGO AND PLANTED BY THOSE INTO THE MINDS OF THEIR YOUNG WHICH NOW BEARS FRUIT..

MAY JAH ALMIGHTY HELP YOU AMERICA. YOU MAY SAVE OTHERS , BUT YOURSELF YOU CANNOT SAVE.

THIS IS PAST TIME THAT PEOPLE EVERYWHERE COME TOGETHER AND DENOUNCE AND DISOWN ALL THOSE WHOM THEY KNOW CARRY THIS HATRED DEEP WITHIN.

IT IS A MOST SAD DAY AMERICA, WHEN YOUR PEOPLE CANNOT GO INTO YOUR CHURCHES  TO  PRAY AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING KILLED BY THOSE WHO HATE THEM.

LIKE SO MANY BEFORE THIS- THE WORLD WILL REMEMBER THIS DAY AMERICA.

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO THINK THAT ITS BUSINESS AS USUAL- THEY HAD BETTER THINK AGAIN.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEFT TO COME.

MAY JAH ALMIGHT HAS MERCY ON OUR SOULS.

FOR ALL THE FAMILIES OF OUR PEOPLES SLAIN- MAY JAH GIVE YOU PEACE.

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

NAACP- FEMALE PRESIDENT RESIGNS- SHE’S WHITE- BUT CHOSE TO BE SEEN AS BLACK- YET AMERICA SAYS- ” BE FREE TO BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE. IS THIS HYPOCRISY OR WHAT? I DID SAY THAT THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA IS NOT WITH THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. WHY SHOULD THIS CAUSE SUCH A PROBLEM FOR HERSELF, HER FAMILY AND BLACK AMERICANS?

AMERICA- IS THIS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME?

WITHOUT PREJUDICE, MALICE OR HATE. NO APOLOGIES FOR THE TRUTH.

AMERICA IS NOT READY, NOR WILL IT BE READY ANYTIME SOON TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE POLARIZATION OF RACE, NAMELY BLACK VERSUS WHITE/WHITE VERSUS BLACK RACIAL ISSUES.

FRANKLY, I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANYONE TO SUPPORT MY TRUTH AS I WRITE IT, BUT THIS REVELATION IN A WHITE PERSON TRYING TO BE BLACK DOES NOT SURPRISE NOR DOES IT ANNOY ME.

AS A MATTER OF FACT I HAVE SEEN AND LISTENED TO MANY WHITE FOLKS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY WOULD BE BETTER OFF BEING BORN BLACK.

THESE INDIVIDUALS LIVE IN THE SHADOWS IN AMERICA JUST AS HOW  THOSE WHO ARE GAYS HAVE TO COPE WITH THE SOCIAL PROBLEMS THEY KNOW THEY WILL ENCOUNTER IF THEY DISCLOSE THEIR IDENTITY.

WHY SHOULD – A BRUCE JENNER- WHO WANTS TO BE A -CAITLIN- CAUSE SUCH AN UPROAR?

WHY SHOULD A WHITE WOMAN WHO WANTS TO FEEL WELCOMED AND ACCEPTED INTO THE BLACK ORGANIZATION CAUSE SUCH A PROBLEM FOR BLACK AND WHITE SOCIETY IN AMERICA?

LET ME SHARE THIS WITH WHITE AND BLACK AMERICA- LISTEN UP!

WHEN BOB MARLEY FIRST ARRIVED IN MY TRENCH TOWN HE WAS AS WHITE AS ANY CAUCASIAN COULD BE.

THE MOSTLY BLACK YOUTHS THERE WANTED TO HARM HIM BECAUSE THEY DID NOT TRUST ANYTHING WHITE.

MY PARENTS, MYSELF, AND SOME CLOSE BRETHRENS MADE SURE THAT THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN. IT DID NOT HAPPEN. HE WAS SAFE. HE WAS LOVED. HE WENT ON TO SEND OUR MESSAGES TO THE WORLD OF -ONE LOVE- FOR ALL PEOPLE..

I WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HIS SAFETY AND HIS LIVITY. WE ALL LOVED HIM. COLOR OF SKIN DID NOT MATTER. HE COME TO A LOVE OF ALL OF US.

I SHARE THAT WITH YOU AMERICA SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT WHAT YOUR PUBLIC OUTCRY HAS FORCED THIS WHITE YOUNG LADY TO DO IS TO RELINQUISH THE UNITY AND LOVE SHE MAY HAVE FOR THE PEOPLE IN HER UNSELFISH ATTEMPT TO HELP OTHERS, BY IDENTIFYING HERSELF WITH THE STRUGGLES.

DID NOT WHITES AND BLACKS IN AMERICA MARCH ACROSS THE BRIDGE IN SELMA WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.?

WERE THEY MARCHING WITH HIM BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK OR BECAUSE HE DID SO FOR A CAUSE?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE WAS?

HOW DO YOU THINK INTER-RACIAL COUPLES WHO HAVE SEEN THIS SHOULD FEEL?

HOW DO YOU THINK THEIR CHILDREN WILL FEEL?

ARE WE TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA OR TO BUILD AND UNITE IT?

IF THE BLACKS IN AMERICA CANNOT SEE THE LOVE IN ALL THIS, AND THE WHITES FAIL TO SEE IT ALSO, THEN WE ARE A LOST NATION.

SO, I RAS CARDO ASKS- WHERE IS YOUR LOVE AMERICA?

FRANKLY, I DO NOT SEE THIS AS AN ATTEMPT BY THE YOUNG LADY TO BE SOMETHING THAT SHE IS NOT.

AS A MATTER OF TRUTH- I DO COMMEND AND LAUD HER ACTIONS. THIS IS A MOST COURAGEOUS LADY. I CAN SEE HER INDEPENDENCE OF THOUGHT AND ACTIONS.

SHE IS NOT LIKE A JELLY FISH LIKE MOST OF US, SHE HAS A  PROMINENT SPINE.

BY HER ACTIONS ALONE , I CAN SEE SOLIDARITY AND FIGHT FOR A CAUSE.

BECAUSE- LOVE -HAS NO COLOR.

IF I WAS THE PERSON TO WHOM THE QUESTION- WHAT RACE ARE YOU?- WAS ASKED, THE PERSON WHO ASKED IT WOULD BE SO GROTESQUELY MOVED TO A REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM.

SHE SHOULD HAVE TURNED THE QUESTION BACK ON HIM.

SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THOSE IN AMERICA WHO FEEL THAT THE FREEDOM THAT IS AMERICA,  SHOULD ONLY APPLY TO THEM.

IF THIS YOUNG WHITE LADY WANTS TO BE FREE TO FEEL THE LOVE OF BLACKNESS IN AN ORGANIZATION WHICH ECHOES THE CRIES OF BLACK FREEDOM IN THE STRUGGLES FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE, AND THE ENDING OF SEGREGATION IN THIS AMERICA, THEN SHE SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO FEEL THAT WHAT SHE HAS DONE IN THIS REGARD IS WRONG.

THOSE WHO HAVE A  PROBLEM WITH WHAT I HAVE SAID- BE THEY WHITE OR BLACK CAN FEEL WHATEVER THEY WANT TO FEEL.

ANYONE HAS THE RIGHTS TO FEEL FREE IN AMERICA AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT ENCROACH ON THE RIGHTS OF ANY OTHER.

I TRUST THAT THIS LADY AND THE MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY CAN SEE THE LIGHT OF TRUTH TO KNOW THAT AS HUMAN BEINGS ON PLANET EARTH- NO MAN IS AN ISLAND.

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