REGGAE JAMAICA-THE TRUTHS I HAVE SHARED WITH THE PEOPLE- THERE ARE STILL THOSE WHO ARE BENT ON DOING AWAY WITH THE TRENCH TOWN HISTORY AND ITS FOUNDATION PEOPLE. THESE ARE THE SAME ONES WHOM BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH SANG ABOUT- ” CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF TRENCH TOWN?”I, RAS CARDO WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE WORLD KNOWS OUR TRUE REGGAE HISTORY. I WILL REMIND THE WORLD OF WHAT BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH STOOD FOR-, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL POOR PEOPLES.REGGAE LIVES! TRENCH TOWN REGGAE WILL RISE!I CREATED IT! I AM, RAS CARDO!

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION- REGGAE HISTORY

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WITH TRUTH. NO APOLOGIES.

CAVEAT: IF YOU ARE FOR TRUTH, READ ON. THOSE WHO HATE TRUTH NEED NOT READ ANY FURTHER. LOVERS OF TRUTH MUST SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS.

I HAVE BEEN THE ONLY ONE TO DATE, OVER ALL THESE YEARS TO SHOW THE WORLD- WHAT GOOD PEOPLE COME FROM TRENCH TOWN.

BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH NEVER LIED NOR DECEIVED THE PEOPLE. THEY SPOKE THE TRUTH, AND FOR THAT, THEY LOST THEIR LIVES.

THEY BECAME MARTYRS OF THE MUSIC BECAUSE THEY DARE TO SING AND TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT WHERE THEY CAME FROM, AND WHAT THE SYSTEM IN JAMAICA WAS DOING TO ALL OF US IN TRENCH TOWN AND OTHER JAMAICAN GHETTOES.

TO THIS DAY, YOU WILL NOT HEAR THE SYSTEM PLAY CERTAIN MUSIC FROM REGGAE’S EARLY DAYS AS SUNG BY THESE BRETHRENS.

BOB, PETER AND OTHERS TOLD THE WORLD WHAT SUFFERINGS THE POOR PEOPLE WERE HAVING IN THE GHETTOES OF JAMAICA, AND HOW THE SYSTEM OSTRACIZED US.

BECAUSE THEY SPOKE THE TRUTH, THEIR LIVES WERE CONSTANTLY THREATENED.

THE SYSTEM DOES NOT WANT THE MESSENGERS OF TRUTH TO REVEAL THE TRUTHS TO THE PEOPLE. WE ALL KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM OPERATES.

WE SANG- MAN TO MAN IS SO UNJUST-SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD- BABYLON SYSTEM IS THE VAMPIRE- HYPOCRITES- WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT THEY WANTED US TO BE-CONFRONTATIONS- NATURAL MYSTIC-CONCRETE JUNGLE- WICKED BABYLON- AND YES- ONE LOVE! SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY.

WE ALL KNEW WHAT WE WERE UP AGAINST, BUT THE SOCIETY IN WHICH WE EXISTED WANTED TO GET RID OF US.

CAN YOU IMAGINE JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS FOR US TO MAKE MUSIC KNOWING THAT OUR LIVES WERE CONSTANTLY IN JEOPARDY.

YET THE WORLD BELIEVED THAT JAMAICA WAS A FREE COUNTRY. WE ASKED- FREE FOR WHO, AND TO DO WHAT? THOSE IN THE STATUS QUO AND ELITE RULED.

IN SPITE OF ALL OUR STRUGGLES, WE HELD A LOVE FOR JAMAICA AND OUR JAMAICAN PEOPLE AGAINST ALL ODDS.

LONG STORY SHORT- WE DID WHAT WE COULD FOR THE PEOPLE- SOME SURVIVED- OTHERS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US.

IT WOULD TAKE ME SEVERAL DAYS TO LIST THE LOSS OF LIVES OF THE MANY YOUNG AND TALENTED PEOPLE WE KNEW TO VIOLENCE. DID NOT BOB MARLEY PUT THIS IN SONG? DID HE NOT TELL YOU THE TRUTH? DID HE NOT SING- ” TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH?’

I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO WITH THE TRENCH TOWN BRETHRENS AND PEOPLE CREATED REGGAE IN MY 1962 TRENCH TOWN BACKYARD.

LET ME PUT THE WORLD ON NOTICE: WE KNEW THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME WHEN THE SYSTEM WOULD TRY TO -KILL REGGAE- AND WIPE OUT THE TRUE HISTORY TO REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE.

I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT- THE TECHNOTYRANNICAL PENETRATION- OF CORPORATE BULLIES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SEE MY-   (c) 1995- TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY RASTA PROPHECY- R.A.S.P.E.C.T1.- BABYLONS GENOCIDAL PLANS TO DESTROY SOCIETY.

THE SYSTEM TRIED TO WIPE OUT RASTAFARI AND OUR AFRICAN HISTORY WHICH IS NOT TAUGHT IN OUR BABYLONIAN SCHOOLS.

WE SING- “EVERYTIME WE PLANT A SEED, THE SYSTEM KILLS IT BEFORE IT CAN GROW”.

NOW IN 2016 WE SEE THE ESTABLISHMENT FIGHTING AGAINST ITSELF. BABYLON IS FALLING. THE HEATHEN BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL.

THE SYSTEM IS TRYING TO KILL REGGAE- AND TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR ALL THOSE POOR YOUTHS TO MAKE A LIVING THEREFROM.

THE INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND THOSE WHO DEPEND ON REGGAE TO MAKE A LIVING- WILL NOT SURVIVE.

UNFORTUNATELY, JAMAICAN ARTISTS DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES, LIKE WHAT THE RAP AND HIP HOP ARTISTS IN THE USA HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE CORPORATE CULTURES/VULTURES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. 

MANY RAP AND HIP -HOP ARTISTS IN THE USA HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO HAVE CREATIVE CONTROL OVER THEIR MUSIC- WITH DIFFICULTY.

MORE TRUTH: IN MARCH OF 1998- I, RAS CARDO, PERSONALLY MET WITH THE JAMAICAN GLEANER REPORTER-CLAUDE MILLS. I SHOWED HIM MY LEGAL, ORIGINAL COPYRIGHTED CERTIFICATE FOR REGGAE- FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HE LATER PUBLISHED IN SAID PAPER THAT HE WAS A WITNESS TO THE TRUTH. THIS APPEARED ON PAGE 10E- THE SUNDAY GLEANER MARCH 8TH 1998.- “I COINED REGGAE”–SCOTT. CEMENTING HIS CLAIM.

LET THE RECORDS REFLECT MANY TRUTHS I HAVE SHARED WITH THE NEWS MEDIA ON THE ISLAND, AND ONLINE.

EVERYTHING I HAVE SHARED WITH THE WORLD HAVE BEEN THE TRUTH. WHO WOULD DARE TO CHALLENGE?

 WE KNOW, THAT CLANDESTINE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN IN PLACE TO ERASE THE NAMES AND TRUTHS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE IN TRENCH TOWN WITH US DURING THE HISTORY OF REGGAE CREATION.

LISTEN CAREFULLY AND NOTE THIS TRUTH:

THESE EVIL AND WICKED FOLKS WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO NOW BELIEVE THAT REGGAE NEVER EXISTED, THAT IT NEVER CAME INTO BEING, AND IF IT DID, THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. 

THESE FOLKS ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO SAY THAT THEY OWN REGGAE- AND THAT REGGAE DID NOT BEGIN IN TRENCH TOWN. THEY ARE TRYING TO DECEIVE THE WORLD AND TO SHIFT REGGAE ROOTS.

YET, THESE ARE THE SAME FOLKS WHO HAVE REAPED THE FRUITS FROM IT OVER THE YEARS, AND ARE TRYING TO KILL THE PEOPLE WHO SING IT.

I, RAS CARDO WHO CREATED THIS GENRE SAY- REGGAE CANNOT BE BRANDED. YOU CANNOT PUT A BRAND NAME ON MY REGGAE SO THAT YOU CAN SELL IT TO THE PEOPLE. YOU CANNOT KILL REGGAE!

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN BE A MOST MURDEROUS INDUSTRY. I HAVE TONS OF TRUTH ON THAT. BOB AND ALL OF US HAD DISCUSSED THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

I WILL SAY THIS: THE STRONGEST IDEOLOGICAL BARRIER TO AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MUSIC AND FILM IS NOW SEEN AND FEARED AS- REGGAE.

IN EARLIER DAYS IT WAS ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM. BEWARE THE FOCUS. KEEP YOUR EYES ON BRAZIL. KEEP YOUR EYES ON JAMAICA, AND OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE ROOTS MUSIC. KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE WHO ARE SELLING OUT REGGAE WHILE THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE ARE STILL SUFFERING.

EUROPE AND ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA, ARE SEEN AS THE BIGGEST GROWTH AREAS FOR MUSIC, AND REGGAE HAS PENETRATED THOSE AREAS ON ITS OWN POWER.

LISTEN CAREFULLY ALL YOU ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TALENTED YOUTHS:

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ARE- THE TECHNOLOGIES OF PENETRATION- IN THE CORPORATE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

IF YOU FAIL TO GAIN THE VITAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY, YOU WILL BE SWALLOWED UP ALIVE. THE CORPORATE VULTURES WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!

TRADITIONAL- ROOTS MUSIC- OF ALL CULTURES- FACE DEMISE IN THIS BULLISH CORPORATE, MURDEROUS MUSIC CULTURE.

I WILL NOT DETAIL MY TRUTHS HERE, BUT IT IS WRITTEN IN MANY OF MY WORKS ON THE SUBJECT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN .

THE VULTURES FOLLOW ME AROUND LIKE PARASITES, ALWAYS SEEKING SOMETHING TO STEAL, DEVOUR AND KILL.

SO, TO ALL REGGAE MASSIVES, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND ASPIRING YOUTHS- READ AND WISE UP. YOUR MUSIC WILL BE STOLEN AND CHANGED INTO SOMETHING ELSE UNDER WHICH YOU HAVE NO CONTROL, AND THERE WILL BE NO BABYLONIAN LAWS TO PROTECT YOU.

THE LATE GREAT ARTIST- PRINCE- SAW THIS DAY COMING- AND DID NOT TRUST ANYONE WITH HIS CREATIVE WORKS. HIS SAD, AND SUDDEN PASSING IS A REVELATION AS TO HIS GENIUS, AND FEARLESS, WAYS TO PROTECTING HIS CREATIVITY. HE CHALLENGED WARNER BROS. AND WON.

DO YOU HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER YOUR CREATIVE TALENTS?

LET THE WORLD KNOW THIS TRUTH:

REGGAE , THE NAME, THE HISTORY, THE EDUCATION, AND ALL THINGS APPERTAINING THERETO, ARE MY COPYRIGHTS. THE DETAILS IN THE LEGACY OF THE HISTORY IS IN MY KEEP. IT DOES NOT BELONG TO THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT OR TO ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT OR ENTITY. THIS WAS NOT GIVEN TO BOB MARLEY.CHRIS BLACKWELL, NOR ANY PRODUCER HAS ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF MY WORKS, NOR DOES THE MARLEY FAMILY.

I WILL HAVE LEGAL STANDING AGAINST ANYONE OR ENTITY WHO CHOOSE TO CONTEST  OR TO ABROGATE MY RIGHTS.

I AM, RAS CARDO. REGGAE CREATOR FROM TRENCH TOWN JAMAICA.

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

 

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