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CHRIS SALEWICZ- IN HIS BOOK ON- THE UNTOLD STORY OF BOB MARLEY- WROTE A LIE ABOUT – BARRINGTON SAYLES, AND RICARDO SCOTT-DECIDING TO LEAVE THE GROUP BECAUSE “THEIR VOICES WERE NOT STRONG ENOUGH”- A QUOTE HE CLAIMED TO HAVE GOTTEN FROM JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE. THESE ARE THE KIND OF LIES I AM TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT THOSE WHO WRITE THEM ABOUT US.

(c) IN RE: A REGGAE EDUCATION. TRACKING AND REVEALING THE LIES WRITTEN ABOUT TRENCH TOWN REGGAE AND OUR PEOPLE- RAS CARDO REVEALS THE TRUTH.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE WITH NO APOLOGIES.

THE REGGAE WORLD AND OTHER CONCERNED PARTIES MUST TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING. FOR YEARS I HAVE BEEN TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO DISREGARD THE TRUTHS OF OUR REGGAE HISTORY AND CULTURE.

CAVEAT: THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON THE AUTHOR. IT IS A REMINDER THAT THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD WHICH IN ANY WAY AFFECT THE LIVES AND WORKS OF OTHERS.

NO DISRESPECT! NO HOLES BARRED.

CHRIS SALEWICZ- AUTHOR OF THE BOOK- BOB MARLEY- THE UNTOLD STORY-

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2009- BY  HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS- GREAT BRITAIN.

AND AGAIN IN THE USA IN 2010 AND 2011- BY FABER AND FABER PUBLISHERS INC.

ISBN# paperback-978-0-86547-852-7 and hard copy 978-0-86547-999-9

ON PAGE  74- OF THE CHAPTER- TRENCH TOWN  ROCK- HE STATES:

” IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE GROUP, OTHER POTENTIAL MEMBERS HAD BEEN BRIEFLY TRIED OUT: A COUPLE OF TENORS, BARRINGTON SAYLES AND RICARDO SCOTT,DECIDED FOR THEMSELVES THAT THEIR VOICES WEREN’T REALLY STRONG ENOUGH” ETC…

I AM THE RICARDO SCOTT HERE TODAY WRITING TO THE WORLD ABOUT THIS BLATANT AND EGREGIOUS LIE. JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE DID NOT TELL HIM NOR ANYONE THIS.

TRUTH BE TOLD- MY VOICE, AND THAT OF JUNIOR WAS THE BEST VOICES OF THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS. AND MORE OVER- EVERYONE IN TRENCH TOWN AND BEYOND KNEW THIS TO BE TRUE.

I DON’T THINK MR. SALEWICZ WOULD WANT TO SEE MY EVIDENCE- BUT HE IS FREE TO CHALLENGE ME OPENLY IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.

WHAT HE WROTE WAS A LIE, AND MUST BE CORRECTED- THAT IS MY CHALLENGE OF TRUTH.

HAD HE CHOSEN TO SEEK THE TRUTH, MAYBE THIS LIE WOULD NEVER HAD BEEN WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED.

IT SHOWS HOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WILL ACT IN CARELESS AND WANTON(UNRESTRAINED) DISREGARD TO DISCREDIT OTHERS WHOM THEY WISHED WOULD NOT FACT CHECK THEIR STORIES.

THIS IS JUST HOW THEY CHOOSE TO LIE AND PROPAGANDIZED OTHERS IN THEIR WRITING AND SELLING OF REGGAE BOOKS AND ARTICLES. 

I WAS THE FIRST FROM THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF WAILERS TO SET FOOT UPON A STAGE AND SING BEFORE AN AUDIENCE.

REGGAE WRITER FROM JAMAICA- DERMOT HUSSEY WAS THE FIRST TO WRITE THE TRUTH ON THIS ISSUE OF VOICE- AND HE WROTE IN 1984- THIS ON THE WAILERS- IN AN ARTICLE COMPILED BY -TREVOR WYATT-

A YOUTH NAMED- “TADO”- HAD THE BEST VOICE OF ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN THE NATURAL LEAD, BUT HIS PARENTS INSISTED THAT HE STUDIED TO BECOME A DOCTOR, BOB REPLACED HIM..”

HE WROTE THE TRUTH, EXCEPT FOR THE INCORRECT SPELLING OF MY NAME- TADO FOR CARDO- FROM A MIS-PRONOUNCIATION THAT HE WAS GIVEN FROM A MORE RELIABLE SOURCE.

SO, MR SALEWICZ, AND ALL THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT OUR REGGAE HISTORY WHILE ENJOYING THE FRUITS THEREOF- BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE, AND IF YOU KNOW THAT IT IS  PLAUSIBLE OR INACCURATE IN ANY WAY- DO NOT LEAD OTHERS TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS TRUE.

THE TRUE HISTORY I HAVE IS IN THE DETAILS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IT, THEN DON’T WRITE IT.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH SAID- ” THIS IS NOT A JOKE”.

THERE IS A LOT TO THAT STATEMENT. I WOULD NOT HAVE TIME TO TELL YOU.

I AM, RAS CARDO WHO CREATED THIS GENRE.  (c) A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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FOR ALL THOSE QUESTIONS ASKED OF ME- I WILL SAY THIS COLLECTIVELY TO THE SEEKERS OF -REGGAE TRUTHS- YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO SEEK TRUTH IN A WORLD SO FULL OF LIES, DECEPTIONS, PREVARICATIONS, AND ILLUSIONS. IN THE END, WHEN YOU FIND IT, YOUR SOUL WILL BE REFRESHED. I HAVE HELPED COUNTLESS PEOPLE ALONG THE REGGAE PATH TO TRUTH. I AM , RAS CARDO WHO CREATED REGGAE. THERE IS NO OTHER.

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

THE TRUTH- REGGAE TRUTH- WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, MALICE OR APOLOGIES.

I WILL TELL THE WORLD THAT ALL OF MY WORKS AND WRITINGS TO DATE ON MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE CREATION HAS BEEN THE TRUTH.

I HAVE OPENLY AND TRUTHFULLY TOLD THE WORLD THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN DETAILS OF TRUTHS THAT I WILL NOT READILY REVEAL, UNTIL, AND IF I FIND IT FITTING TO DO SO.

I HAVE NO SET TIME FRAME TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN TRUTHS TO THE ENEMIES OF REGGAE WHOSE AIMS AND INTENTIONS ARE TO DESTROY AND TO DECEIVE THE POOR.

THIS IS THE YEAR -2016- TAKE A LOOK AT TRENCH TOWN. TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE.

THEY HAVE TRIED IN VAIN TO DISCREDIT, DECEIVE, AND TO DESTROY THE WORKS THAT OUR REGGAE FOUNDATION LEGENDS FROM TRENCH TOWN HAVE CREATED.

THE SUFFERINGS WE ENDURED IN TRENCH TOWN, AND WHICH MY PEOPLE SING ABOUT ARE ALSO A PART OF MY HISTORY AND LIVITY.

THOSE WHO LIKE TO WRITE AND TALK ABOUT BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH AND OTHERS FROM OUR DAYS DO SO WITH TOTAL DISREGARD AND IN IGNORANCE OF OUR TRUE HISTORY. MANY OF THEM WERE NEVER A PART OF OUR EXPERIENCES, OR EVEN CLOSE.

THEY WILL BEGIN BY TAKING YOU DIRECTLY INTO THE MUSIC AND TOURS OF THE WORKS OF THESE BRETHRENS, THEN FILL YOUR CUP WITH THE HE SAYS, SHE SAYS , THEY SAY- HEARSAY STORIES AND INTERACTIONS OF THOSE AROUND.

THEY MAY/MAY NOT TRY TO CLOUD YOUR THOUGHTS BY TELLING YOU JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY HAVE SPOKEN TO WHO SAID THEY KNOW US.

THEY ALREADY KNOW THAT YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ASK THEM QUESTIONS AS TO YOUR CONCERNS ON THE CREDIBILITY AND AUTHENTICITY OF THEIR STATEMENTS.

LISTEN: HOW MANY PEOPLE TODAY TRULY WANT TO SEEK AND FIND TRUTH.?

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF YOUR IGNORANCE BEFORE YOU DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DUPED?

WELL, IF YOU HAVE READ WHAT SOME HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT US, YOU WILL SEE EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN.

IN MY WORKS AND WRITINGS, I HAVE MADE IT OPEN AND CLEAR THAT THOSE WHO HAVE DOUBTS MUST VERIFY AND SEEK TRUTH. MANY HAVE ASKED ME QUESTIONS AS TO THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR HISTORY. THIS IS THE SAME REASON WHY I ANSWER THEM HERE AND ELSEWHERE.

IN MY DELIVERY OF REGGAE TRUTH, YOU WILL COME TO KNOW THAT I  WRITE OR SPEAK – IN THE FIRST PERSON- OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LANGUAGE. I WAS THERE. I DID THIS OR THAT. I SAW THEM DO THIS OR THAT. THIS WAS SO, ALL FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING THERE.

NOW: PICTURE THIS- A GROUP OF YOUTHS TRYING TO MAKE MUSIC TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS, IN A COUNTRY AND A CITY WHICH OSTRACIZED THEM, AND BASICALLY SAID THEY DID NOT EXISTS.

BUT THEN, I ASKED- IF WE DID NOT EXISTS- WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO GET RID OF SOMETHING THEY SAID DID NOT EXITS?

WHY ARE SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES BEING KILLED?

I AND I BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS KNEW THE REAL TRUTHS.

THEY REALLY THOUGHT THAT ALL TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE WERE POOR AND ILLITERATE.

REMEMBER WHEN BOB MARLEY SANG- ” CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF TRENCH TOWN- THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY NOW”.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT?

TODAY, AS I RAS CARDO WRITES- DO YOU EVER SEE ANY OTHER WRITER WRITING ABOUT THIS?

DO YOU SEE ANY OTHER ASKING THESE QUESTIONS IN THE REGGAE HISTORY?

I WILL SPEAK FOR ALL THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOW AFRAID TO SPEAK THE TRUTH, AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED AND TAKEN AWAY FROM US IN THEIR FIGHT FOR THE TRUTH EXPOSURE.

FOR ME TO BE SILENT AND TO SEE THOSE WHO DECEIVE AND CREATE LIES ABOUT US AND OUR HISTORY, WOULD BE WORSE THAN PETER DENYING THAT HE KNEW WHO JESUS CHRIST WAS.

FOR ME TO BE SILENT, WOULD BE LIKE A MOTORIST WHO HAVE KILLED A PEDESTRIAN ON A ROAD WHICH NO ONE WAS A WITNESS, AND THEN KEEP SILENT WHEN THEY WATCH THE TELEVISION AND SEE THE GRIEVING FAMILIES FOR THEIR LOVED ONES.

PEOPLE WHO WRITE ABOUT US TEND TO FORGET THAT I WAS ALSO ONE FROM THOSE TRENCH TOWN DAYS AND MY FRIEND AND FAMILIES.

THIS IS MOST PERSONAL, AND HISTORIC TO ME.

WE LOVE JAMAICA, AND OUR JAMAICAN PEOPLE- BUT THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD.

I COULD SIT WITH YOU FOR DAYS OR WEEKS TELLING YOU VERBATIM, WITH DETAILED NAMES, AND PLACES RELATED TO OUR REGGAE AND TRENCH TOWN HISTORY. NO ONE ELSE ON THIS OR ANY OTHER PLANET CAN DO THAT.

THIS IS A STATEMENT OF FACT AND TRUTH.

SO, FOR ALL THOSE WHO WORRY ABOUT THE ERASING OF OUR TRUE NAMES FROM THE HISTORY OF REGGAE THAT IS TRENCH TOWN, I WILL SAY THIS- DO NOT BE TROUBLED. THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

THE REGGAE MARTYRS OF THE MUSIC AND TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE IN VAIN.

TRY TO FIND PEACE IN THE TRUTH THAT YOU KNOW AND LOVE. MY REGGAE LIVES FORIVER.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS- A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

LISTEN! MOST OF THE WORLD LOVES A HYPOCRITE- THOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL JUST SAY YES TO ANYONE AND ANYTHING AS LONG AS THEY CAN GET SOMETHING.MY PEOPLE KNOW THAT I AM NOT A SELL -OUT, A JUDAS, OR BETRAYER. IF YOU LIKE OR LOVE THE TRUTH THEN YOU WILL LIKE OR LOVE I. THE CHOICE IS YOURS. BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH PLACED THEIR TRUST IN PEOPLE WHO BETRAYED THEM. AT THEIR DYING MOMENTS THEY WERE ALONE WHILE OTHERS FLED.

EXCERPT (c) A REGGAE EDUCATION

WRITTEN WITH TRUTH FOR THE POSTERITY OF OUR PEOPLE.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME: IN RE: PETER TOSH AND BOB MARLEY.

ASK YOURSELVES– WHY DIDN’T THOSE WHO NOW WRITE BIOGRAPHIES ABOUT THEM FAILED TO DO SO WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE?

WHY IS IT THAT THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT US NEVER WERE WITH US, THEY ALMOST ALWAYS COME FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY?

AREN’T JAMAICANS FULLY CAPABLE AND COMPETENT TO WRITE ABOUT THEIR OWN HISTORY?

WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF US FEEL ITS OK FOR OTHERS TO WRITE TRASH ABOUT US AND WE SIT SILENT AND SAY OR DO NOTHING?

LISTEN: A LOT OF THE THINGS THEY WRITE ABOUT BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH THEY WOULD NOT DARE TO WRITE IF THEY WERE ALIVE TODAY.

MY RESPONSIBILITY NOW, AS  ONE WHO CAME FROM THE REGGAE SOURCE AND KNEW THEM PERSONALLY, SPENDING MANY HOURS WITH THEM UNTIL THEIR UNTIMELY DEMISE- IS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE TRUTHS THEY ALL MADE FOR THE POSTERITY OF OUR PEOPLE.

THIS IS ALSO MY HISTORY AND LIVITY. I AM THE CREATOR OF REGGAE, AND THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT REGGAE BEGINNING AS A MUSIC BEING RECORDED DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

I HAVE SAID THIS MANY TIMES- TOOTS AND JIMMY CLIFF HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH REGGAE CREATION.CLANCY ECCLES HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AND SO WERE MANY MORE WHOM THEY HAVE LIED TO YOU ABOUT.

THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM PERSONALLY. IT IS A STATEMENT OF FACT AND TRUTH.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO WRITE ABOUT BOB MARLEY ON HIS TOURS THEN SAY SO. DO THE SAME FOR PETER TOSH.

YOU MET THE RASTAMAN ON THEIR MISSION, AND NOW TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU KNOW THEM WITH PAGES FILLED WITH FABRICATION HE SAYS, SHE SAY, HEAR SAY FROM SOME OF THE MOST UNRELIABLE OF SOURCES.

BUT, DO NOT WRITE IT AS IF YOU KNOW THEM AND THEIR MISSION.

THESE WERE DIGNIFIED AND RESPECTABLE BRETHRENS OF MINE WHO GAVE LOVE AND TRUST TO OTHERS UNCONDITIONALLY.

DO NOT WRITE IT LIKE SOME LITTLE OPPORTUNITY IN WHICH THEY GAVE YOU THE PERMISSION TO COME CLOSE TO THEM TO ASK.

BECAUSE YOU DID NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK OF THEM, AND THOSE THAT YOU ASKED WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO ELICIT A STUPID ANSWER.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN AND HEARD THE MEDIA WRITING ABOUT -BUNNY WAILER SAYING THAT HE WAS THE ONLY SURVIVING WAILER?

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN THE MEDIA SAYING THAT BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH WERE AT WAR? NOT TRUE! NEVER TRUE!

WHERE, AND FROM WHOM DID THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION, AND HOW RELIABLE  AND VERIFIABLE  WAS IT?

I AM SURE THAT THEY THOUGHT THAT NO ONE WOULD CONTEST THEM ON WHAT THEY WRITE.- AND WHENEVER I DO THEY ALL KEEP SILENT.

I HAVE GIVEN THEM YEARS TO RESPOND, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO TELL THE WORLD THAT I NEVER LIVED IN TRENCH TOWN, OR THAT I NEVER MENTORED OR KNEW THESE BRETHRENS AND TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE.

THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE OUR NAMES FROM THE HISTORY OF REGGAE WHICH SPEAKS OF OUR WORKS AND GENESIS.

ASK THEM- WHAT THE REAL MISSION AND PURPOSE OF REGGAE REALLY IS- THEY CANNOT TELL YOU.

MY WORKS OF TRUTH HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE TRUE HISTORY OF OUR REGGAE LIVITY TO LIVE IN POSTERITY FOR OUR PEOPLE.

NOTHING CAN ,AND WILL EVER CHANGE THAT. IT IS FINISHED! IT IS DONE, THE CORNERSTONE HAS BEEN LAID.

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

NOW! FOR ALL THOSE REGGAE LOVERS AND SEEKERS OF TRUTH WHO WANTS ME TO CLARIFY WHAT THEY HAVE READ AND HEARD FROM THE FALSEHOODS OF OTHERS ON BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH ETC. I WILL SAY THIS- READ AND KEEP WHAT TRUTHS I HAVE SAID BELOW IN THIS AND ALL MY WRITINGS- THEY DID NOT COME FROM TRENCH TOWN- I DID! YOU DECIDE! THEY MAY PUT MY NAME IN THEIR BOOKS, BUT NONE TO DATE HAVE CONSULTED ME. I HAVE THE TRUTH!

EXCERPT (c)  THY KINGDOM COME BY RAS CARDO.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE- MORE TRUTH.

(c) REGGAE MURDERS, MARTYRS, AND MEMORABILIA.- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

SOME PEOPLE WOULD NEVER BELIEVE THIS- BUT, FROM THE DAYS IN TRENCH TOWN, MY BRETHRENS AND I KNEW THAT THIS DAY AND TIME WOULD COME.

I AM NOT ONE WHO WILL CHOOSE TO RAPE THE DEAD EVEN IN THEIR GRAVES JUST TO MAKE SOME MONEY- FOR- WHAT IS MONEY?

WHAT IS YOUR BLOOD MONEY WORTH IN THE RAPING AND SLAUGHTERING OF A PEOPLE?

I HAVE STANDING- LEGAL AND OTHERWISE TO DISSECT AND CRITIQUE WITH THE UTMOST ACCURACY ANY AND EVERYTHING THEY WRITE ABOUT US, AND I HAVE SEEN MUCH.

THE MERCENARIES OF REGGAE FORTUNES ARE EVERYWHERE, AND SEEKING WHAT THEY CAN TO QUICKLY  BRING TO THE MARKETPLACE.

TRUTH IS NOT WHAT THEY SEEK. GIVING CREDIT TO THOSE DUE IS NOT THEIR INTENT.

  AT TIMES THEY USED MY NAME, IN WAYS, NOT SAYING THEY WANT TO TELL THE TRUTH AND GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS RIGHTLY DUE, BUT TO AUTHENTICATE THEIR WORKS FOR SALE IN THE MARKET PLACE.

TRUTH, IS NOT WHAT THEY WANT TO DELIVER. SENSATIONALISM, HEARSAYS, AND FALSEHOODS IS WHAT MAKES GOSSIP SELLS. THAT’S WHY THE ENQUIRER IS STILL IN BUSINESS.

THERE IS A WHOLE ARMY OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO THRIVE ON GOSSIPS AND LIES.

OVER THE YEARS, SO MANY HAVE TOLD ME TO RELEASE CERTAIN ITEMS WHICH I HOLD IN CLASSIFIED FILES, BUT THERE IS A TIMING TO EVERYTHING. JAH TIMING IS NEVER WRONG.

PUBLISHERS WOULD LITERALLY CRAWL AT MY FEET, IF I WOULD GIVE THEM JUST A GLIMPSE OF MY ARCHIVAL TRUTHS ON MY PEOPLE.

OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE TRIED TO USE MANY SCHEMES TO GET VITAL INFORMATION TO PUT IN THEIR BOOKS, BUT NONE HAVE DARED TO APPROACH ME DIRECTLY WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET IT FOR FREE, EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE CONSPIRED TO KILL MY BRETHRENS.

THEY ALL KNOW THAT I SPEAK FOR THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE, BUT NONE OF THEM ARE WILLING TO HELP POOR PEOPLE.

THEY KNOW THEY CANNOT SAY THAT I DID NOT COME FROM TRENCH TOWN.

THEY KNOW THAT THEY DID NOT COME FROM THE PLACE NOR KNOW THE REAL LIVITY OF OUR SITUATIONS.

YOU WILL SEE THEM WRITE ABOUT- BOB MARLEY- PETER TOSH- JOE HIGGS- SEECO PATTERSON- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE- CHERRY GREEN-DELROY WILSON- ROY WILSON- AND THE MUSICIANS WHO PLAYED AND TOURED WITH BOB AND PETER, BUT THAT IS ALL THEY CAN GOSSIP ABOUT. THE MAN ON A MISSION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE MAN AT REST.

I MUST TELL AND CAUTION THE UNSUSPECTING PUBLIC ON THIS-KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR TRUTH.

I WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE IT TO YOU. NO HOLES BARRED!

IN A BOOK ON BOB MARLEY,- I HAVE SEEN IT WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR WHO , IN PURPORTING TO QUOTE, ONE- CHERRY GREEN SAID-” A COUPLE OF TENORS, BARRINGTON SAYLES, AND RICARDO SCOTT, DECIDED FOR THEMSELVES THAT THEIR VOICES WERE NOT  REALLY STRONG ENOUGH”.

CHERRY, BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY, TOLD ME SHE NEVER SAID THAT. THAT WAS NOT THE REASON WHY I LEFT THE DAY TO DAY SINGING.

MANY OF THE THINGS THE OTHER BRETHRENS SEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THEM WE KNEW THEY ARE NOT TRUE. I AM HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT JUSTICE BE DONE TO THEIR NAMES AND THEIR WORKS.

I COULD TOTALLY DISMANTLE THIS LIE AND FALSEHOOD, BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THIS-

I, RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT, AND JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE HAD THE STRONGEST VOICES AROUND, RECOGNIZED AND LOVED BY ALL, AND FURTHERMORE-

I AM THE FIRST AND ONLY ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS TO SET FOOT UPON A STAGE TO PERFORM BEFORE A LIVE AND UNFORGIVING AUDIENCE, AND WAS NEVER BOOED OFF THE STAGE.

MY VOICE, AND THAT OF JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE WAS, AND IS THE FOUNDATION OF MANY OF THE WAILERS BACK YARD AND STUDIO REHEARSALS.

ANYONE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THIS TRUTH MUST COME FORWARD AND SAY SO.

IT WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME TO DECIPHER WHERE THESE AUTHORS GET SUCH -HOG WASH- ABOUT US.

THEY MAY BE GONE, BUT I WILL SEE THAT THEIR NAMES AND WORKS LIVE IN THE DIGNITY FOR THE POSTERITY OF OUR PEOPLE.

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

 

YES! FOR THOSE WHO ASK- ON BEING A BLACK PRESIDENT IN A WHITE CONTROLLED RACIALLY INFLUENCED SOCIETY. WHAT MINE EYES HATH SEEN OF THE OBAMA LEGACY OF LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE POOR AND DISADVANTAGED.

EXCERPT-(c) THY KINGDOM COME

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE- THE TRUTH!

IF I WERE TO WRITE ON THE LEGACY OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND WHAT HE DID FOR AMERICA, I WOULD PROBABLY USE THIS TITLE:

THEY DIVIDED MY GARMENTS, AND FOR MY VESTURE, THEY CASTS LOTS”.

ANY BIBLICAL SCHOLAR WOULD KNOW THAT THIS COMES FROM THE BIBLE, WHICH IS THE MOST QUOTED AND STOLEN BOOK IN HUMAN HISTORY.

IT ALSO RELATES TO THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST.

IT IS ALSO WRITTEN THAT THE JUDGE- PONTIUS PILATE REMARKED TO THE PEOPLE-“WHY, WHAT EVIL HAS HE DONE?”

I AM SURE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA KNEW THAT HIS ENTERING INTO SUCH OFFICE AS A BLACK MAN  WOULD NEVER BE EASY, AND WOULD COME WITH MANY EVILS AND HATE.

FOR NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY HAVE I SEEN ANY PRESIDENT BEEN SO OPENLY DISRESPECTED BY THOSE WHO JUST BLATANTLY REFUSED TO RESPECT HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN THAT CAPACITY.

BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR THE POOR WILL ALWAYS COME WITH A STRUGGLE, FOR THE RICH AND PRIVILEGED WILL NOT WISH TO SEE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE HAVING ACCESS TO THE THINGS WHICH MAKES LIFE AND LIVING POSSIBLE.

IT IS WRITTEN: “THE POOR WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE WITH US”.

BUT I HAVE READ WHERE THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD HAS SAID THAT THERE WILL BE NO POOR PEOPLE BY THE YEAR-2035.

I WOULD SINCERELY HOPE THAT TO BE TRUE, BUT DO NOT SEE THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, IF EVER.

IT WOULD SEEM THAT EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT TRIES TO DO TO HELP THE PEOPLE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL JUST REFLEXIBLY STRIKE IT DOWN, INCLUDING THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND.

THERE IS NO DENIAL THAT THOSE WHO ARE IN THE CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT ARE NOT POOR PEOPLE BY ANY MEANS.

IF WE CANNOT SUPPORT AND TRUST THOSE WHOM WE HAVE PUT INTO OFFICE, THEN AMERICA IS IN FOR TROUBLE IN THE DAYS AHEAD. 

CLEARLY, THERE IS – NO JUSTICE- ON THE LAND. THE INEQUITY, AND POLARIZATION IS RAMPANT. THE AMERICAN FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FRAGMENTED FOR A LONG TIME.

A YOUNG BLACK MAN, SHACKLED IN HANDS AND FEET, PLACED IN A TRANSPORT VAN, SUDDENLY BROKE HIS NECK- AND NO ONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH?

HOW CAN THAT BE- AMERICA?  WHY DO YOU ALWAYS TRY TO UNDERMINE THE INTELLIGENCE OF POOR PEOPLE? OR IS IT BECAUSE THEY ARE OFTEN- BLACK AND POOR?

CRIME AND POVERTY GROWS MALIGNANT IN SEVERAL CITIES. I THOUGHT I HAD NOT LEFT TRENCH TOWN WITH ITS VIOLENCE AND DEATH.

SO, WHERE IS AMERICA NOW HEADING? WHERE IS YOUR LOVE- AMERICA?

OUR ALLIES AND ENEMIES AWAITS OUR FATE. I MUST PRAY THAT WE CAN DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO -ERASE THE HATE.

IF WE BUILD A WALL- THAT IS WHEN WE WILL FALL.

IF WE ISOLATE, THAT WILL ONLY BREED HATE.

I, RAS CARDO SAY- WE CAN ONLY MAKE AMERICA GREAT BY ERASING THE HATE- WITH LOVE FOR ALL, SO HELP ME WHEN I CALL- ONE LOVE!

I WRITE FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION.

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

AMERICA!- ERASE THE HATE!- SOME OF US MAY HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO DO IT, BUT WE MUST, OR ELSE THE LONG TERM EFFECTS WILL BE DEVASTATING AND IRREPARABLE. IT IS FOR EACH ONE, TO TEACH ONE- THE LOVE AND TOLERANCE- THAT IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE ETHNICITY AND DIVERSITY WHICH MAKES US ALL EQUAL. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN JAMAICA. WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

EXCERPT (c)  TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY- TRACKING EVIL- THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY. R.A.S.P.E.C.T1

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WITH TRUTH.

 A MESSAGE OF TRUTH TO ALL CONCERNED AND CARING CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

ERASING THE HATE IN AMERICA-

AMERICA, AMERICA, WHERE ARE YOUR HEALERS OF THE PEOPLE?

WE MAY ASK OURSELVES- WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL IN THIS NOW TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY?

I HAD WRITTEN BEFORE THAT CRIME HAS BECOME THE OCCUPATION OF GENIUSES, MOST OF WHOM BLAME THE SYSTEM.

I HAVE WRITTEN THAT- THE SYSTEM MAKES CRIMINALS OUT OF MEN, AND THEN INCARCERATES AND KILLS THEM FOR THE CRIMINALS THEY BECOME.

I HAVE LISTENED TO THE CRIES OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN AMERICA OVER THE YEARS WHOSE PROBLEMS SEEM TO HAVE ROOTS IN THIS STATEMENT-” I AM BORED!”

WHEN I ASK THEM WHY THEY FEEL THAT WAY, I GET NO ANSWER, EXCEPT TO SAY THAT- WITH ALL THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THEM IN THIS COUNTRY- WITH ALL THE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGETS THEY MAY HAVE- THEY STILL END UP FEELING BORED- HAVING NOTHING SELF FULFILLING TO DO.

WE NOW HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY WHICH KEEPS THEM CONNECTED, YET SEPARATED, AND ISOLATED. THIS IS NOT GOOD, FOR EVIL LIVES IN ISOLATION.

IT IS MOST DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SEE HOW THE YOUTHS OF AMERICA HAVE SO MUCH, YET ARE SO BORED, WITH A FEELING THAT NO ONE TRULY CARES FOR THEM- AND WEALTH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

I KEEP REMEMBERING THIS BIBLICAL TRUTH-“IN THE ABUNDANCE OF WATER, THE FOOL IS THIRSTY”.

AMERICA:LET ALL YOUR PSYCHOLOGISTS TAKE NOTE OF THIS POINT I MAKE HERE-

YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT FOOLS, BUT YOUR SYSTEM TREATS THEM LIKE FOOLS.

BECAUSE OF THIS FEELING WHICH THEY HAVE SEEN AND HAVE INTERNALIZED, THEY HAVE DECIDED TO DO WHAT THEY DO LEAVING YOU NO CLUES TO GO ON.

SO, I MUST ASK- WHERE IS YOUR LOVE- AMERICA?

I USUALLY TURN THEIR ATTENTIONS TO MY JAMAICAN CHILDHOOD AND STRUGGLES OF MY PARENTS TO RAISE US, THEN SHOWING THEM JUST HOW MUCH THEY HAVE HERE TO ENJOY. SOME WILL BEGIN TO SEE THE LIGHT OF TRUTH, WHILE OTHERS WILL STILL FEEL MARGINALIZED.

I MUST CONCLUDE: THEY HAVE NO REAL MENTORSHIP FROM ANYONE THEY CAN REALLY TRUST. NO ONE REALLY TELLS THEM THE TRUTH.

I MEET THEM EVERYWHERE, AND IN THEM I SEE THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. IT LOOKS BLEAK! VERY BLEAK! BUT ALL IS NOT YET LOST.

WE HAVE A BASIC -FAILURE TO TRUST-A LACK OF TRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE-AND THOSE WHO KEEP INJECTING DISTRUST, DIVISIVENESS, SEPARATION, AND ALIENATION AMONGSTS US.

WE HAVE THOSE WHO BECAUSE OF WEALTH AND PRIVILEGE, THEY CAN WIELD POWER AND MIGHT OVER THOSE WHO HAVE NO CHOICE- EXCEPT TO OBEY AND LIVE OR DISOBEY AND DIE.

THE MINDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LIKE SPONGES- THEY ABSORB AND STORE. YET WE KEEP FEEDING THEM THE LIES, AND FALSEHOODS, THINKING THAT THEY ARE STUPID.

MY REGGAE SINGS- TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH.

IN THIS TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY ANYONE CAN BE A TYRANT. ANYONE CAN EASILY BECOME A DEMAGOGUE. OUR NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THIS REALITY WILL CERTAINLY CHANGE THE WAY OF LIFE FOR MOST OF US.

SO, I RAS CARDO ASKS: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL FOR YOU?

I DID SAY:”THE TECHNOLOGY WE CREATE, WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE OUR FATE.”

WE LIVE IN A -SOUNDBYTE -CULTURE. WHAT YOU MAY THINK YOU KNOW FROM THE MEDIA MAY NOT BE THE FULL STORY TO ANY EVENT BEING REPORTED.

SO MANY ARE NOW FORCED TO COMMUNICATE IN WAYS THAT WILL PREVENT THEIR ENEMIES FROM OBFUSCATING THEIR PLANS.

VITRIOLIC, AND INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC OF HATE, BIGOTRY, RACISM AND PREJUDICE WILL ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE.

SO, YOU MAY ASK – WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP AMERICA AND THE WORLD IN ALL THIS MESS?

I, RAS CARDO WILL SAY TO YOU- SHOW LOVE- BUILD TRUSTS- GIVE CARINGLY- SHOW GENUINE EMPATHY-TAKE TIME TO TEACH TOLERANCE-USE EXAMPLES TO SHOW EQUALITY- BE NOT QUICK TO JUDGE-SHARE BECAUSE YOU CARE- SHOW THAT NO MATTER WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT WE MAY HAVE, THERE IS BUT ONE ROAD AND END TO ALL THAT IS LIFE FOR ALL OF US- REMEMBER THIS:

WHEN THE SUN SHINES, OR THE RAIN FALLS, IT DOES NOT SHINE OR FALL ON ONE MAN’S DOORSTEPS.

THESE ARE BUT SOME OF THE WAYS THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO- ERASE THE HATE- THAT IS KILLING AMERICA.

BEING HATEFUL, IS NO ACCIDENT. LET US BEGIN TO ERASE THE HATE WITHIN US, THEN DO SO OUTSIDE. PEACE!

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

YES! FOR AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, I WILL SAY THIS- THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD WILL BECOME A BETTER PLACE WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP AND SPEAK THE TRUTH! MY REGGAE WORKS HAVE BEEN GIVING THEM THE COURAGE IN MUSIC TO DO JUST THAT. THIS IS ONE WAY THE RACISM, PREJUDICE AND BIGOTRY WILL COME TO AN END. IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME, BUT THE YOUTHS ARE GETTING TO KNOW THE TRUTHS OF MY REGGAE AND RASTAFARI.

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION- FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID-” AMERICA HAS LOST ITS MORAL COMPASS.”

THE OPIOD EPIDEMIC, THE KILLINGS OF BLACKS BY WHITE COPS, PRISON OVER CROWDINGS AND ESCAPES, POLITICIANS AND CORRUPTIONS HERE AND EVERYWHERE, THE LIST OF PROBLEMS GOES ON.

AN ELECTION YEAR, PEOPLE LIVING IN FEAR. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SAYING THIS AND THAT.

AMERICA STANDS AT ANOTHER PRECARIOUS CROSS ROADS IN ITS HISTORY. ENEMIES AND ALLIES ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOMES OF THE NEXT ELECTION.

WHILE SOME WILL FORGIVE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL NEVER FORGET.

I AM A LEGAL CITIZEN OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, AND HAVE GIVEN MY BEST EFFORTS AND EXPERTISE TO HELP ITS PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS IN SERVICE.

LET ME MAKE THIS POINT EXPLICITLY CLEAR: I OBTAINED LEGAL ENTRY BEFORE ENTERING THIS COUNTRY.

I DO NOT ENGAGE MYSELF IN POLITRICKS, NOR IN THE DISCUSSION OF RELIGION. THESE WILL ALWAYS BE VITRIOLIC TOPICS CAUSING HATE AND RESENTMENT IN AMERICA.

MY WORKS AND MISSION IS FOR A HEALING OF THIS NATION WITH MY -REGGAE EDUCATION- LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND HUMANITARIAN RESOURCES AS BEST AS I AM ABLE.

IN MY PERSONAL OPINION, AND TRUTH I WILL SAY THAT -AMERICA IS NOW READY FOR A WOMAN TO BE ITS PRESIDENT.

FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED, AND EQUALITY PRESERVED- AMERICA MUST HONOR ITS WORDS.

IF AMERICA MAKES THE EMOTIONAL MISTAKE TO ELECT SOMEONE WHO HAS SHOWN BY HIS/HER OWN WORDS AND ACTIONS, THAT THIS COUNTRY MUST BECOME DIVIDED, BIGOTED, DISCRIMINATINGLY PREJUDICIAL, IT WILL OPEN THE DOOR TO THE ENEMIES WHO AWAITS TO DESTROY IT.

WE CAN SAY AND PRAY AS MUCH AS WE WANT FOR – GOD TO BLESS AMERICA- BUT IF WE ELECT THE WRONG LEADERS AT THIS TIME- WE WILL ALL REGRET IT.

LISTEN: EMOTIONS ARE FOR THE BEDROOM. NOT FOR THE PAINSTAKING TASKS THAT RUNNING THIS COUNTRY DEMANDS IN A TIME MOST CRITICAL TO OUR VERY EXISTENCE AS A SUPER POWER.

OUR ENEMIES ARE WAITING AT THE GATES.

HE WHO USES WORDS AS WEAPONS TO DESTROY AND DIVIDE A PEOPLE, TURNS HIMSELF INTO A TYRANNICAL DICTATOR, FOR LIKE THE SPED ARROW, AND NEGLECTED OPPORTUNITY, THEY DO NOT COME BACK, EXCEPT TO HAUNT THE ONE WHO MADE THEM.

THIS IS A TIME FOR DECISIVE AND ACCURATE MOVES, AND YES, I WILL SAY THAT WOMEN DO IT BEST.

FOR, AFTER ALL, MOST OF OUR MOTHERS DID NOT THROW US OUT WITH THE BATH WATER.

I AM RAS CARDO FROM JAMAICA FOR A HEALING OF THE NATION.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.