PETER TOSH-MY BELOVED BRETHREN. THE MAN THEY ALL TRIED TO MAKE LESS THAN EQUAL TO BOB MARLEY. THEY CHOSE NOT TO GET TO KNOW HIM AND HIS MISSION. THEY DEMONIZED THE TEACHER WHILE PRAISING HIS STUDENT. I WILL SHOW THE WORLD HIS TRUTH. HE NEVER LIED! THE WORLD LOVES THE HYPOCRITES. YOU HAVE TO HAVE KNOWN HIM, TO TRULY KNOW HIM.CLOSER THAN A BROTHER TO ME. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.

EXCERPT (c)  THEY DIVIDED MY GARMENTS- THE BOOK OF TRUTH OF MY BRETHRENS. UNREVEALED WORKS OF  THE PROPHET AND THE MAN BEFORE HIS TIME- PETER TOSH.

BOOK- SOON TO BE RELEASED- BY RAS CARDO- REGGAE CREATOR- FROM TRENCH TOWN.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

I KNOW AND LIVED THE HISTORY WITH MY BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS FROM THE MOMENT THEY FIRST CAME TO ME AND THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE,   UNTIL THEIR UNTIMELY PASSING, MOST TRAGICALLY AND SUDDEN.

I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. REGGAE WAS NAMED , CREATED AND SHARED BY ME TO OTHERS IN JAMAICA SINCE 1962.

THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE , AS OUR REGGAE FAMILY KNEW IT.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FED BY HE SAY- SHE SAY- HEARSAY, AND LIES AS TO OUR PEOPLE AND HISTORY OVER THE YEARS, HAVE NOW FOUND OUT THAT THEY WERE  DUPED.

PETER TOSH AND BOB MARLEY REMAINED MY CLOSEST BRETHRENS IN LIFE AS THEY ARE IN DEATH.WORDS WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE OUR LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, LOYALTY, AND REASONING SESSIONS OVER THE YEARS.

NEVER A DAY PASSES THAT I DO NOT REMEMBER WHAT TIMES WE SHARED.

THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE FAMILY I SPEAK AND WRITE ABOUT IS NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE FROM OR FOREIGN TO TRENCH TOWN SPEAKS ABOUT.

TRENCH TOWN, LIKE MANY PLACES ON EARTH WAS A MICROCOSM OF THE GLOBE.

I WILL MAKE CERTAIN THAT THOSE WHO WANT THE TRUTH IN OUR HISTORY, AND TO KNOW HOW MUCH LOVE WE HAD FOR OUR PEOPLE- JAH PEOPLE- GET TO KNOW US, EVEN IN DEATH.

I WILL SAY THIS: LET THE WHOLE WORLD NOW BEAR WITNESS TO THESE TRUTHS.

1. THOSE WHO HAVE WRITTEN BOOKS ABOUT US, HAVE DONE SO FROM THE BITS AND PIECES THEY HAVE COLLECTED FROM PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEVER KNEW US.

2. YOU  HAVE NEVER SEEN AN -AUTOBIOGRAPHY- WRITTEN BY PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, JOE HIGGS, JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, ALTON ELLIS, ROY WILSON, DELROY WILSON, CHERRY…….AND THE LIST GOES ON.

3.WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN FED SO FAR DEALS WITH THOSE WHO LIVE IN AND OUT OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA, WHO HAVE MADE IT THEIR MISSION TO BENEFIT THEREFROM IN TRYING TO TELL THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES GARNERED FROM THE HEARSAY INFORMATION THEY GET FROM PEOPLE WHO NEVER KNEW US, BUT WHO MAY AT SOME TIME OR ANOTHER BEEN AROUND US, ALBEIT BRIEFLY.

4. KEEP THIS IN MIND HOWEVER, WHAT THEY WILL GIVE TO YOU WILL IN SOME CASES HAVE SOME TRUTH DISPERSED IN THE PRESENTATIONS, WHICH THEY HOPE WILL ATTACH SOME SEMBLANCE OF CREDIBILITY TO IT.

5.I AM FOCUSING ON PETER AT THIS TIME, SINCE HE HAS BEEN THE ONE MOST DEMONIZED BY SO MANY WHO NEVER WANTED TO TRULY GET TO KNOW HIM AND HIS MISSION.

6. THE WORLD HAS LOST A MOST LOVING, HUMANITARIAN, AND GIFTED SOUL. THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT A SLIGHT CHANCE TO SEE THIS SIDE OF HIM. THEY UNDERSTOOD THE PASSION AND CREATIVE, NO NONSENSE SPIRIT THAT DROVE HIM.

7. TRUTH BE TOLD- I KNOW THAT PETER WOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM FURTHER ACCESS TO GET CLOSER TO HIM IF HE HAD TRUSTED THEIR SPIRITS. THEY USED DIVISIVE TACTICS TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WOULD NEVER FEEL EQUAL TO BOB MARLEY. THEY ALSO LIED ABOUT BOTH OF THEM.

8. I KNEW AND UNDERSTOOD PETER AND BOB IN WAYS THAT SO MANY NEVER KNEW AND SO MISUNDERSTOOD THEM.

9. THOSE WHO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SPENDING TIMES AROUND HIM DURING HIS TOURS, AND HELPING HIM TO GET THE MESSAGES OF HIS MUSIC OUT TO THE PEOPLE, CAN ONLY SAY WHAT THEY HAD OBSERVED IN A MAN ON A MISSION.

10. VOLUMES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT HIM FROM THIS ASPECT OF HIS MISSION, AT BEST, IT IS CALLED- HEARSAY.

11. KNOWING PETER FROM BEFORE MUSIC AND RECORDINGS AND TOURS, HAVE PLACED ME IN A MOST ENVIABLE POSITION  TO THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I DID NOT COME FROM TRENCH TOWN.

12. JAH HAS MADE IT SO THAT I AM NOW THE ONE TO STAND AND SPEAK THEIR TRUTHS TO THE PEOPLE IN A TIME WHEN SO MANY HAVE ALREADY BEEN LIED TO, BY THE MEDIA PRESS AND OTHERS.

IN ALL THOSE WHO WRITE AND TALK ABOUT PETER TOSH THUS FAR- NONE CAN SAY WITH TRUTH THAT THEY TOOK THE TIME TO RESPECTFULLY ENGAGE HIM SO THAT THEY COULD LET HIM TELL THEM WHAT HE WAS REALLY ABOUT.

HE BECAME AN EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE. MY FATHER HELPED HIM TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA AT OUR DOORSTEP.

THEY ALL WANTED TO ADVANCE BOB MARLEY AHEAD OF HIM. SOME HAVE WRITTEN THIS SALIENT TRUTH.

THEY DEMONIZED THE TEACHER WHILST PRAISING THE STUDENT.

I KNOW, THAT PETER WAS A TEACHER OF BOB MARLEY. I WAS THERE WITH ALL OF THEM. WHO WOULD WANT TO CHALLENGE ME ON THAT?

WE WERE A UNIVERSITY WITHIN OURSELVES. CREATIVE TALENTS GALORE. YET WE WERE HUMBLE AND GAVE EACH OTHER MUTUAL RESPECT AND LOVE.

THEY NEVER EVER HATED EACH OTHER. THEY WERE INDEPENDENT THINKERS, MOVERS AND SHAKERS. THEY WERE ALSO MY STUDENTS AND CONFIDANTS.

REMEMBER, I TOLD THE WORLD WHAT-R.E.G.G.A.E- MEANS-

REAFFIRMING GHETTO GENIUS ANYWHERE EVERYWHERE/ANYTIME EVERYTIME.

MY CLASS MATE- GEOFFREY CHUNG- WHO LATER BECAME AN ENGINEER OF THEIR MUSIC KNEW THIS TRUTH QUITE WELL, AND SO DID HIS BEST TO ENHANCE THEIR CAREERS DURING HIS SHORT LIFE WITH US. THE NAMES OF GEOFFREY, HIS BROTHER MICHAEL,  ROBBIE LYNN AND I,  ALL WENT TO THE SAME SCHOOL. I TOOK THE MUSIC AND HISTORY TO SCHOOL AND GEOFFREY SHARED IT WITH OTHERS. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS TRUTH MANY TIMES IN MY BODY OF WORKS ON REGGAE.

THESE BRETHRENS MAY BE GONE, BUT THE WORKS WE HAD FOR OUR PEOPLE WILL CARRY ON. MY MISSION WILL BE TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS FOR THE REDEMPTION OF OUR PEOPLE. THERE IS SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY.

I WILL REVEAL THE BOOKS IN A TIMELY MANNER. PEACE!

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

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