Monthly Archives: February 2017

LISTEN! DEEP IN THIS COUNTRY IS A RACISM THAT WILL NEVER END.IT WILL NEVER END BECAUSE IT IS GENERATIONAL. IT WILL NEVER END BECAUSE IT IS INCULCATED INTO THE MINDS OF THE YOUNG. IT WILL NEVER END BECAUSE OUR LEADERS, PASTORS, PROFESSORS, POLITICIANS, ACTS AS HYPOCRITES, IN FANNING, AND CATALYZING THE FLAMES WHICH KEEPS IT BURNING. FOR YEARS I HAVE TRACKED THE FACTORS WHICH KEEPS IT ALIVE, AND HAVE LISTENED TO MANY- DYING DECLARATIONS- OF WHITE, BLACK, AND ALL ETHNICITIES, OF ALL AGES. YOU CAN SEE AND HEAR IT IN THE JUDGES IN COURTS, AND IN THE WAYS RULES AND LAWS ARE FORMULATED, AND PROMULGATED. I WILL CHALLENGE ANYONE ON THESE ISSUES HERE STATED. I TELL YOU TRUTHS. I TELL YOU THINGS WHICH YOU WILL NOT SEE OR HEAR ELSEWHERE. LET ME ASK YOU- AMERICA: HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THE MEDIA GIVING RESPECT TO OUR BLACK PRESIDENT UPON HIS ELECTION VICTORY, AND SUBSEQUENT WORK IN OFFICE? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN THE MEDIA SAYING-“PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP, OR PRESIDENT TRUMP?” COULD THIS BE A REASON WHY TRUMP REFUSE TO SPEAK TO SOME, AND NOT OTHERS? HE WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD US BLUNTLY THAT- THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED. HE ALSO QUESTIONS OUR INNOCENCE. HOW WOULD HE KNOW, UNLESS HE KNEW. HE KNOWS THE TRUTH OF WHY THE SYSTEM IS THE WAY IT IS. WE CAN LEARN A LOT FROM THE DEVIL, IF WE PAY ATTENTION. I SAY ALL THIS WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO ANYONE. I HAVE SAT WITH THE PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS- AND LISTENED! THAT’S WHAT LOVE IS.

“FRIENIMICUS” A NEW WORD I HAVE GIVEN TO THE SO-CALLED ENGLISH LANGUAGE.WHEN YOUR FRIEND BECOMES YOUR ENEMY, THIS IS FRIENIMICUS. WHEN YOUR ENEMY BECOMES YOUR FRIEND, THIS IS FRIENIMICUS.WHAT IS TAKING PLACE NOW IN OUR GOVERNMENT IS FRIENIMICUS. RUSSIA HAS NOW BECOME EMBOLDENED AS A MAJOR PLAYER AND FRIENIMICUS INFLUENCE IN OUR DEMOCRACY. WHY DID WE ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN? THIS WILL BE ONE OF AMERICAS GREATEST REGRETS. I WILL TELL YOU MORE ON THIS.MY REGGAE SINGS-“ONLY YOUR FRIENDS KNOW YOUR SECRETS, SO ONLY THEY CAN REVEAL IT.” WHO THE CAP FITS, MUST WEAR IT. I, AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN.SPEAKING WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

LISTEN! I DID WARN ABOUT- THE RICH- DESTROYING AMERICA. R.A.S.P.E.C.T1,TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY. TAKE A CLOSE LOOK: THE LIES,LIES, LIES,-WITH THOSE WHO ARE HAVING GRAVE DIFFICULTY WITH DAMAGE CONTROL. NO PLANS IN PLACE FOR THE SICK. THE ALLIES IN UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT. THE- ” (c)FRENIMICUS”( MY FRIEND THE ENEMY)-RELATIONSHIPS. THE DICTATORIAL, TYRANNICAL, AND AUTHORITARIAN APPROACH. THE MEDIA AND FREE- PRESS HELD HOSTAGE. UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSORS, STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN LANDS WHO PAY FULL PRICE BARRED. THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE SHALL SEE. MANY WILL REGRET THEIR CHOICE.TOWN HALL MEETINGS NO LONGER IMPORTANT FOR SOME. THE PEOPLE ARE FAST BECOMING AGITATED, SCARED, FEARFUL AND RESTLESS LIKE SOMEONE BEING SCAMMED, AND LIED TO REPEATEDLY AND INCESSANTLY.WHEN YOU THINK IT’S PEACE AND SAFETY THEN COMES SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. WITH NO REAL HELPFUL PLANS IN PLACE FOR THE PEOPLE, WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN? WHEN YOU BUILD A WALL- WHO ARE YOU KEEPING OUT/IN? I REST MY CASE- JUST WATCH! HOW MANY LIES DO YOU WISH TO SEE AND HEAR? TO THEM, ITS A GAME, TO U.S; ITS UNCERTAINTY AND SUFFERING. JAH WILL STILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE. THE CHURCHES ARE SILENT-WHY? WILL THE REAL PEOPLE JUST STAND ASIDE AND LOOK ?

“NO SANCTUARY!”- WRITTEN FOR ALL THE REFUGEES. RAS CARDO REGGAE SPEAKS YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERINGS!

NO SANCTUARY! – NO PLACE TO CALL HOME- MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILD-? DOMICILE


 1. NO SANCTUARY FOR THE REFUGEES

NO ONE IS LISTENING TO THEIR CRIES AND PLEAS.

RUNNING FROM DICTATORIAL AND TYRANNICAL PERSECUTION.

SEEKING ASYLUM IN EVERY NATION.

2. SO MANY HAVE DIED CROSSING THE DANGEROUS  NORTH ATLANTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

THE MEDIA REPORTS THEIR DEATHS, A LESSON IN INHUMANITY FOR YOU AND ME.

3. NOW THEY COME TO THIS PLACE CALLED AMERICA,JUST LIKE MY FOREFATHERS AND MOTHERS IN SLAVERY FROM AFRICA- SOME A DEM NEVER BORN YA!

4. THE CLIMATE HERE IS NOT A WELCOMING ONE,

REGGAE AND RASTAFARI TOLD YOU NEVER TO TRUST A POLITICIAN.

5. FOR ALL THOSE YOUNG ONES NOW IN SCHOOL

SO MANY BORN ON THIS LAND AIN’T NO FOOL.

THEY LIVE IN FEAR OF ARREST AND DEPORTATION

EXECUTIVE ORDERS DON’T CARE IF THEIR RECORDS ARE CLEAN FROM INCRIMINATION.

6. THE HISTORY AND THE BUILDING OF ANY WESTERN NATION WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THIS IMMIGRANT POPULATION.

SO, LIKE RETIRED SLAVES, THEIR SERVICES NOT NEEDED ANYMORE.

THE HARSH REALITIES THEY FACE, AND THIS IS SURE.

THE SYSTEM SET-THE FEAR AND FRUSTRATIONS CAUSE MANY TO REGRET

RUNNING ACROSS OCEANS TO SAVE THEIR LIVES.ONLY JAH KNOWS HOW SOME HAVE SURVIVED.

7. THIS IS A SONG FOR SANCTUARY THAT I SING

FOR JAH IS THE ALMIGHTY RULER, LORDS OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS.

RAS CARDO POEM FOR ALL THOSE REFUGEES HAVING NO HOME OR COUNTRY TO CALL THEIR OWN. MAY JAH ALMIGHTY SPEAK TO THE HEARTS OF MEN TO HELP THEM IN NEED, AND TO PROVIDE WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO FEED.(c) RAS CARDO POEMS.  ALL RESERVED GLOBALLY.

 

EXCERPT (c) FROM THE BOOK-TRACKING EVIL – BY RAS CARDO. TRENCH TOWN ORIGINAL CREATED REGGAE vs. THE MURDEROUS MUSIC INDUSTRY. WE SING WITHOUT PREJUDICE- THE TRUTH- “EVERYTIME WE PLANT A SEED, THEY SAY-KILL IT BEFORE THEY GROW”. “THEY WERE NOT WITH US, AND WERE NEVER WITH US-NO WAY”.”WE KNOW DEM A WICKED!” CATEGORICALLY AND COLLECTIVELY THEY USE THE NAME-REGGAE- LOOSELY- AS A FORUM FOR ELITE DOMINATION. THOUGH THEY ENJOY THE CREATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF “HUMANS” THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY HUMAN RESPONSIBILITIES.THEY FOLLOW A SYSTEM OF RULES WHICH LEADS THEM INEXORABLY TO DOMINANT BEHAVIOR. FOR THEM, FORM IS CONTENT. HOW MANY YOUNG AND TALENTED ARTISTS HAVE BEEN CUT DOWN DURING THEIR YOUTH?, AND IN INEXPLICABLE WAYS. MY REGGAE ASKS THEM THE INEXTRICABLE QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE “LIFE” OF ITS SYSTEM IS NEVER THREATENED, ITS STRUCTURE IS NEVER ALTERED.THE FAMILIES OF THE POOR AND DECEASED REGGAE ARTIST LEFT WITHOUT RECOURSE OR CLOSURE. THE STRUCTURE NEVER DIE A NATURAL DEATH, AND SO IS THE ARTIST.IN TRUTH- THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SYSTEM NEVER DIES. NO SHAME OR REMORSE CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO IT. SO WE SING- “THE SYSTEM SET”!CAVEAT: WRITTEN WITH LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL MY BRETHRENS AND SISTRENS FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS. I AM RAS CARDO.

TRENCH TOWN REGGAE MUSIC LEGENDS-WHO ARE THEY, AND TO WHOM IS THE NAME JUSTIFIED? THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS INHERENT THE SEEDS OF EXPLOITATION, DEHUMANIZATION,PROFIT IMPERATIVE,DIVISIVE SUBJUGATION TO WHICH SOME ARTISTS WILL SACRIFICE THEIR SOULS. I CREATED REGGAE NOT TO BE A PART OF THAT SYSTEM OF CONTROL. LIKE MOST CORPORATIONS,THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THOUGH IT MAY BOAST ABOUT OPERATING BY MORAL PRINCIPLES, IT IS STRUCTURALLY AMORAL. I SPEAK WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WILL ASK ANYONE WHO CALL THEMSELVES A REGGAE LEGEND- TO TELL ME WHAT KIND OF MUSIC THEY WERE SINGING OR PLAYING BEFORE I CREATED REGGAE IN 1962 TRENCH TOWN. LISTEN! I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN, WHOMEVER SINGS OR PLAYS REGGAE MUSIC, IS SINGING AND PLAYING MY CREATION. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT TOOTS OR JIMMY CLIFF, OR ANY OTHER ARE REGGAE LEGENDS THEN ASK THEM WHAT THEY WERE SINGING BEFORE REGGAE CAME ON THE SCENE. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THEY NEVER SANG REGGAE BEAT MUSIC UNTIL MY CREATION DEFINED AND BROUGHT LIFE TO THEIR FLEDGLING CAREERS. THEY NEVER SANG ROCKSTEADY EITHER. I KNOW THOSE PEOPLE WHO HELPED THEM WITH THEIR CAREERS. I KNOW THEY WERE NEVER WITH US IN TRENCH TOWN WHEN I CREATED REGGAE IN MY BACKYARD. SO, WHEN REGGAE DEFINES A LEGEND, IT IS A STRICT DEFINITION. NOT WHAT YOU WILL SEE OTHERS WRITE ABOUT IN THE MUSIC CORPORATE MEDIA. REGGAE MUSIC DOES NOT LEND ITSELF TO SUCH SECULAR AND AMORAL DEFINITIONS OF CORPORATE GREED AND EXPLOITATIONS. I SEND THIS CHALLENGE TO ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY OR MEDIA . KNOW THE TRUTH! GET THE TRUTH. SPEAK THE TRUTH! I AM RAS CARDO- REGGAE CREATOR AND LEGEND FROM TRENCH TOWN. GET EDUCATED FROM THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH.

JAMAICAN WOMEN- THEIR TOILS, STRUGGLES- FROM THE WEAK TO THE STRONG- THE HAVES, TO THE HAVE NOTS-HOW THEY HELPED CHANGE LIVES, AND IMPACTED THE WORLD.THIS WAS ONE REASON WHY I CHANGED A WORD(STREGGAE)- TO REGGAE. I CHANGED A WORD TO CHANGE A CULTURE IN 1962 TRENCH TOWN. 55 YEARS TO DATE. NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE THAT. THEY MUST BE RESPECTED. THEY MUST BE PROTECTED. MY BOOK-(c) 1999-JAMAICA MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE-ISBN# 1-584700033- WILL TELL YOU MORE. IT BEGINS WITH MY MOTHER AND THE WOMEN OF TRENCH TOWN. YES! THOSE WHO HELPED TO SHAPE THE LIVES OF LEGENDS.I AM RAS CARDO.