REGGAE AND THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE-THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES HEALTHCARE AND THE POOR- ACCESS DENIED! I CREATED REGGAE TO SOLVE THIS AND OTHER PROBLEMS. HOW/WHY DID THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE IN THESE COUNTRIES, INCLUDING JAMAICA, MADE IT UNAVAILABLE TO THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION WHO IS POOR? WAS IT AN ILLUSION? WERE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES TRICKED BY MOST DEVELOPED- FIRST WORLD- NATIONS WHO PROMISED THEM LOWER TARIFFS AND ACCESS TO INDUSTRIALIZED MARKETS? REGGAE ASKS THOSE QUESTIONS. HAVE INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES VIOLATED BARGAINS WITH THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES? NO ONE WANTS TO TRUTHFULLY ANSWER. I SEE THE POOR PEOPLE SUFFERING AND DYING FROM PREVENTABLE DISEASES- BECAUSE OF LACK OF RESOURCES, EDUCATION AND ACCESS IS DENIED THEM. I WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT! I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN. WHERE DO THE REGGAE $$ GO? (C) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. CAVEAT: THOSE WHO SEE THE BLUE WORDS USED FOR THE PLACEMENT OF ADS IN MY WORKS, BE IT KNOWN THAT I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT. I AM NOT SELLING MY READERS ANYTHING. RESPECT!

EXCERPT  FROM THE BOOK-(c) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSIONS. A REGGAE EDUCATION- RAS CARDO SPEAKS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE:

I HAVE SAID THIS SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE, AND WILL DO SO AGAIN-

THE HEALTHCARE OF ANY NATION IS THE ONE MOST CRUCIAL LITMUS TEST OF THE INTENT TO EFFECTIVELY CARE FOR ITS PEOPLE(PARAPHRASED).

ANY NATION WHICH CANNOT PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTHCARE AND TREATMENT OF ITS PEOPLE CANNOT SAY WITH ANY TRUTH, THAT IT CARES FOR THEM.

SICKNESS KNOWS NO POLITICS. THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE PEOPLE IS PARAMOUNT. 

MY REGGAE HAS ALWAYS FOCUSED ON THE CONDITIONS OF THE PEOPLE.

SOME YEARS AGO THE REGGAE GROUP- BLACK UHURU- SANG

“THIRD WORLD NATIONS SINKING DEEPER IN DEATH, TRADE ALL MY GOLD AND DIAMONDS FOR BLOOD TEARS AND SWEAT”.

THEY ALSO SANG- “QUESTIONS”,

OH WHAT A SHAME, TO SEE MY BLACK SISTERS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN”.

MY REGGAE HAS BEEN ASKING AND TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT THESE HUMAN CONDITIONS AND SUFFERINGS.

YES! THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE PEOPLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR FOCUS AND CONCERNS TO SPEAK THE TRUTH, AND TO DELIVER THIS TRUTH TO THE PEOPLE WITHOUT FEAR.

MAYBE, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THE WORLD IS JUST BEGINNING TO LISTEN, BUT THOSE WHO LISTEN AND ARE OFFENDED BY TRUTH TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO TRY AND SILENCE OUR MESSENGERS.

LISTEN: TO ALL REGGAE ARTISTS AND MASSIVES- THE TRUTH IS IN PLAIN VIEW:

OUR PEOPLE, OUR MOST VALUED RESOURCES, ARE DYING OFF FROM THE DISEASES WHICH THEY COULD BE SAVED IF ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE WAS NOT DENIED THEM.

STRANGE AS THIS MAY SOUND- THE SAME PEOPLE TRYING TO KILL REGGAE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE REAPING THE REWARDS FROM IT.

THESE SAME PEOPLE ARE THE ONES AMONG US WHO ARE ALSO KILLING OUR PEOPLE. THEY ARE THE MOLES. THEY ARE THE SMOKING GUNS.

THE LATE GREAT CULTURE-JOSEPH HILL- DID SING: “THE MORE SUFFERATION IS UPON THEIR BACKS, THE MORE FOOLISH THEY BECOME. WE SUFFER MORE FOR LESS.” HE WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

WHEN MOST OF THESE REGGAE ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS FALL SICK THEY HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE TO COVER THEM. THEY HAVE NO MONEY TO BURY THEM WHEN THEY DIE. THEIR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES HAVE TO TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HELP.

AN UNFAIR ECONOMIC BURDEN FALLS ON THEIR LOVED ONES. THEY HAVE NO RESOURCES.

SO, YOU MAY ASK HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN, AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

FOR THOSE WHO SEEK MY HELP, I WILL NOT WAIVER. I WILL NOT DISCLOSE MY ANSWERS OR SOLUTIONS IN THIS PUBLIC MEDIUM-BUT- I WILL SAY THIS

ENTERTAINMENT CONGLOMERATES ARE HOMOGENIZING GLOBAL CULTURE.

THE RICH CULTURAL DIVERSITY WHICH EXISTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING  JAMAICA, IS BEING STOLEN.

MUSIC, INCLUDING REGGAE MUSIC, THEY ARE TRYING TO CHANGE INTO SOMETHING ELSE WHICH WOULD MAKE IT UNRECOGNIZABLE TO MOST AS THEY TRY TO -BRAND IT- AND SELL IT UNDER A NEW RUBBER STAMP, CALLING IT THEIR OWN.

BUT LISTEN: REGGAE MUSIC POSES A PROBLEM FOR THEM TO STEAL SO THEY HAVE TOLD THE WORLD THAT REGGAE IS DEAD. 

FOR THEY KNOW THAT IF YOU KEEP TELLING A LIE MOST OF THE WORLD WILL EVENTUALLY BELIEVE IT.

REGGAE IS VERY MUCH ALIVE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE SO. YOU CANNOT KILL THE WORD AND WORKS OF JAH.

THEIR MODUS OPERANDI IS TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE HOOKED INTO BUYING THEIR BRANDS OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT. CONTROLLING THE EMOTIONS OF MILLIONS OF NEW FANS AT AN EARLY AGE IS THEIR KEY.

WHEN MY LATE GREAT BRETHRENS- BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE TOLD YOU ABOUT-

THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO MATERIALIZE THEIR WISHES”. THIS WAS WHAT WE MEANT.

IN THE THIRD WORLD NATIONS THERE IS NO- REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, INCOME, OR RESOURCES.

SO, WHERE DOES ALL THE REGGAE MONEY GO?

I, RAS CARDO SPEAK FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE.

(C) A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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