Greetings Empress SisMenenI,
See, here you demonstrate MY point. My comment to be still and Know JAH was simply a peacemaking comment to cool down a fiery reasoning on this difficult subject. You saw this as I telling a black sistren what to do! You are looking for division, I had no idea whether the last post was by a black or white sistren or bredren, you looked for discrimination where there was none and saw it there anyway. It was just a loving reminder in response to reading this whole string.
Above the black race and white race and all races
Above JA Ithiopia Africa Earth and the cosmos
Above all cultures religions and human ideas
Is JAH, this is what I deal with.
I couldn't agree more with the highest and truest overstanding of the Nyahbinghi doctrine of "Black Supremacy". (No problem with it except for its VERY misleading title that is). But that overstanding does not explain judging the next man based on his skin color. Will an evil black man will have an easier time trodding into a traditional Binghi camp than a righteous white bredren?
I have been trodding Rastafari for over 15 years and I have close bredren who are black and countless times I have been rudely dismissed by black bredren and sistren who took no time to look into I soul but judged I by my epidermis, this is not new to me. Some Rastas reject I for I skin and most babylonians reject I for I beard and locks, but still I cannot just stop being a Rastaman.
Consider sistren, where I live everywhere you go you see young people with dreadlocks, and the Colours and herb and reggae music AND THEY DON"T KNOW WHO SELASSIE IS !!! I don't claim to be authorized by The Order, I don't preach evangelize or lecture people. But I am often asked about Rastafari.
Noone knows better than I that "a "bingi" held in the hills of california is nothing like a traditional Nyahbinghi Ises" But that is all I have. All InI do here is give Ises unto the Most High while adhering as closley as possible to the Elders' guidelines and since it is that or nothing InI choose to give Ises. No ulterior motive, no profit, no pretention at authority, just ones and ones doing InI best. Isn't there something more threatening than that to turn your judgement fire upon?
Sistren, could the I just say one loving thing? Is there any way I can make peace with thee besides ceasing to exist?
ONE LOVE IN THE MOST HIGH JAH RASTAFARI SELASSIE I THE FIRST