Greetings in the name of the Most High Selassie I Jah !
I think this is really interesting, give thanks to the I for posting it. Because some might deduce from this quote, that Selassie states the poor people, the sufferers are always responsible for the bad situation they are in. This would be a rather conservative ideology, it would tie in with the view on poverty which was common in the middle ages: "Everyone who is poor is lazy. He could become rich if he had more ambition."
Now I think Ark I`s overstanding of the qoute is very true. Some might say that this is a bit far fetched but I think, on the contrary, it is obvious that the Emperor means corruption and exploitation when he sais this. Some of the big bosses let others work for them and take all the money not paying their workers adiquitly. But we should keep in mind that Selassie I is not a socialist. He is neither conservative nor revolutionary in the sense of smashing capitalism. Instead HIM is very ancient and mystical, and there is no need for HIM to deal with all the ism and shism and foolish conceptions made by man.
But, above all - He is always on the side of the poor man, of the sufferer, of the slave man, of the people of this earth suffering in this time of Armageddeon. So that is why I site Ark I`s interpretation is wise. Because if we keep in mind the background of the other speeches of HIM, we know he is fighting for those who are downpressed, and he conquers all downpression minding that all this tribulations are just part of the prophecy.
I would like to quote from another speech of HIM, which is reffering to a similar issue. HIM spoke to Babylon, giving a speech in front of the council on Foreign relations in New York, because the industrial countries ( WTO & Co ) are to blame for the situation . Because I don`t have the time to quote the whole speech, this is just an excerpt:
"On the one hand, a small group of economically and industrially advanced countries, notably your great nation, have achieved prosperity unparalleled in the history of mankind, enabling their respective peoples to maintain a high standard of living.
On the other hand, by far the vast majority of the nationsof today remain economically under-developed, their peoples subsiting in want and poverty as their normal conditions of life. In an enlightened age such as ours in which the benefit of scientific and technological advancement are being brought to bear in almost every sphere of human life, this profound gap gives rise to anxiety and concern. It is a situation that cannot and must noot be allowed to continue longer. In an era when nations gather in concert to declare each nation`s fundamental rights to freedom and equality, it is dismying that the great majority of the world`s population exists in the shadow of poverty and misery, often lacking the basic essentials of food and clothing, while their fellow men in other parts of the globe enjoy a life of abundance, comfort and tranquility. No greater victory can be won by the nations of today than the conquest of the apocalyptic enemies that still ride mankind . poverty, disease and ignorance. "
Words of His Imperial Majesty
Yes I ! Emperor Selassie I Conquer All !