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Sekhmet
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« on: May 18, 2010, 04:24:12 PM »

European man and woman
You are not Rasta!
That title cannot be
Ascribed to you, no way!
What did Bob Marley say?
We, feel it in the One Drop
Do you have that?
I say no with a full stop!!!
So with that philosophy
I make no apology
This is the house
Of the Afrikan Revolutionary
Who came out of the bondage of slavery

This is not a platitudinal thing
For you to come sing
Or to be dancing in
This is the Afrikan house cleaning
And we don't need no helping
From those who did the slaving
And the brainwashing, seen!
Rastafari don't need the confusion
Brought about by you Europeans
Wearing dreadlocks, calling yourselves
Queens and Kings, Lionesses and Lions
You have no place in Mt. Zion
It is strictly for the exiled Ethiopians
I accept your sympathy for our sufferings
But I don't need your presence
At our gatherings, our thanksgivings
For surviving your kidnappings
Murderings, looting and enslaving

Let us be in Peace and One Love
Allow us to receive HIM's blessings
From below and above
Let us be, so we can reverse the psychological trauma
That you have caused us in this Maafa
Let us stand in our own house
And don't try to come tell us
What this is all about
We already know the Ancient Truths
We know that we are the Roots
Empirically Kushitic in origin
We've been here since the beginning

No more amalgamating and race mixing
It causes too much stress from without and within
Lowering our ability to use our melanin
To bring about Ancient Memories
Of when we were Emperors and Empresses
I am begging you, go tell your families
How much we are hurting
From their robbery and stealing
Of our Ancient Black Lands
Of how they still have our resources in their hands
And let us be to die-as-poor-as
An Afrikan never born to have nothing
But we know we are the spores of everything
Present, past and future
Allow us to regain our culture
And don't come around like a vulture
Trying to usurp I'n'I position
With your greco-roman education
Your air of privilege and entitlement
Your trinkets and smooth arguments
We've already seen through that
And we definitely know you are not Black
Because you can never feel it in the ONE DROP!!!

Copyrighted Nov. 4th, 2009
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Oohway
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 04:01:16 AM »

White men and women are still capable of seeing and recognizing the problems of Babylonian life, and more of them exist than you seem to think. ALL men and women came from Africa, the Homo Sapien calls Africa its home, not men and woman with dark skin. Yes, the history of what happened between black and white men is a terrible one, but perpetuating the racial tensions and racial segregation that has plagued humanity will not end the plague of racism. Bitterness toward all white men and woman is racism, as the concept of all members of a race thinking and acting uniformly is absurd. If you can show me one example of a race where every member carried the same philosophy toward life, people, the world, and themselves then I will become one of the noble warriors spreading racial hatred. I'll tell you right now, it will be a very difficult task.
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gman
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 08:34:26 PM »

Oh please. Who are you, a kindergarten teacher? (to "oohway") A different age group frequents this board.
Would say more but I gotta go back to watching Ghana win the world cup. Of course I'd better not cheer too loud when they score - I might be accused of "spreading racial hatred." Cheesy
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