Suicide bombings and other such acts that our western media perceives to us as cold acts of terrorism, happen, and has been happening in many diverse countries all over the world for years now, but, to the much greater extent, these have been confined to the Middle East hot-bed that surrounds Palestine and the State of Israel, and to the African Continent. However, the panic button rings out deafeningly whenever the scene of terror shifts outside of this general constellation, and particularly so if that scene is in the U.S.A. or any other member country of the NATO alliance.
The height of panic and trepidation for the earth’s inhabitants, which had been rising consistently with mankind’s developments in technology and destruction capacity over the same years, may have topped off now with the suicide bombing carried out in the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England last Monday, May 22, 2017, given that the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility as an act of revenge; the fact that the world’s capacity to destroy is unthinkable; and, the fact that one Donald Trump speaks for the most powerful politician in this world. Surely now, it would seem, we’ve reached our final stanza of touch and go…to total destruction.
What we have seen is that mankind’s longtime commitment to the racist nationalist fervor in the assertion of power and in the assurance of wealth and prosperity, has really taken us down into a pit hole, where, as more and more of the earth’s resources were being utilized in building the war factories, war machines and war academies; as the earth’s environment was being more and more compromised, they were saying, to make us more secure, we were all the time actually becoming less and less life sustainable…to the point we’ve now reached. The children now have hardly anywhere to really play!… no pun intended on what they were doing in the Manchester Theater. After all, we all are, or can choose to be children of either the ONE or, … ANOTHER.
To stand proudly with clenched fist held high and to declare “Black Power!” was easy and almost automatic for those of us blacks who were knowledgeable enough about our enslavement and persecution by the white man, especially over these past four hundred years, and we just as easily ate up Marcus Garvey’s black nationalist philosophy, not realizing that it was this same type of fervor that drove people like Nimrod, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Caesar, Herod, Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler, Botha and others. In other words, a demand cry for power is not exclusive to the black man, but has to be backed by force, and therefore only makes him a mimic of those who think they will always have the power of resources and weapons over him.
Ever since earth departed from the perfection of the Almighty, mankind has sought to perpetrate a Babylon System of exploitation and exclusivity of a relative few above all others, and no matter what ism or schism is used to describe or support different shades of Babylon System, the reality is that, if it hasn’t occurred as yet, we’ll definitely find out shortly that we are all owned by three individuals who don’t give a damn about music.
We are unable to say how long the Almighty’s perfection would have lasted for, but, since a thousand ages in his sight, is but an evening gone, it could well turn out that, whenever we do get to know, that this life was just a relatively short interruption of that perfection, for us to walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, the ”Christ in his Kingly Character”, in one of his renowned speeches made on…………pointed out to the world that a mere one-tenth of what mankind was spending on war, defense and security could rid the entire world’s problem of hunger and starvation. (Majestys quote) What the Emperor was effectively saying to mankind, was that an application of the Almighty’s commands unto us to (scripture), and to Love One Another, would see all inhabitants of the earth living in peace, abundance and happiness…with all the children having lots of wonderful places to really play! This is the One Love of Rastafari. This is the livity of the perfection of the Most High that the creation was held in for a period that we are quite unqualified to even estimate. This is the only livity that can and will rehabilitate and refine mortal back to immortal, the only combination to unlock Satan/Babylon’s stranglehold over life in the earth. This is the livity for which Jesus the Christ came to be the logos for, the patent, the First-Fruit. Incidentally, he rode the donkey, and…the Emperor rode the colt.
It is plain to see that, if the world would unite around the Circle Psychology of Rastafari’s One Love, that this would take mankind in a totally opposite direction from where the Triangle Psychology of racist nationalism fervor has taken us today. In the Triangle of only 180 degrees, there’s always a feeling that there is never going to be enough, and the focused push is to get as close as possible to one of the three apexes. One quickly realizes that the closer that one would get to whichever apex, is the more of others that one will have to put underfoot. So much so, that, where there are only three contenders for the apex, you can be sure that two of them will be plotting the demise of the third. Conversely, in the Circle of 360 degrees, there’s never any anxiety over supply meeting demand, everyone gets their seat around the table, everyone gets their chance to speak, and everyone is listened to with genuine attention and understanding. Everyone also speaks Truth. There is no need for great walls, mistrust, and weapons of indescribable wickedness!
Mankind, earth and the environment are all diseased and in desperate need for a cure before disaster sets in. Life on the planet is locked into a chronic fix of pride and jealousy, deception and sabotage, greed and corruption, genocide and vengeance. All these are carried out and/ or maintained at a tremendous expense burden upon the economies of countries, and under a cloak of fear. The cure is the One Love of Rastafari, and, in Jamaica (Zion/Spiritual Jerusalem/Jamrock/Ephrata), we have the ideal, strong little nation (see Isa.60 v 21-22) well poised to be the logos to Africa and to the rest of the world. Our National Motto of “Out of many, one people” must have been divinely chosen, because, although this has thus far been but a nightmare for most of the African majority of Jamaica… it is in fact a prophetic destiny!… but…there’s one thing first!….. 2 Thess.2 v 3-7: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there be a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition:
Who opposeth and exhalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way”.
The day of harvest beckons, and the Reaper arouses. It is time for the poisonous, obscuring and confusing strands of Garveyism to fall away and allow for the true light of Rastafari’s One Love to shine through.
Musically speaking , “Hop offa mi fenda”…(Cool Ruler of Reggae, Gregory Isaacs); “Love and hate, can never be friends”…(Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown), and, “Give us the teachings of His Majesty, We no want no devil philosophy”…(King of Reggae, Bob Marley).
Destination ONE LOVE, anyone?…at NO SECURITY COST?
Bertram ’Ras Mandito’ Johnson
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