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Diversity in Rastafari

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Transcript of Diversity in Rastafari

Diversity in Rastafari
united in:
Haile Salassie
centering of Ethiopia & Africa
anti-colonialism
common sense of evil (Babylon)
developing & enacting a vision of freedom
authorative individuality
Nyahbingi
12 Tribes of Israel
Bobo Shanti
Why was the death of Haile Selassi I significant within Rastafari?
Jah live! children yeah!
Jah-Jah live! children yeah
Jah live! children yeah!
Jah-Jah live! children yeah

The truth is an offense but not a sin!
Is he who laugh last, children! is he who win
Is a foolish dog bark at a flying bird!
One sheep must learn, children! to respect the sheperd!

Jah live! children yeah!
Jah-Jah live! children yeah
Jah live! children yeah
Jah-Jah live! children yeah, Jah!

Fools sayin' in their heart
Rasta your God is dead
But I and I know Jah! Jah!
Dreaded it shall be dreaded and dread

Jah live! children yeah!
Jah-Jah live! children yeah
Jah live! children yeah
Jah-Jah live! children yeah

Let Jah a-rise!
Now that the enemies are scattered
Let Jah a-rise!
The enemies, the enemies are scattered

Jah live! children yeah!
Jah-Jah live! children yeah
Jah live! children yeah
Jah-Jah live!

authoritative individuality & enacting a vision of freedom through personal and collective readings of
the bible
texts written by Haile Selassie
songs
livity-- principles & philosophies of how to live one's life by creating personal, collective, physical, spiritual spaces outside Babylon
Nyahbingi Mansion
associated with the House of Youth Black Faith
emphasizes ital livity
Bobo Shanti, Bobo Ashanti

Prince Emmanuel - 1958
importance of trinities
12 Tribes of Israel

Vernon Carrington (Prophet Gad) 1968
12 is pivotal
Who is Haile Selassi in relation to Jesus?

Marley, Jah Live
Reparations & Repatriation
focus on specific individuals or specific groups, relegated to the past..."becomes a part of a self-congratulatory liberal understanding that allows real and ongoing inequalities and injustices to go unchallenged" (Nandini Sundar 2004).
"what is needed to generate real justice...is a sustained conversation about history - and about the place of the past in the present" (Thomas 2011, p. 238)
--"a common narrative of understanding" about the past

Reparations

1952- Germany to Holocaust survivors & Israel
1988- allocated more money to survivors
2016- France to Holocaust survivors in US via the US State Dept.
2016- settlements to indigenous groups in the US
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