The following are entries written under the psuedonym of Ras Plo Kwia Glebluwuo about life examined through the Rastafari lens (as well as this growing Rasta knows it to be).

Don’t Be Afraid to Establish Your Own Nobility (05 June 2020)

“Then shall the inhabitants of the earth know that the Lord our God has not forsaken Ethiopia, and that the mighty is weak against his command, and unto no nation has he given power forever.” 

Book 2, Chapter 1 of the Holy Piby

Whether it’s by design, or the result of several natural forces coalescing, much of the world’s attention has once again turned to the United States, and its use of brutal police force on the masses of African people. In Washington, D.C,, what the author of this post often refers to as the epicenter of the Babylon system, President Donald J. Trump continues to unleash federal law enforcement on peaceful protesters, and businesses remain wary of another onslaught of vandalism and looting. 

All the while, some Black African people continue in their calls for reform. By reform, they mean changes to laws that further guarantee their rights and protections under the American legal system. Proponents say these changes aim at holding law enforcement accountable to the lives of the people they have sworn to protect and serve. 

Only thing is (unfortunately and obviously) that Black African people, despite documents that say otherwise, aren’t and won’t be recognized by the American legal system as fully human and deserving of rights, and Black African people shouldn’t be looking to the descendants of slave captors, murderers, pillagers, and other demonic parties as purveyors of racial justice. The rights that Black African people are seeking have been bestowed upon them by the Most High,  who lives in every living thing within this planet and who was said to have been reincarnated in the form of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I. That being said, there’s always no use in demanding that the devil gives what it never had in the first place. 

What Black African people should be demanding instead is POWER. That is the true battle that must be fought these days and times. The fallout from Trump’s time in office, the coronavirus pandemic, and now another flurry of police-related deaths that have surfaced on mainstream media all originate at Back African people’s lack of power, and say in how they live various facets of their lives. Because of gentrification and other societal ills, Black African people in the epicenter of the Babylon system have been cordoned off into poorly resourced neighborhoods and subpar schools where children learn under the auspices of racist teachers and bloodthirsty security personnel. 

The lack of power manifests itself in many other places, but none greater than in the way that Black African people continue to be duped into sacrificing their bodies for a country that has no intention of returning the favor. If one must protest, do so, but not as an American citizen. Protest as a Black African colonial subject of the United States fighting for self-determination. Of course, that doesn’t mean that one should go out to inflict violence. More so, it means that one goes into the battlefield with the understanding that the officers on guard by the White House and elsewhere, for all intents and purposes, have been ordered to take lives if necessary. 

Protest with the understanding that Black African self-determination paves the way for the freedom of all people around the world to live independently and without inference from colonial forces. As such, the onus is on Black African people, especially those of the nationbuilding mindset, to lead the charge in how Black African people — and other groups — must act before and after the smoke clears. That’s why the real battle won’t be fought on the frontlines of protests, but in gatherings where Black African people set plans in motion to establish their own nobility, otherwise known as the means through which they can have further control over their lives. 

Babylon is burning, and whether Trump wins in November or not, a paradigm shift is close to solidifying. The question remains of how prepared are Black African people prepared to collectively take charge of their lives, families, and communities in the New World Order. Answering that question requires a look inward and examination of how much one relishes in asserting their power — in all facets — outside of a system and a race of people (whites/Europeans) gasping for their last breath. 

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