InI have taken a sabbathical from the blog for a few weeks to get some research done. In the course of this time, we’ve taken some moments to reassess our position in this revelation/revolution, and to go back to the fundamentals of being Rastafari. That is, to be a part of the Divine Monarchy on this earth.
In speaking to those outside of the Ethiopian Hebrew Nation (Holy Ethiopia) we are often met with the popular belief in a system of secular Democracy. As people of Ras Teferi, we stand with the world’s oldest continuous Monarchy, the Solomonic Dynasty. The emotional resistance to InI stance as Monarchists in the West is very strong, but on an ideological level it’s very weak. And in meditating on the Sabbath eve, we took some time to re-read the Cannabis Matrix* essays. Ioannes the Composer writes:
“If what you have created (in imagination) so far doesn’t measure up to THIS Creation and the world you live in already (God’s own), it would be a futile endeavour to even suggest an alternative to God. That’s EXACTLY the plan of the demons… they ultimately challenge God into giving them the mental freedom to create alternative worlds to get into, in hopes of avoiding facing Him. That’s why they are called rebels.”
In meditating on this point, we were awakened to the fact that essentially, this defines secular democracy. It is rebellion. If what this world has dreamed up does not match or better the Divine structure, it is a corruption, therefore it is demonic.
In all history, InI cannot see that mankind on the whole is better off with secular democracy than they were under their various indigenous systems (clans, cheifdoms, kingdoms etc.) because the head of this system we live in now is man (Lucifer) and not Jah. Man is still serving himself. Man is living still with his own ego at the fore of his politics and science. What we have is the denial of simple Truth: any system can be tyrannical if it does not place the Creator as the Head. It is the spirit behind a system that manifests good fruits.
Democracy, republics: What do these words signify? What have they changed in the world? Have men become better, more loyal, kinder? Are the people happier? All goes on as before, as always. Illusions, illusions. Besides, one should consider the interest of a nation before subverting it with words. Democracy is necessary in some cases and We believe some African peoples might adopt it. But in other cases it is harmful, a mistake.
– H.I.M Haile Selassie I, Interview with Oriana Fallaci in The Chicago Tribune (24 June 1973)
Rebels want the “Mental freedom to create alternative worlds”… these worlds of politics, science, arts, agriculture, spirituality. Anything that is constructed to be secular – that is, made to be free or seperate of theos, of YHWH – that construction is demonic.
This is the point InI should reflect on when discussing the Novus Ordo Seclorum. What makes this political invention evil is not necissarilly a one world government per se. It is evil as a one world government without Jah.
The secular characteristic of the order, that is evil – the secular/seclorum that binds all men together without any recognition of the Master of mankind’s breath. The Chay’El – Haile
One cannot deny that in former times man’s life had been one of toil and hardship. It is correct to say, therefore, that modern civilization and the progress of science have greatly improved man’s life and have brought comfort and ease in their trail. But civilization can serve man both for good as well as for evil purposes. Experience shows that it has invariably brought great dividends to those who use it for good purposes while it has always brought incalculable harm and damnation to those who use it for evil purposes. To make our wills obedient to good influences and to avoid evil, therefore, is to show the greatest wisdom. In order to follow this aim one must be guided by religion. Progress without religion is just like a life surrounded by unknown perils and can be compared to a body without a soul. All human inventions, from the most primitive tool to the modern atom, can help man greatly in his peaceful endeavours. But if they are put to evil purposes they have the capacity to wipe out the human race from the surface of the earth. It is only when the human mind is guided by religion and morality that man can acquire the necessary vision to put all his ingenuous inventions and contrivances to really useful and beneficial purposes.
– H.I.M Haile Selassie I, Interview in The Voice of Ethiopia (5 April 1948)
There are no alternatives to Jah’s political structure on this earth that can compare or improve on Jah’s Divine theocratic monarchy, Ras Teferi Makonnen’s system of governance. Mankind as incarnate demon rebels are not in a position to suggest alternatives without InI ridiculing these false ideologies. Judge the system by its fruits. Christ said that is how we must judge every tree. Spare no unfruitful branch rather cut it off and throw it in the fire of judgment! What has the Babylon system done for you? The alternate realities (democracy, socialism, communism, republics, anarchy) are prisons of human imagination, as they direct man’s energy without Christ guiding it. Christ must the cornerstone of the entire order.
How do people think they could live in “heaven” under theocratic rule, if they can’t accept the same form of government here and now? A Righteous King full of the indwelling Ruach Kodesh (Holy Spirit) is worth thousands of wicked technocrats or democrats. This is a reality Africans need to recognize. This is the reality Ethiopian Hebrews must manifest again.
There’s something familiar in the refusal of Monarchy by Gentile people, that is so similar to the refusal of Cannabis by this Novus Ordo Seclorum (a dying order, we add). Yet all the while the refusers of Davidic rule and the persecutors of Rastafari people hold on to their alcohol and opiates and Rx substitutes; both substances and political.
Democracy, Fascism, Anarchy, Capitalism, Communism, Socialism = narcotics.
Rastafari is political Cannabis. It is indigenous, beneficial and divine. It is oppressed and maligned.
(But as Jah says ‘Woe to those who call evil good, and good, evil!’)
Bob Marley said “Every man has a right to decide his own destiny…”
We as Rastafari choose to live in a nation with a government that is in allignment with the Teachings of the Messiah – the Afro-asiatic Nazarene Yeshua ben Mariam, the living fulfillment of the Torah of Moses, the writings of the Prophets and the Lamb of Jah; a government leading with the Fiqare Iyesus (Love of Christ) as it’s source of power and authority, not vanity.
Give us the teaching of His Majesty, we don’t want no Devil’s philosophy! No virtual alternative unreality.
Peace to you all, and may His Kingdom come itinually – shalom Rastafari