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freeman
@freeman
07/11/12 03:48:00AM
3 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

Please forgive the length of time to shed light upon the subject of whites with dreads. To ground an argument in something as transient as skin color would be unwise as well as easily dismantled so the immediacy of the topic as stated makes our Darwinian fight or flight defense mechanisms go off because anything that denies us our right to a life of our choosing and all of the happiness gathered along the way is the enemy. We attach our spirits to worldly ideas and things designed to separate rather than bring us together and fight, some til death, to protect our attachments to these illusions. I am no more black than I am white. My spirit does not limit itself to the experience of the HUE MAN. Forgetting that we are spirits first and foremost will leave us a life full of attachments to the things we can experience through or human senses. I know what I am and I know what you all are and I am equal to the total as well as the solitary.The group of people who were brought to this continent in subhuman bondage are the ancestors of the majority of so called Black people in the U.S today save for a very small percentage of students, scholars, athletes, soldiers, travelers who have chosen the U.S as home. The connection between these slaves and the Blacks(for argument) of the present is a reality no intelligent person would question. And it is the escaped slaves that found the caribbean jungles a natural fortress and sanctuary from slavery. All mention of locks to this point in time throughout history, folklore, religion and myth had not described the locks of theses runaway slaves because it was this action alone, the enslavement of freepeople, that caused the strong to run, to become a part of their environment and to live so close to it that one could easily walk right past without noticing. This appearance, by English/British , standard was by all means Dreadful.So when you say Dreadlocks, you are being very specific. It is not as we say Kleenex to be all facial tissue. Vikings, Sadhus, monks, Rabi, or any other historic group did not wear Dreadlocks, the references to the hairstyles of these people from appropriate text most certainly spoke of locks which was to convey strength and nobility. Dreadlocks were to convey quite the opposite and was not by any stretch of the imagination a look anyone but those runaway slaves would dare to wear, main reason being mistaken for a runaway slave. Slavery itself was Dreadful and very not chic. So it is not those of you who are embracing, Nordic, Celtic, Gaelic, Icelandic, Hindu, judaic or any other lock wearing group that racial (illusion) tensions are directed. It is the Red Gold and Green wearing, Patois adopting, Ire chanting, Selassie hailing group. I am not a Rastafarian. Marcus Garvey said a Black Christ for Blacks because in the wake of 400 years of bondage the Christ given to the people looked like the oppressor and matter of fact everyone in the Bible had been Europeanized.Bob even makes a point of saying Africa is for Africans, Europeans have Europe, Asians,etc. He was not asking for a homogenized scene, he wanted to see people embracing their roots not his. that would be irie. Here in the states its easier to imitate than educate.Dreadlocks were borne of slaves and the sooner you release yourselves from the guilt you have inherited and not erase the truth from your soul as man has attempted to erase his wrongdoing from history you can embrace the struggle from the inside out. The preoccupation with length and appearance will keep you from Overstanding the truth. I am no better or worse than you. I know the history of this body and the history of the skin I am in, I am not attached to it. Locks in my experience was a natural progression they have not made my life easier by any means and to receive a compliment on my appearance is very new.Its safe, relatively, to wear locks, and if it is Dreadlocks you wear let consciousness be all the nourishment your roots need. Bless.`
freeman
@freeman
07/05/12 08:26:48PM
3 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

OkaySome people selectively miss the key and only relevantdistinction. Keep in mind that what we call English. in reference to language. is more of a code than a language created by the oppressor. This code would be used in case they could not use shackle and chain. I agree that those with hair and no way to cut hair had locks. I also agree with and know from reading and personal experiences an an ancient text make many reference to locks. Rapunzel had, if the stories are true, thy "flyest" Locks in the kingdom, that is why her father locked her up in that minnerett. And geographically I am deducing that she was.an Ivory complected sister. I walk upright so i must give credit where it is due. and the truth shall set me free. Herein lies your oversight. Can you have dreadlocks without hair? i would like some.ideas before i open your eyes to what some have chosen not to see. using a search engine to answer is the absolute weakest idea, use your heart.
freeman
@freeman
07/04/12 01:07:29PM
3 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

Ignorance is the place I find myself before learning. When I am met with hostility I am not offended I do not pick it up and return it. That is not why I wear a crown. I began bald after serving 4 years in the US. Army as a Fire Support Specialist. I objected to war and felt it was wrong but knew nothing from experience. I can tell you from experience that the military is am armed, segregated welfare institution where the poor do the wealthys dirty work , and lose limbs and life doing so. The conflict is once again internal. White people and dreads is an issue for people who have not yet learned their "My Story". If you are from the school of thought that Columbus discovered what we call the U.S ask yourself a simple question. can you arrive at any place populated and claim to have discovered it? Unfortunately this country believes it's lies. It was Tafari Makkonen's coronation in 1930 the fulfilled Marcus Garvey's prophecy of Christ's return that brought forth thousands of history depleted Black people to embrace Rastafarianism and since he is the God head Rastas are for all practical purposes Garvyites. The fashion that you speak of in the 60s and 70s is an extension of pop culture not the African Diaspora. the way in which you accuse "Blacks who straighten their hair( a very inaccurate generalization) reflects hostility which is not yours. You do not need I have 7 sister a few of them have highly stylelized hair-doo's. To imply that this is acting white is not the patience and tolerance of someone at peace. In my culture locks are the result not the impetus. We are careful and mindful because we represent the escaped their captors after watching their mothers, sisters, a the women of a great many village being raped and beaten. the ones who became pregnant gave birth aboard the massive slave ships only to swaddle and smother or put them overboard. The women knew that death was better than any life where they were going,thousands more jumped into the sea free. Jamaica was a port on this route and groups of slaves would break free, finding the jungle safe as well as the Arawak Indians who would later procreate with the Africans. the large bounties for runaway slaves brought trappers and hunters from all over until a group returned empty handed a visible terrified. The captian said the slaves had gone wild, there were hundreds with red eyes sharp teeth and their hair had a most dreadful appearance. A white man coined the term our experience caused the appearance, These ropes represent those babies thrown overboard, villages destroyed, identity destroyed, they are the whip that carved the flesh from African skin and the noose that created Billy Holiday's "strange fruit" Southern trees bear strange fruit. My locks represent castrations and lynchings. I have never had a problem with anyone wearing their hair locked. I know that they are a fashion statement. I just graduated from one of the best if not the best research universities and after 8 years people looked at me like I was covered in something putrid. I earned that cap and gown and there was not another dread in the Greek Theater. I changed my life to grow Dreadlocks growing them first, in my culture is like wearing the cap and gown first day of school. All of our ancestors bled to be here my only advice is to be mindful of the time spent on appearance and spirit. If you only fed spirit you would surrounded by light, if you only fed appearance you would not.

Simba

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