So is everyone already aware that Bob Marley was a Black Supremacist, or am I just late to the party? I was doing some random web surfing tonight and decided to Google Bob Marley. I keep seeing so many white people (and other ethnicities too) with this quote added to their Facebook profiles:
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for - Bob Marley
And everyone always seems to hail him as a sort of peace-loving, demi-God or something. I guess they just really, really like his music in order to ignore his black supremacist thoughts. Here's what I found while Googling Bob Marley. My first stop naturally was good old Wikipedia, at this link right HERE. (I'll provide links at each step of the way so you can all follow along if you don't believe me).
Once on the Bob Marley Wikipedia page, scrolling down to the "Religion" section, describing his religious beliefs, it describes him as part of the "Rastafarian Movement", which I think we all have already known for a long time now, it's pretty well documented. Now if you look over to the right hand side that describes the Rastafarian beliefs more, you can see one of the "Key Scriptures" is the "Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy." Look at the screenshot, I'm not making this up.
I had to look further into this of course to see if my eyes weren't deceiving me, so I click the link to it, and saw this:
.....and thumbing through (virtually) I noticed on just a couple of pages some things that caught my eye, such as some of the text on this page:
On another page, here, is also says this:
Now, I'm not writing this to antagonize anyone, I'm just pointing out the cold, hard truth. It's all there in black and white, no pun intended. I'm going to try and pre-guess what at least one defense might be; that just because one document of the Rastafarian movement says that, it doesn't necessarily mean that Bob Marley himself believed it.
However, it is noted that the document is a key scripture and "root" document in the Rastafarian movement. To say he didn't believe that part of it is akin to saying a white person is a part of the KKK / White Power Movement, but "doesn't necessarily believe" any of their scriptures or documents (take your pick which one), or a member of the Al Qaeda Movement "doesn't necessarily believe" in the teachings of Bin Laden or the scriptures that they use.
So just some food for thought to anyone who decides to quote Bob Marley on their Facebook page or anywhere else, or has love for the Rastafarian's.