…”Marijuana would never have become as inevitable as stereophonic sound to rock music, had it not helped to perpetuate the mood of affluent complacence prevalent in the sixties (whose culture has since slung like a monkey on the shoulder) and been nurtured in the seventies by a cult of Jamaican religious fanatics, the Rastafarians, whose stoned sexist/racist/mystic gospel has been welcomed with open wallets by the white ex-hippie entrepreneurs who, before they converted to the capitalist faith, believed in very much the same doctrine as the Rastas.”
Hatred of women is the foundation of fascism, but for sheer vitriolic venomous malignancy, the misogny of the Rastafarians surpasses even that of Hitler’s Nazis.
To Rasta, man is Stud, woman a sperm receptacle, who couldn’t possibly enjoy sex unless she was the lowest whore in Babylon. Rastas believe in God whom they call ‘Jah’ and smoke dope all the time in the hope that this will help them communicate with him. Rastas believe that Haile Selassie (unsuccessful military dictator of Ethiopia, ousted by invading Italians in 1936) is the Son of God. Rastas preach black supremacy, and prophesy that unless they return to Africa by 1983 the world must perish.
Had this view since been refuted by contemporary idols Dillinger, Black Slate and batty bald headed Bob Marley, then their rights would be worth standing up for. As it is, who would raise a hand if the National Front treated the Rastas as the Rastas treat their women?
How someone as natively, obviously intelligent as Don Letts got involved in the asinine Rasta “religion” still eludes me.
Who is behind this “day” anyhow, I wonder…
Marley’s music has posthumously shown up in Budweiser commercials (even though, as a Rastafarian, he didn’t drink) while the people who own the rights to his name have worked to distance him from the word “reggae” because of its “negative connotations”…
PS: When I googled “Julie Burchill rasta” I was asked if I meant “Julie Burchill racist”.