You have no right to say who can and who cannot be rasta, regardless of their race or colour! First of all one doe’s not become a rasta. Rastafari becomes one. Adam and Eve were the first Ethiopians to produce Gentiles, the word Gentile is a noun, it is a name or insignia for all straight haired people on the face of the earth. Most of the Gentiles are said to be of Japhet’s generations. The smaller portion of Gentiles come from the Shemitic line, they are called Edomites and Zarhites. These are the nations from Japhet line Japhetic or Japhites. GOMER, MAGOG, MADAI, JAVAN, TUBAL, MESHECH and TIRAS. Everyone on the face of the earth regardless of race and colour come from Ethiopia, even white people.
All people were made in God’s image! When His Majesty Haile Selassie I, was informed that the Jamaican Rasta’s regarded him as a living God, he said who am I to question their faith and beliefs. So I and I say who are you and what right do you have to say anyone who is white cannot be a Rasta? Secondly there is nothing honourable about Marcus Garvey, these are the actual words of Marcus Garvey…. “When the facts of history are written Haile Selassie of Abyssinia will go down as a great coward who ran away from his country to save his skin and left the millions of his countrymen to struggle through a terrible war that he brought upon them because of his political ignorance and his racial disloyalty. It is a pity that a man of limited intellectual calibre and weak political character like Haile Sellasie became emperor of Abyssinia at so crucial a time in the political history of the world” . How ironic that Marcus Garvey, like John the Baptist in the end lost his head meaning that he doubting, fell from grace. This ended the career of Marcus Garvey for attacking the king whom he once proclaimed with loyalty and allegiance.
I and I will also tell you this the name nesta means messenger, God caused Bob to come from black and white, his message was for all people. I am white and I am a Rasta, I did not become a Rasta, Rastafari became me, that is who I am, That is what I embrace. I am a reggae musician and I am a friend of Lee scratch Perry, he accepts me and he calls me the white rasta. Ever since I was 5 years old and saw Bob Marley on the old grey whistle test something awoke in me that was too powerful to ignore, and as i grow older and research more I discover who I am inside and what life I want to live. You my friend have no right to tell anyone they have no place in Rastafari culture. You can’t believe in equality and then claim that to a person they have no place. I and I have a place, I am living it right now, I am alive and I walk the earth. I am a white man born in Scotland, and I am a Rastafarian and I always will be! I hope you find the wisdom to respect peoples beliefs and not question their faith. For it is not for you to question!
Good day to you sir, One love, Jah bless.