UNDERSTANDING THE BACKGROUND OF THE WISDOM OF BOB MARLEY


BOB MARLEY: His words and prophecies through his music are taking place

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article captioned “Is Belgium’s Royal Family Proud Of The Horrible Crime Leopold II Committed In Africa?” The significance of the article is that no one in his right mind will build a statue of someone who maimed and killed over 10 million Africans, including women and children, when there is no statue of Hitler for committing a similar crime against humanity.

The article spread over all the social media including ‘NIUME,’ one of the outstanding social media platforms and someone made a comment. According to the reader called Sue Marlington : “Well I didn’t even know that there was a Royal family in Belgium, thank you for the insightful post.”

Yes, Sue is right, many people don’t know that there is even a Royal Family in Belgium, because the country even though is very small, people know more of the evil Belgium committed in Africa than a country known for its quality beer and chocolate productions. This is the result when evil overcomes good, you are completely denied and buried forever.

THE WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY OF BOB MARLEY 

On May 11, 1981, one of the world’s greatest musical icons died. He was Bob Marley. There is no one on earth whose popularity and fame spread decades after his death like a bush fire in the dry season than Bob Marley.

Like Sue Marlington, a number of  people don’t know there is a monarchy in Belgium, but people know that Belgium killed Patrice Lumumba because he fought for the independence of his country, Congo, and the Belgians were mad. Astonishingly, everyone including illiterates and remote villagers knew who Bob Marley was because of what he stood for which reflects on his music.

A lot has already been written about this little man from Jamaica with full of wisdom and knowledge, so I’m not going to repeat articles already written. Today, I have selected 10 statements Bob Marley made in his music for readers, music lovers, and the so-called politicians who have destroyed this world to ponder over them.

1. Culled from the track ‘Natural Mystic’: 

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air; If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last: Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.

2. Culled from the track ‘Talking Blues’:

I – I’m a gonna take a just-a one step more ‘Cause I feel like bombin’ a church –
Now – now that you know that the preacher is lyin’.So who’s gonna stay at home
When – when the freedom fighters are fighting?

3. Culled from the track ‘Babylon System:

We refuse to be What you wanted us to be; We are what we are: That’s the way (way) it’s going to be. You don’t know! You can’t educate I For no equal opportunity:
(Talkin’ ’bout my freedom) Talkin’ ’bout my freedom, People freedom (freedom) and liberty! Yeah, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long: Rebel, rebel!
Yes, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long:Rebel, rebel!

4. Culled from the track ‘Ambush In The Night:

(Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!) See them fighting for power (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),
But they know not the hour (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),; So they bribing with their guns, spare-parts and money, Trying to belittle our Integrity now. They say what we know
Is just what they teach us; And we’re so ignorant ‘Cause every time they can reach us (shoobe, doo-wa) Through political strategy (shoo-be, doo-wa); They keep us hungry (shoobe, doo-wa), And when you gonna get some food (shoobe, doo-wa), Your brother got to be your enemy, we-e-ell! Ambush in the night, all guns aiming at me.

5. Culled from the track ‘One Drop’:

I know Jah’s never let us down; Pull your rights from wrong (I know Jah would never let us down) Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no! They made their world so hard (so hard): Every day we got to keep on fighting (fighting); They made their world so hard (so hard): Every day the people are dyin’ (dying), yeah! (It dread, dread) For hunger (dread, dread) and starvation (dread, dread, dread, dread), Lamentation (dread dread), But read it in Revelation (dread, dread, dread, dread): You’ll find your redemption And then you give us the teachings of His Majesty, For we no want no devil philosophy; A you fe give us the teachings of His Majesty,
A we no want no devil philosophy:

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