Rastafari - Words of HIM Haile Selassie

The words of Haile Selassie address to the Unted Nations on October 6th, 1963 were used by Bob Marley in a song called 'War'.

These words (a segment of a much larger speach), condensed much of the philosophies of Rastafarians and this text is now a prayer to many Rastas.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judea His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judea "What life has taught me on the question of racial discrimination, I'd like to share with those who want to learn:"
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judea

That until the philosophy, which holds one race superior and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned.

That until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation.

That until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes.

That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all, without regard to race.

Until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in sub-human bondage; have been toppled and destroyed.

Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding, tolerance and goodwill.

Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of the Almighty.

Until that day, the African continent will not know peace.

We Africans will fight, if necessary and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.

Tuesday, April 28, 1964 - California.
JAH Ras Tafari, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judea.

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Bob Marleys performance of the song 'War' was a moving and spiritual event for many people that saw it. Click on the image on the right to watch a YouTube video of this seminal song.

For more information on the original speach made by Haile Selassie use the links below:

The Natural Mystic - Bob Marley - DownloadClick the icon to DOWNLOAD a desktop wallpaper with excerpts from the speech.

Complete text of the speach: http://www.nazret.com/history/him_un.php

Recording of the original speach @ www.dubroom.org: http://www.dubroom.org/rastafari/audio.htm

Wikipedia entry for the Bob Marley song War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War (Bob Marley song)


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