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Happy! - July 23 (Ras Tafari)

Abby Sale 23 Jul 05 - 07:40 AM
Le Scaramouche 23 Jul 05 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: Happy! - July 23
From: Abby Sale
Date: 23 Jul 05 - 07:40 AM

Happy Birthday!

Haile Selassie



Following the prophesy of the living African king, Rastafarians worship Selassie as savior. ["Haile Selassie" was a title he assumed - 'Might of the Trinity']. His original name was Ras Tafari Makonnen (ras is Amharic for 'head' or 'prince;' Tafari is Amharic 'to be feared')

        I'm feeling just as sassy
        As Haile Selassie:
        If I were a king,
        'Twouldn't mean a thing,
        Put my boots on tall,
        Read the writing on the wall,
        And it wouldn't mean a thing,
        Not a goddam thing.

                "Shanty Town," DigTrad filename[ SHNTYTWN

        Until the philosophy which holds one race superior
        And another
        Is finally
        And permanently
        And abandoned -
        Everywhere is war -
        Me say war.

                "War," Alan Cole & Carlton Barrett. Based on a speach by H.I.M.
                Haile Selassie I to the General Assembly of the UN, 10/4/1963

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Subject: RE: Happy! - July 23
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 23 Jul 05 - 08:54 AM

For those interested, Evelyn Waugh has a very good book on his experiences as a correspondent in Abyssinia.

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