June 5, 2014 Obara Meji 17Comment

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Fellow Men of the Negro Race, Greeting:

I am delighted to inform you, that your humble servant is as happy in suffering for you and our cause as is possible under the circumstances of being viciously outraged by a group of plotters who have connived to do their worst to humiliate you through me, in the fight for real emancipation and African Redemption.
I do trust that you have given no credence to the vicious lies of white and enemy newspapers and those who have spoken in reference to my surrender. The liars plotted in every way to make it appear that I was not willing to surrender to the court. My attorney advised me that no mandate would have been handed down for ten or fourteen days, and is the custom of the courts, and that would have given me time to keep speaking engagements I had in Detroit, Cincinnati and Cleveland. I hadn´t left the city of ten hours when the liars flashed the news that I was a fugitive. That was good news to circulate all over the world to demoralize the millions of Negroes in America, Africa, Asia, the West Indies and Central America, but the idiots ought to know by now that they can´t fool all the Negroes at the same time.

I do not want at this time to write anything that would make it difficult for you to meet the opposition of the enemy without my assistance. Suffice to it say that the history of the outrage shall form a splendid chapter in the history of Africa redeemed, when black men will no longer be under the heels of others, but have a civilization and country of their own.

The whole affair is a disgrace, and the whole black world knows it. We shall not forget. Our day may be fifty, a hundred or two hundred years ahead, but let us watch, work and pray, for the civilization of injustice is bound to crumble and bring destruction down upon the heads of the unjust.

The idiots thought that they could humiliate me personally, but in that they are mistaken. The minutes of suffering are counted, and when God and Africa come back and measure out retribution these minutes may multiply by thousands for the sinners. Our Arab and Riffian friends will be ever vigilant, as the rest of Africa and ourselves shall be. Be assured that I planted well the seed of Negro or Black Nationalism, which cannot be destroyed even by the foul play that has been meted out to me.

Continue to pray for me and I shall ever be true to my trust. I want you, the black peoples of the world, to know that W.E.B. Du Bois and that vicious Negro-hating organization known as the Association for the Advancement of Colored People are the greatest enemies the black people have in the world. I have so much to do in the few minutes at my disposal that I cannot write exhaustively on this or any other matter, but be warned against these two enemies. Don´t allow them to fool you with fine sounding press releases, speeches and books; they are the vipers who have planned with others the extinction of the black race. My work is just begun, and when the history of my suffering is complete, then future generations of Negroes will have in their hands the guide by which they shall know the sins of the twentieth century. I, and I know you, too, believe in time, and we shall wait patiently for two hundred years, if need be, to face our enemies through our posterity.

You will cheer me much if you will now do even more for the organization than when I was among you. Hold up the hands of those who are carrying on. Help them to make good, so that the work may continue to spread from pole to pole. I am also making a last minute appeal for support to the Black Cross Navigation and Trading Company. Please send in and make your loans so as to enable the directors to successfully carry on the work.

All I have I have given to you. I have sacrificed my home and my loving wife for you. I entrust her to your charge, to protect and defend her in my absence. She is the bravest little woman I know. She has suffered and scarified with me for you; therefore, please do not desert her at this dismal hour, when she stands alone. I have left her penniless and helpless to face the world, because I gave you all, but her courage is great, and I know she will hold up for you and me.

After my enemies are satisfied, in life or death I shall come back to you to serve even as I have served before. In life I shall be the same; in death I shall be a terror to the foes of Negro liberty. If death has power, then count on me in death to be the real Marcus Garvey I would like to be. If I may come in an earthquake, or a cyclone, or plague, or pestilence, or as God would have me, then be assured that I shall never desert you and make your enemies triumph over you. Would I not go to hell a million times for you? Would I not like Macbeth´s ghost, walk the earth forever for you? Would I not lose the whole world and eternity for you? Would I not cry forever before the footstool of the Lord Omnipotent for you? Would I not die a million deaths for you? Then, why be sad? Cheer up, and be assured that if it takes a million years the sins of our enemies shall visit the millionth generation of these that hinder and oppress us.

Remember that I have sworn by you and my God to serve to the end of all time, the wreck of matter and the crash of worlds. The enemies think that I am defeated. Did the Germans defeat the French in 1870? Did Napoleon really conquer Europe? If so, then I am defeated, but I tell you the world shall hear from my principles even two thousand years hence. I am willing to wait on time for my satisfaction and the retribution of my enemies. Observe my enemies and their children and posterity, and one day you shall see retribution settling around them.

If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa´s glory. When I am dead wrap the mantle of the Red, Black and Green around me, for in the new life I shall rise with God´s grace and blessing to lead the millions up the heights of triumph with the colors that you well know. Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God´s grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life. The civilization of today is gone drunk and crazy with its power and by such it seeks through injustice, fraud and lies to crush the unfortunate. But if I am apparently crushed by the system of influence and misdirected power, my cause shall rise again to plague the conscience of the corrupt. For this I am satisfied, and for you, I repeat, I am glad to suffer and even die. Again, I say, cheer up, for better days are ahead. I shall write the history that will inspire the millions that are coming and leave the posterity of our enemies to reckon with the hosts for the deeds of their fathers.

With God´s dearest blessings, I leave you for a while.
Marcus Garvey

Tuesday, February 10, 1925.

Ẹni tí ò bá mọ bí ẹgbẹ̀ rẹ̀ ṣe là, á sá àsákú. / 
Whoever is unduly anxious about his peer’s relative success, will hustle himself to death……Yoruba Proverb!

[We can’t always evaluate our life by those of others]

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Ty
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See the maroons had a tight close network throughout South America and the Caribbean…they had forged alliances with the Arawaks and Caribs who knew many of the sea routes and could take them there…the Arawaks and Caribs were enemies but had banded together to fight their common enemy, slavery…

Our legacy is great and though as maroons we are feared…we are feared because we are strong, smart, loving, and spiritually rooted…we are fierce warriors if crossed but will be the first to lend a hand to the whole community…

I am grateful for all who came before me and sacrificed for me…my love and adoration are infinite …

Garvey and other continued this wonderful network and here we are doing the same…

Ty
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Mi homework assignment, here is great summary of the honorable Marcus Garvey

http://www.blackcollegian.com/marcus-garvey/

Enjoy…

MTH
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Yazzy, you went deep..Hehehe..TY, Marcus a Maroon? TY, yu haffi guh post some a dem stories deh.

Ty
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yes honey, he was…how you thinkn him coulda do all whey him do inna dem time deh…JA has lost a lot of its powerful people but their essence, DNA, and spirit are with us…

Ty
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Oh Marcus, Marcus, Marcus…a great Jcan and maroon…talk about courage…I love when he speaks of his wife…what a man!!!

A dem kinda leader her JA needs…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Good day mommy O, MTH, Safo, Bubblez, Ty, peepers and allll. Safo, I do agree with you its not that we don’t honor him but that we don’t DO ENOUGH to honor this phenomenal man.

When I think of Marcus Garvey, I think of this old soul, warrior, knight, man of steel type. He was kingly. I think of Love. Not some flenke flenke love… but rather some courageous type a ish love. His love and reverence for others was selfless. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man would lay down his life …for a friend.

MTH
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Hehehehehe!!! Bwoy affa mi over the edda post a wait fi unno, a ova here suh unno dey!!! Teach I think you should assign us each. Ty is so knowledgable on Nanny, I think she would do a great job. I would do on the dancehall heheheh. Mi memba di very first day mi a guh University a Steelive from the duo Steelie and Clevie drop mi pan di big bike. Mi nuh like badda di peepers dem still unno, but is about time one a dem write some thing a kip the class going.

MTH
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Morning Teacher, regulars, visitors, peepers and all the various categories you might fall in.

Safo I agree with you, I dont think enough is done/has been done for our heroes. I think we should dedicate a month to each hero example January-Nanny month, February Sam Sharpe month…During that particular month, the airwaves are flooded with info.

Then the remaining months could be dedicated to celebrate our other greats, i.e. use one month for reggae stars, another month for athletes, another month for cultural people (Miss Lou, Olive Lewin, Oliver Samuels, Maffy, Titus (Glen Campbell).

Safo
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Safo

Yes MTH! I love that suggestion. We just have to find creative ways to do it. The attention span of children and adults nowadays is very short lol.

Obara meji
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Obara meji

I agree MTH so why don’t I delegate each of you to write a post on each one and send it in it will be posted under your names

Safo
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Safo

You know, I don’t think Jamaicans really give Garvey enough props. Not to say that we don’t honour him but we often forget that he is ours!! A gift we decided to share with the world, more specifically the BLACK nation. I’m guilty of this too sometimes. This post really inspired me to order an autobiography. Brilliance.

Safo
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Safo

Good Morning lovely one and all the bloggers. Obara, I am here. I need to remember to click the notification to follow up on the post. No ignoring you after I comment ..I just forget. Reading the blogs from my phone now, so trying to get used to it 🙂

MTH
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Teach mi nuh dun read yet, but mek mi gi yu a joke….mi reach di part wey sey ‘humiliate you through me’…Mi hat head tek mi sed time an sey ‘wah? smaddy hack Teacher computer’…Mi get hignarant…Den a vice sey to mi buil….So mi buil an read ova. The irony a Marcus Garvey sey read…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

@MTH, lmao!!!! Only u.

Safo
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Safo

Lol!

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