November 2008 - Millions of people
celebrate on the streets as the first Black
president of the USA is a fact. Will their
hopes be fulfilled?
The first Black president of the USA is a
fact. A fact to rejoice over, which is
exactly what millions of people did when it
became clear that Barack Obama had won the
Months earlier, Reggae singer Coco Tea
released a tune with a video in which he
expressed his support for Obama. Carrying
the Red Gold and Green, he voiced the hopes
of many for "change". A cynic
would say, that Coco Tea almost presented
Obama as a Rastaman.
A Rasta in the White House?
Of course, the first Black president of
the USA is a fact and that is a thing which
in itself is very important. However, the
reason why this is important has to do
directly with the fact that Babylon is a
In his speech after it became known that
he had won the election, Barak Obama
referred to the days of slavery. He spoke
about a long way from the slave plantation
to the White House, even though he did not
use these words.
Millions of people were taken from Afrika,
to work as slaves in what was called the
"New World". This was part of a
process which started in ancient times and
we have come to identify her as Mystery
Does Obama deserve the support of those
that know themselves to Chant Down Babylon?
Will he remember that the White House was
built by Black Slaves?
Let's make a short list of things he
should do and not neglect, if that was the
case. Let's see, if our joy can stay a
- Close Guantanamo Bay and all other
- Reverse the Police State at home and
- Have those people arrested who
committed torture and other crimes,
including the politicians responsible
- Stop the "War on Drugs"
Will Obama really make a
"Change", as he promised? Will he
at least try to reverse what has been done
to the people of the world especially these
last eight years during the Bush era?
It's November 2008...