More about war in middle east.

I was googling for some Richard Feynman quotes this morning and ended up in a website DaylightAtheism.  There was a writing by the author of a site that was quoting few Rabbi's about how could peace be archived in Gaza strip. One of the quotes, from Manis Friedman of the Chabad-Lubavitch moveme, was quite disturbing:

I don't believe in western morality, i.e. don't kill civilians or children, don't destroy holy sites, don't fight during holiday seasons, don't bomb cemeteries, don't shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral.

The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).

The first Israeli prime minister who declares that he will follow the Old Testament will finally bring peace to the Middle East.

Original article here:

And if you are wondering what was the quote of Feynman i was looking for:

"Know how to solve every problem that has been solved."

That quote made me feel warm inside =)

Sending love to the TTOI California!

Greetings in that divine name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ , who has been revealed to us, in that wonderful personality of his Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the 1st.

Greetings through the Twelve Tribes of Israel , which was once lost and scattered abroad, and has now been founded in the Island of Jamaica by our beloved Prophet brother Gad, and functioning world wide.

I also greet you in that orthodox faith, which is not a function of writs and writes, but a mystical co-operating function of one's heart, in plain words, to be born again. 

Much love and raspects to the cali ttoi house! 

Sometimes I feel ashamed to call myself Rasta.

Here's a quote, translated from finnish to english to catch a wider audience. In some essence, reading something like this makes me feel ashamed to be associated with any other dreadlock.

Here in the western world there are alot of feminists, some even with dreadlocks. Some of them are women that have been left (by their men) many times because they treat their men like doormats. New boom is that these women are driving a sort of "womans liberation in rastafari". In reality empresses live peacefully in trinity, with their families and are quite satisfied and do not understand where order has vanished when they try to drive things without consorting and support from their kingman.

Review: Anthony B - Rise Up

In the portable.

The thing is, i havent really been a big fan of any recent jamaican production be it dancehall or roots. Later even more so. Anthony B - Rise Up is exception! This album has been in my celly for couple of weeks now and i still find myself cueing it to my playlist.  And belive me, that happens very rarely with any artist or genre. Riddims sound abit thin here and there but as said, playing mostly on a celly. Im sure tunes sound better on a soundsystem. Nothing new in Anthonys flow and the lyrics are at times a bit overused. And ofcourse there is bunch of familiar riddims but im so bad remembering any names. Back to basics right?

So whats so good about it then?

Its really good album as a whole and each tune stands in its own. I dont follow new music so much but i think this is kinda rare these days. Ofcourse its up to each and everyones personal taste but for me, Rise up is breath of fresh air! Lots of feats on the tunes and they are not the  obvious choices either.  Horace Andys hook on the Enter The Kingdom Of Zion raises the atmosphere quite nicely and later, Lukie D touches my musical nerve in the right way. Good tunes from from a let go. And like a cherry on a top, lovers cut of a lost love and beyond called Weeping Willow.

For those of you with a spotify account, you can listen the album here

Free flow meditations #2

Ises Itinually!

Odd 15 adults and lots of kids gathered today in the Kaisaniemi park to talk about how to get together in Ifficial level. And like i was kinda predicting in my blog entry last night, one of the biggest questions was  about bowing down to babylon if we people would form a religious community.  Word religion is definetly intimidating to people and maybe rightfully so too.

Allthou there are quite a bit of legal rulings on how a group of people can actually form a religious community and what sort of pressure would that cause to individuals with their own sprititually, i think the biggest question we are facing is that do we have the qualities that it takes to work together for common goals?  Or even if the goals are not common, do we want to help out each other thru our personal works. It takes humbleness, comprimising and respect to make anything like what we are visioning for everybody that wants to get involved.

Obviously, its no-ones intention to "form a religion" here. And everyone who shared their thoughts in the gathering today, made it very clear that its not a new mansion we are trying to build, or even join any existing ones. But its We, as Rastafari people need to come together and try to make our works for the benefit of us, here and now and future generations.  Do we have that courage, humbleness, will to compromise and motivation to work for betterment of our own society with our own rules? If the answer is yes i have another question for you.

We will lay down our own roots and no matter what others call it, its still your roots, your dirt, your nutriants and your trunk that matters to you, so why would it be a bother if someone points a finger at you can says "religion" when you know for Iself that its the works I's do that matters.  Having a legal status only enables as to do the works better.

But then, its still about the dogma that heavily dictates our actions. I can see that with every bredrin of mine, even if they might disagree with that.  I can see that in my own actions too so im not blaming anyone. But i want to reach each one of you and again, ask a question. Are we so narrow minded that we can't find ways to work together - personal vibes left aside ?

But atleast one concrete thing was settled today. On His Majesty's Earthstrong, 23rd of July, nyahbingi. So come one, come all and let as rally round, cetralize and organize!  We really can make things happen if we take things into our own hands.


Ps. I wanted  to wish good Journey to I sis Empress Earthbaby!  I know you are sitting in the plane already halfway across the planet to the hills, we will see when you head back home! Blessings!

Free flow meditations ..

Lets first start with some techno babble. I've installed this new software called Spotify already like 3 months ago or so. Played with it but at the time i didnt find to be so usefull to already existing stuff. Then last night, i was hanging out late with our neighbours and one guy was playing music from spotify.  Dunno, has it changes abit or something but it had quite a different feeling to it. And to this night in time and space.. I've been listening to quite a lot of very nice uk production. What a really nice supprise!

Few weeks ago a bredrin of the mine send invitations to gather around in Helsinki and try to get something ifficial thing going on. From what i've heard, quite a lot of families are going to attend. Lets see what will be the outcome of the rally.

One topic that people are going to talk about for sure is that should the families try to organize somesort of society and gain a sort of legal status as a religion. Basicly meaning that if there's certain amount of kids in single district, they would get "rastafari" as choice of religion for "religion class".. 1 roots hour in week. This sort of a thing is bound to raise some discussions.

There's the obvious question is ofcourse and in boiled down form: is rasta a religion. But its obvious so lets think of a another angle. And its just a  hypothesis.

Am I afraid of so called "rooting down" if i wouldnt want to be part of that sort of a movement ?

 Gosh, dub in the background is making my head dizzy - vibronics, forward ever. And it seems to have disoriented my direction of thought.  But as i really want people to share the feelings back - here, in private mails, hint! - heres a question for you. No matter what you think, put it outside the box and let me know what "rooting down" means for you..

Anyway, one thing is for sure, nothing bad can come of what is happing tomorrow.  Raspect for all the princes, princesses, queens and kings who attend tomorrow, in spirit or present.

Blog ends with Ranking Joe's Zion High streaming from spotify. And special bigups for Vilhelm from Tulitauko Sound for first establishment called emBASSY and bringing Ranking Joe. 2 heavy nights still coming, one with finnish dubstep crew Clouds and their live set + Mungos Hifi and later in the summer Kenny Knotts + Helsinki roots embassy =)

Ranking Joe in Helsinki (shot by Riinah):