Ziggy Marley continues to disgrace Rasta and the Rasta movement by his continued support of the atrocities being committed against the Palestinian people.
There is a saying that Rastas don’t deal with “ism” and “schism”. For Ziggy Marley, however, it surely seems like he put the ism in Zionism. To Ziggy Marley, the “Holy Mount Zion” that Rastas speak, sing and chant of, might as well be “Holy Zionism”.
The Rasta movement created by Marcus Garvey, Leonard Howell, Joseph Hibbert and others was created to fight against injustice. So how can a man claiming to be a Rasta stand and staunchly support injustice? That is exactly what Ziggy Marley is doing in his support for apartheid Israel.
This month, the imitation Rasta man received an award from the Jewish National Fund in Los Angeles. the accepting of the award was no big deal, but the utter rubbish he echoed during his acceptance speech was a total disgrace (see video below).
It is difficult to fathom, that a grown man does not understand that the people in Exodus of the Old Testament are not the same as the Europeans who have stolen the Palestinians land. Obviously the Jewish National Fund paid Ziggy to publicly support the genocide of the Palestinians. Ziggy should have heeded the words of his father: “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul.” Ziggy sold his soul to the devil and you can bet the price is cheap.
With a straight face, Ziggy says he will continue to support Israel “no matter what anybody says or does”. So the Israelis can continue to bomb the crap out of Palestinian children, women and elderly; Ziggy Marley will continue to support the atrocities. To make matters worse, he is giving his support in the name of Rasta, which is a total insult to Rasta.
Ziggy can continue to refer to himself as a Rasta but for those who understand Rasta, it is clear that he is the farthest thing from Rasta.