Vybz Kartel #TeacherThoughts
Incarcerated Dancehall Superstar Vybz Kartel took to instagram to give his fans some words of wisdom after Controversial executive order by President Donald Trump, which ban muslims from entering the United States.
The executive order from the president caused widespread protest over the weekend across the world and triggered some serious backlash from celebrities including one of dancehall’s most recognized voices, Vybz Kartel.
The incarcerated deejay quoted Marcus Garvey while drawing attention for people to become literate about their roots. “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” the quote from Marcus Garvey reads.
“Ever wonder why hollywood makes all those movies about Spartans, Trojans, Romans, Vikings, European monarchs (such as henry the 8th,William the conquerer, )plus Cowboys and Slavery movies etc?” Kartel wrote.
Despite his hardcore and often controversial lyrics in some of his songs, Vybz Kartel has always been very vocal on social and political issues affecting his fans.
#teacherthoughts pt1 Ever wonder why hollywood makes all those movies about Spartans,Trojans,Romans,Vikings,European monarchs (such as henry the 8th,William the conquerer, )plus Cowboys and Slavery movies etc?. Similarly,ever wonder why Chinese/Japanese always make old “karate show”/ Confucian type and Dynasty movies? Because as Marcus Garvey said ” a people without knowledge of their past history,origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A deeper analysis of why history is important was beautifully said by Al-Afgharni on ASIA’S RESPONSE TO IMPERIALISM. Al-Afgharni said “There is no happiness except through nationality,except through language … A people… without literature are a people without language. A PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY ARE A PEOPLE WITHOUT GLORY!!!AND PEOPLE WILL LACK HISTORY IF AUTHORITIES DO NOT RISE AMONG THEM, TO PROTECT AND REVIVE THEIR MEMORY OF THEIR HISTORICAL HEROES SO THAT THEY CAN FOLLOW AND FAMILATE.”