Remembering A Legend
Thirty-five years ago today, the world lost an activist, poet and beloved artist. Bob Marley's words of strength and wisdom continue to touch lives around the world today.
Each example expresses his timelessness: the consistent voice of reason speaking on behalf of the disenfranchised. Without a doubt, his legacy will continue to empower us through his honest social reflection.
Here are a few we're revisiting today:
“Until the philosophy which hold one race superior/ And another/ Inferior/ Is finally/ And permanently/ Discredited/ And abandoned—Everywhere is war"
"Build your penitentiary, we build your schools/ Brainwash education to make us the fools/ Hate is your reward for our love/ Telling us of your God above"
"Cost of livin' gets so high,/ Rich and poor they start to cry:/ Now the weak must get strong;/ They say, "Oh, what a tribulation!"/ Them belly full, but we hungry;/ A hungry mob is a angry mob./ A rain a-fall, but the dirt it tough;/ A pot a-yook, but d' yood* no 'nough."
Don't forget your history;/ Know your destiny:/ In the abundance of water,/ The fool is thirsty.
Guiltiness (talkin' 'bout guiltiness)/ Pressed on their conscience. Oh yeah./ And they live their lives (they live their lives)/ On false pretence everyday -/ each and everyday. Yeah./ These are the big fish/ Who always try to eat down the small fish,/ just the small fish./ I tell you what: they would do anything/ To materialize their every wish. Oh yeah-eah-eah-eah.