FATHER OF RAS TAFARI SPEAKS!
THE HIGHEST HEIGHT OF RASTAFARIAN HERITAGE, CULTURE, AND HISTORY
WHY SHOULD WE RECLAIM PINNACLE?
By Sista Catherine Howell
Pinnacle is the aftermath of slavery, emancipation and the start of our culture as a nation. Pinnacle is where the movement was founded and where the movement embodies the values of self-determination, self-esteem, co-operative sufficiency, economical empowerment, collective and united fraternal love in spirit, pride, integrity and knowledge of self and history. Pinnacle is the prime example of our ancient African villages and communities which were self-reliant but was destroyed by a civilization that was vicious, crafty and dishonest, corrupt, filled with hate, discrimination, serration and bigotry.
WHY PINNACLE SHOULD BECOME A HERITAGE SITE
Pinnacle contains the most important and significant natural habitats of biological and traditional human settlement and is now threatened by the St. Jago Hills Developer which would afford monetary gain to a few as they perpetuate craftiness and greed against the Nation of Rastafari. (Who they are suing for a very small portion of land to be a heritage site) Pinnacle has an outstanding universal value from the point of science, Rastafarian Movement cultural and tradition.
Pinnacle is where the rapture started to divide and conquer by the colonial system. Pinnacle is the 1st free-slave village that was self-sufficient, financially self sustaining, united and spiritual empowered community in Jamaica , taught both public and private sectors the one love philosophy. Today, violence and hatred are widespread in many parts of the world. In Western Europe, America and many parts of the world you see examples of anti-Semitism even after the end of the Jewish Holocaust, the enslavement of Africans to the west and the Caribbean , the exploitation of Indians, Chinese, and many people of other nationalities have suffered and died under colonial ruling. Even today genocide remains a reality.
Join now and support the Leonard Howell Foundation and its ongoing court battle to reclaim Pinnacle as a Rastafarian heritage site.
The Global consciousness of the nation of Rastafari has the same human rights to a sacred site as other indigenous people whose heritage is sacrosanct and who have been granted land that is linked to their rising rituals and historical roots. It’s important for the historical property (Pinnacle) be recognized as a UNESCO world Heritage Site (Including a International Rastafarian Worship and Research Center, Black Studies Library, Rasta Training Craft Center, Holistic Health Center, and in tribute to Leonard Percival Howell a monument as a National Hero who fought to Liberate Black People.
In the future, when the survivors and witnesses are no longer with us, it will be people of our generation and younger who must keep the fire of remembrance burning. Together we must work to ensure that future generations learn from the past history of our ancestors, so never again will it repeat itself.
PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA
Rosa sat so Martin can walk…Martin walked so Obama could run…Obama ran so our children CAN FLY!!! Prophecy must be fulfilled!!!!
There is an old African proverb which goes this way,
“If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.”
Love and light
Sister Catherine Howell