In 1979 Bob Marley wrote these words, lyrics in perhaps his best song, Redemption Song.
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind”
Those words were taken from a speech given by Marcus Garvey in 1937 the full quote from the speech was:
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind…”
Although these words spoken 75 years ago, and in reference to a somewhat different struggle I believe they still are relevant today, perhaps more so.
Why? Because you have allowed yourself to become enslaved. [Read more…]