Open Zion

05.07.12

Rasta Pasta

Revisionist Zionist MK Aryeh Eldad has reworked Bob Marley's "€œIron, Lion, Zion"€ and the results are bizarre. The new lyrics read: "If you support two states for two peoples, where one of them is Jordan, if you are against the Arab occupation, say 'Amen.' Just one hope on the right [wing], Yes." 

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Liberals aren'€™t upset just because some of them happen to be Leos, they're upset because he's basically suggesting the Palestinians get up, stand up and move to Jordan. 

But the real question is why are the Rastas so offended?

Well, for one, Eldad missed the boat on "Zion"—for Rastafarians "Zion" refers not to Biblical Israel, but to Africa. The "Lion" reference also went over his head. In Rastafari culture, the "Lion of Judah" is the moniker given Haile Selassie I, a messianic figure for the movement. In some ways, Eldad'€™s kids running around in lion costumes is akin to serving communion wafers as hors d'oeuvrers. 

But then again, Eldad never was a convincing Rastafarian.  Rastafarians tend to believe that everyone is equal in the eyes of Jah. They tend to be outspoken about peace and love. And Marley himself said it: "If you know your history/Then you would know where you coming from/Then you wouldn't have to ask me/Who the 'eck I think I am."