When Ziggy Marley came out with his staunch support for apartheid Israel and no sympathy for the suffering Palestinians, we were the only Reggae publication to criticize him. In fact, as far as we know, not one single Rasta who claims to stand for justice for the oppressed dared to scold the son of the great Bob Marley. 18 Karat Reggae were the only ones to point out that Ziggy was supporting evil oppression.
Now Ziggy has something he is saying to the world that you might think would anger us but it does not. In his new song, which he is giving away for free, Ziggy Marley sings; “I am not Black.” What the heck? Boy, you mamma is as dark as me and I am as dark as Shaka Zulu, you are Black. So why aren’t we angry? Well, in this case, Ziggy is trying to promote love and unity amongst all Human beings. A far cry from when he stood in front a Jewish crowd and uttered a load of sh%t, talking about, “I will continue to support Israel no matter what anybody says or does.”
Ziggy Marley actually deserves a lot of respect for this song and with the divisive hate mongering Donald Trump in the white house, every radio station should be playing this song to remind people that we are one.
In the song aptly named “I am human”, Ziggy makes it clear that that is just what he is. Below are some of the lyrics from the song as well as the song.
I’m not a soldier, I’m not a jihadist
I’m not a Buddhist, I’m not a Hindu
I’m not a “what”, I am a “who”
I’m not black, and I’m not white
Tell me, if this is why we fight?
I’m not a Christian, I’m not a Muslim
I’m not a Jew, it shouldn’t matter to you
I’m not a capitalist and I’m not a communist
I’m not a socialist, I’m not the politics
Tell me, are these the reasons, you can’t live right?
I have to say that after Ziggy’s ridiculous statements about supporting Israel and his performances in Israel, I lost a lot of respect for him. I hope this song is sincere and he is not just singing what he thinks people want to hear.
Listen to Ziggy Marley’s new song, I am a human, and let us know what you think.