Tobago Bob Marley Imitators

Tobago Bob Marley Imitators
Tobago or maybe Trinidad if full of copycats of the Bob Marley look, or the maybe the Rasta look, this is called dreads. A sort of knotted mass of bunched of hair.

I need to take a photo; my Mother and Father will never understand this one.

This is dreads; I am not an expert on dreads, having zero desire to not comb my hair for years at a time. I do know there are natural dreads like those that I have seen on the bums in India or many people with dreads will explain or brag about. There is also made dreads, somehow they tease or knot the hair until it creates the globs. I saw a German boy in the Cascada Verde Hostel in Costa Rica putting toothpaste in his hair and leaving it to someway form them. This is very common within the traveler community, mainly forming in the disillusioned, often anti-authority type individuals of the USA and in Germany, most of the other cultures have very little, as I am not sure, I have ever seen a French person with dreads. There is culture, this is part of the framework by which a person wishes to view the world and be viewed by the word. Culture is not a negative or positive, it is many times the fashions that create the culture; it is the identity of the person expressed in how they act, live and behave.

This is what I would call braids or maybe cornrows when they are closely cropped or tied to the head. This to me is more rational and expedient, there are many reason for a person to tie their hair. Presently the middle ground is a lesser look, either it shaved or long, I am presently growing the ponytail going towards the long look. The natural curl of an African origin person creates a different way to express fashion with hair. 80 percent of the population probably fits into a middle range haircut, both girls and boys; they keep somewhat a traditional haircut, shorter for men and hanging for women. However, there is maybe 30-50 percent in the backpacker traveler community that takes the more dread or rebellious looks of shaving or dreads. I feel that a person must and needs to express themselves in their fashion. I am concerned in the underlying violent behavior or myself or anyone, I term it rage. I see that many underlying sub-cultures have a lot of rage. This is NOT a normal aspect of any culture I know that is mainstream; the rage is more in sub-sets of the cultures.

Bob Marley

- Marley, Bob (1945-1981), Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. - (2)

- The Rastafarian movement of this period, among other beliefs, recognized Haile Selassie I, king of Ethiopia, as the living God; praised the spiritual effects of marijuana; and endorsed black racial superiority. Influenced by the Rastafarian movement, Marley's music contains elements of spiritualism and mysticism. -

I personally think the Bob Marley culture an aberration of what maybe Bob Marley was often trying to express is damaging a generation. The two quotes above with the - are not me, this is the Encarta Encyclopedia explanation of Bob Marley.

What is a person to do with these three concepts, actually the only safe thing to do is to ignore and try to overlook, look the other way, and make no opinion. There is some form of hotbed out there, a group of person that are dangerous, who will enforce or stop any freedom of speech.

1. - spiritual effects of marijuana -
2. - endorsed black racial superiority -
3. - spiritualism and mysticism -

Freedom is about listening and hearing to thoughts that I agree with, however more freedom is listing to things I disagree with. I am always glad to hear or read comments about the Black Superiority Movements as in the Malcolm X type mentality or the Skin Heads anti-Jewish mentality. I am constantly hoping my world they disappear, however if in my world, what I would think is horrible can exist, express itself, then I know it is possible for more critical problems, for example the beating of women, intimidation of women by men in many cultures can be expressed and stopped.

I see confusion in the three quotes from the Encyclopedia above, I look or feel my judgments are best made when I steer my thoughts and make an introspective and invigorated attempt to ask.
- Are there obvious truths here -?

It is like the near-God experiences or the person who says they have this near-death experience and experienced God. I personally think this is engulfed in hogwash. If you met God, it would not be a question mark moment; it would be - Transparent - as is the buzzword of the day. It would be obvious.

There are road of travel, roads of thought, some are the best path, you do not need to ask questions of anyone, you know you are going home; the next step is an obvious step to make.

Those who make a cloudy step forward into confusion are responsible for their choices. Bob Marley sang of peace and a clear simple world, he also sang of violence and confusion, anger and rage. Each person will have the temptation to choose their path. I personally believe the road to mental salvation is narrow, less that a 5 percent chance of staying on the -Yellow Brick Road -.


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You know what? I just have to leave a response for you, that it is obvious these are strictly your opinions only! I googled dreads images because I in fact have them myself and...You have some very misconceived notions of dreads and to call them Bob Marley imitators you are very wrong. People have had dreads since the beginning of time. Please look up more info on them before you so coldly jump to conclusions. Some people in India, The Islands the U.S. everywhere a lot of people have dreads because first off naturally that is what your hair will do when it reamins uncombed that does not mean it is all dirty hair. I have had dreads for three years and I wash it very frequently. No not everyday bt at least once a week. I don't know what the person was doing with the toothpaste but that to me tells me he didn't know what he was doing either. And I'm sure that was gross. ANd to then jump from dreads to say oh yeah the sub culture is full of rage...Look around you. You say you travel, are you happy with the state of affairs in our world?? Bombs, Hate, uninformed, brainwashed cultures? Maybe it is this reaon for the sub-culures to be full of rage. Perhaps they say you know I don't have a crew cut and I don't quite fit so they think different thoughts. non-conformist attitudes! What do you think? Mr. Hobo

hello, I found this post the same way that starfighter did. I just wanted to add a few things to their comment.

1. The Rastafarian faith did start out with some pretty extreme ideas, but it was trying to combat a situation of extreme opression and segregation. People who are opressed tend to revolt, and some are generally extremists. Sometimes though, extremist action is the only way to balance the opressor. The Rastafarian faith spurred the uprising of many black people all over the world. The dreadlock is what nappy hair becomes when grown long. It is therefore a symbol of acceptance of one's skin colour, and equality with whites.

2. The dreadlocked 'bums' you saw in India were probably Hindu ascetics. Extremely devout people who have relegated wordly possessions and physical comfort for a life of prayer. They traditionally wear beards and dreadlocks, as they do nothing but pray, and only eat and drink when it is absolutely unavoidable.

3. You said something about culture being a good thing, not something to fight. What must be understood is that culture is mobile, it is fluid, a summing up of individual existences. Culture changes, it expands and contracts as people are born and as people die, and with it styles change. A person does not lack culture if they question certain things, like combing one's hair. So welcome the hairless and the dreadhead, they're your new brothers and sisters - and very few of them are black supremesists or skinheads. If you never see the beauty of these styles, that's fine, but at least give us dignity, and question stereotypes.

Thanks for Hearing me out.

I just returned from West Africa after six months. I was saying to my Togo girlfriend, the Rasta Man represents West Africa.

She got very annoyed, and said, in French or course, the last thing on the list ot represent the Africa people is Rasta Man.

I do appreciate clear comments, and thanks for some good ideas. I do know, in my travels of 10 years and 77 countries, when I see Rasta Man, they normally want to sell me something or try to make me feel guilty or extort something from me by intimidation.

I now just avoid Rasta, life is too short, 90 percent bad experiences.

I just was in Ghana, the one man screams at me,
- I am Rasta Man. -

I said,
Yes, that is nice.

There is a attempt by the global Rasta man to force me to listen or pay attention. I refuse to allow anyone to enter my world that does not enter by respect.

In West Africa, the Rasta man is not very respected and considered just a person that preys on the Abroni.

I wouldnt want to travel with you, you sounds a little too critical.

Funny stuff, the average person will not travel unless.

Perfect Hotel
Perfect Resort
One of the 3-5 countries they wanted to visit out of the possible 252 countries.

What you are trying to say, you do not want anyone around you who says their opinion.

I admit, I will do about anything to avoid the Bob Marley bunch, which is easy to do because they do not travel to the truly nice places like the countries of Africa.


theyre not bob marley imitators... Rastafarianism is a well shared tradition widely spread amongst jamaicans and african americans alike... i could truly tell you of it if you inquire... my email is listed

i found this the same as the above and i gotta say you sir are an idiot

i have had dreads nearly 20 years they are beyond my toes now
the toothpaste kids was a fashion seeking fool who was tricked by many lies spread around the net
natural dreads dread best when kept cleaner then straight hair (no residue causing products)
they have been around as long as man has been on earthg
most religions in fact demand you dread, including christianity buddhism judaism hindu..almost all
wether you dread for religios or other reasons drewads are a beautiful carefree way to feel free from vanity
just look how you judge all people with dreads..judgment based only on looks

now as for rastafarians most are extremely respectful..some do act superior (like christians dont do that too?)
they are generaly very kind very freindly and easy to get along with if you trweat them with respect
not all rastas are black either..rastafarianism in most forms preaches colorblindness.. the cfolor of a mans eyes should matter more then the color of his skin..
they are strong believesrs in peace and love..far more then the average judgmebntal christians
rastafarianism is in fact a christian belief based on the bible
the bible has several passages commanding you to wear your hair in locks, never to touch comb or blade to your hair

aside from religion though..dreads are beautiful.. they seperate the shallow who are so scared to have a non conformist image they all dress and act alike from those who are far more open minded and accepting
those who are not shallow tend to find dreads extreemely beautiful and attractive.. and it has the added bonus of repelling close minded shallow assholes like you

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