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Rastafari: Terrifying Loud Explosions

Updated on November 11, 2012

Whenever I go into town, I normally visit my Rastafarian friends at the Judgment yard which is a recording studio and a vegan cook shop amongst other things. I like hanging out there because I get to reason (constructive discussions) about current trends and conspiracy theories. Plus, I get to meet other interesting characters and learn about new technologies, music or just about anything.

However, this time on entering the premises, there was already an heated reasoning going on. It was so intense that nobody had acknowledged my entry like normal. I did not greet the gathering either because I did not want to rudely interrupt them. I just sat down and started to listen to their arguments.

One Rasta was relating a story how loud explosions last night had awoken him from sleep and how he bravely peered through the windows to make sure things were normal.

Another Rasta said he heard the loud bang and it had awakened his 3 year old, who then started to cry and climb into his bed. He said he had to hush his son back to comfort.

I then wondered if they were talking about a gun fight that had happened last night. I thought to myself, what manner of weapon could be so loud. Maybe it was Mad Max’s desert eagle or Jason the Kid’s brand new military SLR that the police were looking for.

Another rasta lady said the explosion had set off every car alarm on her street and the next morning she had problems starting her car. Then another rasta said his neighbor had suffered an heart attack after hearing the explosion and had to be rushed to the hospital.


I was thinking in my mind, it must have been that custom made quad barrel gun from the Flankers community. Then another said his lights went out for a moment when he heard the explosion. Then I thought it must be that RPG that had just arrived from Haiti. It may have been a test run.

As my fellow Rastafarians spoke about this explosion, I was thinking who could make such a noise to cause so much havoc. The solemn mood in the yard was a manner of great concern.

Another older Rasta man said he was at ground zero and the bright lights from the explosion had lit up his surroundings and constricted his pupils blinding him for almost five minutes.

I could not take it any more, so I abruptly interrupted and asked “What gun are you talking about?”

Everyone stopped and stared at me as if I was asking the wrong question at the wrong time. I gave them the stern look, because I had enough street credibility to demand what is going on.

The group leader, who is a Bobo Shanti Preist finally answered me.

We are talking about JAH gun, The most horrific and terrifying gun known in NATURE and to HUMANITY.

I had to humble myself and sit down. I know they were talking about THUNDER. The most basic and serious teaching in Rastafari is Lighting and Thunder. I then knew they were reasoning about a far more serious topic than I had originally thought.

Follow video link to watch on Youtube.

In the video above, which is the "One Love Peace Concert", a thunder sounds and lights up the concert as Bob Marley gets into the spirit (dancing in the spirit) and speaking in tongues. This happens as he unites the violent warring faction in Jamaican politics (communism and capitalism).

The Rastafarian movement manifest itself through lighting and thunder.

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect Mhatter99. That's the nice thing about true stories. All you have to do is write it.

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect BillyBuc. I am glad you liked it.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What a write! What an ending. Good work. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I know I would have been totally confused by that conversation. Thanks for the education; very interesting!