Watch the '60 Minutes' episode "The Rastafarians" (1980) with Bob Marley


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/04/watch-the-60-minutes-episode.html


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I came across a Rasta village in the Caribbean several years back and was surprised to hear them listening to Hank Williams.

‘Your Cheating Heart’ by H. Williams Sr. covered here by Winston Groovy:

This is what I heard them listening to that day.


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The rastafarian history is super interesting and other details tangentially related to it. I went down that rabbit hole a couple of years back on Wikipedia/Google. There’s quite a bit of it that i wouldn’t consider common knowledge, even to the people that like to display rasta flags and colors.


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Accurate, though sometimes i tend to combine my efforts and will search things through Wiki and Google. As often times i will find really good articles on Google or find related info through it that i might not find otherwise on Wikipedia.

I love random facts so Wikipedia is crack to me. I often will search things on it on a whim.


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Never hear that. Really enjoying it, thanks!


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Anything the heathen do, they blame it on I and I.

<3


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The usual White People view of Rastafarianism:

A dear friend of mine’s grandmother was a legit white rasta (and even emigrated to Jamaica). From the stories I heard, it was definitely not an easy life.


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Wow… that made me feel old.
~torches a doobie~


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So Nader is looking clinically at the irrationality of this religion and how it can exploit its adherents. I eagerly look forward to a followup report that concerns Christianity/Judaism.

The point obviously being, Rastafarianism is no more irrational than Christianity, Judiasm, Mormonism, or Scientology. But 1980’s Rather isn’t going to get near that one.


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Overall what is presented there is accurate and is far more informative than national broadcast media had done on the subject at the time. The questions asked may seem a bit leading but with the answers in context they do address some propagandistic issues which originated with the Jamaican govt.

Really no problems with this segment


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Aren’t you supposed to emigrate to Ethiopia, or was this after the Derg took power?


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