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Pablo Moses’s Acid Reign

Carol Cooper, Village Voice, The, 17 January 1984

RASTA IDEOLOGY has always been profoundly Spenglerian. The German philosopher’s contention that our parasitic, capital-based machine age will be defeated by "another power, not by a principle," certainly echoes Rasta belief. What Oswald Spengler called "Caesarism" could well be construed as Rastafari, and the conflict he foresaw between blood and money, where "the master-will subdues again the plunderer-will," is certainly on the agenda of the Rasta Armageddon.

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