What can be written about Bob Robbie Marley that has not already been written? He has touched the lives of millions of people across the world who represent ‘all walks of life’. He has received all the awards people spend their entire lives chasing. He is known more than many of the United States Presidents and United Kingdom Prime Ministers. All this, for a man who transitioned way back in 1981.
What is it about Jamaica’s Robbie, as he was affectionately called while growing up in West Kingston? Whatever it is, it is amazing to know that we have lived during the same time as this man. There are only a few people that can carry this type of accolade. Pay attention to a pattern I discovered… Most High God, Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., His Imperial Majesty (Haile Selassie I), Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa), Michael Jackson,
Muhammad Ali. Have you seen the pattern??? I think everyone should start naming their children anything that starts with the letter ‘M’. The M’s have done such great things for this world. (insert big grin for figuring this out all by myself). I’m sure I’m missing many other examples, you can fill them in.
The purpose of this article is just to point out how special this man, and his family are. He/they have done so much positive for the world we live in, all the while remaining humble in our eyes as a way to subconsciously teach humility, first. Wars were won because of his message. Peace has been upheld because of his message. His love of the people was more important to him than his own life, and that is not an assumption. In an interview he stated, “My life nah important to me, but other people life important. My life is only important if me can help plenty people. If my life is just for me and my own security then me no want it. My life is for people. That’s way me is.” Who does that??? Uncle Robbie!
He hails from the ‘likkle but talawah’. On this day of February 6th, 2019, we celebrate as if you were here with us Uncle Robbie. May your influence continue to enhance lives, and may your impact be felt for generations to come.
Thank you Mamma Rita for making sure his legacy has been kept alive.