The Rastafari movement wasn't started because of a lack of love in this world, the movement was born out of pain & struggle. It started out as a resistance movement against imperialism and colonialism.
It was a spiritual liberation like Mutabaruka says I quote "the Rastafari movement is the black panther movement but on a spiritual level" because it rejected anything that did not uplift black people, blackness, Africa ect... That was our thing, our movement to be proud of, locs was/ is our cultural expression & everything black was good.
"You don't have to be dread to be rasta" well it sound good & the song is ok, but I personally find it insulting. People in Jamaica were killed, beaten, humiliated, put in jail basically persecuted for having locs, promoting black consciousness, Africa & more... Any song that praised blackness even from abroad was banned, Malcolm X biography & other books that uplifted blackness were banned! We have to come to a point & stop being sorry for everything & anything.
The idea of black people walking around the streets of this world proud was seen/ is seen as a direct insult to imperialism. That's the reason why anything we come up with or create for us, they must always find a way to add milk in some of our people coffee to make it weak like brother El Hajj Malik Shabbaz said...
The Rastafari movement is not a movement of hate nor love it is a movement that promotes self reliance, unity, respect, & Africa to the Africans at home & abroad.
It is easier to convince a black queen to go back to the African continent than it is to convince a white woman to go to Africa. It's not about hate or love, it's about self reliance doing for ourselves by ourselves with ourselves. There's no you & me or him & her nor them & us, it is just I & I.