Treat no liar ITAL, Ai-yaa!
As explained through wikipedia, “The goal of adhering to an ITAL diet is to increase Livity, or the life energy that Rastafarians generally believe lives within all human beings.” These select foods within the diet are chosen because they give your body the “necessities/v-itals of life”.
“Ai-yaa” could be a reference to Brace New World by Aldous Huxley which is about a untopian society known as the “world state” which is only maintained because the controllers control the birth rate in order to have and equilibrium at all times between people alive and resources available.
Those not in the “world state” are savages. At one point a savage is brought back to the “utopia” and his reaction is in his native Zuni language, “Ai yaa tákwa” and he spits on the ground disgusted rejecting their lack of freedom and ignorance.
This is a continuation of Lupe’s above lyrics referring to how the upper class is constantly ignoring and “pressing down” on those of us who can’t afford all the necessities and splendors they can.
He’s saying, fine if the privileged refuse to acknowledge and look after us and treat us like dirt (like in Brave New World with the savages) then “we will not treat/share with them to our ITAL food, which helps us live in peace and unity together down here even though we are technically in squalor” then he curse at those using the zuni which translates to (He far away who does not know anything) — calling out the upper classes for their ignorance
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