Whenever the culture bandits realize the culture they are stealing is inapplicable to them, or seem farfetched, they try to adjust the denotation of its practices to make them plausible. Cultural practices are often influenced by unique biological dispositions, making them inimitable and naturally implausible for others. The wearing of locks (locs) is a unique practice that applies specifically to the traditions of Indigenous peoples, due to the precise and natural inclination of their hair.
The hairstyle in the picture above is called a locks, and for the very obvious reason. If your hair doesn’t look anything like this, you don’t have locks. Locks literally mean lock. It represents a hair that forms knots or a tight lock, whereby a comb will not be able to pass freely through it.
Some people like to call it dreads; which is short for dreadlocks. The word dread only means fearful. This label, by itself, is not descriptive or a true representation of that type of hairstyle, the proper word is locks. “Dreads” is said to have derived from the Rastafarian culture, whereby they believe that the appearance (lion-like) of their dreadlocks will intimidate or invoke fear into the hearts of their enemies. I guess that explains why there is always so much effort in trying to get people to cut their locks.
Pay close attention; notice their desperate attempt to have the term dreads replace locks, while giving locks a different meaning from its original. They are desperately trying to present locks as just another name for hair, to deflect from its true meaning. More specifically, according to them, a lock represents a piece of hair.
So why are they doing this? According to history, the most obvious reason is due to their constant attempt to usurp the culture of the people of the Bible. Maybe they read that Samson, the strongest man according to the Bible, had locks (Judges 16:13), and they want to be Samson. Having locks was a very common custom among the Israelites (including Jesus), the main people of the Bible. Jesus was a Nazarite, which means he had locks (Numbers 6:5), because having locks is a part of the Nazarite vow. In other words, the man referred to as Jesus is supposed to look like a Rastafarian.
By observing certain practices, you can easily confirm the identity of these people. But somebody wants to change that, they want to take an identity that doesn’t rightfully belong to them. The only way to do this is by manipulating words and their meanings and that is what they are doing with the term locks. Let’s also add that anyone can grow locks but only the Indigenous hair type locks naturally.