Do You Understand
Racism is alive
and well but depending on WHO you ask, we might never know it... unless it's being practiced AGAINST
Sadly over time we
fail to accentuate the obvious, hoping that it will cease and all that ceases is the memory of WHY it's happening. Racism
cannot be WISHED away nor is it confined to just one group.
And lest we also forget, we have all been guilty of some form of racism to varying degrees,
some worse than others.
Of A Slave
This speech is purported to have been delivered by Mr. Willie Lynch on the bank of
the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was
invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.
The term "lynching" is derived
from his last
name. This is as he spoke it and not paraphrased or "cleaned up" as many others will print so as not to offend.
I am offended that it is still working after all this time. I am deeply offended by the actions moreso than any mere
"Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall
thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems
with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where
I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods of control of slaves.
Ancient Rome would envy us if my program
were implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious
King, whose version of the Bible we cherish. I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of woods as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great
numbers you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.
I caught the whiff of a dead
Negro slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing a valuable stock by hangings, you are having
uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional
fires, your animals are killed.
you know what your problems are: I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce
you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I have a fool proof method for controlling your Nigger slaves. I guarantee
everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple.
Any member of your family or your Overseer can use it.
I have outlined a number of differences among
the slaves: and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These
methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout
America too. Take this simple little list of differences, and think about them.
On top of my list is ‘Age’, but it is there only because it starts with an ‘A’: the second
is ‘Color’ or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, status on plantation, attitude of
owners, whether the slave live in the valley, on hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, coarse hair, or is tall or
short. Now that you have a list of differences. I shall give you an outline of action-but before that I shall assure you that
distrust is stronger than trust and envy is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.
The Nigger slave, after
receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self re-fueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe
thousands. Don't forget you must pitch the old Nigger male vs. the young Nigger male, and the young Nigger male against the
old Nigger male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves.
You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your white servants and Overseers distrust
all Niggers, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect and trust only us.
Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity.
If used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful. Thank you, gentlemen."