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Observations of an Invisible Woman

The Willie Lynch Letter

{Debunked as “fake” isn’t the issue. The issue is did it work? By the way, whenever white people “debunk” anything, I always keep the possibility of it being absolutely true in the back of my mind}

This speech was said to have been delivered by 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.

[beginning of the Willie Lynch Letter]

Greetings,

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 for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is 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 wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasions. I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree, a couple miles back. You are not only losing 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. Gentlemen, 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 FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS 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 the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “AGE,” but it’s there only because it starts with an “a.” The second is “COLOR” or shade. There is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course 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 STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don’t forget, you must pitch the OLD black male vs. the YOUNG black male, and the YOUNG black male against the OLD black 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 white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks. 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.”

LET’S MAKE A SLAVE

It was the interest and business of slave holders to study human nature, and the slave nature in particular, with a view to practical results. I and many of them attained astonishing proficiency in this direction. They had to deal not with earth, wood and stone, but with men and, by every regard, they had for their own safety and prosperity they needed to know the material on which they were to work, conscious of the injustice and wrong they were every hour perpetuating and knowing what they themselves would do. Were they the victims of such wrongs? They were constantly looking for the first signs of the dreaded retribution. They watched therefore with skilled and practiced eyes, and learned to read with great accuracy, the state of mind and heart of the slave, through his sable face. Unusual sobriety, apparent abstractions, sullenness and indifference indeed, any mood out of the common was afforded ground for suspicion and inquiry. Frederick Douglas LET’S MAKE A SLAVE is a study of the scientific process of man-breaking and slave-making. It describes the rationale and results of the Anglo Saxons’ ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship. LET’S MAKE A SLAVE “The Original and Development of a Social Being Called ‘The Negro.’

Let us make a slave. What do we need? First of all, we need a black nigger man, a pregnant nigger woman and her baby nigger boy. Second, we will use the same basic principle that we use in breaking a horse, combined with some more sustaining factors. What we do with horses is that we break them from one form of life to another; that is, we reduce them from their natural state in nature. Whereas nature provides them with the natural capacity to take care of their offspring, we break that natural string of independence from them and thereby create a dependency status, so that we may be able to get from them useful production for our business and pleasure.

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…”A Must-Read For Any Truth Seeking Reader..”

CARDINAL PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING A NEGRO

For fear that our future generations may not understand the principles of breaking both of the beast together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range planning economics results in periodic economic chaos; so that to avoid turmoil in the economy, it requires us to have breadth and depth in long range comprehensive planning, articulating both skill sharp perceptions. We lay down the following principles for long range comprehensive economic planning. Both horse and niggers [are] no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be BROKEN and TIED together for orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the FEMALE and the YOUNGEST offspring. Both must be CROSSBRED to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new LANGUAGE. Psychological and physical instruction of CONTAINMENT must be created for both. We hold the six cardinal principles as truth to be self-evident, based upon following the discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the horse and the nigger together, all inclusive of the six principles laid down above.

NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or natur[al] nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the tendency to seek their customary freedom and, in doing so, might kill you in your sleep. You cannot rest. They sleep while you are awake, and are awake while you are asleep. They are DANGEROUS near the family house and it requires too much labor to watch them away from the house. Above all, you cannot get them to work in this natural state. Hence, both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. KEEP THE BODY, TAKE THE MIND! In other words, break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees. But, as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. YOU MUST KEEP YOUR EYE AND THOUGHTS ON THE FEMALE and the OFFSPRING of the horse and the nigger.

A brief discourse in offspring development will shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little attention to the generation of original breaking, but CONCENTRATE ON FUTURE GENERATION. Therefore, if you break the FEMALE mother, she will BREAK the offspring in its early years of development; and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process. For example, take the case of the wild stud horse, a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment. Completely break the female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody can ride her in her comfort. Breed the mare and the stud until you have the desired offspring. Then, you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse whereby she will eat out of your hand, and she will in turn train the infant horse to eat out of your hand, also. When it comes to breaking the uncivilized nigger, use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure, so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him afire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining niggers. The next step is to take a bullwhip and beat the remaining nigger males to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant. Don’t kill him, but PUT THE FEAR OF GOD IN HIM, for he can be useful for future breeding.

THE BREAKING PROCESS OF THE AFRICAN WOMAN

Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to your desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bullwhip on her to extract that last bit of [b—-] out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economics. When in complete submission, she will train her offsprings in the early years to submit to labor when they become of age. Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking process of the female nigger. We have reversed the relationship; in her natural uncivilized state, she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male, and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise male offsprings to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling a civilized nigger apart and bullwhipping the other to the point of death, all in her presence.

By her being left alone, unprotected, with the MALE IMAGE DESTROYED, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychologically dependent state to a frozen, independent state. In this frozen, psychological state of independence, she will raise her MALE and female offspring in reversed roles. For FEAR of the young male’s life, she will psychologically train him to be MENTALLY WEAK and DEPENDENT, but PHYSICALLY STRONG. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her FEMALE offsprings to be psychologically independent. What have you got? You’ve got the nigger WOMAN OUT FRONT AND THE nigger MAN BEHIND AND SCARED. This is a perfect situation of sound sleep and economics. Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times. Now, we can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early slave-molding process. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age. By the time a nigger boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and the reproduction of a unit of good labor force. Continually through the breaking of uncivilized savage niggers, by throwing the nigger female savage into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing the protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind of the nigger male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re-shifts the position of the male and female slaves. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units and examine them close.

THE NEGRO MARRIAGE

We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then, we take the nigger male away from them and keep them moving and working. Say one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a nigger male; both nigger females—being without influence of the nigger male image, frozen with a independent psychology—will raise their offspring into reverse positions. The one with the female offspring will teach her to be like herself, independent and negotiable (we negotiate with her, through her, by her, negotiates her at will). The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen subconscious fear for his life, will raise him to be mentally dependent and weak, but physically strong; in other words, body over mind. Now, in a few years when these two offsprings become fertile for early reproduction, we will mate and breed them and continue the cycle. That is good, sound and long range comprehensive planning.

WARNING: POSSIBLE INTERLOPING NEGATIVES

Earlier, we talked about the non-economic good of the horse and the nigger in their wild or natural state; we talked out the principle of breaking and tying them together for orderly production. Furthermore, we talked about paying particular attention to the female savage and her offspring for orderly future planning, then more recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of the male and female savages, we created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever unless a phenomenon occurred and reshifts positions of the male and female savages. Our experts warned us about the possibility of this phenomenon occurring, for they say that the mind has a strong drive to correct and re-correct itself over a period of time if it can touch some substantial original historical base; and they advised us that the best way to deal with the phenomenon is to shave off the brute’s mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions, so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum. This creation of multiplicity of phenomena of illusions entails the principle of crossbreeding the nigger and the horse as we stated above, the purpose of which is to create a diversified division of labor; thereby creating different levels of labor and different values of illusion at each connecting level of labor.

The results of which is the severance of the points of original beginnings for each sphere illusion. Since we feel that the subject matter may get more complicated as we proceed in laying down our economic plan concerning the purpose, reason and effect of crossbreeding horses and niggers, we shall lay down the following definition terms for future generations. Orbiting cycle means a thing turning in a given path. Axis means upon which or around which a body turns. Phenomenon means something beyond ordinary conception and inspires awe and wonder. Multiplicity means a great number. Means a globe. Crossbreeding a horse means taking a horse and breeding it with an ass and you get a dumb, backward, ass long-headed mule that is not reproductive nor productive by itself. Crossbreeding niggers mean taking so many drops of good white blood and putting them into as many nigger women as possible, varying the drops by the various tone that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until another circle of color appears as you desire. What this means is this: Put the niggers and the horse in a breeding pot, mix some asses and some good white blood and what do you get? You got a multiplicity of colors of ass backward, unusual niggers, running, tied to backward ass long-headed mules, the one productive of itself, the other sterile. (The one constant, the other dying, we keep the nigger constant for we may replace the mules for another tool) both mule and nigger tied to each other, neither knowing where the other came from and neither productive for itself, nor without each other.

CONTROLLED LANGUAGE

Crossbreeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, WE MUST COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE THE MOTHER TONGUE of both the new nigger and the new mule, and institute a new language that involves the new life’s work of both. You know language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. The more a foreigner knows about the language of another country the more he is able to move through all levels of that society. Therefore, if the foreigner is an enemy of the country, to the extent that he knows the body of the language, to that extent is the country vulnerable to attack or invasion of a foreign culture. For example, if you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer, and BEING A FOOL IS ONE OF THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF ANY INCIDENTS TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SLAVERY SYSTEM. For example, if you told a slave that he must perform in getting out “our crops” and he knows the language well, he would know that “our crops” didn’t mean “our crops” and the slavery system would break down, for he would relate on the basis of what “our crops” really meant. So you have to be careful in setting up the new language; for the slaves would soon be in your house, talking to you as “man to man” and that is death to our economic system. In addition, the definitions of words or terms are only a minute part of the process. Values are created and transported by communication through the body of the language. A total society has many interconnected value systems. All the values in the society have bridges of language to connect them for orderly working in the society. But for these language bridges, these many value systems would sharply clash and cause internal strife or civil war, the degree of the conflict being determined by the magnitude of the issues or relative opposing strength in whatever form.

For example, if you put a slave in a hog pen and train him to live there and incorporate in him to value it as a way of life completely, the biggest problem you would have out of him is that he would worry you about provisions to keep the hog pen clean, or the same hog pen and make a slip and incorporate something in his language whereby he comes to value a house more than he does his hog pen, you got a problem. He will soon be in your house.Additional Note: “Henty Berry, speaking in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832, described the situation as it existed in many parts of the South at this time: “We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light may enter their (the slaves) minds. If we could extinguish the capacity to see the light, our work would be complete; they would then be on a level with the beasts of the field and we should be safe. I am not certain that we would not do it, if we could find out the process and that on the plea of necessity.” From Brown America, The story of a New Race by Edwin R. Embree. 1931 The Viking Press.

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35 thoughts on “The Willie Lynch Letter

  1. Jay in the Black Dimension on said:

    Well it isn’t whites who debunked the Willie Lynch letter. Professor Manu Ampim is and african centered scholar who debunked it. His point being that there exist actual documents that can be studied on this topic without having to reference a fake.

    http://www.manuampim.com/lynch_hoax1.html

    http://manuampim.com/lynch_hoax2.html

    http://manuampim.com/lynch_hoax3.pdf

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2012/07/06/the-african-history-network-show-8pm-est

  2. @ Jay

    Thank you for the links. My concern isn’t the validity of the infamous letter. My question is: Did it work?

  3. Great links! I love the African History Network ! It’s a great show. They have some wonderful topics and guest.

  4. Dick Gregory believes the CIA wrote the Willie Lynch letter. He makes an interesting point. This is a good video clip. I’ll have to buy the dvd,this looks good!

  5. @ Prince:

    Thank you for the video again.
    Gregory has a good point.

    Anything that white people have a hand in is immediately under suspicion for me. This letter has been under so much scrutiny since it has been made public that it’s now a joke amongst the black community. Just like CointelPro destroyed the Black Panthers and made them seem like the bad guys, I would not be shocked if these same demons devised this letter.

  6. It’s an old tactic they’ve always used. We always have to keep our third eye open at all times. They really like to be slick with it. We can no longer afford to be naive.

  7. May of us are awake now. We realize that the game is being played through the media. That’s why I no longer watch TV.

  8. fiamma blu on said:

    No offense, Truth, but that internet hoax was not saying anything thoughtful or profound… its ‘prediction’ is nothing more than 20/20 hindsight (i.e. someone back in the 1990s assessed the psychological aftermath of 400 years of enslavement, segregation and continued social discrimination and then wrote it into their hoax) and common sense. With the situation we have been forced in to in the US by racist whites, it is not at all strange that were are in the predicament were are in. Or that we are at each other’s throats.

    It is not our fault we were put into this situation. What we must do now is to find our way out of it.

  9. @ Fiamma

    It’s validity isn’t my concern..

  10. Jay in the Black Dimension on said:

    If it didn’t exist, it could not possibly have worked. We can look at people who were actual slave owners and study the methods they used. I don’t like the Willie Lynch letter because I think that it takes the onus off of European/white culture and psyche and puts the blame on one mastermind. In reality, they were ALL evil. Now do I believe that because we were indoctrinated with inferiority, it still manifest itself now? Yes. Of course. Be we can look at actual history instead of some mysterious letter.

  11. Ok…Well stated. Good Point, sir.

  12. alegna on said:

    For some reason, this has made me watch Maafa today.

    I’m speechless while watching this (I still am). Unbelievable.

  13. i have to say it sounds much like petty tyrants and how they divide and conquer. is world politics on grand scale, make us hate and fear each other so we don’t mind the massacres ………… does anyone care Syria is being wiped out like Libya. and now Libyans are being sold for 3 – 5 grand each in human trafficking …. fk me running

  14. Also, in Libya, Syria and parts of India, supremacists are killing innocent people for their organs like kidneys, livers and hearts.

    We never focus on this throughout the diaspora, only here in AmeriKlan.

  15. i know, i just want to scream … people just keep talking and no one does anything 😦

  16. Those of us that want change lack power.

    Those of us that have power do not want change.

  17. well at some point we are going to have to confront this or be exterminated with the Syrians, Libyans, etc

    there is no one else, who will do it, our congress, our respective govts ?

  18. Reblogged this on Moorbey'z Blog.

  19. Whether or not this was real, the Letter is STILL true in today’s time. Whoever thought up the idea committed one of the greatest crimes known in the world.

  20. Ms. J

    I’m upset that some black folks are still caught up in the stupidity of light vs. dark, curly hair vs. straight hair, big nose vs. little nose.

    When we decide to put all the nonsense behind us, we’ll heal and finally move forward.

  21. Ms. J

    I’m upset that some black folks are still caught up in the stupidity of light vs. dark, curly hair vs. straight hair, big nose vs. little nose.

    When we decide to put all the nonsense behind us, we’ll heal and finally move forward.

  22. Absolutely. Plus, the internet has been a haven for an all-out Black gender war. I haven’t seen the amount of hostility between bw and bm on the street, but we say a lot of mean things about each other online. White people have to be behind this, because websites and videos telling the truth don’t get the type of exposure that they need.

  23. Well said. Did you know that there is a growing number of “underground” artists, musicians, writers, bloggers and speakers that are trying to end this madness?

    My friend educated me the other day.

    We all don’t feel the same way that the Whitestream media wants us to believe we do. That’s why we have to fight them.

  24. I’m slowly starting to see a change in how we have discourse online, so I think we’re progressing. Sites like yours, The COWS, and the new Black Code Files are doing great things. I’m almost tempted to do my own, but I’m busy with school. I see so much confusion that it’s not even funny.

  25. Alchemist on said:

    Saying colorism (skin tone racism) nonsense ignores the fact that it is a derivative of white supremacy. Darker skinned blacks and Latinos earn less money than their lighter skinned counterparts and receive longer prison sentences. When darker skinned people attempt to discuss this discrimination they are called bitter, haters, jealous, and told to work on their self esteem. Darker skinned women are black America’s psychological whipping boys. The only black people that want to “put this nonsense behind us” are black men and lighter skinned black women. It’s really easy to ignore the bias, discrimination and mistreatment if you are the one that’s doing it and benefiting from it. I don’t have the luxury of calling it nonsense.

  26. Ms. J

    Neely Fuller told me: “If you do not understand how the system of white supremacy functions, everything that you think you understand will only serve to confuse you.”

    I have NO shame in admitting that I’m the most confused and ignorant black person I’ve ever met. But, I’m working on it…

  27. @ Alchemist

    My apologies if it came out the wrong way. I wrote a few posts on light vs. dark and have never denied how it tears apart the black community.

    Perhaps my choice of words is insensitive.

  28. If we were to accept the letter as factual, we would need to dismiss it as completely false. Black people are not as ‘divided’ it reasons. Generally speaking, we are more of a monolith. Most all of us are Black Christian Heterosexual Consumers in Urban environments voting Democratic with a limited Income, an Inferiority Complex and a dismissal of the possibility of Black Unity.

    If you want to get serious–the division comes not from Whites–who want to paint us as a monolith and do a good job at it–but those of us rebelling in some way. So there are Black Atheists–Black Homosexuals–Black Boycotters–Black Suburbanites–Black Republicans–Black Bourgeoisie–Black Conscious–and Black Organizers; but beside Black Homosexuals, White folk don’t have an active hand in those categories.

    There is not a Black feud. Colorism is here–sure–but it’s not that divisive. Neither is hair style. The letter is false and an exaggeration of conflicts that are not popular today or popular during slavery.

    I believe a Black man wrote it in good spirits, but not with the necessary wisdom for fabricating a letter of its magnitude.

    Though, for what it’s worth, a Sister I know read it and said she was riled up. If that’s the intended effect then it’s effective. But honestly, it weakens a movement to run on lies.

  29. Well said Onitaset.

  30. mary burrell on said:

    Now Onitaset was on point right there. I agree with everything he said in his comment. That made sense.

  31. fiamma blu on said:

    Yes, Truth, I understood that you don’t feel that it might be a hoax is important.

    What I was attempting to say was that after all we’ve been put through, some degree of in-fighting is not unusual and really is to be expected. No one needed to tell the whites anything about setting us against each other. It was bound to happen to some extent anyway because of the circustances which they (whites) had created and placed us in.

    There were also incidents of in-fighting amongst the Jews in the concentrate camps.

    Also, other PoC deal with issues concerning skin shade and shape / size of facial features as a consequence of white supremacy as well–it is not restricted to Blacks.

    In summary, there was no need for a letter or a speech.

    Don’t mind me, though, I’ll just see my own way to the door. Au revoir.

  32. This document, whether authentic or not, should be deciphered for the information it provides and the cognitive behavior patterns by people who hate us. The detailed descriptions and methodical processes of breaking the human spirit and particularly Black families (the foundation of any society) is the kind of information that can be converted into strengthening lessons we all can about our past to be avoided at all costs for future generations.

    “Those who forget the past are bound to repeat it.” – George Santayana.

    To me, it doesn’t matter who wrote it (to a certain extent) but rather the intentions of the author(s) in their stated obligation to degrade, dehumanize and debilitate Black people throughout our existence in this hemisphere. Does anyone notice the correlation of our existing economic conditions as Black people and the fact that the term “economic” was referenced SIX times within the context?….Obviously, the core intent is that of continuously suppressing the necessary building blocks for Black self-sufficiency, economic independence and rock-solid family structure, which would render us in a totally different light on the global level. Taking the emotional aspect out of our reasoning and critically dissecting this revealing text should prompt each reader toward self-reflection of our current habits, character and activities toward not necessarily “others” but “ourselves”.

    I mean, just how do we treat each other “now”?…Now that we know that the aforementioned patterns of behavior inflicted upon us were, indeed, tools used to the advantage of others, how are each of us correcting this personal behavior by doing the complete opposite? That’s a responsibility that I and only I can choose to make my life better, Black people that I engage daily and the future generations.

    Overall, these past attempts to physically, spiritually and systematically destroy Black people and Black families have origins and rationales behind them. Not everything that has been taught to us is “truth”, as we are beginning to find out. For example: did all Blacks in the Americas come exclusively from Africa? I once read on a site that many Black men and women were transported to the Western Hemisphere and arrived on ships directly from Western Europe. They were deported after previous wars (Thirty Years’ War, Hundred Years’ War, English Civil Wars, the Jacobite Wars, Glorious Revolution) that occurred in Europe for nearly 450 years prior to the establishment of the thirteen colonies. As an example of our mis-education (generally speaking), the “white” Europe we have been trained to worship had in fact been a “Black” Europe before it was raided and stolen, and its history rewritten within the textbooks used to teach us.

    http://realhistoryww.com

    There are also history books that reveal the presence of distinctive, native African cultures residing within the entire Western Hemisphere before the deadly expositions of Christopher Columbus and other “explorers” and “founders” (They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America”, by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima.)

    Additionally, there were free Black people already resident on the land that would soon become the United States before the advent of white explorers. There have been exploratory finds that produced a 9500-year old human skull (La Jolla, California), that was determined to have originated from a Black male settler. There is so much information available now that it gives us the option to criticize such articles and question the sources as well as the authors’ intention.

    It seems to me that the onus has been on white people to acknowledge the fact that, instead of becoming externally and defensively delusional, the fact that there were/are/will be more Black people/People Of Color in this world and there ain’t a damn thing they can do about it. There’s a Higher Power that actually has realistic “dominion” over this entire universe and both of them look like us. I’m not trying to be facetious or arrogant or boastful; I just want the facts to be true, obvious and balanced. The problem with this is, in the future, we will continue to become exposed to all of the dirty little secrets behind the whys’ and hows’ this “invented” system of racism came into existence and the motives behind it. The greatest thing that all of us can do is exactly what we’re doing now: “reading”, “thinking” and “discussing” texts like this. That’s the first step of responsibility. There was a time when we couldn’t perform these three actions without the threat of sometimes fatal consequences, and begged The Creator to ensure that our descendants would not experience the same fate. Not only that! We have the opportunity to set the agenda for the coming generations and ensure that “they” don’t experience such horrors.

  33. Trojan Pam on said:

    Just bought my copy of your children’s book! Will check it out this weekend

    TrojanPam

  34. diaryofanegress on said:

    Emile

    You tickle me with your fabulous responses!

    “There’s a Higher Power that actually has realistic “dominion” over this entire universe and both of them look like us”

    I was just talking about that this evening!

  35. I still agree with the contention that the letter simply outlines withouts explaining anything which seems to imply that it gains power from being spuriously empty in guidelines for applications, thereby rendering even beyond the realm of being disproved. It has no substance IMO as it can’t even be failed. Nothing can be done with it as there is nothing there other than vague and obscrue statements. It is more like a biblical passage which later exegesis and apologetics can later read into ad infinitum

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