I feel that I would be totally remiss if I did not mention the black community, as a whole, and our sad state of affairs. Why is our black community the way it is?
If you will, ask yourselves these questions? Maybe it can shed some light on a few things.
Do you ever wonder why we act the way we do? Why are there so many female heads of household? Why do light-skinned blacks sometimes dislike dark-skinned blacks and vice-versa? Why does it seem as if the older generation is at war with the younger generation?
If you would like to know the answer, read this little pamphlet by Willie Lynch, an 18th century slave owner who wrote the book (literally) on how to break the unruliest of the unruliest, rebellious African slave.
A couple of years ago, someone recommended that I read the Willie Lynch letter.
“Who is Willie Lynch?”, I asked.
They were more than happy to tell me. They told me that I had to read it.
I did some research on him and found out exactly who this vile person was. Willie Lynch was a white slave owner almost three hundred years ago. He wrote this little pamphlet. It wasn’t even a book. It was just a pamphlet. A pamphlet!!!! That little pamphlet has so much negative power. You can feel the hatred.
I really had to fight with myself because I did not want to pick up that book; let alone read it. However, I knew that the message in there was worth the read.
He had a plan to tame the unruliest slave among them. Usually a man. This, according to Lynch, is done to keep all the other slaves in line. For this plan to work, he had to have a female slave, and an infant. The unruly slave is to be stripped of his clothes in front of the remaining males, the female and the infant. Next he was to be tarred and feathered, with each leg tied to a different horse set in opposing directions. This would result in his being pulled limb from limb, while the remaining slave was beat to within an inch of his life in front of the female and the infant.
The point wasn’t to kill him. It was to put the fear of God into him, so that he could be useful for future breeding.
This was all part of his plan to break the woman also. This, according to Lynch, reversed nature. This is why we have so many women heading the household.
That’s why we have so many of our black men abandoning their families and in prison.
He turned the black community on its head. Lynch predicted that if this process was done correctly it would be effective for hundreds of years. In 5 years, it will be three hundred years.
We are still feeling the effects almost THREE HUNDRED years later.
Do you hear me people? It is almost THREE HUNDRED years later and his work is still in effect!!!!
Because of Lynch, instead of the female leaning on the male (the way it should be), we now have the male leaning on the female.
She trains up her young men to be quiet and not cause a fuss, lest the massa’ find out; while she trains up her young women to be strong and independent and not lean on a man.
The effects of Lynch’s letter have indeed been far reaching. The way we act is so deeply ingrained that we don’t even know why we act the way we act.
That little pamphlet had then and still has so much negative power.
If you would like to read this letter for yourself, Google it or purchase it for yourself at Amazon and let everyone you know read it.
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